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Inspiration & Writing Wisdom from SARK

July 25, 2009

OMG, that’s me with the wild and succulent woman herself, SARK! This afternoon, I joined about 70 other creative souls in a packed room at the Hayward Library to participate in SARK’s Juicy Pens Thirsty Paper workshop.  What a treat to meet SARK in-person and experience her vibrant creative energy and warm spirit.  She had […]

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Wreck This Journal: Week 8 – Yoga Style

July 23, 2009

I can’t believe there’s only one more week of the Wreck This Journal journey.  This week’s wrecking revolved mostly around the theme of yoga.  The fabulous Connie, who is also a yogini and artist, inspired me to dabble in producing my own little video this week.  I call it “Wreck This Journal-asana.” The yogic spiritual […]

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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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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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Galleys Galore – Book Expo Recap

June 4, 2009

Last week I was in New York for Book Expo America, the largest trade show of the publishing industry.  For this first-time conference attendee and aspiring author, the show was overwhelming but also quite educational and inspirational.  I learned about and met various publishers and got a better sense of what goes on in the […]

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And the Vision Board Giveaway Winners Are…

May 20, 2009

Thank you to all who entered the Vision Board Double Giveaway!!  I hope you enjoyed receiving the 10 Tips to Awaken Your Inner Muse. And now for the two lucky winners… (and a special offer below)… Drum roll please…. The winner of Joyce Schwarz’ book The Vision Board: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life is […]

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The Vision Board Double Giveaway

May 14, 2009

Can you believe were almost half way through 2009? Geez, where did the time go?! Have you been making progress toward your vision for the year? How bout some extra inspiration and tools for manifesting your big visions for the second half of the year? I’m hosting a Vision Board Double Giveaway. There will be […]

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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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