Category Archives: Misc. Musings

New York In The 1920’s


“Burning the Midnight Oil” Playlist Part 1

Indeed, it is one of those late nights that needs to get the “Midnight Oil” flowing …

Burn as much as you need from these top picks thus far: 

“Greyhound” -Swedish House Mafia

“Beat it” -Fall Out Boy ft. John Mayer

“Seven Nation Army”- The White Stripes

“Sixteen Saltines” – Jack White

Treat Me Like Your Mother”- The Dead Weather

“Narcissistic Cannibal”- Korn ft. Skrillex and Kill The Noise


Quote of the Day 3/14/2013

“It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~Proverb


Favorite Song Remix Right Now…

 

“There are days 
When you feel so small
And you know
You could be so tall
You think you got no choice
Look at the earth
Look what we do
Here and now
We need you
Silence can destroy
Get up and raise your voice!”

This song has really spoken to me loud and clear as of late. I am finally feeling taller and feeling more comfortable in raising my voice…what about you?  Yes, you are a being in a Universe that is breathing and really alive, but what defining period of time in your life did it REALLY hit you; not just as a misty fog passing by, but as a moment of such pure voltage that it FINALLY clicked with you?

Feel free to comment…I am really curious to hear your stories!


Life=Risk….Go Get It!


Quote of The Day 3/3/2013

Here is a lovely graphic I made today…such a great quote to think about and live by!

butterflyquotegraphicPixlrResize

(Note: A BIG Thank You to “Free Nature Pictures” for letting me use the butterfly photo in this graphic! You can find it here:

http://www.freenaturepictures.com/morpho-butterfly-pictures.php ) 

 

My Top Art/Design Websites List

Here I have compiled my own list of Art/Design websites that I have enjoyed the most thus far and will continue to be updated as much as possible as soon as I figure out how to use WordPress further in the future. Enjoy!

How Design-The leading creativity, business, and technology magazine for Graphic Designers.

http://www.howdesign.com/GeneralMenu/

Design Observer- writings about design & culture
http://www.designobserver.com/

Smashing Magazine- a weblog dedicated to web-developers and designers
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/

I Love Typography- Fonts, typefaces and all things typographical
http://ilovetypography.com/

Veerle’s Blog- Creative catalyst and design inspiration
http://veerle.duoh.com/

You The Designer- Graphic Design Blog, Tips, and Jobs
http://www.youthedesigner.com/

AisleOne- Design, typography and everything else
http://www.aisleone.net/

Anamorphosis- Learn, design, create
http://anamorphosis-kate.blogspot.com/

Creative Curio- Learn, discuss and explore the realm of Graphic Design
http://creativecurio.com/

Designers Who Blog- Features blogs discussing graphic design, web design, illustration, marketing, photography, branding, writing and advertising
http://www.designers-who-blog.com/

Design is Kinky- A prouldy Australian blog on design
http://www.designiskinky.net/

Fuel Your Creativity- Find your spark
http://www.fuelyourcreativity.com/

DesignM.ag- Articles and Resources for Web Designers
http://designm.ag/

PSD Tuts- Adobe Photoshop Tutorials, from beginner to advanced
http://psd.tutsplus.com/

Photoshop Road Map- Photoshop Tutorials
http://www.photoshoproadmap.com/

Photoshop Lady- Photoshop Tutorials
http://www.photoshoplady.com/

MyDesignShop- Graphic Design Books, Interactive Design Books, Design Magazines
http://www.mydesignshop.com/

Graphic Design Blog
http://www.graphicdesignblog.co.uk/

Design Shard- Design Blog
http://www.designshard.com/

Art Nectar- Sweet Art, Tasty Culture
http://artnectar.com/

Graphic Design Forum
http://www.graphicdesignforum.com/

Graphic Design Blender- The Best Business Tips For Designers
http://graphicdesignblender.com/

Digital Space is an online community for graphic designers, printers and other thought leaders engaged in digital print. It was founded by Wausau Paper to connect people for the purpose of sharing best practices, musings and inspirations.

http://www.wausaupaper.com/digitalspace/

After 25 years of running their own studio in Melbourne, Australia, Carol Mackay and Greg Branson started dmzine to share their design management expertise.

http://www.dmzine.com.au

Donna Wilson set up her company in 2003 after making odd knitted creatures for her final show at the Royal College of art. The creatures sold out and since then she has built her business designing and making a collection of curious cushions, luxurious lambswool blankets, and variety of products for you and your home.

http://www.donnawilson.com

Dushan Milic is an award-winning Canadian illustrator and designer. His work explores the juxtaposition of ugly and beautiful.

 http://dushanmilic.com

Megabolt 
designer Steven Kasprzyk started Megabolt as a way to raise money for charity and promote positive ideas. Currently, the Megabolt Sketchbook project provides a sketchbook to a hospitalized child for every book purchased.

http://www.megabolt.org/index.html

Oliver Jeffers is an illustrator, painter and all around creative. His site is full of wonderful work that will delight you.

http://www.oliverjeffers.com

Peter Mitchell is a Canadian illustrator who draws with an energetic line that hums with life.

http://www.petermitchell.net

SeptemberIndustry is an online design journal/resource that showcases the very best in international graphic design & communication and everything in between every week.

http://www.septemberindustry.co.uk

Sight Unseen is an online magazine that takes readers inside the worlds of design, art, fashion, food, photography, and other creative disciplines.

http://www.sightunseen.com/

The online portfolio of The White Room, a design atelier based in Toronto.

http://www.whiteroom.ca

A Complete Magazine for All Things Creative

http://creativedesignmagazine.com/

Design Mind: business / technology / design

http://designmind.frogdesign.com/

Noupe Design Blog

http://www.noupe.com/

Adobe Photoshop Tutorials, Graphic Design, Web Design, and Motion Graphics.

http://pixeltango.com/

Computer Arts

http://www.computerarts.co.uk/

Nonsense Society: Arts, Music, Film, and Literature Community

http://www.nonsensesociety.com/