Better When Wet

Finally got my hands on the swim cap I designed for the Fairbanks Arctic Swim Team  (F.A.S.T) Masters. Sorry, it’s a little wet. I wore it in swim practice today. This design is also being enlarged for a team banner that will travel to team competitions.

The Silver Lining of Taxes

Last week I paid taxes for the first time in 12 years.  Honestly, I had mixed feelings about this as a business owner. Sure the upside is my tax money, in theory, funds utilitarian projects like roads, schools, and social programs.  The downside is handing over a chunk of money without receiving a tangible return that directly benefits my business.

Apps like Trip Tracker could possibly make a difference next tax season.

Apps like Trip Tracker could possibly make a difference next tax season.

Can you tell I’m not the one responsible for my family taxes?  Otherwise, I’m sure I would have gone through this reflection already.  However, I have found a way to put a spin on it all. Continue reading

Last Year As A Pre-Teen

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Pagesculptor Studio’s 12th Birthday caught me off guard. I had worked all day in the studio when an alert popped up on my screen around 4pm: Congratulations! Pagesculptor Studios is 12-years-old. I stared at the screen blurry eyed. This year had been so amazing, and the company had grown in so many ways. It reminded me of when Ivan had turned 12 all those years back. One big spurt right before his teenage years. And then it all moved so quickly from there.

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10 Things I’ve Learned About Business from Project Runway

I love fashion. It doesn’t necessarily show in my daily outfits, but when necessary I can undergo a red carpet worthy transformation. And while I’m not into reality shows, Project Runway is one I have consistently watched since Season 1. Aside from the analysis of the weekly challenges, Project Runway provides lessons that can easily be applied to the business world in general. Here are a few I’ve gleaned over the years.

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