Free Flow

Copyright © 2017. Image by J.D. O’Coyne. Used with permission. To free flow is to ride a savored moment with the creative flow. Sometimes something comes out. Other times, not. It’s because you can’t find the force that you can’t force it. Rather, it finds you then forces you into animation. That said, something interesting …

The Sea Caravan: Chapter 5

Copyright © 2012-2017 by Outside the Box Ink. Image by GrindTV.com Lulu There is not much that can be said when you’re walking uphill during a mountain thunderstorm. At best you can hear your feet stumble and slosh in the mud. If you listen really closely you can hear your pulse synchronizing with the thunder. …

Coming to Enumclaw in 2017: Symposium Examining the Link Between Justice, Sustainability, and Spirituality

Pachamama Alliance: Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium In April, an Awakening the Dreamer Symposium will be held at Enumclaw Public Library in Washington (time TBD), offering an interactive, multimedia experience for anyone who wishes to deepen their understanding of the current state of our world and how we can take action to create …

IDEAS TO INK: Freelance Writing Services on the Plateau!

Are you a small business owner on the Plateau who requires a paper-based or online solution but you don’t have office support staff? Think Outside the Box Ink  for independent and local freelance writing services tailored to your unique business needs.  Our philosophy is that experience is the best teacher and paper is a canvas. Outside the Box …

Ohana: Prologue

Copyright © 2015 by Outside the Box Ink. Image by Manasheepowder. RAINIER WOMAN Agent501 scanned the tag on the dead woman’s toe with the microscopic 3D camera on the tip of a pen and within a nanosecond the holographic data fluttered in the air. The Cloud began building a list of trace files indicating evidence of her biological markers in the …

DWC Graphics

Introducing Wade, our recent addition to the OTBI Artist Collective! Wade is an Inventor and Graphic Designer who resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Book 1: Ohana

Photo by Brandon Langton. Used with permission. This piece is the first in a series of freewriting that loosely weave sa tale that is the prequal to The New Pioneers. The working title of this project is Ohana. It is the story of how James and Lulu meet. Thank you to the free birds in my …

Dew Drops + Sunblock

By Natalie Janovak Inspired by the folk stylings of Elisa Pope and Memphis Minnie McGnarls.   There’s a fire inside me that seeks a path home Snaking up my spine, burning deep and churning wide My life full to the brim with memories that burn Consuming all to reveal a key That I recognize as eternity …

Channeling Stone Henge

By Natalie Janovak. Logo used with permission. Today I spent the day playing with rocks, yet I feel like I’ve had a relaxing yoga workout. I attended Visitor Day at Anake Outdoor School in Duvall, WA because I’m interested in learning more about their programs. I had a choice of visitor sessions this month, options which were equally appealing …