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Blog BWP Inspiration Motivation Week Four

How To Be More Creative

Creativity is at the heart of every great blog. Without it, there’s a sameness to our blogs. Things become formulaic. Blogs take on a cookie cutter facade. They become predictable and interchangeable in some cases. We can do much…

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:: Better Blogging (And Writing) With The Letter ‘C’

I attended a super-geeky blogging conference on Tuesday. It was run by Darren Rowse (who you might know as ProBlogger) and Chris Garrett.  There were a number of interesting speakers who had heaps of good stuff to say about blogging.…

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:: Make and Meaning : Fancy Free Me…

Written for Make and Meaning by MEETMEATMIKES on JANUARY 25, 2010 Okay.  Here’s the thing. When I’m working on a project, making something or writing something, I can’t STAND to be wearing anything remotely smart, fancy or fashionable.  I can’t wear a belt. …

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:: Make and Meaning :: Family Ties

Originally written for Make and Meaning by MEETMEATMIKES on FEBRUARY 22, 2010 If you know anything about me, you know that I’m pretty heavily into all things nostalgic, sentimental and family-esque.  I love to honour the crafty connections to my family. I…

Photography + Art + Design

:: The Kitchen Sisters…

I was skimming one of my favourite sites Most Emailed News today : and clicked on a link to NPR.  Which lead me to this post about Deborah Luster and her amazing, heartbreaking, uplifting prison photography project. Wow. The video…

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:: Make and Meaning : Beginner’s Luck

originally written for make and meaning by MEETMEATMIKES on MARCH 12, 2010 Hmm. Beginner’s Luck. It must exist, because it’s an oft used phrase, right?  But I have been wondering about Beginner’s Luck. Is it really about luck?  Is it only for…

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:: Make and Meaning :: Nan-Ironic?!

written for Make and Meaning by MEETMEATMIKES on JANUARY 15, 2010 I watched a great show on telly a week or two ago.  Anthony Bourdain’s‘Disappearing Manhattan‘ special highlighted the sad demise of vintage eateries.  It celebrated iconic establishments such as Keen’s Chophouse,  Manganaro’s Grosseria and Katz’s Deli ( plus…

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:: Make and Meaning : Looking For Clues

Originally written for Make and Meaning by MEETMEATMIKES on DECEMBER 17, 2009 I’m the sort of person who carries a notebook.  It’s a moleskine, as is the fashion.  It’s full of messy writing and cryptic clues.  Often so cryptic, even I can’t…

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:: Make and Meaning : Lots of People Are Not Like Us

Written for Make and Meaning by MEETMEATMIKES on DECEMBER 5, 2009 We web publishers and bloggers face an interesting reality each day.  We have our regular lives and our internet lives – and the two operate in unison pretty seamlessly and with…

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:: Make and Meaning :: Get Off The Bus

Written for Make and Meaning by MEETMEATMIKES on MAY 20, 2010 I’ve seen that. I know about that already. I know about something else just like that. Have you ever told someone about something, perhaps on your blog or in conversation, only…

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:: Make and Meaning :: The Musketeers of Make and Mend

Written for Make and Meaning by MEETMEATMIKES on APRIL 6, 2010 I spend a lot of time with my friends and family.  They are really wonderful people, full of humour, generosity, sweetness and creative spark. I love all those things, but the…

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:: Make and Meaning :: Meet Melvin

Written for Make and Meaning by MEETMEATMIKES on MAY 5, 2010 I think that it’s really important to have a creative approach.  A kind of tried and true methodology that you can turn to when you need to make, or get inspired,…

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:: Step Backwards To Step Forwards : The New Bohemians

Originally written for Make and Meaning by MEETMEATMIKES on JANUARY 12, 2010 I’m reading a great book at the moment, in between a couple of other great books.  It’s called ‘A Tale of Twelve Kitchens’.  A guy called Jake Tilson wrote it.  It’s a…