Dinosaur-Hearted by Ra Avis

This book is a gentle call to happiness in a time of healing, and a reminder that — wherever you are, whoever you are– you are loved.  It is a compilation of stories, some of which are handwritten.  Some, supported by signboard imagery.  It is a very Rarasaur book– a love letter to you. I hope you love it back. $14.99 USD, available on Amazon.com … Continue reading Dinosaur-Hearted by Ra Avis

and yet and so and still

I never know the things I write before I write them, but it’d be a lie to say that I don’t plan for them.   I am a planner, through and through. Blog posts start in dreams and conversations, and I add sentences to them day by day, nap by nap, until the time comes to write them and the words fly from my fingertips, held … Continue reading and yet and so and still


In November of 2010, I was living in a quiet town in Orange County with my husband, Dave, and our two cats.  We owned a shop, where we showed off the work of local artists.  In December of 2010, I was accused of a crime at my job and, in the process of dealing with all of that, lost our shop and our home and … Continue reading