I Am An Artist.

Jun 17

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imageI am an Artist.

By ‘Artist’, I don’t mean that I paint or draw well enough to win a fancy ribbon (although I have) or earn a buck or two (although I do).

I don’t mean that I am a master craftsman or even a participant in any of the other creative arts, like writing or dance or music or film (because I’m not).

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The 13th Doctor?

Jun 12

Or: “Why I Shouldn’t Be Trusted
With A Glue Gun.”

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Do you have any idea how hard it is to make
a swan-sized fez when you have no felt?

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AFP & The Art of Asking

Jun 07

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Your thoughts?

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Step One: Fall Down. (Ink & Pastel)

May 30

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Thought you’d like to see what I did yesterday:

Step One: Fall Down.

“Step One: Fall Down.”
Step Two, of course, is “Try Again.”

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This is a gift for a Great-Nephew’s baby shower – it’s a 9” x12” pastel & ink collage, based on an old family photo (I added the rabbit ears, they don’t run in the family so far as I know) The scanner doesn’t really capture the subtle, clear colors well, but it’s windy outside and I’m feeling too lazy to reshoot it.  Oh, and you can’t see them, but there are touches of silver on the skates & buttons.

So that’s what I’ve been up to.
And you?

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Of Writing And Challenges And Gold Stars. Oh, and Eating Them, Too.

May 22

“A writer is a person for whom writing is more
difficult than it is for other people.“
~Thomas Mann

Stars.I am a

Well, at least by Mr. Man’s standards.

I’m not so sure I qualify by my own standards.  See, I think that writers?  They write.But I’ve  dropped all of my of my writing habits this year, temporarily disqualifying me.  Getting started again is tougher than I expected.

Oh, there’s no shortage of ideas to write about. In fact, I think I’ve promised to write no fewer than 5,421 different articles.

This month.

Yet somehow, none of those 5,421 posts have been written, not this month, nor any other.

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Meet Swobbles!

May 17

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He’s signed on to be our Poster Child & Demo-Bunny for Quirkipreneurs.
With any luck, you’ll be seeing a lot more of him.
Meanwhile, please give him a warm welcome to the Circus!

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Quirk-Friendly Biz Stuff To Buy: Rock Your Profits, The 2013 Tour

May 03

Since part of my purpose  is to steer readers towards helpful stuff, so I’m starting a new feature: A weekly periodic spotlight of quirk-friendly products & services to support your endeavors.  I’d meant to feature 3 different programs this week, but didn’t quite have all my ducks in a row (quack?) so I’ve tightened the focus on every Quirkipreneur’s favorite numbers guru,  our own Nicole Fende.

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Do you have a vague suspicion that you ought to be doing something business-like with numbers and ledgers and spreadsheets…  but don’t know exactly what? This is for you!

Rock Your Profits: 2013 Multi-Platinum Tour

Fluffy the Finance Feline Singing as ElvisWhat it is: A quirky, playful-but-practical course on what you should be doing with those numbers, and how to tweak them to make a profit (or a bigger profit)

Who it’s from: Numbers Whisperer, Nicole A. Fende. She has all sorts of fancy-pants qualifications & credentials, but it’s her laugh that people remember. Well, her laugh and that impressive collection of light sabers.  She’s great at putting people at ease, even on the scariest of numbers-topics.

When? The course opens on May 6th, but she’s promised me that you can join any time this next week without missing any thing.  The tour runs for 14 lessons and 12 coaching calls. It’s pretty in depth, so you’ll need to set aside time to do the work, and it’s limited to 10 people, so you’ll be getting quite a bit of Nicole’s personal attention.

How much? $525. And no, that’s not very much considering the time & attention you get!

Why I recommend it? I have taken this course, and gave it the (soon to be official) Circus Serene Stamp of Approval.  I learned a lot, laughed a lot, and left the tour feeling far more confident not only in my ability to run a business, but to make it profitable. 

The Alternative? If the course fee takes too big of a bite out of your budget, or know you just haven’t got the time to devote to it this month, you might just pick up Nicole’s book, How to be a Finance Rock Star (The Small Business Owner’s Ticket to Multi-Platinum Profits). You’ll get the core information, a taste of Nicole’s humorous, playful style, and it’s under $20!

So, ready to join the tour & rock those profits?

Reserve Your Tour TicketBuy The Book

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PS: Those links above? They’re probably affiliate links.  That means if you purchase through those links, I’ll get a percentage & be able to buy a diet coke or two, or in the case of Amazon links, I’ll be able to buy a gumball, probably some time next year.

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