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Thoughts & Stories about life

  • The Award Goes to…

    Thank you so much to Johanna Mathieson and Artists in Partnership for hosting the amazing “Women in the Arts” virtual ceremony on Monday evening!! 👏🏻👏🏻💕🏅 It took a bit of teamwork to get the live stream going, but we made it work! (Because that’s what......

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  • Nail Art Imitating Life

    Tried out some new funky nail art techniques this morning and I’m kind of excited about it! 💅🏻 🙌🏻 *self-five* Sometimes I get bummed thinking about how I’ve completely abandoned traditional art. It’s usually the overthinking and overwhelming perfectionism that gets me, (on top of......

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  • 9-11-20

    It’s impossible to forget 9-11-01. Somewhat conveniently timed, I recently found this memorial drawing I made in high school (probably from 2001) while going through some old notebooks. I wasn’t going to post this today, but I felt like it could make up for the......

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  • My Print Shop is Live!

    Need more sunset photos on your walls? Your prayers have been answered…My first online print shop is FINALLY LIVE!!!!! I’m about half a year late on launching this, but did anything actually go as planned in 2020? Nope, didn’t think so. Either way, I wanted......

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  • The Social War on Racism

    Yesterday I felt completely paralyzed. I spent a large portion of my day staring at my phone in disbelief taking in every photo, every video, every status update, and every comment war. I usually catch myself when I feel like I’ve been on social media......

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  • Tangina Quarantina

    This Orange Star flower plant (whose official name is now Tangina Quarantina) has not only been my trusted quarantine partner but this beautiful symbol of changing life. I’ve basically been alone for a month now in this studio apartment and like everyone else, my emotions......

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  • That’s a wrap on 2019

    I didn’t think I’d have the energy to come up with a 2019 Reflection post since I couldn’t seem to find the meaningful words for my 34th Birthday, but the words finally started to knock on my brain door conveniently while I was busy trying......

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  • 1 year of Living Solo

    It’s pretty insane how fast a year goes by. It’s been a year of highs, some pretty low lows, and a shitload of self-reflection. It’s been a year of overspending on home decor, learning how to only buy the food I need and eat it......

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  • The Studio

    Me when I was apartment hunting for the first time about 5 years ago – “I’m never getting a studio. Who would want to live like that?” Me when I started searching for apartments earlier this year – “Ew no studios please and thank you.......

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  • Graduation Day

    I always feel super nostalgic on May 22nd, especially when I get to spend the day celebrating another friend’s graduation. I grabbed my seat today at Nassau Community College to watch my birthday girl Jackie Bryan graduate and I thought, “I should have worn sunscreen”......

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  • The New Lizdegen.com !

    I’m so proud to finally share this new website with the world. This is not however, just a website. As a web designer and general internet user in 2015, I know that websites have a variety of purposes. People can share their thoughts, music, and......

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  • Tales of a Modern Day Unicorn

    In June of 2015, my good friend and overall amazing human being Ashley and I started a fun photo project. We were both in somewhat of a creative rut and were looking to light our fires again with something new, interesting, and completely weird. The unicorn......

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  • 29 – A Year in Reflection

    It’s the end of 2014, and I’ve officially been on this earth for 29 years. I was told that 28 would be the best year of my twenties, and in a crazy way it might end up being true. 28 started out pretty low. Like,......

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  • Growing Up

    So, it’s officially been 3 months since I packed up and moved out of Mom and Dad’s house. Time is flying faster than ever, and I’m way past the point of being able to use “the move” as an excuse for not doing things and......

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