On Craftsmanship

On Craftsmanship

I have been hearing a buzz around craftsmanship lately. For instance, the speaker at an upcoming Minneapolis’ Creative Mornings, is Sarah Schultz, the new Executive Director of the American Craft Council will be speaking on “Craft.” And last month I attended an...
I Was A Conference Virgin

I Was A Conference Virgin

I admit I am a conference virgin. If I was going to lose that status, why not start out big and attend one. Or in this case two conferences. In one day. A lot of things have stopped me from attending conferences. Timing, cost, relevance – would I find prospects,...

A New Year’s Wish

  Every year I create and design a holiday card. I had been doing an interpretation of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” for the past four years and the whole “golden rings” part didn’t seem fitting for this year’s greeting — especially in light with all that has been...
Going Native

Going Native

Educational and Environmental Project Part 2 (or as I call it “Going Native”) + The Minnesota State Fair — how fun is that?! Once again I am delighted to be selected as part of MP&G Marketing Solutions’s team (who are Master Water Stewards themselves) and with...
Everything Starts with a Need

Everything Starts with a Need

I’m seated in the intimate glow of the NORD TASTING ROOM among a wonderful group of women who make up our local NAWP. It’s a Wednesday evening, the March chapter meeting and we’re celebrating women entrepreneurs. “Here, try this. I love this. I eat it every day. It’s...
Color Instincts

Color Instincts

NPR’s Science Friday, featured a fascinating story on how octopuses use color to communicate. Marine biologists still have a lot of work ahead to interrupt the various shifting colors octopuses display, but it’s clear their use of color to communicate is more...