the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Felted pet portraits

Amelia Santiago is an artist living in Portland who creates sculptures out of wool. She made these of Chuck and Coco, and I don’t remember where I was when the package arrived, but Tyrant opened it before I could get to it and placed them on the desk in the study. When I walked in and saw them sitting there, I seriously thought for a split second that someone had shrunk my dogs! Like, ANGRY. WHO SHRUNK MY DOGS?!

The resemblance is staggering. I cannot believe the detail. She makes custom portraits (her website is here), so if you’ve got a friend in love with their pet, this would make an awesome gift.

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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