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Do you have an addiction?

August 12, 2010 2 comments

Hello.  My name is Julie and I have an addiction.

I have to admit I am addicted to the smell of fresh ink.  I realize that that is a gateway to other addictions, which I’m afraid I’m on the road to. Like Sharpies. Oh how I do love the Sharpies!   The bright colors, the smooth application, the way they will write on almost any surface… I digress.

I find it very hard to leave “work” at work.  It seems wherever I go there is something graphic taunting me.  Read more…

Categories: Business

Stepping outside the bubble will refresh and reboot creativity.

March 24, 2010 11 comments

It was a warm summer evening as we walked out of the old hotel doors.  The night was alive with strange new sensations.  A smell of mixed spices and sweet flowers hung in the air.  The sound of music came in waves.  It touched something inside me, a deep primal chord.  I wanted, no I needed, to find where the music was coming from.  At that moment I had to choose whether I was going to take that first step out into an unfamiliar world, or play it “safe” and stick close to the hotel.  I chose to step out of the proverbial “bubble”.    It was 1990 and I was eighteen years old, Madrid Spain was my first overseas adventure.  As we explored our new playground for the next few days, I realized that I was experiencing something that would be with me for the rest of my life.  I was free! Read more…

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