Inspired | June 2020

Every month, I share the articles and sites that I found most interesting. Here’s what caught my attention in June: doing good as a creative person, digital decluttering, and more.

Retreat / Advance

Before COVID-19, I’d occasionally think about renting a vacation cottage somewhere, or booking a hotel room on the other side of town, and locking myself away for a few days to write. I’d daydream about another (quasi-)spontaneous weekend away, getting lost and taking photos and not thinking about anything else. A DIY creative retreat, with nothing to do but make art.

Inspired | April 2020

Every month, I share the articles and sites that I found most interesting. Here’s what caught my attention in April: what might happen to the novel, film vs. digital, journalling and goalsetting, Norman Rockwell, and more.

Looking back at 2019.

2019 was… well, it was exhausting and awful and the world is on fire—literally and metaphorically—and I’m glad it’s over, even though I’m not wildly optimistic that things are going to get better any time soon. (American voters: prove me wrong! Also, register to vote, and make sure you’re still registered every month or so between now and November. Please.)

But personally… it was the best year I’ve had since… I can’t remember when.

Inspired | November 2019

Every month, I share the articles and sites that I found most interesting. Here’s what caught my attention in November.

Inspired | October 2019

Every month, I share the articles and sites that I found most interesting. Here’s what caught my attention in October.

Project366: #261-270

Less than one hundred days left to go in this particular project, and I’m starting to wonder what comes next.

Levelling Up

One of my resolutions for 2019 was to “actively seek out inspiration,” to not only look for the art and media that made me want to do things, but to engage with it more.

Announcing Project366 for 2019/2020!

Here’s the thing: I love writing, and I love photography. I love studying them, I love doing them. And I’m not terrible at either of them—on a good day, I can admit I’m actually pretty ok at both of them.

But it’s always been hard for me to actually make myself write, or make myself take photos.

Looking ahead to 2019.

I was beginning to wonder if we were ever going to escape from 2018, but… here we are! 2019! Only a week in and already so weird but… so far, things are marginally better than last year, so I’ll take it.