how to be creative Accept that you’ve got the creative urge and it’s never going to go away. Make friends with it. Drink some tequila if you need to. Commit to the process. Engage! There is a gap between where you are and where you want to be. You eat the elephant one mouthful at a time. Creativity happens in the relationship between you and your medium, whether it’s the violin or writing or painting or puppetry or interpretive dance or start-ups or some combination thereof (interpretive dance puppetry, which I hear is wildly underrated). Find your tribe. Avoid toxic people. Seek constructive feedback. Master your tools. Master the difficult. Celebrate your progress, step by step by step. Embrace your limitations and constraints. If you don’t have any limitations, make some up. Develop creative rituals. Control your space. Be imperfect. Reframe failure. Go for bold heroic failures. Be solitary. Be social. Feed your head. Create conversation. Go where the conversation isn’t. Shift perspectives.
40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head. If you enjoy this collection of maps, the Sifter highly recommends the r/MapPorn sub reddit. You should also check out ChartsBin.com. 1. 2. 3. 4. Pangea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras, forming about 300 million years ago. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 37. 38. 39. 40. *Bonus* World Map Tattoo with Countries Visited Coloured
Mobile website design: 25 pro tips | Mobile In the last few years mobile design has exploded, but knowing what to do and where to start can be tricky. Mobile design is not just a question of a mobile website or an app - there are a range of options in between and aspects to take into account. To help you out, we have gathered together 30 top tips on what to consider when defining your mobile strategy and designing for mobile. Read all our mobile-related articles here 01. Think ahead - define your objective now and for the future We're in a time when technological advances happen quickly in mobile website design, and new players are constantly being introduced. As much possible we need to build something which can be evolved a year or two from now rather than require a complete redesign. 02. Knowing what type of device peole are viewing your mobile website on is key for guiding the design process and your mobile website strategy. 03. 04. In the early days of mobile usage there was a stronger relationship between tasks and context.
DIY Glow Jars Tutorial Posted on October 19, 2011 by Christina Aren’t these glow jars sublime? They take about two minutes to make and cost only 20 cents a piece. How’s that for an enticing DIY wedding project? These would look amazing at an evening outdoor wedding. Line walkways with them, or place them on tables. If you like this project, check out my DIY ‘glitterarium‘. DIY Glow Jars Tutorial For each glow jar you will need: a jartwo Glow Sticksscissorsrubber glovessafety glasses Disclaimer: This is a project meant to be done by an adult – not a child! Purchase Glow Sticks (I got a pack of 15 for $1.50) and dig a jar out of your cupboard. Grab two glow sticks and cut at one end.
The Ring of Solomon Plot summary King Solomon of Israel, upon learning of Bartimaeus's murder of Ezekiel (the old magician who enslaved Bartimaeus) is insulted that a mere djinni is the perpetrator. To make Bartimaeus pay for his actions he commands Khaba, an Egyptian and another of the 17 to summon Bartimaeus into his service and punish him. He also proposes to the queen of Sheba and is refused. The scene shifts to the Sheban capital of Marib where Balkis, the aforementioned queen, receives a message from a marid supposedly in Solomon's service: either pay a ransom of 40 sacks of frankincense or be destroyed, and gives her two weeks to pay. Back in Jerusalem, after being summoned into Khaba's service, Bartimaeus is commissioned to perform multiple degrading jobs including grain counting, sewage treatment, and artichoke collecting. Several days later, out in the desert, Bartimaeus and Faquarl find and defeat the bandits and meets Asmira. Reception References
Building Mobile Pages with Dreamweaver CS5.5 > Dreamweaver Responds to the Need for Mobile-Friendly Pages Am I the only one who was very pleasantly surprised by the new features in Dreamweaver CS5.5 that allow you to generate mobile-friendly pages—and, beyond that, mobile apps ? Sure, we all expected that Flash ActionScript coders would get tools to export Flash content, making it Apple iOS-compatible. But, to be honest, I wasn't prepared for how easy it is to create iOS and Android apps in Dreamweaver CS5.5. I cover the whole range of new mobile-oriented tools in Dreamweaver in a CS5.5 update that's available to everyone who registers a copy of Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques (to register the book and download the update, you just need the book's ISBN). This article is the first of three that provide introductory tutorials for those new CS5.5 features. In this piece, we'll start by creating web pages that look and function well in mobile devices such as Android and iOS phones and tablets. Let's back up for a moment to situate this exciting news.
500 Ways to Make a Yoga Mat Sandwich The controversial “yoga mat” chemical used to make Subway sandwich bread has been discovered in nearly 500 items and more than 130 brands of bread, stuffing, pre-made sandwiches and snacks, according to an analysis by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). EWG researchers found azodicarbonamide (ADA), an industrial chemical foaming agent, in many well-known brands, including: Pillsbury, Sara Lee, Shoprite, Safeway, Smucker’s, Fleischman’s, Jimmy Dean, Kroger, Little Debbie, Tyson, Nature’s Own and Wonder, according to ingredient data obtained for a new food database project due out later this year. ADA is a synthetic substance used by plastics makers to generate tiny bubbles that make materials light, spongy and strong. These materials show up in flip-flops, yoga mats and many types of foam packing and insulation. It was gathered before mid-February and represents a snapshot of ADA foods on the market. EWG is calling on food manufacturers to immediately end ADA use in food.
25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer It’s easy to forget that we have access to a virtually limitless resource of information, i.e. the Internet. For a lot of us, this is even true at our fingertips, thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones and an ever-increasing push for online greatness by tech engineers all over the world. As a result, there are countless websites out there that are geared to make you smarter and more brilliant for either a low or no cost. Here are just 25 killer websites that may just make you more clever than ever before. 1. Duolingo This isn’t the first time I’ve recommended this language-teaching website (and app), and it certainly won’t be the last. 2. Have you ever wanted to pick up a subject you’re not well-versed in, but you didn’t have the money to invest in a college course? 3. Guitar is one of the few instruments out there that’s actually pretty easy to learn if you’re a little older, making it one of the most accessible instruments. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 19. 20. 21.
About | my music is better than yours Spawned out of the Burlington, Vermont music scene, My Music Is Better Than Yours (MMIBTY) is a collective started by four former University of Vermont (UVM) students who realized there are few things better in their lives than Electronic Dance Music. Thanks to the internet and the technology of today, they are able to share with you some of their favorite dance tracks, including new and all-time favorites alike. Since leaving UVM, the founders of MMIBTY have spread their wings which landed them in various locations around the country, including Boston, Denver, and VT. Beyond that, the boys have writers located in Chicago and New York City. And hey, if you want a presence in your city please do not hesitate to reach out! MyMusicIsBetterThanYours.com covers all things dance and electronic. Because live performances are such a huge part of electronic music, MMIBTY has set up the website to track exciting shows and performances by some of the world’s best DJs.
Gift Ideas for Poor Creative Souls (12) Posted by: Cathy on Jun 03, 2012 Tagged in: Untagged Summer Lights Garland I loved this idea and who would not love to receive this pretty gift. What you need: string of LED lights with white wire (regular lights may get too hot) plastic drinking cups patterned paper of your choice double sided tape scissors craft knife 1. 2. 3. Tutorial courtesy of HeyGorgeous For tutorials on how to market yourself online go here: