Today I learn that I am simply going too fast, even for easy lines. I am going to strive to slow down going forward. I am also going to mix it up and start using a variety of pens, including Microns, instead of just depending on the brush pen.
I recently discovered a new way for me to stretch and grow my artistic abilities, Inktober. Inktober is a drawing challenge created by Illustrator Jake Parker, who started it as a way to force himself to (more…)
Becoming a more disciplined and consistent reader over the last two years, I have been going to Barnes & Noble a lot. In the last month I have been there every week. I will probably stop by B&N this weekend as well, looking for a book on how to setup a corporation. I don’t go there because I love the store or the experience, instead, I go there out of necessity. Where I live, there are no other physical book stores that carry the majority of books I would like to buy and read. If a local competitor offered the same books with a better experience, I would (more…)
Is there something in your life that you have put off or wanted bad yet you’ve never been able to commit to it or achieve it? For me, it has been the goal of becoming an accomplished artist.
Over the last 12 years, I have had an on again off again relationship with creating art. If I am being honest with myself, I really just didn’t want it bad enough or for long enough. When everything lined up perfectly, I would dabble and sometimes even take it pretty serious. But when conditions weren’t perfect, when dedication or will power was required, I’d either quit or (more…)
So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do.
One of my favorite blogs, The Art of Manliness, has written many articles highlighting Ben Franklin, covering everything from his daily rituals to his financial habit. I have enjoyed every bit of information I have obtained about Franklin, and just recently got around to reading his auto-biography, The Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin, which is currently free on Kindle. (more…)
I have a current supply of 16302 days left to live, maybe. This is an estimate based on my current age (31) and average life expediency. Why would I care to find out or share this number? In 2007 Kevin Kelly, founding executive editor of Wired magazine, wrote a blog post describing his decision and method for tracking the number of estimated days he might have left to live. (more…)
I have been following Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income (SPI) podcast and blog for about the last 6 months. On SPI, Pat shares his journey and insights with internet marketing and digital business ventures, he also conducts interviews of other successful digital business leaders as well. Like a lot of Pat’s followers, some of my favorite articles are (more…)
I have been writing HTML and building websites since I was in high school, but I learned most of what I know through trial and error and ad-hoc research. Earlier this year I decided to buckle down and learn web development the right way (more…)