Last week I started a new mini creative practice. A daily design of a quote or phrase, basically words of wisdom and so far it’s been fun and satisfying. I’ve been posting every day on my instagram. Although I’m not sure where it will take me, it’s great to have accomplished something concrete every day, besides running around with the role of mommy. It’s interesting how a few words can really lift your day and change your perspective on things. Aren’t our minds so fickle?
To all the amazing dads out there… thank you for all the good you do. Happy Father’s Day!
Want a blast of creative inspiration and motivation? When I need a kick in the butt, I turn to my top video playlist to jolt myself back into action. These are must-see videos for all creatives!
When it comes to gift giving, I always struggle with finding the right item. Especially on a holiday like Father’s Day, it’s ever-so-more difficult to find a thing that is supposed to express the enormity of your love and appreciation. It’s really not possible, is it?
Over the years, I’ve realized that it’s the experiences that really matter the most, mean the most and are the most memorable for everyone. So this Father’s Day why not try gifting your love with a sentiment and your time by planning an activity that can be enjoyed together?
I think it’s the ultimate DIY!
Haha, but of course I had to design a card with a sentiment to go along with my idea. Nothing like a card to express your most heartfelt sentiments! I opted for a really minimal design this time around, would be so cool letterpress I think! Feel free to download, share and gift the printable love you card shown below. Enjoy!
I know that we all like to take a peek into an artist’s sketchbook and get that behind-the-scenes look at their art processes. Often what may seem mundane to the artist, might actually be totally weird, cool and inspiring to an observer.
With that in mind, I thought it would be nice to round-up my favorite art journaling posts. It’s actually been fun to look back at my own work and getting that sense of creative accomplishment and enjoyment.
I hope my pages will inspire you to create and have fun in the process.
Most creatives, at one point of another, worry about the originality of their work. We all want to be unique and if you’ve ever thought you had the coolest idea of all time – you probably have also experienced the disappointment of finding that someone else has already done it. Darn.
However, we all know that nothing is completely original. Our creations are always a mash-up of past experiences and learnings. But don’t misunderstand these statements into meaning it’s okay to copy. In this digital age, it’s all too easy to literally copy and paste.
Copy, imitation, stealing… whatever word you choose to use isn’t important. I believe the distinction is in your intention. There’s a great talk by Austin Kleon that illustrates these thoughts beautifully.
Ultimately, I think the key is that you have to LOVE your work. If you have that passion for your project, it means you own it. You know that feeling, so trust yourself.
I think that is a good point of measurement. What do you think?