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June 1, 2012 I've been fortunate to have some measure of success in my life, primarily through this very blog over the last eight years, and in creating Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange over the last four years. With the birth of our twin girls, I've had a few months to pause and reflect on those experiences. What did I do right? What did I do wrong? How would I do things differently next time?
Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address No one wants to die, even people who want to go to Heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it.
How to find inspiration By Leo Babauta You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club . - Jack London
Inspiration is the fuel for our designer's minds and bodies - although some would say it actually is coffee :) If our inspiration stream dries out, things are slowing down, we don't know how to start, how to continue and how to finish the tasks we are working on. Our mind gets distracted very fast and we just can not focus on what is needed. Or we are just trying to put the colors, shapes and letters to the right place and just feel that it doesn't feel the right way.
post written by: Marc Email These questions have no right or wrong answers.
There are several things in life that you already know and have learned but you seem to forget it because no one tells and reminds you of them. Illustrator Alex from Barcelona has introduced these type of statements by making cute and funny illustrations. You will probably agree with a lot of them.
Tim @ Mini Life Hacks suggested I write a following up article from my guest post about 8 Steps to Inspire Others . Thanks for that suggestion Tim, I’ll first cover the methods to find inspiration in this article and my next one will cover how to take action on that inspiration. Please consider sharing this article if you enjoy it and feel free to sign up for my RSS feed here. Search Out New Experiences Inspiration comes about because of change or seeing the possibility of change.
by Lori Deschene “If we look at the world with a love of life, the world will reveal its beauty to us.” ~Daisaku Ikeda I have always loved that scene in American Beauty when Ricky Fitts shows his video of a plastic bag blowing in the wind.
The terms “mood board” and “inspiration board”– along with “vision board”, “ story board ”, and “boring board”– are being tossed around these days like petticoats in a costume drama ( OK, I made up ‘boring board’ ). While they are similar, in terms of being a tool used by creative people as a reference for their work, there are some distinctions that I think are ignored when people use the terms interchangeably. (Caveat: I am a big word nerd, and abuse of vocabulary causes me to twitch and foam at the mouth. Perhaps I was an elocution coach, or a Catholic school teacher in a past life… Forgive me.)
A few years ago there was this huge push, where all things that had to do with the law of attraction or positive thinking were flat out trendy. Today some of the hubbub seems to have died down, but the truth behind the trend is unaltered. Yes, I usually do hate to jump on any bandwagons—especially ones that involve cheesy videos with whispering voices—but the power of positive thinking is something very real, and that’s no “Secret.” In the words of Gandhi himself, “Man is the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” But here’s the trick: The human brain is constantly thinking!
So… you want to make a mood/inspiration board, eh? Well, hopefully I can help you out with that task with some guided instructions on how to piece together your masterpiece in either Photoshop (or GimpShop — the free graphics editor) or using some quick online tools. I’m not sure if my instructions will be the best ones out there… but according to google searches by tireless bee’s, they might be the only ones around the web. The superEasy Way If you’d like to make a simple mosaic of your inspiration images, then you can use MosaicMaker .
Edit Edited by Nicole Willson, Kyle Grindley, Jack Herrick, Waited and 98 others A collage is a work of art composed of numerous materials, such as paper, newsprint, photographs, ribbons or other objects attached to background support, such as plain paper.