A fun personal project I started a few months back to practice some lettering. Right now it’s on hold due to school, but I’m hoping to write all the names of my Facebook friends by the end of summer.
“I don’t know what the hell is going on. Neither do you, and neither does any one else. We’re all lost and improvising, making things before we know what they do, and breaking stuff before we know what replaces it. We’re all tinkering and speculating, listening to see if our shovels hit something hard while we’re digging. I suppose that’s what world-building is, though, so let’s get used to it. We need to learn to tolerate ambiguity.”
Frank Chimero, telling it like it is. I suggest you read the whole thing. Here’s another nugget of wisdom:
Increasingly, our way is to fake it and assume that others are doing the same. We fein interest in work, speak sarcastically, buy things that are new reproductions of old things, and often presume someone is selling us something. Skepticism as a default state is a hell of a thing. We’re a hungry culture starved for sincerity, authenticity, and honesty.
What does fixing it look like? It doesn’t look cool. In fact, it probably involves being so passionately enthusiastic about something that it is the exact opposite of cool. By caring intensely, we can connect to one another in more meaningful ways.
Some photos of my visit to The Happy Show last month. I love that there were things drawn on the little nooks and crannies of the venue, including the bathroom stalls. Overall a very fun show.
The power of programming. What most schools don’t teach. I’m experiencing this every night as we build product with skills we didn’t have the night before. It’s intoxicating.
I’m an advocate for anyone learning to code, whether it be simple HTML and CSS or more complex languages like Python or Ruby so this video totally excites me. It’s also interesting to learn that former Toronto Raptor Chris Bosh went to school for computer science! ~the more you know~
Code.org has a lot of helpful resources for those just starting out, but for those in Toronto, I highly recommend taking a class at Ladies Learning Code. I took a Beginner’s Python class with them last summer and though I’m not changing the world (yet), getting to hang out with the local coding community was a great experience.
The more programmers the merrier!
Finally able to talk about this! The good folks at Umbra have chosen my designs as face papers for new picture frames they’ll be coming out with in the near future.