The Return of the Repressed is a show that recently opened featuring original documents from the Louise Bourgeois’s recently discovered psychoanalytic writings, as well as drawings and sculptures, in the house of the founding father of psychoanalysis, The Freud Museum in London. It looks like fascinating exhibit.

The exhibition will raise fundamental questions about the relationship between art and life, and the therapeutic nature of art itself.
Read more and see more images here.


I’m very excited to let you know that OliveBox is graciously offering up a March OliveBox to one lucky winner!

Just leave a comment here and they’ll send you the box. Feeling lucky?

You’ll get my book Well-Read Women, my  print Eat Work Cuddle Sleep as well as an adorable notecard from Monica Lee.

A winner will be chosen at random. Make sure to leave your email address so we can reach out to get your snail mail address to send you the box. Keep it for yourself or give it to someone you know would love it as a pressie!


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I’m beyond excited to announce that the March OliveBox includes my book Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines.

My friend Grace Kang the incredible entrepreneur and Pink Olive shop owner thought Well-Read Women would be perfect to celebrate Women’s History Month as well as the OliveBox monthly theme…watercolor!

Each box also includes my Eat Work Cuddle Sleep print and a notecard from Monica Lee.

If you would like to purchase the March box, drop a note to hello@myolivebox.com. If you’d like to subscribe to OliveBox you can join here.


Have a great weekend

March 21, 2014

Happy Friday. I hope your spring weekend is full of laughter and light!

“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.” 
-Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo and Chavela Vargas

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Happy Spring!

March 20, 2014

google animation
I always suffer severe winter blues. This was a tough one: the polar vortex, moving, post-book publication blues etc. etc. It’s kind of incredible how the first day of spring affects me. I went to breakfast with my friend/talented photographer Tara Donne this morning. I walked about a mile to get to the restaurant. The sun was shining and I was looking around, instagramming a cool door, daydreaming etc. and then I noticed that I had a ridiculous grin on my face. I was just walking around smiling. It was strange and also great. It’s amazing that sometimes the littlest things can just lift the proverbial fog off you and change your perspective. I also love the Google animated doodle today. It’s too sweet. I’m in love with that little guy. Have you seen it? Did you watch it 11 times like me and then snap out of it and remind yourself that you’d meant to search for something?

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