Freelancer Winning Tips

These Freelancer Tips came from Collective Chemistry where I was a contributing member when I first arrived in Seattle.

Epic Freelancer
Epic Freelancer Tips

1. Don’t underestimate your current skills.
2. The moment you become uncomfortable is the moment you start to grow.
3. Word-of-mouth, on its own, is not a marketing strategy.

4. “…people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”  —  Leonardo da Vinci

5. If you want to manage and grow a successful freelance business over the long run, you have to reinvent yourself, your services, and your vision.
6. The first step of change is to become aware of your own BS.
7. Masters do not do 4,000 things. They do a few things 4,000 times.
8. “Success is doing what you want, where you want, when you want and with whom you want, as much as you want.”
9. Understand your most valuable asset: time.
10. Failure is just feedback.

Thriving Freelancer

Dazzling Freelance Creative Anna Thoreau is finding her way thru word of mouth in Seattle. Armed with a killer site & Creativity to spare Anna is making a sensation with her beautifully crafted designs, graphics, web builds & inventions. Her charm brings in top clients & her skill-set delivers every time, she’s quickly building a solid rep. Find her on YouTube pimping Creativity, Street Music and Planet Health at “Creativity in Cascadia“.

Anna Thoreau Headshot
Freelance Creative Anna Thoreau


World in Her Hands
World in Her Hands

Above from the debut episode of “Creativity in Cascadia” #Goals

Her band media packages are as fun as they are artistic & effective.

Basphite Bedlam
Basphite Bedlam

Joel Kenworthy and Anna Thoreau make up the Seattle BrassPunk band “Basphite



The Mighty Basphite
The Mighty Basphite

Anna’s startup media boutique, Aesdiopod Designs, is a leader in building up the post-Capitalist/ Clean energy New World System that is burning up the old world & spawning New Markets that hold people & planet health 1st holistic economy that’s thriving & supporting humanity and planet health.



Basphite covers “Menace” by Seattle’s Actionesse on their latest album release comin out soon and available out of the case at Capitol Hill & Westlake Stations and Pacific Place as well at an upcoming gig at Poquitos Atrium for a select lucky few.


For booking inquiries email: basphite [at]

Playing Pacific Place
Playing Pacific Place
Cap Hill
Cap Hill
Funky Style
Funky Style


I’ve been playing out on my own with my guitar. It’s been magical…..


Halloween Set
Halloween Set

It’s fun what two brains do when they are really just wanting to collaborate….
What is revealed to them and the dopamine flows….

“I’m free now
free to look out the window
free to live my story
free to sing along”

Morphine – I’m Free Now

happy doin my thing
happy doin my thing

Cascadia Hustle

The art show was dope. Abstract Expressionist creating live paintings amidst wildfires in our atmosphere.

Kayla, Eva, Anna
Burning Down the House Artist Reception

It’s been a month full of creative expression. Lots of new work, and new people. And songs.

Late Night Paintings for the New Show
Late Night Paintings for the New Show

Basphite is playing Art Attack in Georgetown, and Seattle Center tomorrow. We’re adding so many new songs! Like this fresh angry punk ass track by Actionesse:


Aesdiopod Designs has transplanted operations to Cascadia, a marvelous and delightful place.

Now that things have settled down a bit, this zineBlog is launching a new blogging schedule. Every Other Friday. That way, progress on #Goals and projects can be tracked.

This week, in addition to busking it with Basphite, featured in the #Goals debut episode of Creativity in Cascadia, [above] this freelancer had lunch with the one and only badass Success Bully. That was a good Tuesday, busy in this fair and fragmented fantastic city.

The busking band that formed at the end of last year during the Seattle holiday season finally has a name– Basphite which has been playing Westlake and Cap Hill Stations all the year long.

— I’m the drummer, and Joel plays both siick melody and groovy bassline on his bariSax. We playing at the September Art Attack in Georgetown on September 9th. Try to make our set, it’s gonna be righteous.

Brasspunk gypsy rock duo
We’re Basphite.

Creativity in Cascadia

How does Creativity work?

Creativity loves friends. My creativity is often heightened when I am with other creatives who I enjoy and vice-versa. And our talks and walks.

Creativity is simultaneously a relaxed & stimulated state, it’s energizing, it’s very in the moment. It gets stronger with practice & love. And it can either strike, often when out and about in Nature or just out or in or on the road, but it also can be summoned when desired for a work.

New Band: Pixie Dust playing the Street & Open Mic Circuit to Start

Busking Band
We out here! This Band Busks Cascadia

Creativity loves freshness & inspiration and meeting new people, spontaneous talks, design challenges. It likes the water, the shore, swimming, or out floating on the water.

My creativity likes it when I am up in trees looking out at the view, or upside down purposely like in a handstand– not from emotional overwhelm, although that can work. It likes heights, and new fresh concept & ideas, and beautiful works. Creativity needs expression, and it needs to grow.

Creativity also can be a double edged sword, and can turn on one and manifest in dark false imaginings, and I don’t have an answer about that, but just to be aware that there is a facet that can be destructive and awareness and solid belief in oneself is a counter that can be played & it might just be as simple as that awareness to stay on the good foot.

Creativity is good for the world, and everyone’s creativity is as unique as they are, and when it comes together it’s hell yeah!

Aesdiopod Designs is starting a new YouTube Channel about: This Freelance Creative’s journey to thrive in Cascadia, and about: A New Band “Pixie Dust” and their band adventure within a backdrop of Street Music, Activism/ Resistance and the Planet Health Movement.

Oh boyy, how exciting!

Inspiration Creativity
I found this on Tumblr