Fat Girl,

The Process of Being.

By Dani Ward April 16, 2017 0 Comments

This Saturday, April 22, I will turn 30 years old. (Want to help me celebrate?)

Frankly, this terrifies me.

All my life, I never envisioned myself living past the age of 28. I figured that either the rapture would have occurred, or I would have killed myself. So you’d think 29 would have been my all-out panic year, but I spent 29 dealing with a lot of other things.

Now, with 30 at my doorstep, I’m caught in its headlights, awaiting its impact with an ever-increasing sense of dread.

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Game Over Series Announcement

By Dani Ward June 22, 2015 2 Comments

I’ve started a new calligraphy and illustration series called “Game Over,” in which I calligraph and illustrate iconic death and game over screens from various video games. I have two finished right now, and am working on several others. I’ll be selling the originals on Etsy once the series is complete, and selling prints on…

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Halloween as a deconverted former fundamentalist.

By Dani Ward October 13, 2013 2 Comments

Michael and I went into a Halloween shop today.

I’d never been in a Halloween shop before, and it was an eye-opening experience.

I was really surprised to see so many little kids everywhere — and not a single one of them crying or scared. These kids…they clearly could separate fiction from reality in a way that I couldn’t at their age. In a way that I couldn’t as a young adult. I envied this ability they had that I’m still working on developing. I envied their lack of fear, their pure delight, their reasoning skills.

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