I don't think many of my friends or family in Ireland/UK are aware of this stone-stacking trend, it only just seems to be spreading. Now that I've pointed it out to you, you'll probably notice it more and more. I noticed them recently at Malin Head, where I'd never seen them before. And my first… Continue reading A rant: Your stone stacking isn’t Zen AF
Did you know it's International Zine Month? I learned this from Toby at Bombinate Zine 🙂 https://twitter.com/BombinateZine/status/1017703506457845760 There's a growing zine scene here in Belfast. My life has been almost entirely digital for the last decade, and I think we're all just a little fed up with micro-blogging, aren't we? Zines are an antidote to… Continue reading The Zine Scene in Belfast
Edward de Bono is the guy who coined the term "Lateral Thinking." He seems to stand out on his own, I don't seem him referenced often. I was introduced to his ideas in my first job out of college where we used his "Six Thinking Hats" method to structure group discussions. I didn't buy into… Continue reading Why you should draw your next presentation
I just discovered Lynda Barry on Friday, 20 April 2018. I very first heard about her book Syllabus on Creative Bug, at some point this past week - but only started investigating her work on Friday. I feel like marking the day is significant because I don't think I'll be the same after this. That… Continue reading How to take Lynda Barry’s class online
On Friday night, I joined the Arts Night at the Museum at North Down Museum, and it was loads of fun! I took part as a member of Boom Studios, and it was a blast. Participants could go around the museum and join in arts activities at different stations. My workshop was in a room… Continue reading Exquisite Bangor at the Arts Night at North Down Museum
I love this video on Ira Glass's Taste Gap so much. If you're doing creative work, and you KNOW it sucks, watch it. Ira Glass explains that you know your work sucks because you have good taste! The only way out of it is through it. "The most important possible thing you can do is do… Continue reading The Taste Gap – If you’re feeling stuck, watch this!
I would kindly request that people stop buying mass-produced prints from dead artists. Art, real art by living artists, has never been more accessible and affordable than it is now. As a BONUS, you get more than just some decorative objects in your home. Houzz, a decorating site, argues that original art "brings richness and personality to… Continue reading Affordable art: More accessible than ever