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Gelli Plate Printing Demonstration and Information

Hello Lovely Creative People!

Do you use a Gelli Plate?

Honesty moment: I tried them several times but never fell in love so it’s not exactly in my range of techniques – though I do use other printing methods. Too messy for my taste 🙂

But, I know a lot of you love them and may want a little more info, so here’s the scoop straight from the Gelli Arts folks themselves! You’ll find tips, storage, cleaning and more on this page and here’s their demonstration video:

 

So, yay or nay? Let me know what you think – I’d love to hear from you!

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HallowWhimsy – Halloween Printables, Clipart, Decor, Artwork & Gifts

You know that saying, “Do as I say, not as I do?” Yeah, we’re there…

I opened a new Etsy shop just for Halloween; it’s called HallowWhimsy.

It’s a place to explore all the Halloween and related ideas that come along during the year. It’s not my first shop, nor the second, nor… well, there’s a few.

As for not doing things the right way – this shop is intended as a creative outlet play space and that’s not the generally advised plan for starting a business. This one is for the joy of it!

I’ll be adding more spooky stuff as it’s finished as well as sharing the creativity behind the scenes on Insta and FB.

If you want more details on the business side or any other side, just ask – leave a comment or send me a note! I’d love to hear from you 🙂

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The Creative Process is Like Glitter – It’s Everywhere!

You know I love that glitter. I also love people being creative everyday. See how I put those together?

I had the chance to talk about the creative process with my friend and colleague Nicole Fende on her podcast – The Sci-Fi Biz Show – All the Boring Bits Made Better.

First, a little about her show. It really is Sci-Fi for small business and she’s done it brilliantly. Nicole is a numbers person with a profit-making mindset – and she’s immensely creative with a flair for fun. We’ve collaborated for years on various projects and I’m honored to be a guest on her podcast.

We talked about the Creative Process, how it works, and how it underlies every creative act – even the everyday creativity that we may not notice anymore. In listening to the episode I was struck with how much fun we’re having.

Our talk ranged over creative laziness in popular offerings, the brain on creativity, the importance of curiosity, tips to be more creative, the creative process steps and slime. It’s a very digestible 36 minutes  long.

BONUS FUN THING

Every episode starts with a short discussion of a Sci-Fi/fantasy/horror work of the guest’s choice. I chose “The Princess Bride” because it’s fun, positive and THE QUOTES!

You can catch the show on iTunes, your favorite podcast source (I use Stitcher) or download it here.

The Description:

  • The creative process is one of the most misunderstood, overlooked, and underappreciated processes on the planet. Monette Satterfield joins us to discuss this deceptively simple approach. She shares insights on overcoming potential roadblocks, puts the time frame in perspective, and demonstrates how we can use it in business to grow our profit. All with references to the Most Quotable Movie.

A process for creativity – smart or sacrilege? Listen in and decide for yourself.

Find it online:

Check it out and let me know what you think in a comment or a note – I’d love to hear from you!