Happy Brushfourth of July

July 4th, 2022 “Brushfire exists to reveal and respect the truths of the universe, and to protect and provide for all of its inhabitants.” I had to find a new way to celebrate the 4th of July, y’all. For most of the people I know, freedom — religious, personal or otherwise — does not existContinue reading “Happy Brushfourth of July”

I Squish You

June 26th, 2022 Have you ever squished a bug? I have. When the world feels way too big to fix, my mind starts thinking small, and bugs are very small. But they’re alive. They breathe and they eat and they think and they have families and they live lives. And we squish them. Wondering ifContinue reading “I Squish You”

Definition of Soul

June 24th, 2022 “So you believe in a soul?” she asked. “I do, but I have a complicated relationship with the word ‘soul’,” he said. “Do tell,” she said. “Well,” he started, “soul is a word that doesn’t actually mean anything. Like, if I say orange, you think of the color, or the fruit. ItContinue reading “Definition of Soul”

Plain & Friendly Too

June 15th, 2022 “He did not want to appear at a loss or to let his followers down. He decided that it would be best to be plain and friendly.” – Watership Down If this quote sounds familiar, it’s probably because I either told you what it means to me in real life, or youContinue reading “Plain & Friendly Too”

Hello There

May 17th, 2022 This doormat is a lesson. We saw it last week and fell in love with it. How could you not? It has one of the best breeds of baby on it, wearing sunglasses, borrowing Obi-Wan Kenobi’s most famous (and meme-able) phrase. We did not buy it. See, we live in a destructiveContinue reading “Hello There”

Fake’s Not Real

April 9th, 2022 As disclaimers go, this is a weird one: representation matters. I believe that to my core. I want to make that clear before I start. So what kind of something am I starting? I guess we’ll see. When we’re kids, we are generally taught the difference between real and fake. The newsContinue reading “Fake’s Not Real”

Look Who I Ran Into!

March 14th, 2022 I just ran into my buddy, Bay, and he says hi! He’s wondering, too, if you have any chips. He also can’t believe we’ve already raised 54% of Fire & Ice — almost $1,100 — to tell his story. He actually got teary-eyed as I told him how excited people are toContinue reading “Look Who I Ran Into!”

i made this for your fridge

March 10th, 2022 I’m a firm believer that when I have feelings while I’m creating something that it will hold those feelings and then give them to the person who experiences the art. From my personal interactions, this seems to be true. I’ve had people reach out after reading something and say, “When I gotContinue reading “i made this for your fridge”

Fire & Ice Is a Renewable Resource!

March 9th, 2022 DID YOU KNOW? For less than the price of half a tank of gas, you can support my work and get my upcoming books? PLUS: my books can not only take you to new locations, but they can transport you through time! How’s that for fuel efficient? DID YOU ALSO KNOW? OneContinue reading “Fire & Ice Is a Renewable Resource!”