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We can’t imagine imagining every art that everyone might create, so we made “More.”

Pratfalls Road

Pratfalls Road

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Find a friend and drive north out of Baltimore together on the main artery for 20 minutes and then west on a bucolic country road, past 90s-era houses each on their own small hill, each with their own big tree, until you come to a left turn onto a narrower road, then another left on an even narrower road named, you might figure, after the daughter of the man who cleared it, and then, when you come to a cornfield and maybe a parked car, stop. Get out of your car, stretch. Step around the rusty chain spanning the entrance of the overgrown access road and walk into the woods. Walk till the access road becomes a path through a thicket, a copse of trees that creates a fairy tale-like opening, where at night the fireflies do indeed gather for whatever reason fireflies gather, and keep walking. Hang a left and walk another 10 minutes until you feel yourself going down a slight incline, one that seems like the end of something, and look on your left for a footpath down a steeper hill. Step carefully now around the rocks and small trees till you come to a large rock face below you, a rock that slides into the cool expanse of reservoir that provides water for so many Marylanders, peel off your shirt, dive in, climb out, look in the scant patches of grass for snakes. Finding none, or confident that the one you found is, like you, content to sit there in the sun, sit there in the sun. Then, walk out, back to your car, where, for some reason your friend goes into the cornfield, and you use your phone to videotape him running out, when he falls, laughs, and asks, “Did you get that?” 

DISCO Read-a-Thon

DISCO Read-a-Thon

Join Studio Friend + The Art of Everyone in supporting an amazing cause to elevate students’ voices through the writing programs at Desert Island Supply Co.

Afterglow

Afterglow

Every decade or so a ballad falls out my head: this song is exhibit A. "Afterglow" is part of new collection of songs coming out in...

Beatrix’s Song

Beatrix’s Song

We’re living now the greatest and sweetest challenge of our lives. Watching our Beatrix open her big eyes to the infinitely large world was more than our hearts expected…

DISCO Read-a-Thon

DISCO Read-a-Thon

Join Studio Friend + The Art of Everyone in supporting an amazing cause to elevate students’ voices through the writing programs at Desert Island Supply Co.

Afterglow

Afterglow

Every decade or so a ballad falls out my head: this song is exhibit A. "Afterglow" is part of new collection of songs coming out in September, called If I Had A Hammer—look for it at challengecore.bandcamp.com. And if you like it, move to Seattle...

Beatrix’s Song

Beatrix’s Song

We’re living now the greatest and sweetest challenge of our lives. Watching our Beatrix open her big eyes to the infinitely large world was more than our hearts expected…

Welcome to The Art of Everyone

In writing my book Everything Else, I realised everybody has their own “everything else”—the thoughts and stories, the experiences, the skills, the imagination, the dreams.

Left unexplored or unshared, they can leave a void, depriving our spirit of something beautiful and nourishing. Having learned that, I created the space here to manifest my own "everything else," and to help others share theirs.

The path here is lined with flowers, the walls are endless, the shelves inviting, the table is set, and there is room for adventure. Bring your own creations or just open your soul for a retreat. This is a space to breathe. Leave the conventional world behind and enjoy.

Thank you for being here.