Successful Marketing Today

As most designers and marketers know, our world is evolving and we must understand how to measure and optimize the brand experience so that clicks turn into customers. Olive and Company have put together a simple infographic that shows the 8 pillars of a better brand experience. For more inbound marketing information visit

Growing tomatos from a slice

I was reading a post from Mother Earth News last spring that said you can grow tomatoes from a slice. The post tells us that you can grow your tomato plants quicker and easier, following this easy-peasy tomato slice method. They sent me to the Little Things blog Little Things demonstrates just how easy it is to … Read More

I have been blogging as your eco friend for several years. Mark and Terry’s Excellent ECO Adventure A few years ago, Mark and I had an opportunity to visit over 50 green and eco-friendly homes in Canada and the USA and the site has several of their stories. You will find the stories inspirational and hopefully benefit from other … Read More

Perspective sketching hack

[instagram_embedding url=””] This video from architect Reza Asgaripour demonstrates how to use a long elastic string anchored at the horizon of a canvas to sketch a drawing with two point perspective. I have taken classes using a ruler and points on the drawing board but this method looks a lot cleaner as well as faster! … Read More

Facinating evolving sculpture

This is a bit long but it is a facinating art video piece. Walking City [arve url=”″] Architecture + Evolution + Movement Referencing the utopian visions of 1960’s architecture practice Archigram, Walking City is a slowly evolving video sculpture. The language of materials and patterns seen in radical architecture transform as the nomadic city walks … Read More

Baxter the big dog ebooks

Baxter is my European Landseer. He is a very loveable and large dog who is about 33″ at the shoulders and 150 pounds. I have put together 2 children’s read aloud (with text highlighting) ebooks titled: Baxter and the Butterflies as well as Baxter Learns to Count to Ten. Baxter Books show nature through the eyes of a loveable, … Read More

Why, how, what? Start with why…

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers … [arve url=”″]