Fuck, isn't that the truth. So much going on in my head these days but I think I'm managing it pretty well. I had a four hour cleaning gig this morning and this afternoon, I'm returning to therapy after a two week hiatus (note: don't ever do that again!) and heading to my first shoot, … Continue reading “She had some trouble with herself..”
At the end of 2013 Jennifer and I decided that we were going to get creative and start a 52 week project where we take a photograph of ourselves every week. Spinning off of my project last year we chose Sundays as our official portrait day. Thus #ayearofsundays was born. We completed 31 weeks worth of … Continue reading “A Year of Sundays” a Mandigo-Lewis Project
"You did everything right." Those were the last words my lover said to her best friend, our beloved Fossil, as she fell asleep in her arms, and then passed away. I can't even type it without dissolving into tears. It was one of the saddest moments that I've ever had to witness in my life … Continue reading Who Rescued Who?
Goodbyes are messy, sad and they fucking suck so hard. Due to unforeseen circumstances my smart, kind, graceful, and loving therapist is leaving the state. Today was our last session together. It did not go how I had it pictured in my head. I guess that's ok. We've decided that the universe is bent on … Continue reading Not just another goodbye~
It's been an odd two weeks, full of ups and downs, good and bad and the kind of stuff that just makes you go what the fuck?!Last Sunday we found a flood in the basement of our home which ended up being a backed up main drain. Yes, sewerage spilling into our basement, both a … Continue reading Finding the balance
I have to share this with you all. I will preface it by letting you know that I am highly aware (you'll get the joke later) that I can be, at times, a righteous bitch. But as often as I read that righteousness, I am also very easily humbled. Anyways, I digress. Last week, Jennifer … Continue reading Seriously, just do the right thing.
I had a list of things I wanted to do today, including baking a couple of blueberry pies for my neighbors and then photographing and blogging it, but we know what happens when we make plans. A lingering headache and lack of sleep got me off to a weak start. I'm okay with that though; I … Continue reading We Plan, and the Universe Laughs (almost always)
The only constant is change. ~Heraclitus Isn't that the truth?! I think I am finally in a good place where I can start scheduling more time to write + blog, something that I have been wanting to do for a few years now. Contrary to what I thought a month ago in my last post; I … Continue reading little of this, little of that
First, it's been a month since I posted because I got stuck on posting one specific post that I've been working on for, like.. ever. It's a hard post so I've been struggling to complete it and for some reason, I couldn't move past it without finishing. However, when I saw today's prompt: Unravel, I was … Continue reading Self Sabotage: The Art of Unraveling
Doubt can be as invasive as kudzu, and like the plant, doubt can consume and kill you. Kill your hopes, your dreams and your light. As an artist I have seriously struggled with the doubt that I am any good at all. That my work is authentic and that I actually have the right to … Continue reading “Not bad for a girl from the gutter like me.”