Trick or Treating

The crows often sneak out of the Idea Emporium on Halloween to go trick or treating in the human world. They figure no one would know and think they are very small children. Lucille goes for the Milky Ways and has the best mask.

Imaginary Finds: The Resurrectionist

Here at the Idea Emporium the imagination is celebrated and design ideas are born. The store manager saw this book today. Have you read it? From Amazon.com: “Philadelphia, the late 1870s. A city of gas lamps, cobblestone streets, and horse-drawn carriages—and home to the controversial surgeon Dr. Spencer Black. The son of a grave robber,…

Blog Tuesday: A Field Trip to Paxton Gate and a Little Bjork

This week is all about the creation of chapter five, the Invention Room. Prepare: the music for the chapter to prepare for inventing is anything by Bjork, but I’ve been listening to Army of Me and I Miss You and Pagan Poetry. It’s time for a Field Trip to a really cool store my elf partner…

The Goal is to be as Authentic as Possible, Part One

As I was writing in my Brain the other day (what I call my sketchbook notebook), I noticed that the underlying theme I was writing was about staying authentic, having that true voice in my creative work. The artists I admire so greatly all have such a unique style. (Think the late Dr. Seuss). They…