Just Released: The Eleanor Courier Journal

By Maria Nicklin | September 17, 2021

We are pleased to announce the launch of our very first E-newsletter, The Eleanor Courier Journal, a monthly publication about writing, illustration, and puppetry. Click here to view the first issue and sign up to subscribe if you like to…

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Second Article Published in UNIMA-USA’s E-newsletter

By Maria Nicklin | September 16, 2021

It is exciting to share that UNIMA-USA published another article of mine in the fall issue of their member’s only quarterly e-newsletter (many thanks to Laurie Swygert at UNIMA-USA)! Check it out here too: “When students are involved with making…

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Crankie article published in UNIMA-USA newsletter

By Maria Nicklin | June 7, 2021

UNIMA-USA, one of 101 national centers of Union Internationale de la Marionnette, published my article about crankies in their most recent newsletter (May 2021)! Many thanks to Katherine Fahey for sharing her knowledge and experience with me for the story!…

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Everyday Saints

By Maria Nicklin | June 21, 2020

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Every Problem Has A Solution Quilt Project. The illustrated quilt-like square here is the result of my query, “how can I best use my skills as an illustrator and graphic designer to…

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Black Lives Matter

By Maria Nicklin | June 17, 2020

Why did it take the murder of George Floyd for me to start educating myself on racism? Why did it take me so long to write this blog post? My friend and colleague, Liz Weaver of Paprika Creative, wrote a…

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Solutions

By Maria Nicklin | May 22, 2020

This week, I am going to use a process that is part of a project at our Quaker Meeting – the Every Problem Has a Solution Quilt Project – developed by Friends Cameron Hughes and Barbara Lake. In a nutshell,…

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A Sprout

By Maria Nicklin | May 14, 2020

A couple of weeks ago, I put some queries out to the universe: how can I best use my skills as an illustrator and graphic designer to be useful in the time of the pandemic and climate change? Is there…

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Sowing Seeds

By Maria Nicklin | May 1, 2020

A Friend from Quaker Meeting recently shared with me, The Soil Story. It’s a short, well-crafted, and engaging video produced by Kiss the Ground – a 501(c)3 increasing societal awareness about the extraordinary benefits of healthy soil. Watch The Soil…

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The Slump Series: No. 3 of 3

By Maria Nicklin | April 24, 2020

Saying Good-bye & Transformation Welcome to the third and final episode (for now) of The Slump Series. Saying good-bye is never easy, but if we can consider it a time of transformation, it makes it a little easier. Now there’s…

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The Slump Series, Episode No. 2 of 3

By Maria Nicklin | April 17, 2020

You Can Learn From the Slump Is it weird to have “conversations” with a drawing? Well, it may, depending on your background. Please let go of this classification … just for a little bit! For certain, the exercise of “talking”…

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