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CRAVE San Francisco Guide Book

September 11, 2009

Last night I attended the CRAVE San Francisco Guide book launch party.  I enjoyed seeing so many of my fellow “entreprenesses,” as the amazing CRAVE founder Melody Biringer calls us. Melody is an inspiring entrepreness who has built her own CRAVE empire including CRAVEguides in nine cities and CRAVEbusiness – a fresh approach to modern […]

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Creativity in Business Conference in D.C. 10/4

August 21, 2009

On Saturday, October 4th, I’ll be presenting at the groundbreaking Creativity in Business Conference in Washington D.C.  When conference founder Michelle James approached me to speak, I was beyond thrilled for the opportunity to be in community with fellow creative entrepreneurs who really get the value of creativity in the work world!  Not only am […]

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Bold Brushstrokes and Being BIG

August 18, 2009

In high school, my speech coach encouraged me to “Be BIG!”  To trust in myself, project my voice and boldy embody the characters I portrayed.  He even had me practice standing more powerfully with my feet wider apart to take up space.  The “be big” and “take up space” lessons continue to show up for […]

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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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Hatch Network has Hatched!

May 13, 2009

We Can Do The Impossible from Hatch Network on Vimeo. Last Tuesday in San Francisco, my fabulous friends Allie Covarrubias and Claire Fontana unveiled their new venture called Hatch Network, a business education network for women entrepreneurs.  They’re building a platform for women entrepreneurs to grow their company at any stage of the business lifecycle […]

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Secret #8: Empowering Partnerships and Alliances

March 1, 2009

This week’s chapter of The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women is definitely my growing edge. Secret #8 is about selecting empowering partnerships and alliances.  This, to me, is quite different from tapping into the support and wisdom of my guides.  I love connecting and collaborating with others.  That inspires me and feeds my soul.  […]

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AEDM Day 30: Right-Brain Business Plan ’09 Part I

November 30, 2008

Today is the last day of the Art Everyday Month challenge! What an awesome month of creativity, exploration and play. I also love the community and new connections this challenge fosters! During the final two days of AEDM 2007, I invented my Right-Brain Business Plan, so it was only befitting that I use the last […]

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AEDM Day 26: Family Collage

November 26, 2008

No, I don’t have a bun in the oven!  Nor is there one planned for anytime soon.  However, when I was pulling magazine clippings for my values collage cards earlier this month, I happened to come across several Asian-American babies, kids and moms (and a dad!).  I figured I’d grab them while I could since […]

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AEDM Day 18: Book Sell Sheet Part I

November 18, 2008

We just had our Ladies Who Launch Oakland member meeting tonight.  I invited bestselling author and publishing expert Jennifer Basye Sander to give us insider tips on how to get published.  Writing and publishing seem to be in the air.  On Thursday, I’ll be participating in a call “Ask the Author: Writing/Coaching” through the Creative […]

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AEDM Day 11: What I Love About Me

November 11, 2008

Tonight’s art is inspired by my week four question to Kate and Molly on the sisters’ blog Kiss The Paper.  This week’s prompt is “What do you love most about you?” as a follow up to last week’s prompt “What do you love most about your sister?”  It’s been so cool to witness the amazing […]

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