Carnivorous Carnivals and Ruthless Rodeos // the baran family crazies go to the fair

Carnivorous Carnivals and Ruthless Rodeos // the baran family crazies go to the fair

"Guys, lets go to a rodeo," I said to my family one day. "Bullriding is a sport where people almost get trampled, and I want to see it." My family is well schooled in the ways of a writer and didn't bother raising their eyebrows. They even humored me, finding a nearby rodeo and the [...]

Of Lions and Logos // a visit to the Academy of Arts + the horse and his boy stage play + renegade Greenville tourists

Of Lions and Logos // a visit to the Academy of Arts + the horse and his boy stage play + renegade Greenville tourists

Do you like stage plays? *glares* DO YOU??? When I was 14, my aunt took Anna and I to see a production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe touring in the area. Being my highly skeptical *cough* pessimistic *cough cough* self, I didn't expect much. Because... magic! Talking animals! Child actors! LIONS! How [...]

Euphoria // michigan sunsets + kitten pictures + a small sampling of anna weirdness

Euphoria // michigan sunsets + kitten pictures + a small sampling of anna weirdness

Guys, I'm not gonna lie: Life is pretty great right now. I know, I know, I just spent five weeks agonizing over some silly graduation, and before that, flipping out over basic social interactions and the price of eggs. The world is morbid and dark and determined to be miserable, and as a cynical INTJ, [...]

The Great Art Metamorphosis // how my drawings have changed over the years

The Great Art Metamorphosis // how my drawings have changed over the years

Hello, folks! The other day, I decided to flip through an old sketch book of mine, one from aaaaaall the way back when I first got serious about drawing, dated 2014. The result? The result was me dragging forth all my finished sketchbooks and lining them up on the floor to compare style and improvement. [...]