Archive for April, 2012

OakMonster Rises

April 21st, 2012 No Comments
liveeveryday

I’ve been keeping busy since we last discussed about how my creativity has been stoked. I’ve played with Instagram a lot now that it’s available for Android. And I’ve been making some fun stuff. Kind of like found object art in a way. Whatever image strikes my fancy or something someone just said, I just whipped up something. My Tumblr account hasn’t seen this much activities in months! And guess what? I’m having so much fun it’s ridiculous. Pin away,

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Freeing My Creative Mind

April 12th, 2012 No Comments
tardis steampunk hat project

It’s  been over 10 years since I worked in a truly creative environment. I had given up on being creative professionally.  When I got home, I didn’t do much either except for the costuming for Halloween/Renaissance Faire, food gift labels for the holidays, and the now-tradition Christmas e-card. Oh, and occasional alcohol-fueled rock star moments at the piano. It only took three months working with and for these guys at Ignited to get me to WANT to be creative. All.

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Taking a Leap: One Year Later

April 1st, 2012 No Comments
lept

Today is the first anniversary of my not having a full-time job. And what a year it has been!  I started it with 2 weeks in New Zealand, connecting with my cousins and traveling with my dad. (And I still don’t have all of the pictures up online yet!)  Then for a few months, I tried my hands at being my own boss and found that I had much to learn.  A few odd jobs later, with a lead from

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