The Year of Fun #8: Scratch Art

Nearly two months into the Year of Fun and as far as I’m concerned, this has definitely made what are normally pretty hellish months… actually quite fun. This week’s Fun activity was a callback to my childhood: Scratch Art. I didn’t have a name for this as a kiddo, but I do remember the confusion […]

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CIP049: Jessica Serran on Becoming An Artist

In this week’s episode of the Creative Introvert podcast I talk to Jessica Serran, Visual Artist and the leader of the Becoming Artist Movement. Born in Ontario, Canada, Jessica holds an MA in Transformative Art from JFK University and a BFA in Illustration from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. When not in her […]

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The Year of Fun #7: Improv

In theory, we improvise every day or at least the days when we talk to people. We listen, sometimes better than others, and respond accordingly. So why on earth is improv – or improvisation theatre – so bloody terrifying?   I know people like to throw around statistical nuggets like ‘fear of death is second […]

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The Year of Fun #6: Crochet a Bunny

Agghhh! My first fun fail. Ok: not a 100% fail, but an… incomplete challenge. Last week’s fun assignment was… to crochet a bunny. I was so relieved! Finally something that cost me next to nothing, didn’t require booking anything or even leaving the house. And at first, all went swimmingly. I found a Youtube tutorial […]

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The Year of Fun #5: Barista Skills

I’ll admit I am a bit of a stereotype in certain ways when it comes to the typical laptop lifestyle entrepreneur/freelancer creative type. In that… I am all about COFFEE! I start my day with coffee, and if I don’t, then I turn into feral Cat: which you would not want to be around. I […]

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The Year of Fun #2: Learn the Charleston in a Day

First of all, let’s address the elephant in this blog post: I did not do my planned fun this week (as dictated by Jar of Fun), which was barista skills training. The first available spot is next weekend – but I can confirm that I’m booked on so coffee-making-101 is happening! But I was left […]

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