INK News has levelled up to inked letters with weekly topics that I’ll be digging into. I created them to be specific enough that I'm not grasping for ideas but general enough that my content will adjust the to the ebb and flow of my business, personal life, and what sparks my interest at the time.Read More
How many times have you been told to not put all your eggs in one basket? Whether it’s your efforts and time. It could be putting your hopes on one type of customer or count on a financial industry to come out on top when it comes to your retirement goals?Read More
Do you decide when you dig into a platform?
Do you decide your focus?
Are you giving away control to someone else?
YOUR INBOX. You should be the one deciding how often your inbox should be refreshed.
As the driver of your life, each route you take, you are defining your own destination and experience getting there. Are you doing things because that is the way things have always been done? Maybe it's time to take a new route and create new experiences.Read More
Ever wondered how the myLife planner can work in your life? Sometimes it better to hear it from someone besides myself, because I am biased. It works for me. Listen to Tara and I chat about how she finds the myWeek helps her corral her various lists and notes into one space so she can focus on the work and then shut her office door over the weekend.Read More
Who hasn’t been wooed by the idea of living in a large space? Haven’t we all been conditioned to strive for that ‘corner office’ mentality? I embraced the "bigger is better" mentality of the suburban lifestyle. Who would have even dared to say that there was a downside? The more space you have, the more you fill it with. Period.Read More
It is finally here.
After a few weeks of teasers and waiting for and paying extra steel tariff taxes on the gold wire-o coil supplies I have finally in my hands and available the new feature cover design for 2019.Read More
Do you hide and cage yours so you can protect them or let them into the world risking them being affected by it?
If you didn’t already get the gist of the metaphor… unicorns are your ideas. Your fantasy world is where you create them. So what do you do with yours? Hide them or set them free?Read More
I like to have the mindset that each and every day is a fresh start. But there is something about the beginning of a new year and the energy around it gives one extra motivation to start the year with good intentions.
So here we are, starting out 2019 and you may have in your hand gifts provided with love and good intentions, one of which could have been a new calendar. Likely either the version that is as standard as the clock face, so both seem to be a visual measure of where you are in time. But outside of that, it doesn’t inspire action.
I have been a follower of Marie Forleo’s for over a few years. I find her videos and insights to be simple and to the point. Her motto, “Less IS more,” and I have been on that band wagon for the past year. So of course the worksheet download didn’t work right for me, and regardless I have my own style of making lists aligned with the design of myLife Planners that I procrastinated by creating my own worksheet which I am offering to you!Read More
A year ago I was referred to a most wonderful creative couple with self publishing dreams. After a first online video meeting they opened their world to me and invited me on their journey. The first book was The Foldings, followed by Slim Island, a second version of The Foldings, and then Stratosphere, all written by Gordon Kurby (his pseudonym). All of these books were the testing phase for the true baby, his recent book release, Rembrandt’s Comet.Read More
Why is the controversy about truth such an issue these days? It used to be assumed that facts determined the truth. Now the dialogue is dismissing facts for 'sound bites.' As a creative specializing in publication design, this topic has been on my mind a lot. I want the work I do to be professional and of value. Outside of fictional stories, publication media should be validated and authentic.
Why do people bother with writing down lists of everything that needs to get done? For procrastinators like me, a list can be seen like an impossible mountain to climb, so why not just avoid it? For others the idea of micromanaging their day makes their skin crawl, they would rather let the day just organically flow. Though two pretty solid reasons, what is missed is that what really matters isn’t getting done. There is no magic fairy godmother watching over you and making things happen that align with your dreams. Sorry, the buck stops with you on that one.Read More
It could be my upbringing that had lack of leader feminine role models (late 70's and early 80's), that makes it so hard to shake that feeling you shouldn’t be talking about yourself. I mean it’s what I was brought up with, between societal norms of the time that was reinforced by the media.
So I am just gonna throw caution to the wind and share in my mind what my strengths are.Read More
I was tagged in my a client to work with a new organization as they developed their business model and messaging.
The creative brief outlined the purpose of the group to better utilize the various grants provided by the Province of Alberta. It's mission is to create opportunities for various sporting organizations to work together to apply for grants to create more impact in sport and recreation in Alberta.Read More
For my latest INK Newsletter, I figured the best content is MY content. So I wanted to create an image that showcased the message of the post... strength... more specifically... embracing MY strengths. So I attempted to pose for a power position, with just me, my iPhone and my JOBY remote.Read More