Travel Journal


 

Anticipation is Half the Fun

The anticipation is killing me! As of this writing, I am 22 days away from next trip and I’m completely invested in the vacation mindset. Not only am I excited about getting away and enjoying the Caribbean sunshine, but I’m also excited about the preparation itself....

Female Solo Traveler: Why I love it

I’ve been traveling alone for years and I love it. Trying to remember exactly when it all started, and I think it was about 20 years ago when I first started going camping by myself. Then it progressed to long weekends in Northern Michigan and trips to out of town...

Art & Creativity


 

Learning from design experts

I've recently begun reading "How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer" by Debbie Millman. First, I have to say that it's been a while since I've encountered Debbie Millman. Years ago I listened to as many podcasts as I could from her website Design Matters. Somehow...

Creativity for Graphic Designers

I know I'm not the only graphic designer who has vowed to step away from the computer once in a while so I can have more time to play with my art supplies. There are dozens of books that challenge designers to stay fresh with creative inspiration. Recently I was...

Learning watercolor painting

I've long wanted to learn how to paint beautiful watercolor art. Thought about taking a class but decided to just jump right in and try it. I'm using a small Moleskin journal and I love the size. Here's what I made today using a sharpie to draw the flowers then paint...

Creativity

Craving creativity • Curating creativity • Cultivating creativity Creative inspiration • Creative instigation • Creative investigation Investigate curating • Investigate inspiration • Investigate creativity Lately I've been obsessed with creativity. Learning how to...

Faux Silver Leaf on The Letter K

Have you ever wanted to try silver leafing, but felt intimidated by the process and expense? Here's an alternative. Using wallpaper paste and aluminum foil, this faux silver leaf project can be used on many different DIY projects. I decided to start small with a...

Capturing Nature

 A photograph taken in Frankenmuth, Michigan of a spent hydrangea. I've always loved the beauty of the rough and tumble in life - worn down barns, peeling paint, a rusty old Ford truck abandoned in the field. I also love beautiful flowers that are just passed their...

Coffee Talk


 

I Want to Blog Again

For the past few months (probably longer but I ignored it before then) I have wanted to start blogging again. Not blogging for the business or blogging for a specific purpose or niche... but blogging for me. Like the kind of blogging that got this whole blogging thing...

About Me

Before I jump in and get started, I want to introduce myself.  Warning - this is going to be a VERY long post, so grab a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy the ride (or just skip my ramblings and go straight to the photos!). Some of you already know me from my other blogging...

Dreams with a Deadline


 

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Journey to a Healthier Me


 

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