Today I found a half emptied sack of colorful Easter candy stuffed willy-nilly in the back of a kitchen drawer along with a vast quantity of spilled catnip, a set of batteries, some elastic bands and who knows what else. Do you have a drawer like that? I thought of the fish plate while delicately […]

So it’s #FF (follow friday) time on Twitter and I am missing Los Angeles — city of creativity crack — so much this week. Twitter is the closest thing I’ve found to not being there. Living in and traversing LA — that city or county or MSA or sprawled out metropolis or crazy place or […]

Myers Briggs for Blogs

by Barbara Martin

in Random

According to typealyzer, based on its title alone, this Reptitude blog is rated a Myers-Briggs type or MBTI of INTP (The Thinkers) characterized thusly: “The logical and analytical type. They are especially attuned to difficult creative and intellectual challenges and always look for something more complex to dig into. They are great at finding subtle […]

Sometimes truth or what passes for the truth is stranger than fiction. Case in point, this wonderful whodunnit or should I say whoseisit saga of Lt. Grubb and the huge Brazilian emerald. Such a twisted tale of lost and found and a motherlode of paper evidence, plus set in Los Angeles. Worthy of Chandler himself. […]

Small business grant project from Intuit. Share your story (with a lesson for small business) and win … lots of requirements — including video in step 2 — but maybe interesting because creativity comes into the scoring! Check it out.


by Barbara Martin

in Creative Juice, Random

Speaking of not reading for a week, check out this glib little three panel at Wondermark by David Malki !. OOoh lala. If you enjoyed this post, why not leave a comment below or share it with a friend — use the handy share button.

This Takes the Cake

by Barbara Martin

in Creative Juice, Random

It’s always a good idea to cross pollinate creative ideas and stir up your creativity by venturing forth into different media from your norm. Case in point, how about whipping up a little frosting and cake decor mania? If nothing else, it never hurts to stimulate the sweet tooth and indulge in some sugar shock. […]

What does your taste in art say about you? Now you can take the test and find out. I did, and the results surprised me. Luckily, there is no “right” or “wrong” answer. Best of all, the choices are pure eye candy. So what are you waiting for? Take the silly test! Enjoy. ps I […]