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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 »

‘Tis the Season—for Nature-Based Spring Color Palettes!

We can usually agree that “nature” is the best inspiration for inspired color palettes. But that’s a broad topic! So for purposes of this post about color inspirations, I’ll stick to what is right underfoot, literally. It seems that every time I go out for a walk—whether to the beach, a local path, just ‘around town,’ or via a sweeping vista of fields—I love to look around with color palettes in mind. This usually involves being inspired to take some pictures and reflect on relative colors and how they might be used. Or, simply, just open my eyes to the… Read more »

What’s it like to do something really different?

Over the past year a lot has happened. Moving from Massachusetts, where I lived for a very long time, to California–where I’d lived in the past and “Swore” I’d never live there again! (moral: never say “Never!”)  But here I am, and it is like being on a different planet. And actually a good one! I just got back from sitting in with my fiddle (aka violin), with some local bluegrass players in a weekly “jam”—which is informal, and fortunately for me they are very welcoming and patient. But what is also really different? Being willing to take the time… Read more »

Tips for Testing – it’s your most important tool before painting

Have you ever thought about the tools you need for painting? Think of testing your paint selections as the most important ‘tool’ in your bag. Tips for Testing Q: Are you about to make decisions about paint color? Q: Painters and designers: Are you about to recommend paint colors for a client? Q: How can you make high quality color test samples to help your clients make color decisions? You’re a painting professional who has just been asked for the Thousandth time…”how will it look?” Of course you may have even seen the specified color in many other settings over… Read more »