Hey there! How's your February so far? Could you use a little bit of fun and inspiration, by any chance? If so, you're in luck! I have a few new obsessions that you might like, too:)
This interview with artist Julie Mehretu is a gem! Julie Mehretu creates intensely detailed, large-scale, abstract drawings and in this episode of Are We On Air, she shares how music has influenced her art. After listening, I have become obsessed with Ethio-Jazz -- Ethiopian Jazz from the 1960's. It is incredibly cool and perfect for a mid-morning dance break!
McSweeny's Internet Tendency is another obsession. Lauded as a key barometer of the literary climate by The New York Times, this website posts smart, funny articles with a bit of a sardonic twist, such as: "I’m Beginning to Think You Don’t Care About the Forty-Seven Valentines I Need to Take to School Tomorrow." Good stuff;)
Whenever I find myself in a creative slump or just wanting to learn a new technique, Skillshare is my go-to resource. This site has a ton of great instructional videos. Some favorites include:
- Inspiration To Reality: Make A Vision Board For Your Goals by Jamie Smith
Start Drawing: 3 Fun, Freeing Exercises to Spark Your Creativity by The Cartorialist
Casual Hand Lettering: From Drawing To Digitizing by Linda and David
- So many more!
I love Sklillshare and use it frequently, and as an affiliate, I have a special offer for you: get 40% off your annual membership with discount code aff40dtp.
I hope you enjoy this roundup of fun things! If you do explore any of these rabbit-holes, let me know what you think. I always love hearing from you:)