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Wreck This Journal: Week 5 – Making My Mark

July 2, 2009

During these past five weeks of the Next Chapter’s Wreck This Journal adventure, I’ve had so much fun making my mark on this book.  I even had to change the title to Wreck Jenn’s Journal!  The cute stickers are from my friend Ana Ottman (thanks Ana!).  Here’s a look at my wreckage for the week. […]

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Wreck This Journal: Week 4 – Diving In

June 26, 2009

During these past few weeks, I’ve grown quite attached to my journal and it now goes with me everywhere.  It’s like having a little creative companion to inspire me throughout my day.  I look over and hear my co-conspirator asking me, “Hmmm, what mischief shall we get into today?” After surviving a shower with my […]

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Wreck This Journal: Week 3 – Getting Messy

June 18, 2009

For week 3 of the Next Chapter‘s Wreck This Journal adventure I played with getting a little more messy.  I dabbled in food stains, dragging the journal and other fun stuff. My partner in crime, Emmett, helped me drag the journal down the street in the video below. We didn’t get very far before the […]

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Juicin’ it up on The Juice

June 18, 2009

This morning I did a video shoot for BlogHer’s The Juice.  The fabulous BlogHer co-founder Jory Des Jardin interviewed me about creativity and writer’s block. If you haven’t seen these weekly video clips, check them out.  They’re quite informative.  From fitness tips to healthy meals to work/life balance, it’s about “more of what you want, […]

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Wreck This Journal: Week 2 – Creative Cohorts

June 12, 2009

What fun it’s been wrecking this week!  AND seeing all the other creative destroyers participating in the Next Chapter. Reflecting on this week, I noticed that I stayed more in the realm of “art” making rather than pure destruction.  It was still quite a stretch for me to bend pages, to color with random crayons […]

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Wreck This Journal: Week 1 – Playing with Fire

June 4, 2009

The Next Chapter book club starts up again this week with Keri Smith’s Wreck This Journal.  Thanks, Jamie for a great pick! As I mentioned in my Juicy Pens and Thirsy Paper post last year, I don’t write in my books.  I don’t dog ear.  If I do for some odd reason need to markup […]

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Secret #12: Planning to Achieve Your Goals

April 3, 2009

The final chapter of The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women focuses on goal setting and action steps.  After three months of exploring the creative process with Jamie Ridler’s Next Chapter book blogging group, it’s important to also have a plan for making it all real.  Right now, my big goal is to have my […]

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Secret #11: Subtracting Serenity Stealers

March 21, 2009

It’s tax time and my husband spent an hour rummaging through our storage crawl space to help me track down a statement from almost nine years ago for our accountant.  Clutter and disorganization definitely bring me down and today’s antics were such a reminder of that! What I realized in reading this week’s chapter of […]

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Secret #10 Abundance and Positive Priorities

March 15, 2009

We’re on week 10 of Jamie Ridler’s Next Chapter book blogging group and this week’s secret is Living in Abundance with Positive Priorities.  This is probably one of my favorite chapters of The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women because Gail McMeekin encourages us to relish in doing what we love and who wouldn’t love […]

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Secret #9: Transcending Rejections and Roadblocks

March 15, 2009

I seemed to have been blocked around Gail McMeekin‘s Secret #9 Transcending Rejections and Roadblocks since I waited two weeks to get to it!  Haha!  I am my own roadblock when I get caught up in my own doubts and fears.  I can forget that I need to take steps to move out of the […]

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