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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Out of Clutter Find Simplicity

They say a cluttered desk is a cluttered mind…. Well, I believe them. It’s commonly known that we “artsy, creative types” are messy in general, but it’s also said that a mess stifles productivity.  In my case, I must be creative and productive in both my personal life and many jobs, so it’s beyond time […]

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The Purpose of Pictures

Perfect hair. Perfect Clothes. Perfect location. It can become an obsession. But stop. Step back. Ask yourself: Why are we taking family pictures? Are we taking them to post on facebook? No. Are we taking them to impress others? Hope not. Are we taking them to preserve the memories of fleeting childhoods? I hope so. […]

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It’s Not About Perfect, It’s About Getting Done

I may have mentioned before that I’m a bit of a recovering perfectionist.  Some of that comes from my dad.  He is all about the prep work.  You don’t start a project without a sketch — or two, or three (always in a tiny notebook with a no. 2 pencil).  You get all your supplies […]

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