grapefruit, Canon Digital Rebel

“Life is this simple: We are living in a world that is absolutely transparent
and the Divine is shining through it all the time. This is not just a nice story or a fable. It is true.”
– Thomas Merton

I have been reading some wonderful books these days:
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. {I’m also very excited about reading his newest book, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking.}
– And I have been thoroughly enjoying Vendela Vida’s first novel And Now You Can Go

* I just noticed when I made this link that Amazon has a special if you order Vendela’s book and Julie Orringer’s How to Breathe Underwater. Two of my favorites!

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Hi, I’m Andrea

On this blog you’ll be learning with me how to use our voices, share our creative superpowers and live life in full color.

As an artist, photographer, life coach + mentor, I’m redefining what it means to be a SUPERHERO — ‘cause in my world, it’s got nothing to do with capes, spandex or sidekicks and everything to do with tenderness, intuition & baby steps of bravery.



  1. ali

    You have the best quotes Andrea – thanks for sharing.

  2. Kate

    You have a quote from Thomas Merton — how awesome! My mom reads A LOT of him. Also, if you get a chance, check out Amanda Davis (but I’m sure you have already…she was a wonderful writer!). Thanks for making me smile in day where people are just making me FROWN.

  3. brian

    Love the merton quote – he is one of my favorites. I picked up Blink and almost bought it – it looked really interesting.

  4. holly

    what a juicy photo! thanks for the book recommendations, too.

  5. samin

    i just read blink, and i loved it. that and the tipping point are two of my favorite books. malcolm gladwell is my favorite nyer writer. i’m so excited that you’re reading these wonderful books!

  6. nicole

    what a gorgeous photo. i love your personal lens.

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