Normal Life, Extraordinary Work

Normal Life, Extraordinary Work

Do you feel like your life is too normal, too boring, too typical, too ordinary to have anything interesting to say?  Shaunna and Marian have heard this as an excuse time and time again as an argument against sharing stories, creations, and thoughts with others.  “I...
Cordati Studies

Cordati Studies

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...

Is The Best Of Your Past The Enemy Of Your Present Good

“Sometimes the greatest enemy of our present happiness is the past happiness that is too well remembered.” unkown    What happens we experience success as creatives?  Especially what we would individually consider “big success?” Success...
When You Stroke Out Creatively

When You Stroke Out Creatively

“When you’ve exhausted all the possibilities, remember this:  You Haven’t.”thomas edison   We do mean stroke out, not strike outThis was a fun podcast episode to record.  We relive our brainstorming weekend of developing The Creative Exponent...
Owning Your Place (Scarcity Vs. Abundance)

Owning Your Place (Scarcity Vs. Abundance)

“Abundance is not something we acquire, it is something we tune into.”wayne dyer   scarcity vs. abundanceIt is really simple to feel like creative work is scarce.  Really simple.  We struggle to find and hold our own place in the world, and to hold our own...
Classification Folders

Classification Folders

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 for projects, clients, or even...
Flow

Flow

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,...

Thinking of Starting a Creative Business?

“A business has to be evolving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative interests.” Richard Branson   Thinking of taking your creativity and turning it into a business?  There are a few things you should be doing first. This week we...
Delfonics Pens

Delfonics Pens

  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 these pens.  They’re unique....