Allow me, dear readers, to introduce myself.

I’m Joe Blend, a craftsman of writing and art who observes life through steaming coffee and an energized imagination. And now that my 2-oz. read is in full speed, I want to share a little background information about myself and why I write the blog.

My online journal (a 2-oz. read, so to speak) collects my observations and packages them into small servings that have both an artistic form and a practical function. Although my work employs anything from prose and poetry to markers, an antique typewriter, and collage, the inspiration is always the same: curiosity and creativity, with a caffeinated kick!

Joe Blend | A Caffeinated Craftsman of Writing and ArtMy experience includes 16 years as a writer and content developer in corporate, nonprofit, and freelance environments, alongside work in the field of graphic design. However, sharing an array of formal details about my expertise is not my style, so I invite you to visit my About page for a more casual narrative that’s still chock-full of rich information.

If you’re new to my 2-oz. read, feel free to browse through The Reserve Blend—my favorite journal entries—or simply visit the homepage and start clicking! Of course, you can also follow me on Instagram or Pinterest to keep up with small servings of creativity not always shared in my online journal.

Regardless of whether you’re a new or existing reader, I want to say thank you for your interest in my online journal, and I hope you return for more wide-awake thinking!