I wanted to get a podcast out in time for those of you considering the weeklong One Week 100 People challenge Liz Steel is doing, March 6-10, 2017. I especially wanted to post a podcast in advance of this because I’ve been toting around an awesome book on people sketching for weeks. It’s perfect as…. Read more…
In Episode 226: stories about our childhood and creative origins, and a book about William Carlos Williams, illustrated by Melissa Sweet.
The screenshots above are from the Giorgia Lupi – Information Designer video of a talk Lupi gave at the School of Visual Arts. Getting My Feet Wet with Data Tracking February is almost over. All month long I have been taking a closer look at data tracking questions, processes, approaches, and visualization techniques and strategies. My…. Read more…
A random plastic flamingo sighting, thoughts on the creative journey as horizontal wall climbing exercise, and a book about poetry for all ages.
Daily sketching, the inner critic, and self-acceptance. You have to keep on creating your work, even if it isn’t like anyone else’s and even if others pass you by. Wave back as they pass, and just keep doing what you are doing.
Thoughts on fountain pen inks, the mind-boggling amount of time it takes to run through a cartridge, the allure of a crazy green ink that may be my next fill, great resources for fountain pen inks and content, and tracking and documentation projects. Plus, a book on embroidery and one on mindfulness.
Curtains, alarms, Mad World lyrics, data logging and tracking, the difficulty of turning a practice into a habit, a postcard prompt from Tammy of Daisy Yellow, and a great book from Keri Smith.
A renewed focus on bullet journaling, coupled with a documentation and personal data focus and daily sketching has led to a jumble of open and in-progress sketchbooks and journals.
The importance of freeform journaling (freewriting) in helping make sense of a restless brain. Plus, a weaving-themed storybook biography of an artist.
Another library trip, unexpected smells, noises, and a pig in a window. Follow along for thoughts on this year, my plan, the ways in which I am plotting a creative path through 2017.
Thoughts on choosing a fresh blank for Day One and a nuts-and-bolts list of steps you can take to customize and personalize your new or current blank book, sketchbook, or journal.
Meandering thoughts on words of and for the year, the process of looking back, taking stock, and wrapping up the year that was and using that data/information to move into the new year.
Thoughts on selecting/discovering a word for the coming year.
Favorite things… mostly basic tools that come to the surface when I think through what I use day to day and most often.
Finding renewed inspiration and “mojo” once the ornaments are up, plus a few projects and workshops for you to consider for the coming new year.
Tune in for a long and rambling retelling of a trip to get donuts and questions of who, what, where, why, when, and how. Plus, Tammy describes her Groovy Grunge workshop.
A book on Wayne Thiebaud and thoughts on projects (and processes) that are similar… but different.
Two new fosters for Thanksgiving, continuing with the November “gratitude” creative project, and a wonderful book to read aloud.
Mid-November check-in and thoughts on the Gratitude project as a creative project.
Thoughts on a freeform, month-long November project centered around gratitude.