I’ve written here before about how as humans we need to get off our phones more, and how that came to a head for me as a picture-taking addict. In the video below John Green talks about the evolution of taking pictures / videos and reminds viewers that even with all that cameras are today, they still don’t see everything. And yet, we’ve all become addicted to taking pictures.
I used to write a lot of poetry. In the past few years, though, I have primarily written prose. Prose requires a certain amount of creativity, but poetry—to me anyway—always seemed to something that shouldn’t be attempted without a ton of creative fuel in the tank. That’s why I was really eager to read Newspaper Blackout by Austin Kleon.
I’m a sucker for a good design and by choice a minimalist. So when I came across Mustafa Omerli’s minimialistic typographic logos, I was hooked. These logos use the art of minimalism and negative space to make what I would consider amazing and yet simple logos. When I look at these, I immediately get jealous at their creativity and thoughtfulness.
“I don’t know who needs to hear this, but keep going.” That isn’t but could have been the opening lines to Austin Kleon’s latest work on creativity and art, Keep Going book. It offers ten steps to getting through slumps in creativity and keep going in developing one’s art, writing, voice, etc. Keep Going is the third in Kleon’s series of books on creativity—both Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work are great reads!—and it might be his finest.
Happy Friday ChurchMag Fam! Hope you find something “appetizing” here.
You know the old saying that the sky is the limit? The idea is that we can keep going and going because there is nothing holding us back.
With drones, flying high is easy. The real limit for them? The ground. How close can you get, how fast are you willing to go, and can you get the shot right?