Author Archives: TRISTA


I write and illustrate stationery, cards, customized snail mail (yes, you can receive handwritten and illustrated letters in your mail!!), coloring books, and more. My business name is "Carrot Condo." After teaching English for 15 years (gasp!), I am now a full-time parent and part-time artist slowly, but steadily, building a creative business and life. You can read more at or see my products at Thanks for your interest and support!!

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Dear Kitchen-Sink Readers — Thank you for following my blog all these years, especially those of you who found me on my original Blogger platform. I’ve decided I need to focus my creative efforts, and I’m no longer updating All … Continue reading

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National Letter Writing Month

For the month of April, I’m taking part in the write_on challenge and blogging about it at my Carrot Condo site. If you’d like to take part, the challenge is to write 30 letters in 30 days during the month … Continue reading

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the boy who crossed the street

Two days before a tantrum that would result in my bursting into tears, my kiddo stood on the edge of a curb and seemed afraid to cross the street. We  had practiced this a lot, and he’d never shown fear … Continue reading

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I Think I Can…

As you know from reading this blog, I’ve been working on living a creative life for the last few years. Facing fear–recognizing it and managing it–was one of the very first steps toward living a creative life and continues to … Continue reading

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Good bye 2016

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One-Year Anniversary

Well, dear readers, it’s been one year since I started my creative business–Carrot Condo. Some of you read about it here as it happened. Friends and family came to my launch party last November (pictures and stories are here) and … Continue reading

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The Comforting Clarity Of An Expert

While writing about routine and creative work, I finally took care of a burned out light bulb, which ended up relating to my musings. Our kitchen is dark. There are only two electrical outlets. We gave up having a toaster … Continue reading

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