Ink and Inklings

Exciting Updates!

March 8, 2019 12:25 am

Hello, everybody! It has definitely been a bit, so I’d like to update you on all the experiments and adventures I’ve been involved in creating over the past semester! As many of you who follow my Instagram @sunflowerjonescreates, I recently finished revamping my social media to make it easier and more fun to see what…

Hejdå, Sverige!

December 16, 2017 8:33 pm

On December 9th, my time in Sweden came to a close. The last few weeks have been spent in a whirlwind of packing and Swedish Christmas, filled with Christmas markets, finals, saffranbullar and glögg, ice skating, and five brief hours of daily sunlight. As I approached the end of the semester, I made a lot…

Happy 19th, Miles!

September 28, 2017 9:29 pm

What?? Two blog posts in one day?? Madness! Just kidding. Today is a very special day, but not because of that. Today is my brother Miles’s nineteenth birthday! Now, birthdays are always fun celebrations in the Jones house, but today, Miles is not having a birthday party (at least, not with us). Instead, Mr. Independent…


September 28, 2017 8:49 pm

Hello, everyone! Slightly funny story: I wrote this post a week ago and completely forgot to upload it! Apparently, being a space cadet does not necessarily stop the moment you go abroad. Sorry about that! Anyway, the weekend before last, a group of us from my program traveled from Stockholm about forty minutes by plane…

Stockholm Halvmarathon!

September 13, 2017 10:10 am

Hello, everyone! This past Saturday, I ran the Stockholm Halvmarathon. It was absolutely amazing. I was one of over 12,000 runners who started and finished the race just outside of Kungliga slottet, or the Stockholm Royal Palace, and although the day was overcast and eventually quite wet, it was the perfect temperature for running. I have…


August 30, 2017 9:24 am

Hello, everybody! It has been one week, and I am officially settled in here in Stockholm! Classes began yesterday, and I am gradually mastering the excitements of public transportation labeled in Swedish. I have not yet gotten lost, thank goodness, and Google Maps is a wonderful thing. Some things here are familiar; pickled herring and…

Stockholm Bound!

August 20, 2017 8:31 pm

Today is my last day in Indiana (and the United States) until December. I am currently sitting in the Indianapolis Airport, and tomorrow morning, I will land in Stockholm, Sweden, where I will spend the entire semester. (And it still doesn’t quite seem real!) This summer has flown by, but it has been absolutely wonderful….

Book Two Complete

July 23, 2017 4:22 pm

Fun fact: I have been writing my second novel for about two and a half years. On July 16th, one week ago, I finished the rough draft. At 326 pages, 81,628 words, and hours upon hours spent procrastinating schoolwork, it’s all done. I could not be more excited. Now, this is a rough draft, so…

A Poetic Glimpse

June 17, 2017 4:14 am

Hello, everyone! Now that we are about a month out from the end of the semester (mind-blowing, I know), I thought I might share a poem I wrote for my final portfolio. I had a lot of fun experimenting with form and voice, because poetry is not something with which I have much experience. I hope you…

Through the Gate

June 4, 2017 8:09 pm

Today, my brother Miles graduated from high school. (He’s the officer in the middle. My other brother Charlie is on the left.) I could not be prouder of him. He has been a Culver cadet for four years, after having convinced my parents that a military boarding school would be a good idea. He matriculated…