Posts Categorized: Experience

A New Spin – on a Former Life as a Silk Painting Artist

Repeating is not all bad. Or perhaps I should say…ReViving is Great! I wanted to make this post a bit more personal than some of my others, and here’s the story: Back in the early-80’s there was a style direction called “wearable art.” Well, maybe it was not a really Big fashion phenomenon, but there were a lot of bold designs out there, dramatic patterns, detail, and more. And there was an inkling of the ‘handicraft’ style of how things were made. That was a good thing. And of course, as you know, it’s pretty big right now! At that… Read more »

Want to Feel More Creative? Use these 9 Tips to add a creativity menu to your day.

I’m thinking about it like this: Loving waking up feeling creative. Ok, realistically, it does not happen every single day. But I’m realizing there is a way to experience it More and More. So this is what I came up with: A “creativity menu.” Does it sound crazy? Maybe so, but I have to say it’s Delicious! You don’t have to be in a field like art, design, color consulting, writing, architecture—or anything else typically with the ‘creative’ designation—but  just about any profession or business has a creative aspect to it. So to stretch the typical assumption of the word a… Read more »

A Maslow-Inspired Thanksgiving Color Palette

What are the colors of Thanksgiving? So much more than paint, decorating, or  “trend palettes.” I wanted to offer some color-reflections for the holiday season, and beyond. What’s important? Please share your own inspirations and color-reflections!

Asking the right questions

How to listen: Take a tip from Joseph Albers “Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.” Among the many “what’s the first step” items in the process of a new client-relationship, asking the right questions is at the top of my list. Of course this also goes for any project, even with people we think we know, since each project carries its own set of circumstances. That’s why I love the above statement by Josef Albers. While creatively problem-solving, opportunities to learn—and to teach—abound in every project Help clients discover their own… Read more »