Through my work I attempt to examine the phenomenon of Simba from the Lion King as a metaphorical interpretation of both ghosts and conjuring.

What began as a personal journey of fuckism has translated into images of bacon and the third toe on the right foot that resonate with LGBT people to question their own plaidness.

My mixed media books embody an idiosyncratic view of The Pope, yet the familiar imagery allows for a connection between Robin Williams, essays and octopi.

My work is in the private collection of aliens who said ‘SHITFUCK! That’s some real fucktabulous art.’

I am a recipient of a grant from Folsom Prison where I served time for stealing mugs and tie clips from the gift shop of The Please Touch Museum. I have exhibited in group shows at Taco Bell and on the moon, though not at the same time. I currently spend my time between my bathtub and Berlin.

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Just kidding. The above in my “artist statement”. Get yours here.

To get to really know Tempest Rose, Nonsense & Shenanigans, and various policies regarding one or both, please see below.

(P.S. I like the word ‘fuck,’ but it usually won’t appear in my writing quite as often as above.)

Tempest Rose

Tempest Rose

I am a contradiction. I am an activist; I am gluttonous. I am a lover; I am a fighter. I am an enthusiast; I am boring. I am a mother; I am a student. I am passionate; I am lazy. I am messy; I am organized. I prefer to read; I watch too much television. I despise new-aged-lingo; I say “BTDubz” … Continue reading Tempest Rose

This Blog

This Blog (is a version of my story) I have a story to tell, and knowledge to share, and opinions to be voiced. I feel like I don’t belong and I want to make a difference. I write personal posts, opinion pieces, and creative writing. Everything is categorized so you can find whatever you’re interested in easier, or just scroll … Continue reading This Blog

Nonsense & Shenanigans supporting cast

Supporting Cast

Other than my mother’s and my own, all names have been changed to respect those I write about’s anonymity (even my dog’s). (I am still in the process of tagging and linking, but once I’m done you will be able to click on a name and find every post in which they are a prominent character.) … Continue reading Supporting Cast

Nonsense & Shenanigans photos


Any photos found online are sourced in the caption. Please keep in mind when visiting cited articles that some may not support my beliefs, while others may complement my thoughts. Photos labeled “©CrowePhoto” are graciously provided by my mother, Susan Crowe — nature and wildlife (and grandson) photographer. You can find every photo of hers used throughout this blog on the page … Continue reading Photos

NA replacing addiction


I recently started to doodle to provide photos for my posts. I’m not very good. I’m not good at all, actually, but I think that adds to my charm and gives viewers a clear idea of the kind of crazy I am. All doodles are solely my own, drawn by Tempest Rose herself, and are … Continue reading Doodles

Comment Policy

Abuse, discrimination, rudeness, hostility, etc. will not be tolerated. Feel free to engage in discussion, but be polite and mature about it. If you like a post, I encourage you to rate it, like it, comment on it, or share it. I would like to get my work out there, and you are my only … Continue reading Comment Policy

54 thoughts on “About

  1. I love the picture with your mother! It’s great to have such a good relationshiop between mother and daughter. I’m trying very hard to do that with my two daughters and son, and it works sometimes… it’s beautiful when it does. :-)

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  2. I have truly come to love this blog, Tempest. I love your wit, your truth and your candor. I appreciate your outspokenness and your point-of-view.

    You are one of those rare people who truly CAN do anything you decide you want to do.

    Thank you for sharing yourself,


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    • Thank you so much! However, after the other day I’ve decided to stop participating in awards I’ve already received because it got to be a bit overwhelming. But, if it’s okay with you, I’ll add this award and you to my list on my Awards page and answer your questions in the comments on your post?

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  3. Hi lovely lady, I have nominated you for The One Lovely Blog Award. I bet you are quivering in excitement… or perhaps you might be hitting your head against a wall repeating the phrase “Not another award, not another award!” You don’t have to accept this award, but I would love for you to pop over to my blog and come celebrate! There will be imaginary champagne, disco balls and a drumming cat! What more could one want? Hehe. . If you’re interested click on the link: https://insidethelifeofmoi.wordpress.com/2015/04/29/my-big-fat-award-ceremonystrike-two/


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