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.