How Shall I Hold You

bird, Canon Digital Rebel

If you’re still in the mood for love, my friend Sasha Wizansky and Joshua Poertner are doing a wonderful project called How Shall I Hold You. It is a collaborative study of the love letter, specifically concerned with love letters from a specific type of relationship: lovers who do not share the same native tongue.

You can find more info here on how to submit. Send them your love letters!

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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. Leonie

    I like that…
    I like that merry much 😀
    particularly the ~
    “Joshua Poertner
    (Never been in love, doesn’t buy it one bit)
    Sasha Wizansky
    (Constantly smitten, plucks daisy petals, doodles arrow-pierced hearts on her notebooks)”
    daisy petals it is!

  2. Leonie

    *tee hee hee hee*
    I just noticed the bird suspended mid~flight in front of the building! That is far too cool for school! 😀

  3. Caroline

    I officially have a crush on a man who doesn’t know I exist. I seem to have escaped this conundrum in high school, and now I have no idea what to do or how to approach him, as he appears way out of my league.
    He’s a cute psychology major. Who can SING. Plus he’s smart and funny, but that’s about all I know.
    I don’t know his name, but I always lose my nerve to even say “hi” when I walk by him, which results in a weak smile he doesn’t see because he’s reading a rather large book most of the time. I probably seem like quite the whiner, but since you came up with that brilliant ‘operation bagel,’ I was hoping you might have a creative idea on how to approach him.
    I’m pretty much a wuss when it comes to these things :).

  4. andrea

    You’ve got to figure out a way!
    Do you know where he hangs out?
    I suggest you put your superhero cape on,
    and the next time you see him, say, “Hey, I’ve seen
    you around a lot. My name is Caroline.” and give him
    your big beautiful smile.
    this will be a good start!!! and not too scary.

  5. Julie

    My boyfriend surprised me last night with one of your “superhero” necklaces, and it is just so beautiful. I love it. Been reading your blog for awhile (he knows this) so it is wonderful to have something so pretty to remind me of your inspiring words…thanks!

  6. heidi

    I just have to tell you that I stumbled across your blog some time ago and I read it all the time and I love it!!!! I am an artist (writer/singersongwriter) turned Mom in the trenches and you are so helping me keep my creative spirit alive. Thank you sooo much! And I love the HowshallIholdyou . . . girl, you are making a difference. Keep up the good work! Loev love,
    Heidi Howes, Bayfield WI

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