The year 2015 is approaching. My world is changing. As I write this I have a 3-month-old laying next to me & a 2-year-old sleeping in his crib.

All the lights are off, but the glow from the Christmas tree and computer screen are keeping me company.

Looking back over the past 12 months, I see that 2014 was an exciting year for myself and my family.

  • Let go from my job.
  • I started a new blog.
  • Sold my first online product.

All these things are moving me towards a successful online business.

Changes

The plan is to take many posts from this site. Then pull all the articles from my other web sites and mix them together into one big site around the topic of creativity.

As I look through my archives I realize creativity is something that threads through all my writing. Thus, it only makes sense for me to create my business around that subject.

The specifics I am still working on, but I am excited for this change and for all the fun projects I will be working on around it.

This Blog & Podcast

107% funded on Kickstarter100% Funded!

Thank you for helping us get to this point and getting us to where ever we end up.

To celebrate my wife and I are going to eat cookies till we pass out. I recommend you do the same or something similar.

Thank you!

I want to thank everyone for the encouragement. And especially thank those that backed the project.

Before launching, I was worried people wouldn’t be interested in the project. I have been talking about doing this Kickstarter for over a year… The amount of support and encouragement I’ve received makes me wonder why I waited so long.

Your excitement gets me excited.

What’s Next?

We did it, we launched the campaign.

A quick look at our progress so far:
  • At 3 hours into the campaign, we were 16% funded.
  • 24 hours into the campaign, we were 64% funded.
  • 48 hours into the campaign, we are 81% funded.

It has been an exciting few days!

I would like to thank all the wonderful people who helped spread the word about the campaign. Without the help from everyone, we would not be this far along already.

We are getting excited as we come closer & closer to our funding goal.

Animation-A-Day

I also wanted to mention that we are posting two animated videos daily. One of those videos is from one of the many workshops I have put on. With these videos, I also mention the age to the students and time it took to make the videos.

Will my Kickstarter Project TakeOff?

Maybe I am being over dramatic. Or I have just listened to too many success stories the last few days. But, if this Kickstarter does well it could mean my life will never be the same…In a good way!

In case you didn’t know, I am launching a Kickstarter to fund an e-book version of my animation workshop.

I am calling it the Home Animation Handbook. It is a digital book for individuals wanting to learn how to make fun animated videos. It will teach the basics of how to make animated videos using equipment you already own.

If this is successful it will create hundreds of new animators out there. This means more creators and more to watch… I am getting excited just thinking about it.

Steven Spielberg portrait


I have eight days before I launch my kick starter campaign. I have to say that I am both nervous and excited. I sat down this morning and came up with this schedule in preparation for the upcoming launch date.

I hope you find this interesting and/or useful for your own campaign.

Things to do (& do date):