June 17 is #WorldTessellationDay! I am throwing a party for the holiday I created tomorrow at the public library in McMinnville, Ore. When: 1:30 p.m. Where: Carnegie room What?: Something old, something new, something crunchy! This is the second World Tessellation Day celebration. If you were at the first, I’m switching things up a bit. […]
Starting a global holiday is really not that difficult. It only requires a bit of understanding about subcultures and what drives strangers to connect around an idea on social media. This is the second in a series I’m writing about starting your own world holiday. These posts are based on the ideas and approaches I’ve […]
Where your desk is located in your home office, what it faces, what sits behind you as you create, where your office is located: All of these things affect your creative work. I have moved my desk three times after becoming a work-at-home creative professional. The first time, I had just met feng shui and […]
It’s here! I made a 10-page quick guide for you featuring some of the seminal lessons I’ve learned in 10 years working as a professional creative. What’s in the guide: Personal stories of creative problems overcome Inspiration for the creative journey Short activities to make sure you’re on the right path Advice for dealing with […]
The Ultimate Guide to Kickstarting Children’s Books: Find Your Fans, Connect with Your Crowd and Publish Your Book (McMinnville, OR: Emily Grosvenor, 2017)
Tessalation! (Herndon, VA: Mascot Books, 2016)
For years a discussion has been brewing about what makes a person an adult. I’ve figured it out. It’s not having kids, buying a house, ironing your shirt, or being in a career-track job. It is having defined priorities: Knowing what yours area and aligning your life in pursuit of those priorities. Greg McKeown gets […]
Tiny Travels: Date night sucks. Day dates are where it’s at.
We have finally decided that date night sucks and we’re terrible at them.
On our last one, we explored a little area of SW McMinnville, (BOLD CLAIM ALERT!) the most romantic place to go on a day date in June.
Read the latest Tiny Travels post here.