Archive | Creative ideas

On the inside

Remember that always dressing in understated good taste is the same as playing dead. ~Susan Catherine I once had an employee who–having exhibited zero enthusiasm during her first three months on the job–responded in a surprising way when I asked  if she was sure that she wanted to continue in her current position. After I […]

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Call me crazy

One never goes so far as when one doesn’t know where one is going. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I seem to be making a habit of coming up with a crazy audacious idea and just going ahead with it even if I am not really sure how I am going to do it. That’s […]

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The finished kerchief

Here is the kerchief I started at our Le Donne stitching bee last week. I went off the beaten path with the needle, but I like the result. It was great practice, and gave me the opportunity to sit with my stitching friends three times! We got so obsessed with stitching that I had to […]

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A stitching bee

Oh I had such a peaceful and tender time learning to sew by hand this evening. And it was with five of my loveliest friends. It was all made possible by this generous person, Gina Sekelsky of Dreamland AND lettergirl. Gina, who was willing to take a chance on me and my Le Donne friends […]

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One apple, two ideas

I spent the morning co-facilitating an ideation session–think “structured brainstorming”–at Thrivent. It was fun and inspiring and only enhances my excitement for the second session, to be held next Friday. Have you shared your clever mind with anyone lately? If you think that you have no interesting ideas to share–you know what I am about […]

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Inspired

Last night at Chris Kopka’s birthday party, we sat at a table set for nine and partook of delicious food prepared by local chef Patrick Weber. Patrick made blueberry pie, which was perfect and even more beautiful than the one pictured above. My mouth is watering as I write this. This meal was Chris’ gift […]

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Dreamland

This week, Gina Sekelsky of Dreamland gave me the great honor of writing a guest post on her blog, Rich Inner Life. The topic? She asked five women to write about what inspires us. Here’s my post. Have a great weekend!

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Le Donne Craft Party

Don’t you think that everyone would feel a whole lot better if we did more coloring, cutting and pasting? Or had a craft night with friends on a regular basis? Le Donne had a scrapbooking sort of event in February, each of us choosing some favorite words to turn into a visual reminder of an […]

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Percolating

So today is one of those days when I can’t seem to get anything checked off my loooooong list of consulting projects. Truthfully, these lulls in the action occur more often than I would like. I took a few days off work last week, and am now at the starting point of a bunch of […]

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