Holding on to Hope

After the baby jails I had to disconnect. I’d already had one breakdown this year, let us not court another. SO I have had to unplug a bit more.  Which is hard, because it is very easy to not pay attention, in an effort to avoid the subsequent ennui.   I’ve read this article a few times now, and it is very validating (I am also seeing a therapist. She is awesome.), because the existential fear  is really real.  There is about half a country drowning in it right now. There are ways to help yourself, and others, endure. Thank you to Johnathon Foiles for your encouraging article How to Hold on to Hope

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Rebecca Cramer, raised in Oklahoma City, OK, had her first job in design, layout, and printing of concert posters for artists like B.B, King, Bobby Blue Bland, and Wanda Jackson at her family’s offset and lithography business, Colorcraft Poster Company. Her career history includes editing and managing the review process for The American Ornithologists’ Union’s magazine The Auk, as well as teaching English at the secondary and post-secondary levels. In 2008 she completed a Master’s in Applied Linguistics (TESOL) at Oklahoma City University. One constant has been Becca’s love for the arts and her penchant for creating, and she approaches design and construction from an artist's perspective. She has worked such diverse media as silver-smithing, collage, and found-item art. She loves repurposing things others throw away into something useful and beautiful. Early on, Becca displayed a passion for makeup early, when at the age of two she broke into her grandmother’s lipstick stash and applied lipstick to herself, the vanity, and the walls. In June 2012, she moved to Denver to become a makeup artist. Under the name Becca Be, and Fetch, her work has appeared in several fashion publications, including Dark Beauty, Jute, and Kai’outi magazines. She has also worked with designers for Denver Fashion Week, and with ADCD’s Paper Fashion Show (both as artist, and Production Designer).

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