You hear about artists and entertainers “bursting upon the scene” as if they just picked up a brush or a guitar and their genius gushed out. You want to be that person. You walk on stage unrehearsed because you’re confident the magic will happen. Haha. I started doing Spoonflower challenges because, if I want to […]Read More Reckoning: a humble start
Question: Who do I think I am signing up for courses at the Textile Design Lab, among all those young and talented graphic designers? [Continuing from Jan 12, 2019] Well, why do old people sign up for marathons, knowing they will never break out of the pack to win a race, not even “for their […]Read More Old dogs, new tricks
My craft-oriented podcasts tend to be focused now on goals for 2019. On a few (such as Elise Joy #154), I’ve heard the suggestion to choose ONE WORD that will remind you of your best intentions for the year ahead and that will help keep you centered. In fact, Ali Edwards has created a whole […]Read More One Word for 2019
The secret of my productivity is writing everything down. We all do way more than we give ourselves credit for. But we forget. The months slide by. In a life stacked with well organized planners, it took till I retired to appreciate the value of random scribbling and doodling as a way of keeping track […]Read More Is this the year you start a journal?
On a whim, I checked if WINEPOURED.COM or WINEPOURED.ORG were available domains. Both were! I bought them! But… now what? As I sat around the St. Louis homestead over Christmas, I decided to experiment with a blog. Not so wordy as my Mad in Pursuit pages, but more than my Facebook image + wisecrack style. […]Read More Wine poured!