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The first four weeks

27 January 2015

So I set myself this challenge to create some sort of art using my ridiculous (and growing) collection of discarded library catalogue cards. At the time I figured it would be a good way to: force myself to do something creative at least once a week on a tiny (3×5), unintimidating canvas; try out new […]

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I enjoyed these things and you might, too

22 January 2015
In lieu of a newsletter, marsala'd

First things first: Pantone declared “Marsala” the colour of the year. That’s it up there, the background colour on that illustration. Kind of gross, right? Is it just me? Ever since I published the first edition of this un-newsletter, I’ve been seeing stuff about email newsletters all over the place. Like this article on how […]

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20 days

21 January 2015

I resolved to take at least one picture a day this year. I’ve done this before and I think I made it to day 225 before realizing that instead of being inspired by the daily practice, I was overly burdened by it. Here’s to getting through all 365 this time.

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In lieu of a newsletter

14 January 2015
in lieu of a newsletter

Newsletters are such a thing right now, aren’t they? If you’d told me a year ago that I would voluntarily add more email to my inbox, I would have thought you were insane. But here we are, in 2015, totally obsessed with email newsletters. My favourite newsletters (shout-outs to Two Bossy Dames, Austin Kleon’s Weekly […]

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Books, the last of the year

31 December 2014

In October, I hit my goal to read at least 50 books in 2014, then I promptly followed that up by reading nothing in all of November. That’s right, nothing. November sort of picked me up and threw me against the wall, really. I’m happy to report that December has been a whole lot better, […]

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Making plans, dreaming dreams

27 December 2014

You guys, 2015 is right around the corner! I am making plans and dreaming dreams. A few months ago, I posted a picture on Instagram of a stack of discarded library catalogue cards. Hey, librarian occupational hazard: when libraries ditch their old card catalogues (as they have been doing for the last few decades), it […]

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2 December 2014

You’ve probably heard of NaNoWriMo — that November tradition where you pledge to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days, using the NaNoWriMo community for support along the way.  There are all sorts of spin-offs (NaBloPoMo, NaNonFiWriMo, etc.) and NaNoDrawMo is the drawing version where you draw 50 images over the 30 days of November […]

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