One of my favorite things to do is to sit with my iPad in the mornings with a cup of coffee (or two) and read. There are just so many interesting people with fascinating information and stories to share!
To find these gems, I subscribe to my favorite bloggers by RSS (I use Feedly, an RSS app) and in addition to their content some of these smart and generous souls share links to their favorite internet reads. The bloggers I admire have excellent taste and expose me to all kinds of ideas I wouldn’t otherwise encounter. Some about art, some about stuff in the world.
— The least I can do is share, too.. All of the following links are posts and articles others have shared with me lately and I now share with you. Grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and enjoy!
— A great read about how our incessant drive for self-improvement is a curse of our culture (and shifts focus with the times). Why not just opt out? Improving Ourselves to Death
— Hobby is an interesting word. Again, our culture tends to direct us away from what can most enrich our lives. In praise of a good old fashioned hobby.
— I’m committed and excited. I’ve begun the #365somethings 2018 challenge with my own particular project. What about you? Do you want a creative project? Tammy at Daisy Yellow has 52 more ideas: 52 Repeatable Daily Creative Ideas
— Now THIS little graphic (and post) puts Life in perspective. What are the contents of your weeks? Your Life in Weeks
— “Perhaps I could be loved if only everything about me were different.” Where do we women get these ideas? In the Eye of the Beholder
— I love this! A short video that puts The Big Picture: How We Got Into This Mess and How To Get Out of It on a wall. Wow, talk about the power of visuals. In six minutes we can see why the world is such a mess (and what to do about it too). I bet it took a much longer time to Sketch Note it out, though.
— Take some time to scroll through these amazing photos of some amazing art being made in the world today. 20 Most Influential Artists of 2018
— Every woman should know this. Seven myths about women’s health
— Oh my gosh, I stumbled across an art response to the plight of the honey bees and it got me thinking. What else can we do with our art making to make a difference in the world? A question I’ll just throw out there for now.
— Finally, I really enjoyed Amy’s thoughts on the role intuitive art making plays in her life (and the art she makes is cool too!) Intuitive Painting Techniques – a Video Tutorial from Mindful Art Studio
That's all for now. It's been a while since I shared a list of links, but I'd like to do so more often. As I distill my life into what is important to me I've come to understand that reading and learning is something I DO and have always done—and I want to share and bring more of that into my creative life. You'll probably be hearing more about this trail of crumbs I'm currently following in the weeks ahead.
In the meantime, let me know. Do you find this kind of sharing helpful? Should I do more of it on the blog? What do you do to learn in the world?