Lessons from the Online Open Source Community

I have a renewed respect for techies! Specially the ones who have found a problem like getting my not-that-old scanner to work on a newer Mac that was shared, for free. I can download his original application software and install it on my computer.  I get to keep a good quality piece of equipment I would’ve had to throw away at the expense of getting a new and possibly lesser quality...

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6 Steps to Defining your Problem in Creative Thinking

You need to come up with great ideas to get out of a creative rut or so your business can survive a couple tough months. The only way to start on the right track is to know what and why you really need these ideas. Case in point; I wrote down at least 50 ideas and realized I’d broken two of the rules you’re about to read! They weren’t focused on the real problem and had I spent...

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The First Step in the Process of Creative Thinking

Who is Creative Thinking For? Creative thinking is basically just a problem solving process that allows a person or group of people to think outside the box. Anyone can get involved in the process, but they should know that it is a process. The first step in the process is to Define the Problem Sounds simple. “I need more money,” sounds reasonable enough, but how much and what do you...

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Rules for a Healthy Imagination

I saw this inspirational post by “The Faeries and Angels Magazine” on Facebook: “Some rules for a healthy imagination: Never place into your imagination any thought that you would not want to materialize. Never allow your imagination to be contaminated by ideas about how your life used to be. Your imagination is yours and yours alone. Dont let your imagination be restricted to...

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My Mews

This is Cricket, my Muse, or should I say Mews. If she looks a little evil here, that’s because she is. (She’s an only cat, so she’s very spoiled!) When I’m working in the studio, and when it’s too cold outside for cats, this is where she is. I value your opinions on my work, thoughts and ideas, so please get in on the conversation! (One BLOG poster will receive a...

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