Posts Tagged ‘creative’

New Logo, Who Dis?

Posted by melissa kandel on March 30, 2019 in business journey | No Comments

Keen eyes might notice a new logo on our site and socials. With all the new things happening at the company, (stay tuned) a new logo was in order. If you’re interested to learn more about the design, here’s the scoop:

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Creatives: Watch Out for This Web Design Scam

Posted by melissa kandel on March 28, 2019 in business journey | No Comments

A departure from the usual posts on LWS but this one is necessary (and hopefully helpful) to anyone running a creative business. In the past week, I’ve received two emails from prospective clients asking about web design work. Neither email triggered anything usual in my mind; my contact form is often the hub for similar […]

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Letters of Inspiration: III

Posted by melissa kandel on November 11, 2017 in Letters of Inspiration | 2 Comments

Aug 28 – Email from Yvonne de Jonge Life itself is mostly a question of perception, isn’t it? You can a) focus on things that went wrong and be in a terrible mood, or b) remember those things that went well and made you smile. Enter Happiness Journals, The Happiness Project. Same day, different mood. […]

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The Tale of Astrid The Beautiful

Posted by melissa kandel on December 15, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, creativity, Fiction | No Comments

Somewhere in the untamed French countryside near Versailles, on the border of all that was good and evil, once sat a small patch of wild lavender, and just beyond, a smaller spring. An accidental journey brought Astrid to this spring, its water tumbling like wet poetry across flowering earth.

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On Writing, On Wednesday: The Very First Line

Posted by melissa kandel on June 2, 2016 in On Writing | 2 Comments

This is stupid. That’s the first thing I thought when the idea came to me to write about writing, which seemed no different from a balloon maker noodling up a poodle figurine at a circus side show and instead of selling it to the five-year-old cotton-candy-eater who wants one, telling the kid exactly how the […]

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Sunshine Blues on a Rainy Day

Posted by melissa kandel on April 9, 2016 in nature, Photography | 2 Comments

It’s raining today in Newport Beach. And not a romantic, heavy downpour kind of rain but a slow, lazy drizzle that makes you want to stay inside with a cup of coffee and watch Food Network marathons all day while wearing your pajamas. Random example. But from what I hear, this squidish weather has stretched its […]

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The Blue Stones of Lisbon

Posted by melissa kandel on November 5, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

By Melissa Marni On a certain street in Lisbon, cobblestones line a narrow, serpentine roadway and when it rains, the stones turn a brilliant shade of dark blue. Somewhere along this street, (exactly where is hard to say), once lived an old, cantankerous woman and her niece, who was described by all accounts to be […]

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Featured Friday: Leave A Story

Posted by melissa kandel on October 30, 2015 in Featured Friday, Fiction | No Comments

This Friday, I feature a website so simple in its genius, it’s simply genius. Leave A Story, founded by a Swedish graphic designer, is exactly that: You leave a story, the artist draws to it. So, when I handed over “Fly” a few weeks ago, I was soon gifted with an imaginative, whimsical, spot-on rendering of […]

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Featured Friday: Egg Barrel

Posted by melissa kandel on October 16, 2015 in Featured Friday | No Comments

I’d tell you about Egg Barrel, the website at bat for this week’s Featured Friday, but their description is so perfect, I just have to use it instead: “Egg Barrel is a place to find and share creativity in all forms. You don’t have to be a professional journalist, photographer or writer. Come here to get inspired, […]

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A Morning with Mr. Moonshine

Posted by melissa kandel on October 3, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

By Melissa Marni It was early morning in early fall. The world was dark, as it tended to be on autumn days such as this, newly unfolded and still smudgy from whatever was left of the night. A hum, low but gentle, rumbled not far behind Peter Luck, who was speedily making his way down […]

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