This "Friday Five" Love List zeroes in on what I'm grateful for from the past week, including my daughters' work in school and in the pool; a pretty moon one evening; chaos and craziness in hopes of improvement; and loads of bird photos. What are you grateful for this week?
We are the biggest obstacles to our own creativity and innovation. You can break through these obstacles by allowing yourself to learn from mistakes, avoiding imitation, giving yourself time and space to create art or ideas and managing time-sucks. In what ways do you see yourself building obstacles to your own creativity and innovation? How might you break free of your own limits? Tweet me or leave a comment below to join the conversation.
For some reason, I'm more passionate than usual about this week's Monday Music post featuring new music from The Shins, Heartless Bastards and Andrew Bird. I hope you enjoy these songs as much as I do, and I look forward to hearing your latest favorites.
52 Birds: week 9 sketch
Today, my grandma would have been 101 years old. Thinking about visiting her, I found myself focusing on cool items in her house: the black rotary phone, the old wringer washer and the kitchen's treasures. What are your favorite childhood memories from visiting your grandparents?