A Girl Named Melinda

May 3, 2016 – by Shoshana Brand In Speak, an American coming-of-age teen drama film, based on the novel by Laurie Halse Anderson (directed by Jessica Sharzar), a 14-year-old girl named Melinda Sordino (the actress Kristen Stewart) is being raped by a senior student, during a summer party. She cannot open her mouth to speak … Read More

When You Eliminate the Arts

March 26, 2016 – Shoshana Brand Our school’s principal invited an art teacher from some kind of an organization to our school, for a week of short sessions in the Cafeteria. The “art teacher” taught the young students how to draw buildings with a pencil, but did not provide an eraser. She scolded them for not … Read More

Comic Books Tips: Break the Sequence

June 20, 2017 – by Shoshana Brand Look at those two portraits that I combined into one image. One is Mick Jagger by Andy Warhol, and the other is The Artist’s Mother, by James Whistler.     Imagine they are talking to each other. Will you be able to look at this image for thirty … Read More

The Kid Who Has Never Held a Paint Brush

September 3, 2017 – by Shoshana Brand 🖌 If I were a parent in the U.S, sending my kid to a standard public school, I would demand to provide my kid with an excellent education in visual art. I would knock on every door with my vision for an adequate art program until it will … Read More

Transforming a Horrible Man Cave into a Delightful Woman Cave

April 25, 2019 – by Shoshana Brand I decided to convert a messy uncontrollable horrible man cave into a light-hearted woman cave. It was in Texas, and I’d just purchased an old yet very spacious nice house. After renovating the house’s floor and walls, mostly with my own hands, I decided that it was the … Read More

Irmina, a Graphic Novel by Barbara Yelin

December 12, 2020 – by Shoshana Brand IRMINA, by Barbara Yelin, is a graphic novel about the life of one German woman during the Nazi era. Reading dozens and dozens of books about the Holocaust, I have never had the opportunity to read a book written from the point of view of an ordinary German citizen. … Read More

My Two Months on Red Bubble and Why I quit…

November 9, 2020 – by Shoshana Brand I created a video about my two months’ experience posting my designs on Red Bubble. I tried to have some passive income by selling my art, and I selected the popular site Red Bubble. The short time I spent on RB was enough for me to arrive at … Read More

How I Renovated My Texas House

August 14, 2018 – by Shoshana Brand I purchased a 1600 square feet house in Fort Worth, TX, plus a man-cave of about 350 square feet in the backyard. I renovated the house. The whole story about the renovation of the man-cave (which was transformed into a woman-cave) will be told in another article. While … Read More

I Fell in Love With a Floor

March 4, 2018 – by Shoshana Brand I happened to fall in love with a floor. A tile floor, to be exact. Don’t judge me for that. I’m sure it has happened many times to you too. Well, maybe not. But still… Just hear my story. It all started in October 2018, when I renovated … Read More

Getting a TX Driver License Like a Boss

January 11, 2018 – by Shoshana Brand As you all know by now- I have recently moved from CA to TX. After taking care of a million and one things, such as buying a house and moving my belongings cross country, it was time to take care of my car issues. On your priority list, … Read More