IvyGalaxy-A launchpad from Jeanne Ivy

Percolate is a casual weekly newsletter that includes prompts to cultivate your curiosity. Most editions will include questions, brief perspectives and links to help you consider—or reconsider—ideas about creativity, communication, business or a timely topic of the day. If you’d like to join me in these adventures, just subscribe below.

Note: Percolate is on hiatus until September 2021. But if you subscribe before then, you can access all the previous issues.

I am happy to announce my new creative consultancy, IvyMagic. It’s built upon my 25 years of experience working as a communicator, creative director, mentor, facilitator and purveyor of pixie dust. While the ways I can support clients are as varied as creativity itself, there’s a common thread: I help ideas take flight and teams shine brighter. For more details about my services, please visit the IvyMagic site.

All my non-client creative projects live within the brand LierreStudio. And now some of my LierreStudio designs are available at a shop on Society6. The shop currently includes a small range of office and paper goods. I hope you’ll check it out and find something you love.

Also, as I develop new LierreStudio projects and products, I’ll announce them on Instagram, so make sure we’re connected!

Oh! There’s a place where I can support independent bookstores while sharing books I love—whether fiction or nonfiction, recently read or forever favorites? Sign me up! To purchase a book I recommend from a local bookseller, please visit my page on bookshop.org.

As an affiliate, I’ll earn a small commission if you make a purchase from my page.

I accept messages of curiosity or joy.
(But cold calls are a big no thank you.)

Hello! If we don’t know each other yet, let me introduce myself. I’m Jeanne, a creative, consultant and purveyor of pixie dust.

I’ve had a website in one form or another since I programmed my first site while working as a computer lab assistant at the University of Oregon. In 1995.

This latest incarnation of my online home is a petite, yet expanding, galaxy of endeavors and interests. And while it’s one of the simplest sites I’ve created, in many ways, it feels like the best, most confident one.

When I’m not waxing poetic about websites, I love to spend my time reading, designing, making playlists, sitting contemplatively outside or in front of a fire, dreaming of new or favorite places to travel to, and laughing and chatting with those in my tiny quarantine bubble.

A lot of modern and contemporary art makes me happy. So do poems by Joy Harjo, Billy Collins, Naomi Shihab Nye, Margaret Atwood and Alexandra Elle.

I’ve petted an alligator, swam with dolphins, and rode a camel.

If I can look at the ocean or a river or trees while drinking the day’s first cup of coffee, I feel more optimistic. (For me, nature is good. And yet camping is not.)

Three songs that encourage me are: “Candidate” by Johnny Marr, “You Already Know” by Cold War Kids and “Burnin’” by Nichole Nordeman.

It probably makes me sound nerdy or pretentious to say this, but I can never have enough notebooks or black turtleneck sweaters.

The idea of grace—from a spiritual perspective—continues to intrigue me. But I wonder if it’s bigger and wilder than many religious folks would like to believe.

I’m an INFJ, Enneagram 9 with a 1 wing, and my StrengthsFinder strengths are Activator, Responsibility, Developer, Empathy and Strategic.

I think everyone should read “A Wrinkle in Time” and “The Great Gatsby.” At least three times.

I still play Words with Friends.

Bright colors are everything to me—especially orange.

Finally, there’s this: I really like cheese.

fun + free

In support of the third issue of percolate, I created desktop and phone wallpapers. Copy them to your device and enjoy!

This is just a test for my LierreStudio Society6 Shop.