Inspiration is Essential to the Creative Mind


Happy Spring! We’re headed on the road for a trip up to the Pacific Northwest with the goal of finding a good home with big trees in the backyard for building my off the grid treehouse.


I’ve been down in SoCal for all of 2022 and it’s had its highlights naturally. Got to explore Idyllwild forests some and met a really cool bass player and played out some with him, and also had fun dancing at shows for his main project The Odd Advantage (TOA), especially memorable is the Saint Paddy’s show in a parking lot in Menifee. More good times playing music definetely include the historic Hemet Theater.

Love the Ska Band “The Odd Advantage” playing all over SoCal, they’re based in Hemet.

Inspiration is vital for the Creative Mind and constant progress and development hence, the trip up North has me fired up!

Exploring the local music scene. Riverside Idyllwild. And more Cattooning here on our official feed @Crookshanks in the Multiverse on IG.

Follow along with Crookshanks as he explores the many realms to explore.

Keeping the spirit of the Pacific Northwest alive as I’ve been wondering around down south is The Creative Solutions Collective co-founded by my artsy creative fire of friend Kayla Cabe @KaylaCabePaints and yours truly. Thanks for being a great creative force with me Kayla and for our creative streak of nearly weekly creative synergy since around late 2018.

Creative people need other creative people, or at least it sure seems like it to me, keep creating and building community citizens of Planet Home.

Creative Living


What does it mean to live a life based in Creativity? I believe that means you have all kinds of ideas to realize into life including reinventing things and a compulsion to make and share these creations. In my case, I am only truly satisfied when I am creating and sharing what I have created. Some ideas are much bigger than others.

This time around it’s one of the small ideas, I wanted to embellish my kitchen with a pretty flower mini-mural on the cabinets. And it really is a bit of a thrill bringing my idea to life thus far!

Big blossoms comin up!

I’ll post again with the finished result, I’m working on it in the evenings after work so far.

Another way I enjoy expressing my creativity is making an impact to help the world be more sustainable, by reusing packaging and insisting that our own reusable containers be allowed to be used again and again, and that mode become the norm. I was very active with the Sunrise Movement last Spring and Summer. Ultimately I want to influence the system toward sustainable energy, products, food, community, the list goes on and on. I am ever open to collaborations to this end invite you all, dear like-minded friends of the world to continue to believe in a sustainable equitable society in which folks can spend their lives using their gifts to contribute positively to an equitable society that values fellow human, flora, and fauna life. Enjoy the flowers, hug the trees, and bring your own: bottle, cup, utensils, bags, and respect our beautiful life giving oceans. Until next time.



Greetings fellow Creativity Junkies,

I’ve been packed up from Seattle for about 3 days. My old room is now an amazing minimalist aesthetic office/studio and am I loving it.

There is nothing like S P A C E…

It feels very noticibly lighter with all that stuff packed up and not an option to get into. In my next studio I will have a dedicated work room with an ad·ja·cent/əˈjās(ə)nt/ living room space.

It feels easier with so much packed up too, I hardly have any clothes in the closet and drawers. It’s kind of a hard feeling to describe, it’s just a ligher aura, more pure. I’m definitely going to be mindful unloading, I have a feeling I will lighten a bit more before I move completely into the Cali dwelling. I’ll keep exploring this topic on here…..minimalism. Just what you need and love.

I’m wondering about what percentage of my possesions are in that trailer. It’s amazing what fits in there. Most of the furniture is staying here at Sunflower Squad House where my fellow creative crew Kayla @kaylacabeprints and Gaby @gabythebaddie and @aesdiopod while we’re at it(: painted an adorable mural. Peace out for neow Seattle, but the West Coast remains the Best Coast cha.

Now, speaking of creatives, there is a cool project up called @creativesolutionscollective where EVERYTHING gets upcycled, it’s a creative mindset and a lifestyle. Also we talk about using less in the first place. Join us.

And Special Thanks to my honored Patreon subscribers. I try to keep the thank you gifts varied and surprising. Hey reader! Consider subscribing and get interactive about creativity with us!

One more selfie for the road.



Sometimes, things get challenging. My horoscope this week said it is a lot easier (I’m paraphrasing;) to be negative than positive, and the astrologer said: BE POSITIVE, and I AM –This is December 2. This truth is in the same vain as it’s easier to be out of shape than be in shape.

I thought it was enough to be self motivating as an entrepreneur/ freelancer. But man, this is new level. However the show must go on. As usual my mentor Dan Tyre is there saying and doing all the right things.

And in the end it’s up to me to carry on and these past few weeks I am learning a lot about the sheer power of will, commitment, self motivating and momentum. No matter what happens, if you can stay in action, it does wonders for productivity and confidence.

But as my grandfather always said, and my awesome dad would reminds me constantly (thanks Papi) “You never know good luck from bad luck”. What is important is vision, discipline, faith, action, and consistency. It really works.

I’m creating new environment friendly, sustainable thank you gifts for subscribers to my Patreon. Join the club!

Creative Solutions Collective


Aesdiopod Designs is busy, with a full que. Fuller and busier than ever. Thriving and hiving. A combination of bold moves landed us here working out of Galvanize Seattle (home to many little & bigger companies). And taking part in an amazing entrepreneur program by Success Bully called Summer of Success, plus dedication and stars aligning and an epic mentor named Dan Tyre.

Current projects include: building a new site for a rad local band called Sunbeam Tiger and contributing to building up their image, it’s really fun.

And simultaneously building a new site for a local record store:D in Capitol Hill. Also have a big redesign for Aesdiopod Designs with a lot of cool new functionality. Check back soon. Lots in the works!

Art Bestie Kayla and I also have put our heads together to create the Creative Solutions Collective. Check out our IG page. It’s a 100% a 50/50 collaboration thus far. Hey hey it’s our launch day!

Been putting in a lot of hours to wrangle these projects but eventually the goal is to adjust to a 3-4 day work week.

We’re the Creative Solutions Collective! Join us! @creativesolutionscollective on IG

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Aesdiopod Designs is currently based in an amazing Start Up Tech Space ever in Pioneer Square, Seattle.

I have been developing a Cattoon chronicling the adventures of my cat Crookshanks as he explores the multiverse. I just started a Patreon and will be adding a Cattoon Zine as one of the levels that folks can subscribe to 😀

Recently, Aesdiopod added a bunch of new content & pages to the Sunrise Tacoma Movement‘s site. That group has been working really hard this summer to launch a Tacoma Green New Deal in Tacoma, Washington to show the world how to make it happen. I am so glad to be in with these folks, this is such timely essential work!! Can I get an AMEN.

Crookshanks floating in space with Ninja Toast & Judo Butter

I am in the BEST company. My neighbor Jessie has Crypto site. And he plays guitar. Check out his side project, Socean. Looks good.

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Founder & Lead Designer Anna Thoreau enjoying the view at our new HQ Galvanize Seattle campus
This place is fantastic! Let’s do a Creative Consultation on the roof!