dactyl facts


9 - About Tara - Friday

I’ve always wanted to share more things about myself on this blog but I never really know how to approach it without it seeming forced or appropriate. I’ve always had an incredibly hard time talking about myself. I’m just not that interesting, you know? I go to work, I go to the gym, I take walks, sometimes I hang out with friends, I watch a lot of Netflix, and I write letters. That’s me! Well, of course there is more to it than that, but how do you bring it up? I’ve never figured it out. So, I thought, why not dedicate an entire post to me. Things that I’m thinking about or doing. It’s going to be random.

Now that it is summer is long gone, I feel like I’m turning back into a person. Although I grew up in the desert of Las Vegas, I’ve never been a fan of summer. I think I hate summer more than most because of Las Vegas. I can’t function in the heat, especially if there isn’t an escape from it. In Las Vegas, we had A/C. In Portland, we don’t. My apartment was, at minimum, a stifling 90 degrees all summer long. I looked forward to going to work every day because it was an escape from the heat. When I came home from work, I would sit on the couch with 3 fans pointed at me and didn’t move until I had to go to bed. I couldn’t get anything done! My energy was drained and my creativity went with it.

I’m writing letters and making things again, and I have all sorts of thoughts and ideas of things I want to be doing. I’m leaving my house more and the idea of taking a long bike ride doesn’t make me want to cry. It’s only going to get better! I’m pretty sure I need to bite the bullet and invest in an A/C for next summer. I can’t imagine feeling like this again.

2 thoughts on “dactyl facts

  1. Hi Tara!
    I enjoyed your post—it is interesting how we are all different. I was born and raised in Florida, and if it gets below 70, I get very cranky. I am glad you are enjoying Portland. I have a question regarding a previous post about finding a personal style. I’m pretty sure I’m overthinking things, and I’m getting mixed media/mail art/art journaling/collage ideas all mixed up in my head. Do you have any suggestions on how to sort it all out? So far I’ve been having fun experimenting and learning, and I don’t want to get stuck. Thanks for any tips!


    1. Hi Michele,

      That is a great question! I think it is incredibly easy to overthink things and it can be hard to keep all the terms in order. They are all pretty separate things but mail art kind of includes each term. I view mixed media, art journaling, and collage as types of art while mail art, though a type of art, uses all those types of art (and more!) to make a finished product. I hope that makes sense! I would really love to explore these topics in future blog posts, since it’s hard to do so in a comment đŸ™‚


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