Resilience is the Key to Success

Chewbacca Chewie Wookie Illustration for the 100 day project

Resilience is the Key to Success Everyone asks this question at one point of time or another. What is the key to success? The key to success is resilience. That ability to get back up after you have fallen on your face. That ability to be one of those squats rubber bands that just don’t…

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The 100 Day Project Week 1

Sun wearing sunglasses heading to vacation.

The 100 Day Project Week 1 The 100 Day Project Earlier this week I had announced my participation in The 100 Day Project. The subject that I have chosen to cover over the next 100 Days are Rainbows and Sunshine. The first week has gone amazingly due to planning and taking action toward success. My…

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The 100 Day Project

Seattle Designer Christina Joan Rainbow and Sunshine Illustration

The 100 Day Project My first year of the 100 Day Project, I had chosen 100 days of Christi’s Joy. I would find one thing in the day that brought me joy, and then I would sketch it. Since it was my first year, there was no set rules beyond that. I used a variety…

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Dubsado: Design Student to Business Owner

Seattle Designer Christina Joan shares on Dubsado for Student to Business Owner

Dubsado Design Student to Business Owner Client Management Tips for Design Students I saw you in college. Your eyes shimmering with tenacity. When a classmate asked you what you wanted to do after graduation, you proudly said out loud, “I want to work for myself.” I listened, and attempted to quell my own disbelief in…

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The Hidden Life of Trees Review

Seattle Washington Designer Christina Joan reveals a stunning photo of a tree in the woods

The Hidden Life of Trees Review I have always been that weird person who hangs out with trees. Running my fingers over the bark, and wondering what kind of life it has lived. I’ve often wondered what the tree has seen, and how it feels about time. When my son was a wobbly toddler, he…

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Pay Your Damn Interns

Christina Joan Web Designer Blog Pay Interns

Pay Your Damn Interns An opportunity for people to see their value, and businesses to pay them.  I’ve ruminated on this idea for the better part of a few years. Debating on whether or not I should even share this because it is a quite controversial subject. Then I see people everyday not valuing what…

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2018 Year End Review

New years cheers martini

Christina Joan 2018 Year End Review HOLY TIGHT PANTS, BATMAN! A final 2018 Year End Review?! How is it that we are already in the FINAL days of 2018?! I don’t feel like I said this in 2017. Then again, I mindfully made 2017 slow. There was a lot of healing that needed to happen…

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Corn Mosaic

Corn Mosaic Fine Motor Craft

Corn Mosaic Supplies: Corn Kernels Liquid Watercolor / Food Dye Vinegar Construction Paper Glue Small Tongs Extend the Play: If you are finding that your little one doesn’t want to sit still for your project; I recommend adding large shapes for them to fill. I am absolutely in LOVE with Rad & Happy Color Happy. It…

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Pumpkin Pie in a Cup

XO Playtime Influencer Pumkpin Pie in a Cup

Pumpkin Pie in a Cup Supplies: Plastic cups 1 Can Pumpkin Pie Puree Whipped Cream Graham Crackers Vanilla Pudding Ziplock Bags Kid’s Hammer/ Rolling pin Extend the Play: Kick this project up a notch by making pudding from scratch. It is much easier than you think. We found a really easy recipe on Pinterest HERE. You…

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Preschool Spider Craft

Kwik Stix Spider Craft

Kwik Stix Spider Craft Supplies: Paper plate Kwik Stix Glitter Glue Self stick googlie eyes Pipe Cleaners Hole Punch Scissors   Extend the Play: We have been reading a spider book from the library that he has had great fun with. You can find it at your library or Spiders By Elise Gravel. During our craft…

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