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I marveled aloud as I worked on my party favor for our Independence Day gathering.  I am quite fond of learning details of the lives of our founders…and I pondered that I was using essentially the same tools and methods […]

All through high school I wrote in my journal, “I want to be an artist.” I kept writing it through my first several jobs after high school  Somewhere in the midst of becoming the Director of Public Relations at a […]

There is a period of time for everyone that is called the learning curve.  Curve.  You can’t see around the edge of a curve, but you do know something is there.  Something just waiting for you to round that bend. […]

Carmen Torbus, in her book, THE ARTIST UNIQUE, encourages everyone with the impulse to create to REACH.  Reach beyond their comfort zone. Reach beyond what they know or think they know…and explore what MIGHT BE.  That is an impulse that […]

And so do I.  Like Secretary Gates I also want to honor the families who serve their country by staying at home and standing by their family member’s decision to serve in the Military.  Those families serve our country and […]

Sabbatical.  It’s tossed around a lot.  What IS it?  What does it mean? If you are Tawana -it might mean ducking out of the heat of the politics of Botswana. If you are Eastern Oregon Pastor, Marc Mullins, it might […]

Last week I did something for the first time.  I entered the “comment stream” of a review on Amazon. I went on Amazon to check the status of a book several peers in the design industry had recommended  and found […]

I returned a week ago from teaching at Dr. Deanna Davis’s  banner event, WOMANHOOD WEEKEND.  Even though I was faculty and there to teach, I came away over flowing with energy and ideas and new insights.  Dr. Davis reminded us […]

I hope you have the time to see this sweet and somewhat historic snapshot. This week end I spoke at length with a client.  She is aspiring to a more artful, creative life.  She feels restricted by her limited education.  […]

Perhaps you have heard that the Rev. Billy Graham is struggling with pneumonia and has been hospitalized. The man who’s faith and stories have impacted the lives of millions of people, around the globe, is facing a difficult road. And […]