Launch Your Creativity Blog

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Fabulous Panelists!

I am proud to introduce to you another fabulous speaker at the Launch Your Creativity Event on April 20,2013!

Debi Ward Kennedy
Writer . Stylist . Designer

Debi Ward Kennedy 50, is a writer, stylist, and designer whose work has appeared in FOLK Magazine, Somerset Life, Vintage Indie, design*sponge, Country Business, and many other retail and lifestyle publications. Deb contributed a regular decorating column to FOLK Magazine for every issue of its inaugural year.
While she has been a writer since early in her life, Deb began her design career in Anaheim, California when she discovered retail visual merchandising at the age of 13 on Main Street USA in Disneyland. Over 35+ years in the retail industry, she has worked as a retail stylist and store designer for many corporate and independent merchant clients, including Washington state wine industry luminaries Chateau Ste. Michelle, Hogue, and Columbia Wineries. Her design talents have also been utilized by major gift shows where Deb has presented seminars and created exhibitor displays, and the Gift and Home Channel, for whom she produced an educational video series.

Having earned a solid reputation for creating high-impact theatrical displays in the vintage industry, Deb has participated as a vendor in the Farm Chicks, Remnants of the Past, and BarnHouse shows. Her former business, Retreat, and the Retreat Vintage Market shows she hosted in Washington State, have been featured in lifestyle magazines.

Now located in Southern California, Deb has redefined her professional and personal focus in 2012. She is sharing her experience in creating affordable seasonal decorative effects on her new blog, HOMEWARDfound, as well as through freelance contributions to Creating Vintage Charm Magazine, FOLK Magazine, and other publications.

See you there!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Just Between Us!

Here's some straight talk about the evil comparison mirror and other things you should know.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Presentation, Perception & Packaging!

Welcome to the third installment in the 
"Inspiration Delivered" series. 
Join me for "A Girl's Guide to Owning Her Brand"

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Esteemed Panel

I am so proud to introduce the panel of speakers for the April 20, 2013 event! 
I am thrilled to tell you that Jenny Doh is returning for an encore!

Jenny Doh is Founder of — like a magazine but daily like a newspaper, featuring fresh and creative content from artists within all genres, coupled with their stories that highlight the power of art in our lives. Jenny serves regularly as keynote speaker across the nation to deliver messages related to creative passion, leadership, communication, and compassion. Prior to CRESCENDOh, Jenny worked for six years as Editor-in-Chief and Director of Publishing for Somerset Studio, Belle Armoire, and its many sister publications.

Jenny is an author and packager of books. To date, she has created the following books:
·       Creative Lettering (2013)
·       Journal It! (2012)
·       We Make Dolls (2012)
·       Hand in Hand (2012)
·       Creative Pilgrimage
·       Signature Styles
·       Art Saves
·       Where Women Create: Book of Inspiration (co-author)

Discover all of her current and future books here on Amazon:

For her leadership in publishing, Jenny was recognized by Folio magazine as one of the top 40 leaders within the publishing industry

In 1995, Jenny received her Masters in Social Welfare from UCLA and then worked for seven years as a social worker in child protective services in Orange County, California. Jenny received her undergraduate degree in political science from UC Irvine and has served as President of UC Irvine’s Alumni Association.

Jenny and her husband raise their two children, Monica and Andrew, in Santa Ana, California. She loves to knit and crochet, stay fit, practice archery, and play the cello.
To learn more, visit

I will introduce the rest of the panel to you in the coming weeks in an on going series to hi-light each of their talents~

Monday, September 10, 2012

Success, Failure and Football

Are you ready to play the GAME?

This is the second video in the series. 

Join me weekly for "Inspiration Delivered"!

Keep your eye on the ball girls!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Welcome Fall

I love Fall, the feeling of the air growing cooler...
The colors turning golden and of course 
football season and pumpkin pie!
Not to mention the kids are back to school with boxes of brand new crayons~what is it about crayons? 

Perhaps its the freedom that little box holds.


You can create anything you want, right? 

No rules, no boundaries. 

Free to express yourself any way you'd like.

Which brings me to my new video series,
 "Inspiration Delivered" 

I will be posting several videos to 
Inspire, Encourage and Challenge you!

Grab your coffee and join me right here on Tuesdays.