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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
who Will Ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Liquefy Your Brain,
and Finally Turn You
into a Worthwhile
Human Being.

Written by Alice Bradley and Eden Kennedy

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Seriously, I'd like some breakfast. Anyone? [Update! See bottom of post!]

I'm up at 5:30 am writing this, which is not something I'm doing for fun, because the only thing I do at 5:30 for fun is sleep or sleep-eat. But I happened to wake up at 4 in a mild panic about All The Things, my ever-growing list of work obligations, and I'm pretty sure I'm forgetting something important I said I'd do. And now everyone is mad at me. (If I ever write a memoir I'm going to title it "Everyone is Mad at Me." Don't steal that! That's mine!)

It's great to have a huge work load, I know. I've had plenty of early-morning panics about not having enough work. This is better. I am okay with all the work; it's the NUMBER of different projects that I can't seem to wrap my head around. It's giving me a temporary case of ADD, an obsessive need to write list after list, and a strong yearning for a butler, or a chef. A chef-butler. At least someone to make me breakfast.

In the middle of all of this I'm trying to get off a Big Project off the ground, which I hope to unveil in a couple of weeks. Forgive me for being so secretive. I will remain alive for a while so that I may shortly reveal all. That is my pledge to you. ("I Will Remain Alive" is my second memoir title, written when I am frighteningly old. The cover will be a close-up of one of my eyes. When I die all the copies of the book will burst into flame. I've thought this through.)

In the meantime, here's a watercolor I did recently.
St. Nicholas Carpatho, East Village

And another!

Tree, winter

I could do nothing but paint all the time. I love it so much. I think I'm an art nerd. Is that a thing? I'm walking around with the dog and I see a gnarled, stumpy tree and all I want to do is draw it. All the dog wants to do is pee on it. And then I want to draw the dog peeing. And then I do. I need help. Or art supplies! That shit is pricey.

Reader Comments (58)

Wow. Your artwork rocks.

I feel the "todo list" just keep getting longer and I am drowning in it.

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGabriela

I love your paintings!! They are gorgeous!

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRanchgurl

Your work also pricey...great job!! You have a talent on paintings 'cos it shows
on your art pieces.

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

I've been thinking about this phrase, "art nerd."

I don't think that's what you're describing. At least when I picture an art nerd, I think of someone who gets really excited discussing the impact of the tulip trade on Dutch masters, or what kind of ink Jasper Johns used, or how you can tell this tapestry was woven in 1497, certainly not 1498...

You may be an art nerd, though nothing I've read of your writing seems to indicate that.

I think the word you're looking for is "Artist." You're an artist.

(Maybe an artist who is also a nerd.)

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterroo

Thank you for sharing your paintings. Some could appreciate the difficulty level and skill that is involved.

February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEngland Furniture

Thanks for opening the Zazzle store! I just ordered a print. Can't wait to hang it on my wall!

February 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjanet

Alice, I want the dog print. It makes me laugh!

February 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

First, your paintings are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Second, I actually laughed to the point of tears over this line:

"The cover will be a close-up of one of my eyes."

Clearly, I need help. Or a close-up picture of your eyeball."

February 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWombat Central

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