Breaks and Distractions
(Jul 31, 2016)

Unrelated to our recent hiatus, let's talk for a moment about breaks.

You may notice that some of your best ideas come to you, not when you're trying to find them, but when you're letting your mind wander. This is normal, and why the subject of breaks and distractions is important.

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New Frontiers
(Jun 4, 2016)

The people we remember are often just the first to explore somewhere. For example, how many people can you name who've gone to the moon? With artists as well, the most famous aren't always the best, but the first ones to get a thing they're doing right.

If your goal is to make a name for yourself, keep your eyes open for new frontiers...

Oh The Futility
(Apr 24, 2016)

Sometimes it can feel like your work will never reach the level you want it to, and you’ll start to wonder what’s the point. Or, maybe, you don’t know who you want to be yet, and you just feel tired of looking. If you don’t know where you’re going, here’s some tips to keep moving until you find yourself in a better place.

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Choosing Ideas
(Apr 2, 2016)

Finding ideas is often the easy part. Deciding which idea to proceed with from your abundance can be the challenge.

If it was just as easy as picking your favorite, there wouldn't be a problem. But, other people make it tricky. You have a limited compacity for knowing how people will react to your work.

The problem is that you are very familiar with your own line of thought.

Design Where You Post
(Mar 14, 2016)

Artists are often told to keep their audience in mind when they create. Seldom, though, does anyone go into any practical ways of doing that.

In Walter Murch's excellent book on the topic of editing film, In the Blink of an Eye, he mentions how sometimes he will tape a cut-out silhouette of an audience to the bottom of his window to remind himself how his work will eventually be experienced.

The Basics
(Mar 5, 2016)

Creating things is hard, especially if you’re posting them on the internet. This site aims to be a tool in your quest to keep up. Here’s some recommendations to get you started.

Get a pocket notebook and a pen

You never know when an interesting idea will hit you. Always be carrying paper to write it down, so you don't forget exactly how it was worded when you thought it was good. Moleskine notebooks are a durable choice. You can also use a cell phone, but

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