a good word revolution

From our vantage point, one positive word can make all the difference in the world. One positive view possesses the power to transform. It is our forever hope that among the thousands of words we illuminate, one will resonate and shift the vantage point of the receiver to a view of the world that vaporizes for at least a brief moment any and all negative emotion they ever could have visualized. l o V e!

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

You make us h a p p y!

Helping people has been the primary intent of p i c t u r e l e s s books since Teffanie envisioned it years ago. We will donate part of our profits. We will give away books. We will give our time and energy to charities and people and organizations we believe in. We are partnering with others to create alphabets and projects that will further their causes and passions. Think about purchasing a pictureless product for you holiday shopping.  It is our hope that we help. And so we will.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

we c h o o s e you

Desire. At p i c t u r e l e s s, we dive into our dreams. Could a word, just one word, change a day? Bring a little lift to the dreary? We don’t doubt that discovering delightful d words is a pretty darn quick way to fulfilling our greatest desire: bringing delectable dancing deep within our reader’s hearts and minds.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fabulous Month o' Pink

It's all pink again!


Last October, I don't remember.  


This year, each ribbon follows me and leaves pink traces behind my eyelids.  This year- the year of biopsies, the year of lumpectomy, the year my mother had a mastectomy.  
 
Adrea is in the habit of sending by post (that in itself is fabulous).  Sometimes the treats from my partner breathe through their packaging, forcing my children to rattle the contents.  That time they were pictureless word cards.  Each card presented one of the words we claim on post sized cards, business sized cards, or itty bitty cards.  They were gorgeous.  I traveled with them half across the state to share with my mother during the post chemo / pre surgery / pre radiation hospital moments. 
 
Mom twisted them around and palmed them.  I saw fear vanishing from her.  When the anesthesiologist entered, he began to share the process.  First, we will do this, then that, the important thing is to clear your mind.  
 
"We have words for that, Mom, from the 'nothing' series."
 
The doctor was intrigued.  I shared p i c t u r e l e s s with him- Clear Clouds, Memory Music, Invisible Icicles.  He deemed them appropriate and darling.  He modified my mother's instructions to a p i c t u r e l e s s place.  
 
In a childlike voice my mother asked for surgical tape.  When he returned she began praying and taping positive word cards on her body.  Then, my fear vanished.  This is l i f e and life is b e a u t i f u l.  
 
Each hospital employee, visitor, and friend that witnessed that moment became instantly radiant.  The words connected us, protected us, and let us breathe through those moments one moment at a time.



It's all pink again!



Tuesday, August 23, 2011

S e u s s - Oh, the Places You'll Go! - t r a v e l

Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own.  And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.

You'll look up and down streets.  Look 'em over with care.
About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

And you may not find any
you'll want to go down.
In that case, of course,
you'll head straight out of town.

It's opener there
in the wide open air.

Out there things can happen
and frequently do
to people as brainy
and footsy as you.

And when things start to happen,
don't worry.  Don't stew.
Just go right along.
You'll start happening too.

OH!
THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!

You'll be on your way up!
You'll be seeing great sights!
You'll join the high fliers
who soar to high heights.

You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.
You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you'll be the best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest...



http://homepages.ius.edu/harrisla/places.htm



Thursday, August 18, 2011

f r e s h

No book, no blog entry, no tweet, no card, t-shirt or app is created at p i c t u r e l e s s books that isn’t fun and our fullest pleasure. When we have fun, we create fun. We love to take on fiery words and make them fun. Life’s biggest, toughest subjects deserve a little feisty fun. So, when things get funky, and make us feel like we’re falling over a big cliff, we first find the fun, then play from there.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

t r a p p e r k e e p e r

Desire. At p i c t u r e l e s s, we dive into our dreams. Could a word, just one word, change a day? Bring a little lift to the dreary? We don’t doubt that discovering delightful d words is a pretty darn quick way to fulfilling our greatest desire: bringing delectable dancing deep within our reader’s hearts and minds.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

z o o m

We’re aiming for our zenith. Always. And guess what the best part is? Our zenith is always pushing us ahead so we are always moving forward. Our zenith drives our growth. We sure hope you’ll decide to come along for the zesty ride.

Monday, July 25, 2011

y o u

You. p i c t u r e l e s s is yours. We believe it is yours more than you may ever know and that is absolutely fine. But, while we have you here reading this, please know it is YOU who we want to say YES to and that is exactly what we do!

Friday, July 22, 2011

o b l o n g

u l t r a v i o l e t

United under one principle: to positively play with our ABCs in as many fun ways as we can come up with! It is simple, clean and keeps us on the edge of the unknown, exactly where we want to be!

From our vantage point, one positive word can make all the difference in the world. One positive view possesses the power to transform. It is our forever hope that among the thousands of words we illuminate, one will resonate and shift the vantage point of the receiver to a view of the world that vaporizes any and all negative emotion they ever could have visualized. V a v o o M!

w o r d s!

