A thoughtful piece on how we can deal with distraction in the modern world, and how important it can be to feel freed to do our best creative work.
On the 1st June, I had the pleasure of marrying my best friend, Jen. Thank you to everyone who came along and made our day so special and memorable.
Such a wonderful insight into the "cult of busyness". I often feel myself getting into the exact same situation, and it's liberating to take a step back to consider where my main priorities lie. If you only read one article this week, make it this one.
A video recap of our trip to Niagara Falls. Such a beautiful place — raw, powerful nature. Just a shame that there are quite so many thousands of other people who are also incredibly enthusiastic about seeing it!
It’s one of those things that you never really even consider possible, until it happens to you. I found out last week that someone had “hijacked” the domain name of one of the sites I manage - Design Shack.
I’ve published a short post that outlines all the details surrounding the situation. Needless to say, it isn’t the most pleasant start to a month filled with festive Christmas cheer!
We’ve completely re-launched the Premium version of our Tuts+ blogs with a fresh design, far more content, courses, eBooks, forums, and a much simpler way to navigate your way around all our archived tutorials.
I’m incredibly proud to be a (small) part of the team behind such a fantastic educational resource!
Having completed several mini-projects to design a new “blog” for myself online, I’ve come to realise that the motivation boost from launching a design refresh isn’t sufficient to encourage me to get back into writing and linking every day. The surge of new blogging energy usually only lasts a week at most…
Despite this, I still feel that it’s important to have a site online to call my own — something more than just a link to my social media profiles. With that in mind, don’t expect this new blog design to come hand in hand with a flurry of regular posting activity. It might, but it’s an expectation I won’t be placing upon myself.
Let’s see how it goes…
Although I don’t consider my profession to necessarily centre around creativity in the same way that Elizabeth’s does, I still felt that this video resonated with me. It’s a completely different take on what you might consider “creative block”, and goes a long way toward explaining why the creative profession can be so challenging and frustrating at times.