Only In October


Only in October can you put on skeleton makeup and call it a work day. From sugar skulls to paper flowers, Día de los Muertos, also known as the Mexican holiday, Day of The Dead, has been trending all over Pinterest (one of our favorite places to gather visual inspiration). So Kathleen and I decided to get deadly festive on this last day of October, and take a moment to celebrate one of the best days of the year and some of the best Braid highlights of the month.

Braid Halloween Day of the Dead

Braid Creative Halloween Sketch

Of course we had to sketch it first! The costumes may have been spontaneous but planning is in our bones.

Kathleen and I hadn’t really planned to dress up for Halloween, which is a bit shocking for us. October has been so busy, and it just hadn’t been a priority.  But the closer we got to the 31st, the more the spirit of the day started calling us. In truth, it was Heritage who actually called us to ask if we’d be judges for their company treat and costume contest.  Um. Let me think. Sí! We’re there! No, really, we’re there. Right now. Satisfying our sweet tooth and a seeing what spooky getups are prize-worthy.

As for the rest of October, here are the Braid note-worthy’s:
- Got fantastic feedback after introducing our Brand Starter Kit for microbusinesses and artistpreuners
- Also shared our method for getting started on all our brand projects
- Challenged you to uncap your Sharpies with our video A Case For Brilliant Note Taking
- Vibed on visual explorer and author Keri Smith with a review of her newest book
- Finally met our favorite Little Rock, Arkansas sound guys face-to-face, the LuckyDog Audio dudes. This actually happened in Scary September (the day after our recap post.) But after meeting with these kindred creative professionals and small business owners we felt way more inspired than scared.
- In fact, towards the end of October we “put it out there” that we want to start consulting and coaching for other creative professionals, as well. Let’s just say, November heard us.

Other October Awesomeness:
- Tara’s BBC interview makes us feel like quitters (in a good way)
- The annual Oklahoma City must-see Gazette Halloween Parade
- Out Of Africa on cable this month and now Tara’s new movie obsession (and she’s not alone, it’s our most popular “pin” to date)
- Kathleen’s addictive fall dish is sweet potatoes, black beans & goat cheese quesadillas
- Looking forward to pre-ordered for Nov. 1 release, Blah! Blah! Blah! by Dan Roam auto-loading on Tara’s Kindle (and wondering if it will happen at the strike of midnight?)

How did October treat you? Are you looking forward to November? We know we are!

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