Whoa! What? WOW! Um, those are actually the most common three words used at p i c t u r e l e s s.  It all amazes us. We feel as if it all just started though it has been in the works for well over a decade. What makes us happiest is to hear a child read their letters and beam with pride as the word quietly, or boldly, touches their heart. We see it everyday. Every single day. Whoa! What? WOW!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

t w e e t t w e e t

Check out our twitter feed to the far left side panel... cute little birdie, huh?  Follow us please!

A m a z i n g!  We can add it to posts!  As Teff would say, "Shut Up!" and as I always respond, "No seriously!"  And we do that back and forth a few times giggling.

Wa d o r e you!

and L O V E that you stopped by!

Happy s a t u r d a y!

What's your g o o d w o r d that makes y o u think s u m m e r?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

t i c k l e me f a b u l o u s

Teffanie White. Words are a way of life for her. And when she and Adrea connected, she immediately imagined the possibilities. She’s good like that. (Adrea not so much but she has other talents!) Teff is an educator, an uplifter, a mother, a sister and the most curious soul you might ever meet. Together, these two creators blend, bringing out the best in each other and the result, so far, is this incredible company. Tomorrow? Who knows! Fabulous!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

p u d d i n g & p o p c o r n

Adrea Peters would describe herself in one word: n e r d. She likes quantum physics, actually she might like it a little too much. She also loves the histories of mathematics, particle physics and noetics. She does even things out by liking yoga and fooooddd! Between her and Teffanie, they have plenty of degrees and credentials for this company. Adrea with a B.S. in journalism, Teff in liberal arts, both with masters in writing. In their daily lives Teff spends her time with education and Adrea with computers. The match is perfectly genius. Beyond anything either could have put together on their own.

Join us for Wednesday Word Day!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

o m n i p o t e n t

Onward we go. Word apps coming sooooon!  We loovvveee words. We love holding them and smelling them and writing them. We love sharing great books with others. We love match making words to readers. We love that people want to know what we’re reading. We love editors. We love publishers. We have a deep and true commitment to the business of words. It is our hope that we will be active participants in the publishing world. It is our dream to have the opportunity to dip our oars into these omnifarious waters with open hearts and minds.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

m a s t e r p i e c e

Marketing MANIA! With the miniscule overhead and the microscopic production cost of p i c t u r e l e s s, we can invest mega amounts of time and energy into our marketing and education! Plus! We get a fantastic margin with Amazon! What magic! Some of the current plans include:   apps, greeting cards, postcards, flash cards, jewelry, temporary tattoos, wristbands, Twitter madness, Facebook insanity, mugs, t-shirts, mousepads, screensavers, posters and last but not least, customized alphabet books—we already get multiple requests daily for these! Magnificent madness!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

k a n g a r o o

The Kindle. Gosh, for us, not just a device, a way of invigorating a whole audience, a whole new world! And the Kindle does not limit itself, something we wholeheartedly support. Our treasures can be downloaded to the Kindle itself, but also the Kindle app can be downloaded to just about any device… PC, MAC, iPhone, iTouch, iPod, iPad, Blackerry and for FREE! Amazing! Gooooo Kindle! We appreciate you!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

a n g e l a d r e a

MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT -------- Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction: MGOC Contributor: Adrea L. Peters: "ADREA L. PETERS photo by Moss Media 2007 EXCERPT from 'Making Revising Work for You, Not Against You' by Adrea L. Peters in Many Genres..."

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

i n s t a n t

To imagine more. Our tag line. To us, it says it all. The power of conjuring your own image is extraordinary. We are asking you to picture less so that you may imagine more. Not only is it a superior educational tool that grows one’s ability to think and form lasting knowledge, it builds self-esteem. Isn’t it gratifying to create images based on the feelings and sensations within yourself? Wow. That’s all we can say. Wow. More please. Much much more.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

SEABURY READS: Letter by Letter P i c t u r e l e s s Books is Ho...

SEABURY READS: Letter by Letter P i c t u r e l e s s Books is Ho...: "P i c t u r e l e s s books -- what a fascinating concept! Here's how it all began, what it is, and where it's going, by guest blogger, alp..."

h u m a n i t y

Helping people has been the primary intent of p i c t u r e l e s s books since Teffanie envisioned it years ago. We will donate part of our profits. We will give away books. We will give our time and energy to charities and people and organizations we believe in. We are partnering with others to create alphabets and projects that will further their causes and passions. It is our hope that we help. And so we will.

Hey, H a p p y Humpday!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

g e l a t o

Greensburg, Pennsylvania brought the co-creators together in graduate school where Adrea and Teffanie completed Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction program. They gallivanted between scheduled classes in search of writing solitude. One such chance occasion, they gravitated to the same gorgeous quiet place where the seeds of their great partnership took root.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

f a c e b o o k

No book, no blog entry, no tweet, no card, t-shirt or speech is created at p i c t u r e l e s s books that isn’t fun and our fullest pleasure. When we have fun, we create fun. We love to take on fiery subjects and make them fun. Life’s biggest, toughest subjects deserve a little feisty fun. So, when things get funky, and make us feel like we’re falling over a big cliff, we first find the fun, then play from there.

Play Wednesday's Words With us on Facebook!

