GOING FOR THE GOLD

Every couple of years, the Olympics bursts onto the world stage. Athletes, spectators, crew, judges, the media, and everyone else comes together to witness the competition – the “Going for the Gold.” Truth is, only one person or one team in any event can win that gold medal. Anything else – even the silver…

A LITTLE SPECKLE AND A LITTLE POP

 My yarn is wound, my needles are ready and I am impatiently – and excitedly –  waiting for tomorrow to begin the spectacular 2017 MKAL journey that Stephen West – of Westknits fame – will take us on. This is my fifth year participating, and I am always amazed, surprised and inspired by his creativity, and at…

IMAGINE NOTHING IS HOLDING YOU BACK

What would you do if there was nothing holding you back from living a life you dream of, doing the creative, inspiring work you were meant to do? Today let’s imagine … Play with me here, OK? Imagine you had all the money and all the time in the world. Imagine all the other responsibilities,…

Deadlines… Make nice with them, and make them yours.

Tick tock. Tick tock. Tick tock… The time for you to deliver your work is looming, and there you sit … staring at a blank computer screen. Or, if you are brutally honest, avoiding even sitting down at the computer altogether. Procrastinating. Being busy with business, all to avoid the inevitable. Why? The ideas you’re…

::: WordPlay :::

“Fishes Listening to the Sound of Polka Dots”  ~ title of a collage by Yayoi Kusama   Can you imagine? What a wonderful example of how, in just a few words, we become aware of a world outside our own. A world we most likely never imagined before. And yet, we are transported… Thing is,…

Inspired by Autumn

“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils…” ~ Nora and Delia Ephron, You’ve Got Mail Right on cue, summer (here in the Northern Hemisphere) is officially over, and fall has begun. We are at the Autumnal Equinox, where…

The Power of One Extraordinary Tribe…

“A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate.”  – Seth Godin, Tribes…

Simplify!

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”  ~ Hans Hofman   Steve Jobs had the right idea. Not only about Apple – we all know the great success and amazing products they create. In fact, many of you are reading this on your Mac, your iPad, iPhone,…

Reconnect with your Creative Mojo

“By understanding artists like Cezanne, I became myself.” ~ Gregory Kondos It happens to most of us, at one time or another. In spite of our best intentions, sometimes our creative mojo just goes into hiding. We may try to push, force and cajole it to come out and play, and still – nothing. Now,…

Romancing Your Business

“We may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.” ~ Georg Hegel February has been known as the love month. (Of course, ideally, every month of the year is, but that’s another story.) So, this week, I’d like for you to take a good look at your relationship with your…