About 5 years ago I came across the book What You’re Really Meant To Do: A Roadmap For Reaching Your Unique Potential by Robert Steven Kaplan. In one exercise he mentions the idea of identifying what makes your heart sing by looking back to an early memory of doing something that made you really happy. […]
Halfway through this year I had an epiphany that I need to “play” more often. So I started creating fruit and vegetable puns. Honestly, I think I just wanted to animate a turnip—in the past I would have written this off as a huge waste of time. Since I vowed to play more I just […]
One very good lesson I’ve learned from creating artwork is to enjoy the process. It’s easy for me to envision how I want the final piece to come across, what feelings or thoughts I want to evoke from the viewer, and how the steps I’m going to take will lead me closer to the overall goal. […]
You’ve written an amazing children’s book and you just know that you need to share it with the world. Now what? How on earth do you place your brilliant children’s book into the hands of children? A daunting task … one might think, but with technology today it truly can be a feasible and enjoyable […]
A few years back, in the height of our recent depression, I found myself in the position to buy a house. I knew I wanted to live in a small town—somewhere within walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops and parks. After a long day of disappointing house hunting my realtor suggested we look at one […]
birth announcements – Woodland Animals In the latest challenge for minted.com I submitted a woodland-themed birth announcement. The inspiration for this piece came from growing up on the edge of the forest and spending a lot of time exploring the woods. If you would like to vote for my design click here.
Coffee Love © Cynthia Oswald For some reason I keep seeing articles or books on why and how coffee is bad for you. I wish I still had the newspaper comic that my Grandfather clipped out of the local paper years back. It was basically a running joke about how you quit one “thing” for […]