The Newest Social Media App That Nobody Understands!

The other day, I was searching the web and accidentally came across an article about a site called IFTTT. " I thought it looked readable, until I actually read it.Boy, the article left me with more questions than answers. I wasn't defeated though, at least not yet. I...

My Fancy New Moo Cards Came In The Mail Today!

O.K. O.K! I Lied, I actually got them a few days ago, and I was a bit skeptic of moo cards at first. Just a head thing! Anyhow I had the chance to try them out for free at on a site call Moolala. It's kind of like Groupon,only with occasional freebies once in a...

Finding Support When You Most Need It!

by: Jennyann Carthernwww.micromentor.orgI'm absolutely in love with an amazing book called The Right Brain Business Plan by Jennifer Lee. One of my favorite sections in the book talks about Corralling your Creative Cohorts.Creative Cohorts are people who are going to...

So Today Is The End Of The World, Or Is It!

(c) Edvard Munch by: Jennyann CarthernIs today really the end of the world. I'm finding that hard to believe as I gaze out my window. Cloudy Yes, but still full of air. I've taken this moment and this day to believe in new beginnings. The start of something...

Procrastination! Your Genius in Disguise

Enlightened Yet? I know what your thinking! What type of Moe Joe is this! Procrastination is somewhat like Frankenstein, masterminded by our own creativity, and put together with scraps of fear, perfection, disappointment, anxiety, and time sucking. Once we've...

What’s the Rush

By: Jennyann CarthernPhoto By: ArdelfinHave you ever noticed that our society is in a great big rush.Immediate satisfaction is the new trend, amongst adults and even in my students. People want things now, and they don’t like to wait.  It might have to do with...

Lifting Fear

 By: Jennyann CarthernPhoto by Lego.Let’s take a moment and think of fear as added weight on a bench press. The more you think about the weight, and how much you can't do it. The heavier it seems. What if all it took to lift required altering your mindset. Fear...

The Creative Process and Where it Leads Us

By: Jennyann CarthernPhoto By: Eilat IsraelI guess there is no true definition of the creative process, because it really is whatever you can imagine. The creative process lives in many places, in businesses, at work, in meeting, through idea generation, studying and...

Mapping Your Wins, and Notifying Your Milestones!

Photo by Heather from the UK Milestone SoceityBy: Jennyann CarthernIn the Roman Empire, milestones were very important stones; they not only marked the distance traveled, but notified people of what territory they were stepping foot into. You see, milestones were...

Let it Cook!

By: Jennyann CarthernJackFruit Tacos, made by the one and only me!Early in life, I hated cooking. If I had met someone then, they’d need to cook. HA! Still maybe.If you ask me about cooking today though, I’d tell you I love it. I came to love cooking by becoming a...

Take The First Step!

In my last article I discussed the heroes journey, and how it relies on you taking that first step, even if it's a baby step. We often resist steps, because they pull us out of our comfort zone. Steps depend on change, and what if we don't want to change. When...

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Artist

Merriam Webster defines habit as a pattern acquired by frequent repetition or A costume characteristic of a calling, rank, or function, such as a nuns habit.Cheesy Book Cover Brought to you in part by myecovermaker.comAn habit is simply another reflection of...

Tapping into your creativity from the inside out!

Photo From: Nikkersstar WordPress BlogBy: Jennyann CarthernA well is a whole in the earth’s surface that’s filled with water. Wells can be drilled, dug, driven and fitted with pipes. It’s purpose is to provide water. The water lies below the surface. The...

The Missing Piece

By: Jennyann CarthernShel Silverstein happens to be a favorite of mine. As a child I grew up with his books, and everyone’s favorite Where the Sidewalk Ends. As I got older, I started to read his poems with new insight. A message lies below the surface of his...

Work Like and Artist, Think Like an Entrepreneur.

By: Jennyann CarthernThink Like an Artist, Work Like an Entrepreneur. I got that clever phrase from the home of my former Art Studio, Bridge Artspace.  It’s a powerful message, and an important one too!We don't live in a movie. Chances are slim, that...

Artist Are A Lot Like Santa!

by: Jennyann CarthernPhoto by: Darren Hester    As Artist, we come into the world generating ideas that instill vision, passion, and purpose to society’s story of life.  So why is it that society doesn’t always believe in the power of Art and Creative...

The Motivational Minute

by: Jennyann Carthern Photo by: Johnny Pixel Productions       This morning, my alarm rang, then snoozed, then rang again. When I finally got up. I took a motivational minute. A one minute block of time that I spend with my inner self....