It started last July during a stay in Lincoln City.
Sitting on a piece of driftwood, watching the waves alone, I stopped being frustrated by things that were out of my control and things I’d tried to change without success.
I looked at my frustration in a different way, and I realized that the spectrum of my creative direction skills are much wider than what I’ve been using. I also realized I needed an additional outlet for these creative abilities—one that friends and coworkers had actually been pointing me to for years.
Those thoughts were the seeds of the side/passion* project I want to tell you about today.
It’s called LierreStudio, and it’s my own way of providing concepts and creative direction to individuals and small businesses. (Details are at the newly launched lierrestudio.com.)
One thing that’s inspired me, and that helps bolster my courage, is the community of creators and entrepreneurs in PDX who meet, discuss and support one another. I’m ready to be a more active participant in that community, rather than someone who sporadically engages. Because I know I cannot completely build something new on my own. And I cannot be perfect, either. I will need help and encouragement at times. I will want to return what I receive, too.
That’s my way of asking if you’d keep an eye on me while I’m getting warmed up (even if you’re not in PDX). Send me a link to an article or presentation or event you think might be helpful. Talk to me more about what my plans are. Collaborate with me. Maybe give me a chance.
A handful of you are already connected to LierreStudio. If you're not one of them, please check out the site, and follow LierreStudio on Twitter and Pinterest.
Thanks for reading and letting me share this new adventure with you.
* Yes, this is currently a side project. I am still employed as an ACD and won’t take on any assignment that represents a conflict of interest.