Journal Illustration by Becky Kazana

Asking myself Why Not? quite a lot lately. Also, noticing that there are rarely perfect fits in life, but often there are patterns. This sketch began with my toddler scribbling on the page- a testament to the freedom of imperfection.

We’re very much looking forward to our annual pilgrimage to Omaha Nebraska for Nelson Fest VII! This year, I’m having some buttons made at Uncle George’s request. We take a trolley tour around Omaha to see some of Grandma’s favorite sites, including the corn field where her family farm once stood, the property she sold that is now the site of a Lake. I had fun making the little drawings and since the whole point of Nelson Fest is to delight Grandma, I hope these do exactly that.