Time For New

Time For New

Over the next month or two I am going to be working on something new. After a lot of thought I have decided to leave I Just Might Explode in its current form + name behind. This place has been my home for self-expression and exploration for over four years (!!!) and it feels sad and weird to leave it behind, but I am so ready. “I Just Might Explode” was a phrase I drew in an art journal years ago and it represented the sort of burgeoning angst and evolution I was experiencing at the time. It no longer feels right to where I am in life and where I want to go. I want a no-pressure home to post longer writing, kick-ass links, music recommendations, and weird projects. Mostly, I need a fresh start. I need a place where I can leave preconceptions about what a “blog” is behind and how I’ve always done it. I’m doing away with advertising, so I can focus on Classes Kara Made and design  and post offensive things without offending advertisers (JK! sorta).

I want to be more of a creator and less of a blogger.

I’ll be importing most of my old content to a new URL and all the old links will forward there, so you won’t lose any of my lame posts or bad sentence structure in the move. The web is changing and maybe the blog is dead, but maybe just lame blogging is dying? I don’t know. Let’s make good things and share them, is what I think.

In the meantime, I am working on a new art journaling class for Classes Kara Made, along with new content additions to Click Your Life and The M. I’ll be taking on more design clients for January, so send me an email. As always, I’m still over-posting on Twitter and Instagram.

I’m also just really enjoying drawing things in my sketchbook, writing hard-to-write shit, decorating my (new!!) cute-as-hell apartment, and just living my life and being happy. It’s a good season, y’all.

As always, thanks for your support. The internet and this online community I’ve been a part of for almost seven years has absolutely shaped who I am, my career, and passions and lucky-as-can-be life. I wouldn’t want it any other way. You people fucking rock.


This Etc.


Been listening to this. And thinking about this and laughing (delightedly) about this and needing to start this. Wanting this and wishing for some of this. That’s all.



2560×1440 // 1680×1050 // 1440×900 // 1280×800 // iPad // iPhone // iPhone 5

I write little passive aggressive notes to myself pretty frequently and I’ve had this one in my head since October. That Instagram even inspired my friend Kristina to make her own. I made it into a free desktop + iPhone + iPad wallpaper so you’ll remember to worry about your own fucking self. Enjoy!


Classes Kara Made Sale

Cyber Monday Sale

Today everything on Classes Kara Made is 40% off! All you need to do is enter the coupon code goodvibes at checkout! It’s a great time to pick up The M for hella cheap or gift an art journaling course to a crafty friend. Sale ends at midnight.

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Lucius — Go Home

I am newly obsessed with the band Lucius and this song is my favorite thing. Enjoy!


Random Love — Caroline Smith

Caroline Smith – Audiotree Live from Audiotree Live on Vimeo.

I blogged about one of my favorite musicians, Caroline Smith, last month and thought you might be like to watch this great live performance too! Ignore some of the awkward chatter in between. Happy Tuesday!