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the creative exponent
cre·a·tive ex·po·nent (noun):
a person who believes in and upholds the truth of their creativity
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As promised, I kept a sketchbook when I was traveling in Europe. I approached it with the same trepidation I always do when I'm sketching or painting. I still felt like I was going to get it "wrong" (whatever that really means.) But, I pushed. I made sure I set...
What marian likes What originally attracted me to these folders were the colors! Pale blue, mint green, grassy green, navy, etc. What sold me on them was the divided sections that I could use to keep notes and paperwork organized...
We are absolutely loving recording our podcasts for you guys. I mean it. Marian messaged me from her trip to say she missed recording, and I feel the same exact way. We love talking about things we're passionate about, things that matter, and things that can...
I always love it when I find new reading materials and I recently found a new-to-me magazine - Flow. Words like mindfulness, imperfection, and creativity are what drew me to it and they didn't disappoint. The magazines are packed with great articles, inspiring art,...
what marian likesI love that this pen writes tiny! I think this plays into my neat and tidy nature. I do not like blobby ink marks or pens that bleed onto the paper, making my lines look thick and messy. I also like the look of...
"My studio has a personality of its own. It can be a monstrous clutter from one end to the other or, at times, the very model of simplicity. " Harley brown WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT MARY'S SPACEIn short, a few things...
“As creatives, we must find the balance of our fears and dreams. Where fear turns into caution and dreams turn into vision.”
– Shaunna West
THE CREATIVE EXPONENT
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Anyone longing to discover, uphold and share their creativity. Welcome to The Creative Exponent!
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Creatives wanting to turn their creativity into a business or grow an existing business.
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Marian is a paint enthusiast & natural encourager. She is the epitome of a multi-passionate entrepreneur with a spiderweb of creative endeavors including writing, photography, design, fine art, furniture refinishing, and home décor. She has a habit of turning every hobby into a business, which can be simultaneously amazing and a problem. You can find Marian elsewhere on the internet by Googling Miss Mustard Seed…
Shaunna is a chronic creative dabbler, a mom of two, and creator of the lifestyle brand & blog, Perfectly Imperfect. Her dabblings have included writing, photography, painting furniture, retail, design and decorating, and most recently, branding and business consulting. She has a tendency to plow forward into new endeavors like The Creative Exponent, and along the way, has also developed a soft spot for celebrating beauty in broken things and people. Now, more than ever, she doesn’t want your creativity to be one of those things that feels broken…
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