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Music Mondays | Joy Electric

Music Mondays: because life’s better with a soundtrack.If you knew me as a teenager, you knew Joy Electric. Some days I wonder how in the world I came to be obsessed with such a strange little one-man-band. Other days, it makes sense that I sought to love what I perceived as unloved from an early age. I knew every single lyric and had no one to share my joy with. No one I knew could...

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Go Into the Arts

I believe we are all artists.“Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it...

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Trust the Soup

The Creative Process can at times be incredibly messy. It may leave you wondering how in the world the end result can be what you're hoping for.If you've hired a creative because their work resonates with you, trust their process. It may not make sense to you, but it is what produced the work you already love; it is likely to produce something special just for you.Please, feel free to ask questions. But in the...

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Feb 05 2014

Creative People Are Weird

If you haven't already noticed, let me point out the following: Creative people are weird.  It's true.And it can be maddening if you've engaged one of us in some custom commission and you're not sure you're even speaking the same language. It's even worse when the creative looks at you like you're the crazy one.Examining that relationship is the focus of my weekly videos.I've been inspired by my friends James Victore and Alison Howard to share some of...

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Feb 03 2014

Music Mondays | Nerd Jazz

Music Mondays: because life’s better with a soundtrack.For the longest time, every gig I booked had a different lineup. One of the benefits of booking me to play jazz for an event is that I don't have a steady band and can book for your budget and space - everything from a solo guitarist to a seventeen-piece big band.The trio format has been a clear preference for most of my clients and, after many years...

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Jan 31 2014

Letterpress Notecards for THE Conan O’Brien

If you follow me on instagram, you might already know what I was up to yesterday.It's not often one gets a call from Team COCO. And when one does, it's a real delight.I'm proud to share these letterpress notecards and envelopes that I created for Conan O'Brien. They're A10 bordercards with a letterpress printed logo and a couple extra treats.This was such an exciting project to work on and I'm thrilled to contribute to the work...

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Video | Enjoy the Journey

Don't shortchange yourself by asking a creative, custom artisan to make for you something they already made for someone else. The results will be magnitudes better if you go into it expecting to inject yourself into the process....

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Jan 29 2014

3D-printed Fingernails for Brides and Bridesmaids

I believe the future of weddings is 3D printing. Not just jewelry or the occasional cake topper, but everything from food to florals will be influenced by 3D printing.The Laser Girls are offering their 3D-printed nail designs via Shapeways, the cafepress of 3D printing. I think this would be perfect for the right bride or bridesmaids and I'm fascinated by this particular use of 3D printing.I'm excited about seeing (and being a part of) the future of 3D...

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Jan 27 2014

Art As Inspiration | Rewarding the Careful Observer

Jerry Uelsmann, Untitled, 1969 In a previous life (not that long ago), I worked in an art museum. One of the greatest joys of that time (aside from working in a space filled with such inspiration), was meeting many of the fine artists whose work we exhibited.Many of them were local - Ummarid "Tony" Eitharong, Richard Currier, and David McKirdy to name a few. And some had a fairly broad following, even if they were from...

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Jan 27 2014

A project for artists

Chris Guillebeau (I've never been able to figure out how to pronounce it) was the first example I encountered of email marketing  done right. I'm impressed with this guy.And I'm really excited about this project he's doing with Jen + Omar of These Are Things.This looks like a great offering for creatives looking to stop moonlighting and start full-timing.  ...

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