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…
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.
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 coffee-themed sketch for the Wonder31 prompt series.
Thoughts on seeing, on the baseline parameters and “tried and true” contours that help us understand who we are, on wearing black, and on really funky, Steampunk-inspired goggles… and the value of using some other kind of lens to help you see beyond what you already know and believe.
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.
An opening look at tips, tricks, and techniques for using Evernote to maximize and organize your creative life.
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I slept later this morning that normal, and when I woke to find the room already light, I was dismayed. I had missed two or more beautiful and quiet hours of the last day of the year, and I really wanted to not have missed them. I need all the hours in this day I…. Read more…
Thoughts on selecting/discovering a word for the coming year.
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.
Memory, a freak fish tale, e.e. cummings for young readers, and two A to Z books you will want to check out from Maira Kalman.
Celebrating Episode 200 with layers, collage, and a couple of inspiring collage books/artists.
Two books this week, a powerful pair of art journal inspiration titles from Dina Wakley.
Talking about first lines, blank pages, titles, first words, the creative process, and more. This one is for writers and non-writers and artists of all varieties.
Taking inventory of ICAD 2016 and the cards produced this summer.
Another birthday has come and gone. It was a good day. I believe you have to craft and make days to be what you want them to be. I believe this for myself, and it is advice I give to others, a view of proactive being that was gifted to me several years ago…. Read more…
The first in a new series of short episodes, looser in feel, but the same spirit an energy of the CMP. This is the grown up version of the CMP. Challenge: Try the daily journal page described, inspired by Lynda Barry’s Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor, paying special attention to the “saw” side of…. Read more…
It is nice to feel I can drop in here, silently. The phrase “like a ninja” comes to mind, and it makes me laugh. (I am so very far from Ninja-like!) But the space here in the blog is fascinating. No one has realized I am here, and it is inviting and relaxing and somehow…. Read more…