who we are
December 30, 2016
Shannon, the Best One
'Tis Time for a New Year, Smarties, and hot damn are we ready. This year has been tough. So rather than roll around in all the ugh of this year... I want to say "Peace out, 2016" on a high note.
It's been an exciting year for us! We've continued to see beautiful piec...
December 28, 2016
Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum
Rattle & Pen is a biweekly column exploring the liminal space between raising children and creating art.
This is from the Rattle & Pen archives, and was first published in 2014. The hilarity, of course, is that the sentiment here rings just as true to me n...
December 14, 2016
I’ve been thinking this week about obsession—or, more specifically, obsession as a trait of the creative mind. This connection between creativity and...
November 30, 2016
Rattle & Pen is a biweekly column exploring the liminal space between raising children and creating art. This is a reprint of a piece originally published in 2013.
The year I went away to college my mother, who had been a nurse all of her adult life, went...
November 16, 2016
Tuesday night, like half the country, I lay awake in the darkness of my bedroom, nauseous and reeling. What had we done through our actions and inactions?
September 23, 2016
Christina and Shannon, The Teaching Ones
Have you ever wondered what a convo post between Shannon and Christina actually sounds like? Do we really call each other "Dude" that often? Well, now you can find out!
We're incredibly excited (clearly) to be partnering with blooming kids in Tacoma, WA,...
August 17, 2016
Making Out is a series centered on how Jess Burnquist, mother, writer, and teacher is "making out' as she processes adolescent issues amid the glare of parenthood and the shadows of nostalgia.
The drive to work begins shortly after sunrise. Fee...
June 29, 2016
My writing table is situated behind a bay window that looks out o...
June 19, 2016
Christina, the Intelligent Summer Designer
Shannon and Christina hit the beach with their trophies full of sangria! (Image source)
Summer is coming, friends, and with it weeks and weeks of unstructured time with our children. Blessing? Curse? Only hindsight upon summer's conclusion can tell. The only certainty...
April 29, 2016
Shannon, The Human One
I went to a workshop with Jen Pastiloff last weekend.
That's us. Jen is currently 8 months pregnant and the most glowy, beautiful human on the planet.
It was therapeutic and powerful and beautiful and strange, but I’ve yet to find a way to describe it that...
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