cherry blossom springtime   


Saturday, April 26. . . . 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. . . . 2044 Alameda Ave., Alameda, CA

That’s right!

For the first time in two years, Bean Up The Nose Art is gonna sell hand-to-hand to YOU!!! You don’t have to track our greeting cards down at brick and mortar stores.  Nope.  We’re gonna have a sale ...

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One Kinda Brave Thing: Week #15

Prompt:  KNOCK.  IT.  OFF.

As in, off your to-do list.

This week, I’m tackling an art business project that’s been on my to-do list since October.  That’s right.  Seven months.  And it’s not a minor one.  It’s earned its repeat/never-get-done status because 1) there’s no real deadline and 2) I’m scared of (and therefore avoid) the tech aspects of it.

No more.

This week, I will either do this task — or I’ll just f*cking drop it off the list.  Because I’ve finally come ...

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Hell Has Frozen Over . . . .

. . . because, good Lord, I’ve actually cranked up the blogging machine.  After absolutely zero entries since summer of 2013.

Let’s just say a lot has happened since then.

Grandbaby Zoe

Best.  Thing.  Ever.  As one shopkeeper describes being a grandparent, “It’s just a whole new flavor of love.”  To which we say, “HELL YES IT IS!”  Every week that goes by is a joy.  And many of them involve grandbabysitting.  Which is just simply awesome.

New Kindle book 

Yeehaw!  During the summer of ...

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Does She, or Doesn’t She? The Great Hair-Coloring Controversy

I grew up feeling ugly.

And by “grew up,” I mean until I was age 50.

Which is when I took my first trip to New York City as a single woman. And walked down the street with my very short salt-and-pepper ‘do.  And got stopped over and over again by men of all colors, shapes, sizes and ages, who — God love them — said some version of, “Damn, woman — your hair is HOT!”

Hair turns out to be very important.

Hair ...

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Peeps Who Rocked This Week . . . including newest family member!

It’s been an amazing week around here . . . peeps rocked it LIKE CRAZY!!

Peeps Rock Bean Up the Nose Art


Our tradition is to begin this weekly post with shout-outs to the fine indie brick & mortar stores who rock our world by buying from Bean Up The Nose Art’s newest greeting card line, and from the greeting card artists we represent.  This week, big old salutations ...

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