Topics: creative

Cards for humanity

I’m weird in that I can’t usually get into traditional card games, but I can totally get behind Reflection Cards from Holstee. Aimed at sparking more meaningful conversation between family, friends, or strangers, I love that it encourages moving past small talk and avoiding eye contact. It’s now more than ever that we need to be humans that empathize and have conversations that 280 characters can’t capture.

Pick up a deck or two on the Kickstarter campaign by Wed, August 15.

Little things matter

Quick story: I’ve been developing my voiceover skills and since I don’t have many samples, I decided to record some of the types of things I’d like to read. I decided the Creative Mornings manifesto could be cool. It needed a little music though, so I reached out to our friends Shawn and Yoshimi (Lullatone) in Japan for permission to use one of their tracks. After I made the recording, I shared it with them. They liked the track, but what was even cooler was that they told me they were in the process of recording piano versions of their music and the track I chose reminded them of this old tune.

They ended up re-recording that track too.

It’s just a nice example of how every little thing you do or share can have an impact, or in this case as Shawn described it, “symbiotic creativity.” Whatever you do, don’t stop making. You can’t expect anything will come of it, but when it does, it’s a beautiful thing.

What shades are you?

Fun illustrations here from Focus Clinics on the most iconic sunglasses of all time. What look are you going for this summer?

Women who draw ridiculously well

Women Who Code is cool and totally worth supporting, but I’m always going to be a Women Who Draw kinda guy. It’s an open directory of pro female illustrators, artists, and cartoonists who are open for freelance work. The special thing about this site is a focus on increasing the visibility of females of color, LBTQ+, and other minority groups that don’t traditionally get as much recognition.

It’s really cool to see the diversity of styles on here that comes with a global spectrum. Let’s support these amazing artists, and if you are one yourself, pull your portfolio together and get on here.

V is for Vivian

Really digging these illustrations from Los Angeles artist Vivian Shih. For me, her work straddles this line of strength and vulnerability, something that I believe anyone, regardless of how they identify, can benefit from.

See more of her talent here.

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