About Splash Of Paprika

Chibi Nora Juster aka Splash Of Paprika

Growing up in the 80's, I was a tiny, gangly tomboy running around in the woods and splashing in the creeks of Pennsylvania's Amish Country, with visions of being 30. And a writer. And a skater. And a marine biologist. And an illustrator.

I never dreamed that by 20I0 I would be living in a gritty Pacific Northwest city, married, raising a family, and tending backyard chickens. 

But here I am. A madcap gardener and voracious reader living with chronic mental illness and mood disorders (PPD/Bipolar 2/PTSD), an exhausted(ing?) introvert, obsessive dabbler, balterer, and kaomoji lover (see also).

I'm not a writer, photographer, skater, marine biologist, or an illustrator, but I love learning and I don't particularly care about good taste. Most of the time.

In 2013, I started Splash Of Paprika as a creative outlet, somewhere to write and share photos from time to time. I write about creating a garden and small urban farm on our 0.14-acre lot, books, sign language, songs, and once in a while some personal things, too. More general specifics on Splash Of Paprika are here.

Topics and content subject to change without notice. I'm fickle like that. 


p.s. If you are living with any sort of chronic illness or mood disorder, please read Esmé Weijun Wang's thoughtful posts on mental health and illness.