There’s a story of a ceramics teacher (and if I had the gumption I’d find the source for it) that carries a lesson for us all. It goes as follows: It was the end of the year and the teacher gave the class two options for their final project: they could choose to have their… Read More Quantity Over Quality: Master the First and You’ll Achieve the Second (Theoretically)
Do you keep an idea journal? I have two. One is a pretty little journal someone gave me several years ago. Unfortunately, I misplace it constantly. So I’ve taken to using the notes section in my daily planner. (Yes, I use an old-fashioned printed planner. Don’t judge.) My problem with idea journals is that I… Read More My Idea Journal: the Foolish and Forgotten
It’s not often a car gets my attention, but when they do I can’t seem to get them out of my head. Ever since I saw a Tesla on the highway (My, but they are elegant cars), I’ve read a lot about them. I seriously doubt I’ll never own one, of course. Besides the cost,… Read More Weekend Reads: Tesla Motors & Uninterrupted Creativity
Do you have any poetry suggestions for me? Reason being, I came across this cool article about fostering your creativity. It included this graphic, based on Ray Bradbury’s diet for feeding his subconscious: What’s good enough for Ray Bradbury is more than good enough for me, but my bookshelf is suffering a severe famine in… Read More Can’t Believe I’m Asking, but…
Some of you might remember, about a month ago I mentioned the book “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert, saying I should probably read it. I’m here to tell you I did. Full disclosure: I wasn’t part of love fest surrounding “Eat, Pray, Love,” Gilbert’s memoir and wildly successful bestseller. To be perfectly honest, I read two… Read More Do You Believe in Magic?