Estella Banks
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Monday, September 3, 2012

An Internet radio interview

Today I had the opportunity to participate in an Internet radio interview by Tee Renee of Tell Me Something Good Radio. Tell Me Something Good Radio features businesses on the "Marketplace Monday" show which airs every Monday from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Tee Renee was a great interviewer! This was the first of many more interviews to come! My interview begins at about the 26:00 minute mark and ends around 36:00 minute mark.


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Estella Banks
 Creativity Coach Inspiring, Nurturing, Sharing Creativity

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Who's up for a creative challenge?

I actually have two challenges to share with you today!

The first one comes from Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio team. Starting today and every Saturday, until the end of this year, they will be posting a challenge using My Digital Studio, a digital design software featuring Stampin' Up!'s exclusive artwork, Designer Series Paper, embellishments, punches, die cuts, and card stock colors -- all right on your computer. Check out the challenge by following the link below.

Weekly Challenge and Giveaway - My Digital Studio

You can download a FREE 30-day trial of My Digital Studio (a.k.a. MDS) by visiting this link.

I stumbled upon the second challenge while conducting my daily research ;-) on Facebook.  This one is time sensitive, since the "big day" is tomorrow, Sunday, September 2, 2012.  Don't worry, this is a different type of creative challenge!  I look forward to hearing about what you create tomorrow.  You can read more about it here on Mashable's blog or on the Reconnect Project's Facebook Page.

See you after the BLACKOUT! ;-)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Lions, and tigers and sewing...oh my!

As many of you already know, Planet Creative Studios is dedicated to inspiring, nurturing and sharing creativity! The vision for Planet Creative Studios is quite grand and to date, we have only implemented a fraction of the complete vision. We are so excited to have you on the journey with us.

Today, I'm pleased to share with you the expansion of the vision into the next phase: sewing classes! 

Sewing is a dying art and we are committed to bringing this creative and important life skill back into Vogue (pun intended). We will start with a Sewing 101 class in September, which also happens to be National Sewing Month! Yay! Details about the class can be found here

We look forward to unveiling the rest of the vision this year and into the new year!
Here's to inspiring, nurturing and sharing creativity everyday and in every way!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Have You Accepted Your Birthright?

As a Creativity "evangelist" of sorts I make it my business to constantly expose myself to a myriad of interesting thought leaders in various fields. Invariably, something share-worthy crosses my path that I hope you find these non-paper crafting interludes equally inspiring and nurturing of your creativity.

This little gem came serendipitously (see link below), as these things often do with such a curious nature. I often follow one article's lead down the rabbit to another. It's a natural part of the creative process. You just never know where your curiosity will take you.

So the question of the day is "have you accepted your birthright?"

Something to think about...