Butterflies Galore – A View of My Backyard

by Shoshana Brand I never could stand living in an apartment. It was always crucial for me to have a house with a backyard, front yard, and if it’s possible – also some land on my left and right. This video captures my beautiful garden and the many butterflies that love nature just like I … Read More

A Girl Named Melinda

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 about this horrific experience, … Read More

When You Eliminate the Arts

by 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 putting down a … Read More

Comic Books Tips: Break the Sequence

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 seconds without losing your … Read More

The Kid Who Has Never Held a Paint Brush

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 is provided.  🖌 My child … Read More

Transforming a Horrible Man Cave into a Delightful Woman Cave

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 right time to infuse … Read More

Irmina, a Graphic Novel by Barbara Yelin

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. In this regard, this … 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

by Shoshana Brand I purchased a 1600-square-foot 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 for the floor … Read More

I Fell in Love With a Floor

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 the house I had … Read More