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Lillian Connelly
Works at It's A Dome Life: Where Art and Family Collide
Lives in New Mexico
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In the U.S. mass shooters are described as mentally ill. People argue and fight on social media about what needs to be done and we scream for the mentally ill to be screened before purchasing a gun. We blame the shooters behavior on some type of mental…
In the U.S. mass shooters are described as mentally ill. People argue and fight on social media about what needs to be done and we scream for the mentally ill to be screened before purchasing a gun. We blame the shooters behavior on some type of mental defect. We are looking for answers. We want … Continue reading We Need More Words For Mental Illness →
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I’m rushing around the house trying to serve breakfast, dress everyone, and get out the door. Things keep going wrong because I haven’t slept well in weeks. New baby on board. New lifestyle. Two kids are better than one. Two kids are more work than one.…
I’m rushing around the house trying to serve breakfast, dress everyone, and get out the door. Things keep going wrong because I haven’t slept well in weeks. New baby on board. New lifestyle. Two kids are better than one. Two kids are more work than one. Two kids are crying at the same time. Two … Continue reading Mistakes Are How We Learn →
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These DIY butterfly wings are so easy to make kids can do it by themselves. All you need is one piece of poster board, scissors, yarn, a crayon, and paint. The first step is to draw wings onto the poster board using a crayon similar to the color scheme…
These DIY butterfly wings are so easy to make kids can do it by themselves. All you need is one piece of poster board, scissors, yarn, a crayon, and paint.
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I got a phone call from the doctor’s office. Someone on the other line said, “Hello, this is so and so from doctor so and so’s office. I’m calling to let you know your test was positive.” “What does that mean?” I asked. “It doesn’t mean anything. Not…
I got a phone call from the doctor's office. Someone on the other line said, "Hello, this is so and so from doctor so and so's office. I'm calling to let you know your test was positive."
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Psst…I have to confess I stopped painting after 15 days. My #30in30 challenge fizzled. I’m blaming it on pregnancy hormones, the desire to clean out all the things, and the fact that I only have a couple of weeks to prepare for the next art show. I’ll do…
There are many instructions out there on how to choose a baby name. I know because I have read them all. Naming a baby is a big responsibility and you can't take it lightly.
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I’m almost halfway through the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge! I’m starting to get a bit fatigued. Today I almost didn’t paint. I thought maybe I could paint two tomorrow instead, but I told myself to “suck it up, Buttercup.” So here is my Turkey. Just…
I'm almost halfway through the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge!
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My daughter is in kindergarten and suddenly everything seems to be a competition. EVERYTHING. Who has the most friends. Who can talk about butts the longest. Who can read the fastest. Whether having a baby brother or sister is better. I wish I were…
My daughter is in kindergarten and suddenly everything seems to be a competition. EVERYTHING. Who has the most friends. Who can talk about butts the longest. Who can read the fastest. Whether having a baby brother or sister is better. I wish I were kidding. The other day my five-year old came home sad because … Continue reading Life Is Not A Competition →
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I recently gave birth in a “baby friendly” hospital. My newborn was with me through out my entire hospital stay, except for a few minutes when they gave her a bath and a few more minutes when our pediatrician took her to another room to suction mucus out…
From what I have read, having babies room-in with mothers (infant and mother bonding) and encouraging breastfeeding (classified as the optimal way to feed an infant) seem to be the corner stones of the baby friendly initiative. Sounds good, right? For the most part I am sure it is, but I think we can do even better by working towards a mom friendly hospital experience too.
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After participating in two art shows I have some wisdom to share with anyone thinking about jumping into the art show circuit. The best advice I can give you right now is do not jump in! Do your research. After attending two shows with very little traffic…
After participating in two art shows I have some wisdom to share with anyone thinking about jumping into the art show circuit. The best advice I can give you right now is do not jump in!
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I was at the doctor’s the other day getting my monthly pregnancy check up when my doctor asked me, “Is this your last baby?” My answer was a mixed up mess filled with probablys, I think so’s, and of course it is. I’m 40 years old after all. Jim is in his…
I was at the doctor's the other day getting my monthly pregnancy check up when my doctor asked me, "Is this your last baby?"
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    Artist and Blogger, 2010 - present
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Where art and family collide.
Introduction
I am a mother moonlighting as an artist and entertaining you with stories about how I somehow, sometimes, hold it all together. We live in a Geodesic dome in Southern New Mexico. My family is quirky in all of the good ways. Want to know more? Check out the blog: It's A Dome Life.

Do you like art jewelry and paintings, but really don't want to hear about all of the family stuff? You might want to just head straight over to my Etsy shop: Dome Life Studios.

My art is just one big, messy experiment. I'm fond of trying out new techniques and new mediums. The thing I love the most is color.


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I sometimes make people laugh. Usually at me, sometimes with me.
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