Archive for the ‘Creativity’ Category

GIRL CRUSH Philadelphia

Monday, October 15th, 2012

On Saturday morning I woke up early and drove to Philadelphia for an art workshop and tea party run by Danielle Krysa aka The Jealous Curator and hosted by Shauna Alterio aka one half Something’s Hiding in Here. Both women are in-cred-ible. Truth.

It was one of those experiences that I’m pretty sure has changed me forever. I mean, you can’t really spend a day with genuinely supportive, creative and honest folks and walk away without some major imprint on your soul, now can you?

When I sat down to do this wrap up, I figured I’d post a few cute pictures and a short little write up. But then I thought, you know what? I’m going to pay this honest thing forward.

This year has been a remarkable journey for me. I have grown in ways I never imagined and this scares the crap out of me. I’ve always flown under the radar. My comfort zone is in never being known too well. I mean, yeah sure, I ‘put myself out there’ but not really. In the past I’ve held back. A lot. You see, I love feeling comfortable with not being too visible and yet, it’s the very thing that has choked me. (more…)

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Why do I blog? That, my friend, is an excellent question… (fingers drumming)

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

     

Today, I’m over at Raincoast Cottage with Sandra talking about why we blog. It’s part of Sandra’s ongoing series featuring honest, unedited conversations about creativity. Sometimes, it gets messy. Please hop on over and join the conversation. And if you blog, we’d love to hear why! It’s a strange business, this blogging, and yet… well, you’ll see why I keep tossing my hat into the ring.

See you there!

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Wherein I Share My Struggles with Self Doubt

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

     

For the past couple months, I’ve been having honest, unedited (and scarily revealing) conversations with my friend Sandra about living a creative life.

First, Sandra and I bared our souls in a conversation about copying vs. inspiration. Next we owned our jealousy and envy when it comes to blogging. Recently, we shared our struggles with balancing it all. Now Sandra and I open up about our feelings of self doubt.

Head on over to Sandra’s site to listen in and add your thoughts. You can catch an excerpt from the exchange below. See you there! (more…)

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Wherein I Find Myself Declaring “I’m Not A One Woman Show”

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

     

For the past month or so, I’ve been having honest, unedited (and scarily revealing) conversations with my friend Sandra about living a creative life.

First, I bared my soul in a conversation about copying vs. inspiration. Next I owned my jealousy and envy when it comes to blogging. Now I share my struggles with balancing it all as Sandra asks, “What is realistic when you want to create AND you have a life too? What about our dreams?”

Today on Raincoast Cottage I reveal my secrets: how I juggle my personal/professional projects with kids home all day, what I’m working on next and also offer my three pieces of advice to friends who ask how I manage it all. [Spoiler Alert: I don't always.]

Head on over to Sandra’s site to listen in. We’d love to have you add your own thoughts, struggles or solutions in the search for “balance”. We’re all in this together! You can catch an excerpt from the exchange below. See you there. (more…)

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Wherein I Tell People I’m the Oprah of Envy

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

     

A couple weeks ago I bared my soul in a conversation about copying vs. inspiration. Today, I’m back with Sandra discussing jealousy and envy when it comes to blogging. I may have said I’m the Oprah of envy and asked people to check under their chairs. Would you believe me if I told you it’s all a hazy blur?

Head on over to Raincoast Cottage to check it out and add your own thoughts on envy and jealousy. You can catch an excerpt from the exchange below.

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Wherein I Suggest Creativity is a Love Child

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

     

A month or so back, Sandra approached me with a new column idea for Raincoast Cottage. The idea was to create a dialogue around a topic creative people struggle with and document the conversation. She wanted to capture a conversation in real time, or as close as she could get it.

To achieve a level of intimacy, the conversation would occur over email—just between me and her. There was only one rule: you couldn’t read the response until you were ready to write back.

Using this method, we’d say things we wouldn’t necessarily have said had we spent time polishing our answers. She was aiming at capturing how we really felt. What we’d really say to one another.

I decided the concept fell somewhere in the land between terrifying and thrilling. Naturally, I was in.
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Through the Lens

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Last month, we took a trip into DC. While there, we thought we’d stroll past the White House. Now, Dave has walked by it countless times, but the kids and I had never seen it in real life. I know! I’d been to DC so many times and yet had never seen it. I felt so deprived.

On our way to there, we stopped by a CVS to pick up a camera for our son. He was the only one who wasn’t properly equipped for such a touristy destination. I’ve mentioned before how much I love the idea of giving kids cameras. It’s incredible to see what they capture. This time, however, I thought it’d be interesting to see photos from parents vs. kids.

This spring break (or summer if the kids are already back in school), give this photo project a try: take the family somewhere, give them all cameras and see what everyone captures.

For our project, I paired images with each photographer’s response to three questions. Let’s begin… (more…)

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The Best of Vimeo

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Address Is Approximate from The Theory on Vimeo.

What’s not to love about Vimeo? The videos are beautiful, experimental and short enough to hold my ADD-like attention span. The other night, the kids and I put together some of our favorites for you. So grab a box of Junior Mints, kick back and enjoy. (more…)

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