June in books

June in books

Jun 29, 2014

Make Art Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling your Creative Career, Elizabeth Hyde Stevens (audio) Henson’s approach to money is probably what appealed to me most about this book. According to Stevens, the accumulation of money and wealth was never Henson’s goal — his goal was to just make art. Henson saw the […]

#allthepeopleimettoday in June
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#allthepeopleimettoday in June

Jun 24, 2014

So this month’s art practice has been super fun. I’ve been drawing all the people I meet everyday and sharing my work on Instagram and a new Tumblr blog I set up a couple of weeks ago. I realized pretty early in the month that this is a theme I could probably sustain for a […]

UX design for the whole library
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UX design for the whole library

Jun 18, 2014

Coming home to a box of multiple copies of a book you wrote will never stop feeling awesome! Aaron and I wrote this book about user experience design for libraries back in 2012 and it’s finally out in real, deadtree form, the kind you can hold in your hands. It’s pretty cool. It was neat […]

All non-fiction, all the time

All non-fiction, all the time

Jun 2, 2014

Not a single word of fiction in all of May. And I’m okay with that. Oh, and hey! Instead of another lame composite image of all the book covers from this month, I thought I’d draw them in a stack instead! Yeah, that was fun. The Creative Habit: Learn it and Use it for Life, […]

#averbaday in May
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#averbaday in May

Jun 2, 2014

Confession time: I missed six days in May. Still, I’m calling the effort a moderate success. This little video includes all 24 #averbaday sketches I drew in May. Just last night I decided that for the month of June I’m going to draw all the people I meet everyday. I’ll probably interpret the term “meet” […]

Creativity + Habit
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Creativity + Habit

May 13, 2014

One of the books I recently finished was The Creative Habit, by Twyla Tharp. In it, Tharp taps into her own experience as a choreographer to share her creative process, as well as a bunch of exercises to help you get the most out of your own creativity and creative habit. One of those exercises […]

Do a lot of work

Do a lot of work

Apr 30, 2014

Ira Glass didn’t make the point recently. It was actually five years ago that we first heard the words but they’re still words I think about frequently, maybe even more so now, what with my current obsession with the creative process. I’ve been compiling a list of things I’ve learned from all that reading and […]

I pretty much loved everything I read in April

I pretty much loved everything I read in April

Apr 29, 2014

It’s true, I did. I was at the beach for the first week of the month so I got to lose myself in a few really good novels and I emerged from those novels (and that week) feeling both restored and a bit hungover from all those words. And most of the rest of my […]

An abundance of blue: a week at the beach
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