Friday, March 25, 2011

T w e e t T w e e t

Just added a new twitter feed to the far left side panel... cute little birdie, huh?  Click it please!

<--- And how's about this thing!  A m a z i n g!  We can add it to posts!  As Teff would say, "Shut Up!" and as I always respond, "No seriously!"  And we do that back and forth a few times giggling.

We a d o r e you!

and L O V E that you stopped by!

Happy F r i d a y!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

e l e c t r i c

Science. Math. The Unknown. The e x p l o r e series gives us the exciting opportunity to give the complex, ease and to energize and enliven topics that can exhaust! We want to exploit words enough to entice people to where we are… in LOVE with the Universal Laws of Nature. It is an endless frontier! Imagine… E n d l e s s ! That is certainly our definition of exhilaration!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

d i v i n e

Desire. At p i c t u r e l e s s, we dive into our dreams. Could a word, just one word, change a day? Bring a little lift to the dreary? We don’t doubt that discovering delightful d words is a pretty darn quick way to fulfilling our greatest desire: bringing delectable dancing deep within our reader’s hearts and minds.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

c l e a r

The c a n v a s series offers a creative way to teach art, to do art and to play and make the words come alive. First in the imagination, next, we hope on the page, or screen, in the sand, or on the icing of a cake! These words can then expand one’s knowledge, and thus, expand the pleasure of the art in a museum, the images on TV or in the movies, or of course, in reading a book. Knowing the words of art, make art come a l i v e !

Monday, February 28, 2011

v o r t e x

From our vantage point, one positive word can make all the difference in the world. One positive view possesses the power to transform. It is our forever hope that among the thousands of words we illuminate, one will resonate and shift the vantage point of the receiver to a view of the world that vaporizes any and all negative emotion they ever could have visualized. V a v o o M!

Monday, February 21, 2011

g o l l y g

Greensburg, Pennsylvania brought the co-creators together in graduate school where Adrea and Teffanie completed Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction program. They gallivanted between scheduled classes in search of writing solitude. One such chance occasion, they gravitated to the same gorgeous quiet place where the seeds of their great partnership took root.

Monday, February 14, 2011

to i m a g i n e more

To imagine more. Our tag line. To us, it says it all. The power of conjuring your own image is extraordinary. We are asking you to picture less so that you may imagine more. Not only is it a superior educational tool that grows one’s ability to think and form lasting knowledge, it builds self-esteem. Isn’t it gratifying to create images based on the feelings and sensations within yourself? Wow. That’s all we can say. Wow. More please. Much much more.

Monday, February 7, 2011

z e p h y r

z
We’re aiming for our zenith. Always. And guess what the best part is? Our zenith is always pushing us ahead so we are always moving forward. Our zenith drives our growth. We sure hope you’ll decide to come along for the zesty ride.

Our books…

The a n g e l series
Designed to teach children their ABCs while boosting self-esteem, self-worth and self-love.
A is for Angel
A is for Apple

The c a n v a s series
Designed to play with all forms of art—from dance to painting, to singing and fashion!
C is for Canvas

The e x p l o r e series
Designed to call out science and math words.
Current titles:
E is for El Niño

The i m a g i n a t i o n series
Designed for ages 9 and up. More complex words, more complex emotions.
Current titles:
I is for Inspiration

The n o t h i n g series
Designed for all ages to see words in a way that makes them really think, maybe even bug you enough to imagine!
Current titles:
Ur Txtbk
N is for Never Night

Monday, January 31, 2011

Ms. White

Oh I am so in love with this new site of Teff's. Stop over and give it a look? A m a z i n g!

http://freecottonclub.blogspot.com/

Sunday, January 30, 2011

f u n f u n f u n f u n

No book, no blog entry, no tweet, no card, t-shirt or speech is created at p i c t u r e l e s s books that isn’t fun and our fullest pleasure. When we have fun, we create fun. We love to take on fiery subjects and make them fun. Life’s biggest, toughest subjects deserve a little feisty fun. So, when things get funky, and make us feel like we’re falling over a big cliff, we first find the fun, then play from there.

Monday, January 17, 2011

l o v e

We love the thought of you lifting up in luscious laughing lightning lessons. How do we know this happens? We let life lead our longing to learn more about the lure of lucratively leafing through letters. Less is so much more. Little letters lead to large lexicons of love. And that’s how we roll.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

e x p l o r e

Science. Math. The Unknown. The e x p l o r e series gives us the exciting opportunity to give the complex, ease and to energize and enliven topics that can exhaust! We want to exploit words enough to entice people to where we are… in LOVE with the Universal Laws of Nature. It is an endless frontier! Imagine… E n d l e s s ! That is certainly our definition of exhilaration!

Monday, January 3, 2011

s w a k

r e f r e s h e d

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. We see p i c t u r e l e s s as renewable energy, both physically and emotionally. We believe in the three Rs. And we want our company to be a refreshing reminder of what everything—not just trash—can be about. Think of it: Our electronic format allows us to keep out impact on mother Earth minimal. Plus, we can update in that same format, and you can upload updates FREE. Amazing! We can keep renewing our books without reprinting. It is remarkable new way to read.