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Spring tips !

WELL WELL….it looks like maybe Spring might be actually sprung here in CT finally.  Every year…. why am I still surprised each year!!  I feel like I’ve  crawled out from under a ‘rock’ and back in the creative swing! How … Continue reading

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Critiques, and growth, can be hard!

I was reminded recently how painful critiques can be!  I was talking with one of our agency artists about the ‘stuck’ feeling she’d been having recently. She was doing JUST the right thing and asking us and other industry professionals … Continue reading

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Licensing Market… some answers

On this ‘cyber’ Monday, I felt it appropriate for some reason to repost this article I wrote recently for Kathy Temean’s ‘ASK CAT’ blog contribution.  Both she and I feel this might be very helpful for many, so here it … Continue reading

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DITTIES…the Way To Go?

I just had to write today about the great obsession..I mean habit… of doing perhaps even daily “ditties!”  or that’s what I love to call them.  Little ‘somethings’….a sketch, or quick thought visually.  They can be from life as you … Continue reading

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BIG START TO A NEW YEAR!….

HAPPY 2018 everyone!  I’m writing this while being snow bound in CT by a whipping Nor’Easter blizzard today that has hit most of the East Coast! …it does have a way of stopping us in our tracks!  But it’s a … Continue reading

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“ASK CAT”: check it out!

I have BORROWED my latest article from Kathy Temean’s Blog to share with you all here as well.  I do hope you follow her and the ASK CAT Tuesdays once a month. (plus her other wonderful shared articles!)  We will … Continue reading

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take care of your ‘tools’

This happy photo of my youngest grandkids (and our agency ‘research assistants!’) reading together, yet totally engrossed in their ‘literary worlds,’ just pleases me SO much!  Isn’t that why we all of the children’s market do what we do? I … Continue reading

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