The Productivity Project | a C+M book report

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It’s back-to-school season, so I thought it would be a great time for another Creative + Mindful book report!

The last few months flew by and I haven’t had as much time to read as I would like. But I did manage to read The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy by Chris Bailey.

I’ll admit when I first got the book, I was skeptical. Doing more in less time is a big theme in the worlds of entrepreneurship, small business and creativity. I send a healthy chortle and eye roll to books like The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss (yes, I’ve read it, so I’ve earned the right to throw shade). Read more

Modern Printmaking | a C+M book report

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Yay! It’s time for another Creative + Mindful book report! 

This time I had the pleasure of reading Modern Printmaking: A Guide to Traditional and Digital Techniques by Sylvie Covey. I was particularly excited to get my mitts on this book. because I’ve been looking for new ways to print on fabric. I knew the book would include a lot of stuff that might be irrelevant for that purpose but I figured I could get some ideas.

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Designing Textiles for the Fashion Industry | a C + M book report

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Happy, happy! It’s time for another Creative + Mindful book report! Wheeeee!

This time around, I have had the pleasure of reading and reviewing an advance copy of Michelle Fifis’ book Designing Textiles for the Fashion Industry. As a dabbler in surface design and a long time member of Michelle’s Pattern Observer mailing list, I was thrilled when she asked me to join her launch team. Read more

How to Weep in Public | a C+M book report

How to Weep in Public - a Creative + Mindful book report

It is no secret that I love reading. In fact, my husband of 20 years still loves to tell the story of a date where he took me to a baseball game… and I brought a book to read. Is that really such a crime? Apparently to baseball lovers who aren’t voracious readers it is. Oh well. Guess I’m guilty as charged.

Some time ago, I shared a reading list as a thank-you gift to encourage my newsletter subscribers to respond to a poll. I was blown away by how many people took the poll. Either they really had stuff to tell me, or they really wanted that reading list.  I suspect it’s the latter. Which makes me smile. I like being in the company of other readers. Read more