Welcome from Dakota

Welcome! I’m Dakota – writer, artist, mom, wife, lover of dogs, cats, geckos, sloths – well – all animals, really. Even slugs.  Much of my childhood was spent playing with a family of stuffed chimpanzees and dressing up pretending that I was one, too.  As an adult, I managed dressing as a human being, being responsible, holding down office jobs of varying responsibility and importance, even going to law school and passing the bar, but rarely did I get to utilize my creativity or artistic skills. Then, one day, Fluffy, the Sumatran rhino pictured above, insisted on...

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How to Be Creative – First Be Terrible

We are all creative Have you ever been scanning through social media posts,  seen someone’s latest photo of home décor or a practical solution to an everyday problem, and thought, “Wow, she’s so creative! I wish I could do that!” ? I think most of us have.  The good news is, for the most part, you really can do that.  Maybe not in the exact same way, or with the same artistic flair, but in style that is uniquely your own.  We all have the capacity to be creative. The challenging part is tapping into that capacity and letting it flow.  Where  do we even start? As kids,...

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