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Embracing uncertainty


Jagged rocks, Oceanside OR

Embracing uncertainty is ultimately better than running away from it. Avoiding uncomfortable emotions actually causes many of life's problems. Moving toward uncertainty is where we can start learning and make important changes in our lives. Continue reading...


The slow burn


Jumping through social media hoops is a fast track to burnout. Slowing down may be the best way to focus on what's important to you. Continue reading...


Not quitting your art


How to keep working on creative projects without getting frustrated and quitting. Working without deadlines, not training to exhaustion, and courage by association can help you stick with it. Continue reading...



Tidying for creative spaces


Michelle Mars organized things

Marie Kondo has some good advice on tidying people's living spaces but her techniques don't always work for creative spaces. I have a few ideas about how to clean up your creative space without throwing out your important tools. Continue reading...



Walking for creativity


Michelle Mars walking in Dead Horse Canyon

Walking outdoors (or indoors!) can really boost your creative thinking process. Artists, musicians, and writers in the past leveraged their daily walk to help them work out tough creative problems. Continue reading...




Design Trip to Portland


I recently went down to Portland, OR for their design week. Here's some info on the open houses I attended, and good shops and restaurants to check out...  Continue reading...