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Soft Heart Studio Blog

  • Book Highlight: How We Show Up by Mia Birdsong

    If you're wondering how to cultivate community that really shows up for each other, what community can look like outside the bounds of a nuclear fa...
  • Book Highlight - All About Love by bell hooks

    All About Love by bell hooks is an exploration into the different facets of love -- how it shows up in our communities, how we misunderstand it on a cultural level, and how we can make changes to better show up to invite love into our lives. 

    Click here to grab a copy from and support independent bookstores. And we're reading this book together in the Soft Heart Book Club in June 2021, so come join us if you'd like to chat. (Even after we've had the monthly meeting, the Discord space is always open to dive back into different books. 
  • Want to expand your capacity for creating the world you want to live in?

    I’ve found that reading books is an important way to educate myself as I work to grow as a human in the world. But it can be hard to do that in isolation, whether it’s because you don’t know where to start, some concepts are confusing, or it’s just hard to hold yourself accountable to our goals without a little external support.

    So I've decided the start the Soft Heart Book Club. This is a space where we can explore different works that explore how to be better humans, cultivate our communities, learn new skills, and be better prepared to create the world we want to live in.

    If you're interested in checking out the reading list and being kept aware of the book club updates, sign up here. There's no pressure for any specific level of participation, but at least this will help you stay connected and encourage you to add some of these bo
  • Studio name update: welcome to Soft Heart Studio

    After thinking about it for some time, I've decided on a new name for my art studio: Soft Heart Studio. It fits the general vibe of how I want to show up in the world, with my soft heart on my sleeve, and honestly I just think it has a nicer ring to it. I'd never really loved the name I had before, and it took me a while to live my way into this name that feels like it fits.
  • Join me in a daily tarot card exploration

    Hey y'all,  So I've decided to embark on a 78-day journey deepening my exploration of the tarot, and beginning to move my relationship with my card...
  • Studio update: Oracle cards, intuition, and flowers.

    Happy Monday (if you're reading this on Monday. If not, happy whatever day it is for you.) I wanted to take a moment to share with you some things I'm thinking about coming next in my work 💜 
  • Last day to join March's edition of the Soft Surprises earring club!

    Join the Soft Surprises earring club by the end of the day today, March 28th, to get in on the shipment going out this month. (Or join any time after to get in on the next month's shipment 💌)
  • Floral earrings coming soon

    Since I started working with polymer clay at the beginning of this year, I knew I wanted to be making floral pieces to align with the exploration of the natural world that I've been doing via my watercolor paintings and monthly art zine over on Patreon

    This month, it's happening! My first collection of floral polymer clay earrings will be released on Sunday, March 28th at 12pm. (But if you're a patron on Patreon or you're signed up for my mailing list, you'll hear about it a little bit in advance, so you'll be able to snag a piece you love!)

  • March Series: Daffodils

    Sorry for the delayed update, but I blinked and spring had sprung! I wanted to share with y'all this month's flower for my monthly series of paintings that I turn into a zine for my patreons over on Patreon. This month, as spring is springing and they're starting to bloom (at least here in Seattle), I'll be focusing on the daffodil.  
  • Sky shapes earring collection is now in the shop

    My second polymer clay collection includes unique necklaces as well as statement earrings. This series is focused on shapes we see in our skies, especially this type of year. Rain clouds, moons, and stars represent our long nights and rainy winters. 

    Click here to check out the whole collection, and you can see all the polymer clay accessories currently available here

  • Sky Shapes polymer clay earring drop coming soon

    After last month's launch of my first heart-themed polymer clay collection, I'm ready to launch another one! This month's release is going to be themed around the shapes we see in the skies, especially this time of the year. We're talking clouds, rain drops, moons and stars -- the stormy winter nights we've been making our way through. Click in to check out some of the pieces in progress.
  • February Flower Series: Primroses

    As a continuation of my year of florals, I'm here to share with you more about February's flower, the common primrose. Primroses are often marked by their bright yellow center surrounded by five colorful petals. I plan to play around with these colors and they way they meld as I explore this with watercolors. Beyond the physical form, we'll explore the symbolism of the primrose through collage poetry this month. Primroses symbolize courage, patience, kindness, and nurturing among other things. These are the themes I will dig into this month while creating new pieces for my monthly zine 'small things for soft hearts' that I send to my patrons at the end of the month.