People Suck, You’re Safe With Me

I was having a conversation earlier with my friends Ann and Cindy, and the line “people suck, love them anyway” came up.  Which then needed to be turned into a cross-stitch pattern.


Click the above image to download the PDF!

I also designed a new stencil by request yesterday…safe

I’m donating all of the proceeds to happymakers on gofundme – I’ll be looking for people trying to do good and giving any cash I make straight to them.  Alternatively, if you want to cut your own stencil, hit me up and I’ll get you an svg file.

I’m still keeping my head down and trying to be more love all the time.  It’s hard.  But I’m trying.  and #belove365 is still going, come on over to my page on facebook to see the progress and try to win one!

Okay, I’m out.

Be love.  Be kind.

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Greetings and salutations.

Listen, this has been a bitch of a year.  I don’t need to tell you that, you KNOW.  It’s been a bitch.

For the last part of this year I’ve been trying to find a project to keep me motivated.  I have a hard time sticking to stuff, if you haven’t noticed.  I get easily distrac… SQUIRREL!!


Specifically, I was really craving the dedication of a 365 project (i.e., something daily), but I couldn’t figure out what, exactly, I wanted to do.

So I was driving to a show this past weekend, and I was listening to the Jealous Curator podcast.  It’s awesome.  Highly recommend.  She was talking to Vincent Serritella, who had done a 365 project where he gave away a drawing every day.  My inner “love to give away”er was entranced.  Enthralled.  Amazed.  I thought, THAT’S WHAT I WANT TO DO!!!

Then I spent a few days thinking about it, dreaming about it, pondering how I could actually make this happen and what I would actually do.  I knew I wanted to paint.  I knew I wanted to work on lettering.  I just didn’t know what THEME I wanted.

Then the election happened.  *insert game show “you just lost a million dollars” noise here*  I felt this thing pushing me more and more, and I felt my own “be love” mentality pushing its way into it.

So I’m doing it.  365 quotes about love.  A painting per day.  To give away.  On my Facebook page.  Every. Damn. Day.

Here’s the first painting.  Today’s quote is about love and pain.



SO.  Here’s the deal-i-o.

Watch my Facebook page.  I might upload at noon, I might upload at 11:30 p.m.  Right now it’s 12:42 a.m. on 11/11, and I’m talking about the painting I did earlier in the evening on 11/10.  YOU NEVER KNOW.  ANYWAY.  Watch the page.  First person to comment gets it.  That’s it!

They’re all going to be watercolor and ink on 4 x 6 watercolor paper, easy to frame.  I am keeping high-res scans, so I may do prints or something at a later date.  Or maybe they’ll just be lost to the void of my Google Drive.  Only time will tell!!

At any rate, I hope these little bits of love from my heart to yours make some sort of difference in your life.  Even if they invoke a smile for 3.2 seconds, I’ll take it.


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