creativity

Trying a New Art Medium

I never considered myself to be a visually creative person. I always wished I was, but brushed it off, thinking, “I have other talents, it’s fine.” But I watched my very visually talented friends and fiance, and wished that I could have a little bit of what they have. So when it came time for […]

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Facing Off With Fear

Want to know a secret? I am dipping my toes into a venture that has been on my radar for quite some time. Something that I have that about attempting before but never really took the plunge. And I am terrified. Motherf*cking quaking in my boots. I don’t know what I’m doing. I am doing […]

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Art is a Lifestyle

Part of my miserable routine was being too exhausted to work on any of my creative projects. I got into the habit of thinking of my art as something that needed to be squeezed into my life, forced into the grooves where the rest of my responsibilities allowed. But it’s not. I was talking to […]

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Crush Your Comfort Zone and Live Longer (Sorta)

Ever heard the saying, Life starts outside your comfort zone? Totally cliche, I know, but also totally true. Weird how that works, right? I have been in a rut for the last, oh, four months. (Have you guys noticed?) There was a lot of stuff in flux, a lot of transitions and things to get used to. I […]

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Inspiration Station: November 8

I’m Still Here: Back Online After a Year Without the Internet A fascinating read about one man’s year of living offline. A Love Letter to My Body A beautiful letter that serves as a gentle reminder that we all need to be a little bit more forgiving and a lot more loving towards our own […]

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Mindfully Scheduling Your Day For Extra Productivity and Growth

Last week we talked about the importance of having blocks of time in the day dedicated to certain kinds of work in Schedule Your Day-To-Day With a Freelancer Timetable. Today we’re going to be looking at two different kinds of work, and why it matters when you do them. Proactive vs. Reactive Checking your email = […]

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Side Projects: Poetry and Photography Challenges

I have been working on writing a novel, and, as is usually the case with large projects, I am finding my confidence and motivation flagging. (That happens to other people, too, right, not just me? Right?) So I sat down to brainstorm some side projects that I could do to help me continue feeling inspired […]

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How Can You Create Wonder?

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This is the Future… where is my jetpack? Today, I bring you a message. Food for thought. What can we do to make people feel wonder and awe? Jessica and I were having a great conversation with her father the other day. We were marvelling at his new induction stovetop which heated a pot of water to […]

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DIY Whiteboard Photo Frame

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Having a large open space to write out your thoughts, tasks, reminder, inspirational quotes, and more can very helpful. Having those notes in a place where you can see it often.. more helpful. I like whiteboards, chalkboards, corkboards… pretty much any kind of board. They each have their downsides though. Chalkboards can be dusty. Corkboards […]

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Have We Done 642 Things Yet?

Oh, nowhere close to 642 things? Yay, that means there are so many left to do! By now you know the spiel, yah? There’s a book with 642 things to write about in it and every couple of weeks or so, I randomly select one, write for 15 minutes, and post the (largely) unedited result […]

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