Category Archives: Creatives+ Creative Entrepreneurs

Creative Exercise (Day 13, 365-Day Creativity Challenge)

I realized I had done nearly two weeks of creative prompts and not had a single photography-oriented creative exercise. So for Day 13 of the 365-Day Creativity Challenge take a photograph of your favorite time of the day and write a few lines on what you love most about it. Is it the quiet before…

Love Note (Day 2, 365-Day Creativity Challenge)

Welcome to Day 2 of the 365-Day Creativity Challenge. It’s only Day 2 and I am a little intimidated by the amount of work that this exercise entails. (If I may repeat, it’s only Day 2!!) Obviously, quitting isn’t an option because all that the busyness shows me is that I am marking everything else…

Book Review: Haute Bohemians By Miguel Flores-Vianna

To call Miguel Flores-Vianna’s book, Haute Bohemians an interior design book would be a crime. It’s more accurate to say that it beautifully captures, and lovingly documents a way of creative, authentic living. I was reminded of this Rumi quote, “Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love. It…

Storyteller: Deb Trombley of Nomadic Decorator

  Who: Deb Trombley, Blogger/Designer/Decorator at the Nomadic Decorator Where: Chicago, USA, and Chennai, India Story of what you do/your journey:  I decorate, do DIYs, and design on two continents! I’m the one packing strange things in suitcases on vacation: plumbing supplies, paints, cordless drills and sewing machines. We currently live in the northwest Chicago suburbs, and…

Storyteller: Ambika Sambasivan of Yali Books

Who: AMBIKA SAMBASIVAN ARTIST; CO-FOUNDER, YALI BOOKS Where: ALBANY, NY The story of what you do/your journey:  I am the co-founder of Yali Books, an independent publishing venture with a focus on South Asian cultures and the artisan behind Studio Yali, our store for art and handmade collectibles. Yali Books began when my mother Kala Sambasivan,…