Puppy in the Park

puppy, picnic, leaf, park, outdoor, reading, design


I went to the park with my little bestie this evening. We sat under a tree and read the lovely David Airey book “Work For Money, Design For Love.” Highly recommend reading it. Imagine the most perfect evening imaginable weather-wise. That’s what I am feeling right now as I sit on my deck and type this.

A canvas to our imagination

the world is a canvas

“The world is but a canvas to our imagination.” – Henry David Thoreau

There’s a world outside your cubicle, your apartment, your day-to-day life. Did you know? I challenge you to do ONE thing everyday that’s thrilling and new, even if it’s a simple walk in a park you’ve never visited before. Collect these experiences and cherish the small moments in life. The world is but a canvas to your imagination – are you painting?

Clarity: On Demand Business Advice

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could call Mark Cuban up and chit chat about business and get some of his expert advice?

Oh wait, you can.

If you haven’t heard of it, Clarity is a new platform allowing you to connect to some of the world’s best leaders in the business community from business, marketing, start-ups, investing, and more. You simply search an expert, area of interest, topic, or location choose the expert you want to call on the phone, schedule an appointment, and pay the rate after you’ve talked. Seriously, how cool is that?! I can’t get over it.

Top experts, like Mark Cuban, have rates around $166/min. The normal going rate is around $3/min.

I discovered this crazy awesome service through Paul Jarvis (who I highly recommend following via email, blog, and twitter). He may be offering his services soon so if you like what you read from his stuff, give him a call via Clarity.


Top 3 Favorite Color Palette Resource Go-Tos

Below are my top 3 favorite websites for exploring the vast world of colors and color combinations. These are my go-tos. Enjoy.

peacock tones

Design Seeds

Jessica started Design Seeds as a unique angle at blogging based on her passion for color. If you haven’t nosed your way around the color palette hemisphere on the world wide web, you must check out her site. I always stop by the site and take a peek when I’m stumped with a color palette, branding, or inspirational challenge. You can even search for the RGB #s if you have them for a particular color and explore the connected palette options.



Has anyone seen their TV commercials lately? How adorable are they?! Their site is pretty fab too and you can “Find & Explore Colors.” Shop by different collections like “The Jazz Age” (see photo above), paint swatch groups like “Rustic Refined“, and don’t forget about the ridiculously gorgeous interior and exterior home photography (drool).


Adobe Kuler

Wanna play? Get ready. Kuler is an outstanding color wheel tool to help you find the right color grouping you are looking for. The glider bars let you slide a particular color and the adjacent bars move in connection with it. It finds the perfect analogous, monochromatic, triad, complementary, compound or shades based on the color bar you have moved along the color wheel. If anything, it’s a boredom buster. Go try it.

Art is anything you can get away with

art is anything

“Art is anything you can get away with.” – Andy Warhol

I love the boldness and confidence in this statement. I DARE you to be as confident in your art as Warhol was with his.


Don’t forget about the FREEBIE I have a couple posts back.

And I would LOVE some feedback on this post.