Category Archives: inspiration wednesday

storytelling brain

Jason Gots posted a brilliant essay and video this week on his blog big think. Cognitive neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga talks about how the mind creates coherence through narrative, seeking to bring all of the experience and sensory input into a truth … Continue reading

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Poetry in December

I used to print a letterpress card and send it every year, usually with a poem I admired or that expressed something I was experiencing or thinking about. Truthfully, this was just an excuse to read poetry as the days … Continue reading

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Thankspiration

It’s a mashup of thankfulness, people, a Thanksgiving shout out to some of the blogs that sustain me and to the people who write them. Over the past year I’ve winnowed my blog-following down to those that offer me essential … Continue reading

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murmuration inspiration

I keep coming back to this video for its sense of wonder. What’s not to love?

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snap out of it!

I heart cartoonists for about a jillion reasons. They are funny and mordant and profane and twisted and born storytellers. They can draw. They are optimists, or they wouldn’t have the juice to keep on making comics in the face … Continue reading

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spooky

How to account for obsession? Or perhaps fascination is a better word. Everyone knows someone who leaves their Christmas lights up until July, initially out of laziness and then for the sheer glow factor. Folks who are drawn to the … Continue reading

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rattle happy

Sunny day yesterday – that would be enough of an inspiration for today, which is slated to be overcast and chilly. But when you have a cow rattle knitted in Peru to hand you pretty much have to go with … Continue reading

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wendy wahman dogs & cats

SCBWI Western Washington had a booth at Bookfest last weekend and I saved up my pennies to book shop from University Book Store, this year’s SCBWIWWA bookseller. There were two books I knew I wanted for sure: Don’t Lick the … Continue reading

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inspiration wednesday – dana sullivan

Dana Sullivan rocks. There, I said it. It’s only the truth and you might as well know it. This is Dana holding up the new iPad he won for general Pirate awesomeness which is awesomeness that only adds to his … Continue reading

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inspiration wednesday – grain edit

Sometimes I get smart and invite good things into my in-box. I was using my noggin the day I came across Grain Edit, aggregator of all things graphic and good including type, illustration and design. Their newsletter, Yummy Fresh Grain … Continue reading

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