writing and drawing ways to a better world

The Ocean of Our Inner Selves

Storm clouds and shimmering rays of light over the San Francisco Bay, photo by Paprika Clark, 2018.

Naomi Epel refers to herself as a “literary escort” as she shares virtually verbatim conversations with writers about their dreams and how they affect the creative process in her book Writers Dreaming (3). I confess, I…Continue Reading

Looking Forward to Forty

Ivory Roses in April, photo by Paprika Clark, 2016.

Ivory Roses in April, photo by Paprika Clark, 2016.

I’ve wanted to be a wise old woman since I was a child. You can tell because I’m turning 39 in a couple weeks, and I’ve been claiming I’m 40 in conversation for at least 18 months.

Tumbling Tiny: First Trip to Seattle

Seattle skyline By Wenkan Zhu from Chicago, IL, United States (Seattle Skyline) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

[box type=”shadow”]In which I visit Seattle for the first time in February of 2012, bond with some of my favorite tiny house heroes, and enjoy a simply superb weekend. These are the experiences and impressions that poured out…Continue Reading

Write Now

white marble lion statue with open snarling mouth

This is me, fighting depression. Just kidding, it's actually a picture I took of a lion statue in The Grand Bohemian Hotel in Asheville, North Carolina.

I’ve said more than once I don’t have any trouble writing, in fact if anything I write too many words. What I only say to a select few is… what I write usually (almost always) diverges from what I’m “supposed to” be working on.

One Thousand Words On Perspective

A sunset sky over Simi Valley California with shades of peach and midnight plum and a slender silver horned moon. Photo by Paprika Clark, 2015.

A sunset sky over Simi Valley California with shades of peach and midnight plum and a sliver of a horned moon. Photo by Paprika Clark, 2015.

Our perspective arises from within, so we can see things and people out in the world all around us yet are nearly blind to ourselves. Sounds simple, but this is one of the most interesting…Continue Reading

Weird Morning Star

Sage Eye, photo and post processing by Paprika Clark, 2017.

Sage Eye photo and post processing by Paprika Clark, 2017.

I am weird. There’s been no doubt in my mind since my earliest memories that people find me unusual rather quickly after meeting me. I’m cluttered with guesses as to why, but I don’t truly…Continue Reading

Sparks May Fly

Sparklebomb, photo by Dylan Pankow 2015.

Sparklebomb, photo by Dylan Pankow 2015.

Don’t tell me to get a job. Define job anyway. Monotonous tasks, subordination to those of rank in the hierarchy regardless of their talent or wisdom, the dread of awakening to alarms dragging you unwillingly…Continue Reading

Blog Slog Ramblings

Paprika Clark sits on the battery storage bench on the front porch of the first tiny house built by her company, Bungalow to Go. Photo by Dylan Pankow.

Paprika Clark sits on the battery storage bench on the front porch of the first tiny house built by her company, Bungalow to Go. Photo by Dylan Pankow.

The RealTimeRealTiny blog was my way of sharing the process of building one tiny house. This one tiny house represents the beginning of a diverse sustainable entrepreneurial venture with a vision, long-term goals, and infinitely…Continue Reading