The Vee Hive

Keeping Track of the Creative Journey in 2015

Most of the writers, artists, and crafters I know have an obsessive love of notebooks. We routinely visit the $1 bins at our local Michaels store and sometimes splurge on … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

How to Make a Presentation That People Actually Want to See [Slideshow]

Presentation slides once evoked the images of disconnected overdone slides that either made your eyes bleed from too much going-ons or made them close from sheer boredom. But one look … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

On Pablo Picasso’s Birthday: A Memory of Guernica and the Power of Art

We had made the two-hour road trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York for the specific purpose of seeingĀ Pablo Picasso’s Guernica before it was sent to … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Remembering Editorial Great Richard Thien (and What Makes an Inspirational Mentor)

When I first heard that Richard “Dick” Thien, the newspaper great and Chips Quinn scholar mentor, died, I immediately said a prayer for him and his family then wondered, “Did … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Three Short Must-Read Ragan Articles for Writers

Ragan.com: News and Ideas for Communicators is one of my favorite places for information about writing, social media, and communication arts. (This week, I was happy to see my article, … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Freeing the Little Artists Pent Up Inside Us [Video]

“If you continue to act like an artist as you get older, you’ll increasingly feel pressure. People will question your actions and ask you to act properly.” (Young-ha Kim, writer) … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Creativity Lessons From Legendary Skateboarder Rodney Mullen [Video]

This post is an excerpt from my Daily Fix article, “Six Creativity Lessons From Bones Brigade Legendary Skateboarders.” Recently, Stacy Peralta, a legendary skater of the 1970s now working as … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Networking Tips for Introverts (and Shy Folks): Visual Sketchnotes

Jill Foster, founder and blogger for LiveYourTalk, was a recent guest on the Marketing Smarts podcast, hosted by Kerry O’Shea Gorgone. Foster focused on tips for establishing genuine relationships at … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

10 Marketing Buzzwords to Stop Using Right Now [Illustrated Slideshow]

The first buzzwords slideshow (15 Marketing Buzzwords to Stop Using) that I illustrated for MarketingProfs brought many comments, so I thought I’d create another slideshow of 10 more buzzwords from … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · 3 Comments
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