Live a creative life.

I’m Britta Jackson, photography and culture fiend. I’ve been a marketing manager, small business owner, event planner, photographer and writer for over 15 years. Over the years, I have witnessed the beauty of the diversity and variety in business, economies, agriculture and more… my only disappointment is often that more people don’t know about it!

Following my curiosity and passion has led me on an interesting path full of experience, and I’m here to share that with you!

Marketers Ruin Everything

Marketers Ruin Everything

You've heard this before, probably. Marketers ruin everything. Something so innocent, creative and honest quickly can be overtaken by marketing and business promotion once they get their hands on it. Facebook, Instagram, Youtube... But what I'm about to say is a...

Weekend Vibes

Weekend Vibes

I've been doing a lot of introspective thought recently, specifically because I completed the 12 weeks of reading exercises outlined in the book The Artist's Way. I don't know that I believe in magic, but my life at the end of the 12 weeks looks very different from...

Changes

Changes

You can't expect to see change if you never do anything differently. -Meg Biram I made a big change recently. I got a job. Like a regular (mostly) job with benefits... and vacation time... and a desk. It's weird having a desk, to be honest. For about a year, I've been...

Oh Hi! Getting Licensed

Oh Hi! Getting Licensed

I shared a bit on my instagram stories recently about the process of getting a business license. This is not glamorous, but a necessary part of the job as “entreprenuer.” Who needs a business license? If you sell anything under a business name you created (other than...

The Minimalist Maximizer

The Minimalist Maximizer

I’ve been striving for a minimalistic lifestyle for a number of years now. I’m constantly trimming back on what I have and the things I regularly buy. I’ve learned to ingrain a mindset that questions the “need” for just about anything. Does that mean my house is pure...

How ideas happen… and die.

How ideas happen… and die.

People who paint or draw their own original artwork are the most fascinating people to me. It’s something I can’t comprehend… how you could possibly decide to take that step of putting your paint covered brush on a canvas and hope that image in your head comes to...

Oh Hi! Getting Started

Oh Hi! Getting Started

I’m starting another business! It’s called Oh Hi Handpies, sweet and savory handmade handpies using mostly ingredients produced within 100 miles of Elma, Washington - the heart of Grays Harbor’s farmland. Why? How did I get here? What’s going to happen with my other...

Overwhelmed from the Start

Overwhelmed from the Start

We live in a weird time. I mainly think it’s weird because I remember a time before Social Media made all of us depressed, anxious and doubting of our own value. Possibly the only redeeming quality of Facebook these days is the ability to look back at what I posted in...

The Minimalist Business

The Minimalist Business

I’ve been a small business owner for many years and enjoyed it, with the ups and downs, lightning bolts of inspiration, lulls, changes and more. The stress and unpredictability of it all has driven me to start new projects, explore an idea just to throw it out the...

Why vs. What

“People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.” Simon Sinek In my experience as a business owner, it can be an up and down roller coaster of what vs. why. I’ve lived according to my inspirations and my personal values, but there are times where that mentality...