A Moment in History

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You Work Hard…Take it Easy

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Share your Fabulousness!

Doc and Scuppers talk about how great you are.

Show the world how fantastic you are by posting to our Facebook page or send them along to me and I’ll post for you.

C’mon! You know you want to…

 

 

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Peace for Orlando

Peacock wishes Orlando peace

Believe it or not, Flag Day has always been special to me.

My parents, Theodore and Elizabeth were married on Flag Day nearly 70 years ago. They lived full, long interesting lives.

It’s very sad that the young victims of Orlando won’t get that chance.

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Finally! Actual Printed Books

Doc contemplates a Zen Riddle

Luckily for Doc and Turtle, this is no longer a problem. Doc’s first book is on sale and in stock! This has been a very surreal experience up to now. It’s hard to describe a coloring book about a gorilla with a monocle.

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Doc MacDoodle Goes to College

Doc MacDoodle assumed that when he got the call from the University of New Hampshire that he was to receive an honorary degree. It turned out to be something better! The Memorial Union Building (MUB) requested some poster-sized version of Doc MacDoodle’s Animals to post for frazzled students to color during finals week. Olivia Marple captured the action.

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Alejandra Ruiz decorates one of the posters across from the MUB Information Desk.

Keerthana Chandran fills in the border of one of the posters located next to the Information Desk at the MUB

Keerthana Chandran fills in the border of one of the posters located next to the Information Desk at the MUB.

Female undergraduate colors on a poster.

Isabelle Riley colors in a vine. Riley exclaimed, “This is the greatest idea. Who says coloring is just for kids?”

 

Doc MacDoodle with word balloon that says "It's a scientific fact that Wildcats who color in the MUB get 13.535% better grades on finals that those who don't color."

After she finished coloring, Riley said to her friends, “I really need that 13 percent.”

 

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Pre Order Doc MacDoodle’s Animals Now!

After much last minute cover shenanigans (see various permutations below) I finally finished my coloring book! It is available on Amazon now for pre sale and will be in stock on June 1o. Buy! Share! Love!

Cover of Doc MacDoodles Color Therapy for Grown-Ups

Here are some of the other versions that I considered. Apparently, Marie Antoinette butterfly had a bit too much Kardashian attitude. 🙂

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Thank you to all of my pals who offered feedback on the creative process!

 

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The Doc is Coming!

My first coloring book for grown ups will be available for pre-order on Amazon in May 2016! 
Doc MacDoodle™ is a highly overeducated gorilla. He and his faithful lab assistants, Scuppers and Pinball, have inspired a coloring book for grown ups of all ages. Fun nature illustrations with a sense of humor are guaranteed to provide hours of coloring entertainment. Look for Doc MacDoodle’s Animals: Color Therapy for Grown Ups soon!

Doc MacDoodle's™ Animals Color Therapy for Grown Ups

Doc MacDoodle™, Ph.D. has a doctorate in tintosity, coloraboration and hueman Studies with a specialty in color pencil sharpening from DoDo Online University. While he does not have a medical degree per se, he is a recognized expert in the following fields:  psychotherapy, Jungian philosophy, phrenology, criminology, zoology, arachnology and many other ologies.

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Ed and Mary Scheier: UNH Potters

Ed and Mary Scheier

There is a big show of the Scheier’s work coming to Portsmouth. Check out the slideshow and timeline that I created for UNH Today. Liz Finnegan, my mom collected several of their pots from the 1940s and 50s when the Scheiers were at UNH.

There work is in many museums and was even on Antiques Roadshow!

This is one of the things that I have been working on that has caused me to neglect you all. Please accept this token of my affection.

(Scheier photo courtesy of the Currier Museum of Art. Fish pot by Ed Scheier, late 1950s-early1960s, collection of Brian and Stephanie Fischer. Face pot by Ed Scheier, 1966, collection of UNH Special Collections. Casserole by Mary and Ed Scheier, late 1940s-early 1950s, collection of University Museum.)

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Storytelling IS King! (And Queen)

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 Managing Content Marketing: The Real-World Guide for Creating Passionate Subscribers to Your Brand by Robert Rose did an excellent job of laying out a road map for developing a content strategy. Here are my top three takeaways.

1. Storytelling is KING!
Rose quotes Daniel H. Pink as saying that storytelling will emerge as an enormously important aspect of future success. The new “high concept” worker will be able to “detect patterns and opportunities, to create artistic and emotional beauty, to craft a satisfying narrative, and to combine seemingly unrelated ideas into something new.”

2. Use the “hero’s journey” to tell your brand’s story.
You can use this frame work for brainstorming or to map out your editorial strategy.
3. The Content Marketing Funnel
This is going to go a long way to explaining what Content Marketing is to my UNH Advancement colleagues.
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