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The Collections Care Social Group

Today I had the pleasure of attending a meeting of the Collections Care Social Group to kick off my internship with art conservator, Nina Olsson. What I love about the group is that it's basically just art club for fancy, professional grown-ups. They get together every other month to see collections of art around Portland, and to discuss new and exciting things going on in their field. Amongst all of the important art people–curators, arts council members, fellow conservators, and even Tammy Jo (a professor in the art department at my school)–I felt very small and very awkward. It took me back to when I was little and my mom let me come to knitting club with her and all of her grown-up frien

Hi Mom! I'm starting a blog.

I’m usually not into this whole New Year’s resolution thing. After years of trying and failing to stick to promises of keeping my room clean or eating healthier or thinking more positively, I’ve learned that I am much happier when I don’t set myself up for failure. If I never set goals for myself, I’ll never fail to reach them, right? But the thing is, I’m twenty years old now. I am TWO DECADES OLD. A FIFTH OF MY LIFE IS OVER. I keep having to do the math in my head to make sure that this is actually happening. I would just ask my mom, but she was so loopy on the epidural when I was born that she can never remember what year it was and never really knows for sure how old I am now either. Twe

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