I’m a writer, editor, blogger, crafter, and speaker, currently writing a book about creativity, fear and failure, expected in the spring of 2014. I’m fascinated by creativity, crafts, publishing, and varied topics related to independent business and practice in these realms. I’m the editor-in-chief of The Holocene, a digital microzine for crafters, makers and curious people that’s in the very early stages of development. Through Mighty Ugly, I help people and groups battle the demons that hold back their creative exploration.
The Holocene. It’s not just the current geological epoch, it’s also a digital microzine that’ll look great on smartphones, tablets and desktops, featuring bite-size issues that’ll inform and inspire. Also, there’s Mighty Ugly. It’s a creativity exercise. I help people and groups cozy up to the scary things that hold us back. Also, I write books and articles about creativity and crafts. I’m a freelance writer and editor. I love doing things that haven’t really been tried before, and working with people who are game to take the risk with me. At the same time, I love helping people and businesses simply get better at doing what they already know and love.
In Vancouver, Canada. I do most of my work online and with clients I rarely, if ever, see in person. But I’m also involved with the crafts and maker communities here in Vancouver, and I’m a founding board member of the Vancouver Maker Foundation.