Bringing Not Quite Pollyanna into the world has been a little like birthing an elephant… there was a seriously long incubation period, in which some ideas grew and some were scrapped, and there were some wicked growing pains along the way… But the end product, (in this case, this site) SO worth it!
NQPA has been a-brewin’ since July 2013. I wanted a place where I could bring together a variety of ideas and creative ventures, as well as have a format for my quirky, sometimes absurd, silly, sailor-mouthed personality.
I’m bossy at times. brazen. bold. I hold my tongue. and speak my mind. I can be terribly crass. and delightfully couth. I am a pessimistic optimist (or an optimistic pessimist) so I always prepare for the worst and hope for the best. I try to find something lovely in everything, and look for silver linings when the fan and the shit collide.
I am a writer of poetry. blogs. essays. nostalgia. and the attempted stray novel or two (that shit’s hard, man!) I am a taker of photographs. I knit. I paint. I sing. I dance. I sew. I doodle. I dream.
and so, I present to you…my baby elephant.