Why I Go Quiet Over the Holidays

Happy holidays, everyone! Two posts coming at you this week – the second half of my reader survey results, and this, my holiday message. Why two?  That’s simple.  I like to take time during this season for reflection.  What do I feel gratitude about from this year?  What have I learned?  What would I like…

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Reader Survey Part 2 – Isn’t This Interesting?

I’ve been pondering my reader survey results for another week, and I think you’ll join me in confusion land when you hear what I learned from the rest of the responses.  Meanwhile, if you missed Part 1, read it here. When we left our discussion last week, I teased you about being surprised about comments…

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And the Survey Says: Part 1

It began as a discussion with creative peers in a virtual workspace we shared this past summer.  “No, I’m not sure what my readers would say about that,” I said.  My next thought was why not do a survey?  Because I want to know what YOU think. And thank you, you DID respond – about…

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Making 2018 Even More Creative

There’s something about the holidays.  A chance to reconnect with people you miss.  Reflection about what you’ve accomplished in the past months.  Inspiration for the year to come. I began 2017 in a fog of regrets, sadness, and confusion.  Too many possible creative projects pressed in on me, like being tied up in the bedsheets…

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Competing with Endless Instant Choices

I had a somewhat disheartening realization today, and it all began with fond memories of Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner.  (Yes, how my mind works is frightening at times.)  It’s probably already obvious to others, but it hit me like a semi doing 80 in a 30 zone.  Competition for your valuable reading time…

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Making a Mess is Acceptable and Encouraged

I was talking with a colleague the other day about systems. We narrowed down our thinking about repetitive processes and how they best serve us in our creative lives. My take on this came down to a concept that surprised me. I have systems so I can be messy. People who know me even only…

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