Platypuses ignore design that ignores platypuses.– Me
Where Have I Been?
here is never a bad time to start a blog. For me it keeps me accountable to getting better at writing and keeping my thoughts organized. It also is a guage of what my priorities are and how they ebb and flow from different things due to varying circumstances. Lately one of my priorities has been a new addition to the family. Several months ago we had our third child born to us at home. We had a...
Sir Ken Robinson says Schools Kill Creativity →
An excellent storyteller with great supporting stories that bring you to his main point about the capacity of children. This will effect my story of how we homeschool our boys. We don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it…or rather we get educated out of it. Note: I normally would have just posted the video itself but it did some weird formatting to the post. Follow the link to...
Kickstarter - The Shape of Design →
I’ve been lurking around on KickStarter for a while now. This is my first project to back. I’m excited about getting it in the mail. Looks like it’s going to be good eye and brain candy.
"All of My Good Ideas Are Battles"
I find that a great idea is the culmination of thought, time, sleep loss, the gut, experience, indigestion, and desire. Ok, maybe not the indigestion but sometimes it can help kick-start that funny-feeling which could put you on the road to that idea. It’s true, go eat a chili dog if you’re having a creative block and then see what happens…ahh, I digress before I even start. ...
My Own Renaissance
or several years now I’ve had a constant nagging inside of myself to get back to the *better* things that I used to do. The creation of things that involve the use of my hands – book binding, leather work, stationery, and cooking (meat). What they all have in common is that they all take discipline to do well. Iteration after iteration; trial, error, and thought. I convinced myself that I...
People ignore design that ignores people.– Frank Chimero
Always Tell Stories
veryone is living in a story. One that is their own. My story has to do with not wanting it to be stuck in the same chapter. There are times when I figuratively wake up and think “why hasn’t anything changed”? Through many hard lessons and coming to terms with addiction, I realized that I had forgotten that no matter what I’m doing, I’m telling my story. For so long...