Let’s Be Clear: It’s Not

And it’s probably never going to be.

And that’s why I stopped blogging for so long in the second half of 2013, and the beginning of 2014.

And by now, you are probably asking yourself what the heck I’m talking about.

I’m talking about clarity itself.  Or, rather, the lack of it.  And how that lack relates to the marketing darling of this new 21st century . . . . BRANDING.  Yes, in all-caps.  Because if you listen to marketing peeps and advertising ...

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cherry blossom springtime   


Saturday, April 26. . . . 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. . . . 2044 Alameda Ave., Alameda, CA

That’s right!

For the first time in two years, Bean Up The Nose Art is gonna sell hand-to-hand to YOU!!! You don’t have to track our greeting cards down at ...

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Hell Has Frozen Over . . . .

. . . because, good Lord, I’ve actually cranked up the blogging machine.  After absolutely zero entries since summer of 2013.

Let’s just say a lot has happened since then.

Grandbaby Zoe

Best.  Thing.  Ever.  As one shopkeeper describes being a grandparent, “It’s just a whole new flavor of love.”  To which we say, “HELL YES IT IS!”  Every week that goes by is a joy.  And many of them involve grandbabysitting.  Which is just simply awesome.

New Kindle book 

Yeehaw!  During the summer of ...

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ReRite Your Story: The Next Chapter Workshop


We’re sharing our Bean Up The Nose Art studio space for a new class this fall . . . from wonderful Michelle Favreault of RiteHereNow.


On Saturday, September 15, Michelle will be leading her “ReRite Your Story: The Next Chapter Workshop” at our place.

Michelle has been leading writing groups and spiritual programs for nearly 20 years.  She asks in her intro to this class,

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ModgePodge Madness

Hey!  Two spaces have suddenly opened up for the class we’re having this Saturday (July 28) evening at Sunny Day Salvage in Fairfax, CA.

Sunny Day Salvage_class_table


We’ll be modge-podging (yes, we believe that is a verb) votive candle holders from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. . . . while we drink a little bubbly or pinot, snack on cheese and crackers and chocolate, ...

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Summer Classes Are Here!


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Turns out that Bean Up The Nose Art’s studio space is a seriously magical spot.  In the five months that we’ve been here, life’s energy has moved in all kinds of ways.  New art ways.  New business opportunities.  Writing, visual art, friendships, partnerships, sales.  In short: amazing creativity and flow.

The studio also seems to have its own ...

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