About Teresa Shishim

Teresa has designed and implemented online and print communication for businesses and nonprofits for over 15 years, developing a great reputation as a vector artist. Her diverse background includes industry and non-profit experience, software development, animal welfare, river restoration, energy efficiency, environmental consulting, and holistic healing. Each day she puts her creativity pants on, one leg at a time.

My Creativity Story + March ReCap

How I Jumped Off I'm posting a different kind of blog today- one that is on the more personal side. I'm sharing my creativity story, complete with drama about fear and self-doubt, and how I arrived at using my creativity to make a living. Before we dive into this month's recap, I'll divulge a list [...]

By | 2017-03-30T11:33:00+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Monthly Recap|4 Comments

Tired of Your Tattoo? Zing it Up With Bling

Tattoo Bling is a Thing This month's 'Interview a Creative' focuses on my niece Ana Lara-Steely, who let me know that tattoo bling is a thing. I watched Ana grow up expressing herself and observing how creativity manifests through her. She is an amazing illustrator and she has inspired me to take a fresh [...]

By | 2017-03-21T10:21:08+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Someone Like You|Comments Off on Tired of Your Tattoo? Zing it Up With Bling

Vision Board: Create Your Future

What Do You See In Your Future? Want to make a change, but don't know what that might look like? Making a vision board to create your own future is a great place to start. What the heck IS a vision board? Think of it as a collage that helps you visualize your future. [...]

By | 2017-03-14T11:44:20+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Collage, Templates|Comments Off on Vision Board: Create Your Future

Plant Labels to Inspire You

Itchy Green Thumb No, I don't have a weird gross disease. Its just that the days are getting a little longer, which always fills me with the notion that spring might just become a reality, after all. I'm always jumping the gun, but I figured that making plant labels to inspire you [...]

By | 2017-03-08T09:20:25+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Doodles, Gardening, Labels|Comments Off on Plant Labels to Inspire You

Six Reasons You Need a Creative Break and February Recap

Six Reasons? You Only Need One... It is so important to periodically reboot your brain with a creative break. Some people I know tell me they have withdrawal symptoms if they don't get to be creative- they get moody and despondent, apathetic and depressed. Maybe that isn't the case for you, but there are some [...]

By | 2017-12-06T15:51:30+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Monthly Recap|Comments Off on Six Reasons You Need a Creative Break and February Recap

What I Learned from Haz Said, Writer and Unicyclist

I get inspired with a little help from my friends I am always so incredibly impressed with my friends and acquaintances. I like to observe how creativity manifests through them. What I learned from Haz Said, writer and unicyclist, is inspiring. The truth is, we are all similar beings. We may [...]

By | 2017-02-22T10:54:02+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Someone Like You, Writing|Comments Off on What I Learned from Haz Said, Writer and Unicyclist

Why It’s Absolutely OK to Write a Self-Addressed Love Letter

Be My Own You might label Valentine's Day as a 'Hallmark Holiday'. Or maybe you have twenty hand-written love letters ready to be dropped with hugs and kisses to your friends and family.  Or maybe, if you're single, you're dreading and avoiding today altogether. But before you go out and do any loving or [...]

By | 2017-02-14T10:43:31+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Writing|Comments Off on Why It’s Absolutely OK to Write a Self-Addressed Love Letter

How to Make a Paper Rose Like a Ninja

Ancient Sneaky Valentine Tradition... Just to keep you on your toes today, I'll be guiding you through how to make a paper rose like a ninja. You can use them to add a three dimensional aspect to a flat card to be delivered under the cover of darkness, or drop them like breadcrumbs [...]

By | 2017-02-08T09:47:35+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Paper Magic|Comments Off on How to Make a Paper Rose Like a Ninja