This week's Friday Focus theme is about doing things your own way - taking in information and experiences and using the parts that speak to you to help you go out and create your own life.
Following Ryan Holmes, CEO of HootSuite, on LinkedIn led me to this illustrated inspiration from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, which led me to Sarah and Chris who decided to quit their jobs and travel around the U.S. giving out free pie. What's not to love about that?
"Don’t write to be read. Write to write, explore, experiment, share, express, inspire."
from Fuck Stats, Make Art by Paul Jarvis
"Saying “no” has more creative power than ideas, insights and talent combined."
from Creative People Say No by Kevin Ashton
I guess they said no a lot: The 100 Most Creative People in Business 2013 according to Fast Company
Drew's going to kill me.
There's another lovely quarterly magazine coming out soon. I'm obsessed with them in general, and this one sounds amazing.
The Collective Quarterly rounds up a group of artists, takes them on a trip (first stop, Marfa...SIGH!), they make stuff, document it, and create the magazine. The maiden voyage is a group of guy friends, but estrogen will be welcome and recruited for future creative journeys.
Hi, Collective Quarterly. Nice to meet you. Consider my hand raised.
Where I've Been This Week
Hanging out with my dear friend Sandra.
I'm looking forward to writing more on Medium. I wrote my first post this week - When What You Want Isn't What You Want. You guys might know some of this story already, but since it's part of a new community I thought I should introduce myself. There's probably at least a couple of thoughts you haven't read from me yet.
I talked up the Olympic Sculpture Park at Frock Files.
I've been reminding people about The Equals in Print project. There are only eight days left to make this awesome thing happen for creative women writers, photographers, and illustrators. If you think it's worthwhile, will you help me spread the word by sharing it on your social media networks? Thank you so much!
I hope you guys have a great weekend. See you back here on Monday! xo