Alaskans looking for a summer read don’t have to wander beyond the borders of their own state to find some really good choices. Besides, we should be supporting our creative talent and one way to do that is to buy their books. You’re going to discover we have some amazing talent in Alaska. Here’s a few worth a read.
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey …Full Article
April is National Poetry Month. Yeah, I can see the excitement in your eyes. Stay with me, because I feel for you and what you had to endure in the eighth grade language arts class. You probably had more interest in that cute guy or girl sitting two rows up and one seat over.
My sister told me that she didn’t like poetry, that it was …Full Article
I don’t know anything about basketball. I am 5 foot 1 ½ inches tall and I have never had very good eye-hand coordination. But almost everyone here at Porcaro does a March Madness bracket, so rather than be a spoilsport, I’ve chosen to fall back on the cute little mascots. So here are the match ups and reasons behind my bracket.
It’s no secret around here that I am a serious person. While I love to laugh and engage in idle chit-chat about silly stuff as much as the next guy, for the most part, I am focused and preoccupied with what I’m currently working on. But I work in a very creative and fun business and my seriousness is not always met with a smile …Full Article
The talent pool runs deep here at Porcaro. Not only do we have artists that are featured in galleries but we have a writer that is being featured in a national publication. Check out a piece by Scott Banks on AlaskaMagazine.com.
His story is about time he spent as a camp cook on Barter Island, here is an excerpt:
“In the camp cook business …Full Article
Understanding the printing process can ensure that you get the product you want and for a fair price. I’ve been buying and managing printing projects for over 20 years and here are some tips that can help you achieve a printed piece that’s effective, affordable and attractive.
It’s all about relationships in the printing business. A good printer’s sales rep. can guide you through the printing …Full Article
As winter takes hold and Alaskans begin to hibernate, First Friday is there to rescue us from the winter doldrums and get us outside to discover the art of Alaskans. All over Anchorage at restaurants, galleries and pubs, featured artists show off their work—including two of our uber designers, Bob Thompson and John Hume. They’ll be featured at Alaska Cake Studio as part …Full Article
Presentations are a necessary evil in the world and depending on the presenter you can either have an engaging, knowledge-filled experience or a snooze fest. This blog post is to help you have more of the former and to avoid the latter.
Step #1 – Be prepared.
Nothing loses an audience faster than an unprepared speaker. Practice and get comfortable with your presentation. This helps your confidence …
John Hume recently had five original oil paintings selected by the Alaska Aviation Museum and Alaska Veterans Museum for purchase by the Rasmuson Foundation Art Acquisition Fund. The Fund supports living, practicing Alaskan artists through museum purchases, enhances the permanent art collections of Alaskan museums, and encourages Alaskan museums to develop formal collections policies.Full Article
Ok Page Owners, I want to like you, I really do, but in order to keep me from hiding you, or Facebook’s EdgeRank from hiding you for me, you need to make some small improvements in how you are posting on your page.
10. Profile Pic + Logo = Perfect
This is a simple equation; you don’t need to mess with your profile picture because it …Full Article