Skeptical optimists see the glass as half full but never get tired of brainstorming ways to fill it all the way up so that more people can enjoy what's inside.
Do you ever feel like your experiences – your daily life – just aren’t as romantic as you expected life to be? Like the act of living, of creating, of working is just not nearly as beautiful in real life as it is in your head?
Yeah, I do that, too.
I just had lunch with a friend. You might know him (or know of him). You might not. That doesn’t matter. Even though we only live a few blocks apart, it’s been a while since we’ve last spoken. We were having one of those where are we heading? kind of discussions. The air of transition is pretty thick in both of our lives; it’s the reason we’ve not been connected lately. Though he might be reticent… Read more »
Well, this is inspiring and apropos of recent events. A short glimpse into the lives of creatives.
If you’re using a rotary cutter to slice through anything that’s adhesive-backed, there’s a good chance the adhesive will gum up your cutter. It happened to me this weekend and wreaked havoc on the project and my hands (not to mention how incredibly unsafe it is). The good news is: this was a quick and easy fix. A quick dusting of WD-40, a run across the cutting surface, and a thorough wipedown not only cleaned… Read more »
Search traffic is such a mixed bag. Sometimes it completely boggles me the path some of my visitors take to get from that little white box (so full of potential) to my website. Searching for a certain diet company’s logo? There’s a good chance you’ll end up here. Have questions (especially ones I’ve yet to answer) about acrylic wedding invitations? We’ll probably be crossing paths soon. Some of… Read more »
I just saw a Fast Co. article about a new benchmark in 3D printing. A company called Pirate 3D has raised funds for the production of a 3D printer that will cost less than $400. This price (and some fine features) represent a giant leap forward in accessibility of in-home 3D printing. And, while there’s some doubt as to whether 3D printing will truly become ubiquitous, I do think it is an… Read more »
Do you ever feel pressure to be original? If I can be frank, I’m kind of sick of that word…original. There’s so much pressure to summon the muse, to conjure from nothing groundbreaking thoughts and sights. I call BS. If these are examples of plagiarism, then we want more plagiarism. - Jonathan Lethem It seems like there are plenty of event professionals out there that have read the Ecclesiastical memo: There is nothing new under… Read more »
Have you ever noticed how powerful the effect of scent is? It’s amazing, the memories and feelings a certain scent can elicit. My morning routine would be all together disquieting without the comforting aromatic melange of coffee and nag champa incense. A scent can take you back to a rapturous day from your childhood or the day you got your dream job. I think scents are such an under-utilized tool in the… Read more »
To photograph your parents, who will hold hands and cry on the first row of the chapel. To photograph your sister dancing with that boy she will marry in three years. To photograph those kids who will grow up so, so quickly. To photograph your grandfather, who will pass away next spring. To photograph your first kiss as a married couple, your best friend busting out her signature dance moves, the flower girl asleep under… Read more »