This never gets old.
Balancing integrity versus income is tricky; when I make decisions, sometimes I know that I might not be as well off the next year, but I’ll certainly be making the best work. — Oliver Jeffers
Your best shot.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. — Anne Frank
The Creative Process.
You can be a really different dancer if you take enough classes to get good, then go on a mystical alone journey. The masses don’t feel the need to empower themselves to learn on their own because there are so many amazing instructors. While it’s great there are so many amazing instructors now, there’s only so much they can tell you about how your body moves. …The only reason you listen to [advanced lindy instructors] is because they went on their own to figure [their own body movement] out. — Nina Gilkenson, lindy hopper extraordinaire
Jason Scott, the historian and digital archivist, told me at Webstock that a fitting epitaph for his headstone would be: “He gave a crap. He didn’t give a fuck.” That sentiment might not be found on a motivational poster, but I found it inspirational. Care deeply about your personal values and live them fully in this world. Don’t get caught up in worrying about other people’s checklists to tell you what good work means to you.
Give a crap. Don’t give a fuck. — Karen McGrane
The sketch is not the end goal. The end goal of the drawing process is what you learn while sketching. — Joshua Brewer, co-founder of 52 Weeks of UX, Twitter designer
And you who wish to represent by words the form of man…relinquish that idea. For the more minutely you describe, the more you will confine the mind of the reader, and the more you will keep him from the knowledge of the thing described. And so it is necessary to draw… — Dan Roam’s introduction to “See What I Mean” by Kevin Chung, quoting Leonardo da Vinci
Yay look what just came in the mail! Pretty proud of my designs this year
kale is amazing.
We just talked about Kale today and its many many benefits! I think I should start now!
I heart the kale so much. I made kale pesto over the summer and it’s the best thing ever.
Everything good needs time. Don’t do work in a hurry. Go into details; it pays in every way. Time means power for your work. Mediocrity is always in a rush; but whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing with consideration. For genius is nothing more nor less than doing well what anyone can do badly. — 9 Rules for Success by British Novelist Amelia E. Barr, 1901 via SwissMiss
Happy national handwriting day! #sketchnotes #handlettering