Keep up the good work, Chris.
Thanks to the good folks over at the Cooper River Bridge Run, I had the opportunity to create the 2014 CRBR marketing brochure. This year’s featured image (the shoeprint), by Marcus Terry, is particularly good IMHO.
Meet Ken. He’s a great potter, a kiln-builder and the maker of my favorite coffee mug. He’s based out of Charlottesville, VA. Check out his site.
How It Works
Pretty simple: let’s say you’re plugging away on your work computer and stumble across a fascinating, but completely un-work-related article. You know you shouldn’t stop and read it right now… but what if … what if it’s important? What if you forget about it later? What if it contains the latest secret tip that all the movers and shakers already know and you are on the precipice of falling irretrievably behind? Maybe that’s just me.
Pre-pocket, I used to just leave articles as an open browser window for days, if not weeks, on end. Half the time, I would shut down my computer and lose the article forever. Now, I just click the Pocket button, conveniently located in my browser, and it automatically sends the article to the Pocket App on my phone.
Later when I’m free, I pull up the the app and read through all my saved content. The interface is clean and the articles are easy to read. Quite often, I find it amusing to see that what was “so important” while I was working isn’t even worth reading in my free time.
Thanks Ross from over at Hooray Armadillo for telling me about it.
Great Tedx by Brene Brown on the power of vulnerability.
This year I attended a graphic design conference and one topic really stuck out. Danny Gregory spoke about the importance of keeping a daily sketchbook. As a creative professional, it’s easy to forget that one of the fundamental reasons I entered into this field was the simple joy of making stuff. Many of us forget that making art can be just for fun. And it’s okay to have fun everyday, right?
Danny encouraged us to focus on the process of drawing and not to think too much about the subject matter and/or end result. Everyday people and things are perfect to sketch. I’ve taken his advice and found it to be a joyful experience and a wonderful way to start the day. I’m not as practiced as Danny, but one day I hope to be. A few of my sketches can be seen on this post. Check out Danny’s youtube channel to see some of his work. It’s fantastic.