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Dog and Dolphin Playing Together

My heart needed this.

(I am morphing into a dog lover, aren’t I? Or maybe I need a dolphin.)

Link Pack

I have always wanted to visit Vienna. After watching this, more than ever.

– This bike watcher mirror seems cool. I think my 14 year old would like it to do her makeup.

– Is this what Summer 2020 looks like?

– I had no idea Celery Vases were a thing.

– I love Staghorn Ferns. This post you how to propagate your current one.

– Local Brooklyn Heights honey! So cool!

– I watched this and couldn’t believe the peanuts part. I had no idea this is how peanuts grow! Wow!

Everything is Going to be All Right read by Andrew Scott

– Now that plastic bags are banned in NY I am always making sure I have bags with me when I go shopping. I am tempted to buy this shopping set for my car.

– The Plumbus Product page and description made me giggle. “Full size, genuine and official Plumbus made with only the finest Dingle Bop and re-purposed Scleem. Uses organic Fleeb to rub the Dingle Bop before highly trained Schlamee spit and rub it. Blanffs then carefully rub the Chumples before shaving away the Plubus and Grumbo leaving a perfectly formed Plumbus, which as everyone knows is then ready to do anything and everything. Includes a display stand to beautifully show and rest your Plumbus. After all every home should have a Plumbus.”

– This is a pretty sweet reversible tote that Rothy’s came out with. Made with 100% recycled materials. Handles & stripes made from ocean-bound marine plastic and Rothy’s signature thread (spun from plastic water bottles).

Hooray for Rosé.

– I posted about this print a while back. And I just realized I can own a print and put it up on my wall, as a daily reminder. It’s such a beautiful message. Ordered! (I love how they show the sizes!)

– Speaking of prints. I love this photo. I just learned I could buy it as a mounted canvas. Tempted!

Jocelyn says I’ll Split It With You is great for tracking your budget with loved ones or roomies. Oh, wait, my roomies are my cat and my kids. Never mind!

Shape Up is a free online book for teams who struggle to ship.

– I appreciate Thom Wong’s idea of ‘passive income for the soul’. (via Kai)

Woman wears hippo suit to safely hug mother in nursing home

– Pop-Up Magazine is premiering Spring Issue: At Home, their first-ever online show. Join the show and sign up for their exclusive storytelling CreativeMornings FieldTrip with their team. I am so there!

– 14 ways people are finding joy (in spite of everything).

This made me laugh. Quarantine humor.

Astronaut.io – a website that plays a few seconds of random YouTube videos with almost no views. (via Recommendo)

– These elaborate squirrel backyard photoshoots made me laugh.

LibraryThing, a free community for book lovers. A welcome alternative if you’re tired of Goodreads or just want to get away from Amazon. (via Kai)

50 Fun Things to Do When You’re Bored. There are some good ideas in there.

– Consider bookmarking the upcoming virtual CreativeMornings events and FieldTrips page. (Today I attended a free FieldTrip introducing me to the American Sign Language, as well a historic walk through a park in Boston. Amazing!)

– With all the stores closed that are carrying Tattly, my labor of love has been hit hard by what’s happening in the world. We are holding on by a thread with online sales, which I personally pack up and ship every week. Happy to report our popular Tiny Tins are back in stock! Help this small, woman-owned, artist-supporting business and send some fun!

– Thank you Creatives Roundtable for sponsoring my blog this week.


Earlier this week:

– Obama Speaking Out Against Call-Out Culture

Dadvice

A blow-up scooter? Made me laugh.

– I know this landscape oh so well: The Maker’s Map

Summer 2020 Petticoat


Fashion that enforces Social Distancing. I am here for it.

I could just wear my “Prom Dress” that I wore for my undercover 40th birthday Prom party. Why Prom? I never had one, nor did many of my friends so I hosted one. It was fun.

On Quitting

“Here’s a quote from ultramarathoner Dick Collins: Decide before the race the conditions that will cause you to stop and drop out. You don’t want to be out there saying, ‘Well gee, my leg hurts, I’m a little dehydrated, I’m sleepy, I’m tired, and it’s cold and windy.’ And talk yourself into quitting. If you are making a decision based on how you feel at that moment, you will probably make the wrong decision.”
— Seth Godin, THE DIP

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♥ / The Help You Need

A big thank you to Creatives Roundtable for sponsoring my blog this week.

The Creatives Roundtable (CR) offers virtual monthly support, accountability, and community for creative entrepreneurs, freelancers (brand new and established), and owners of small creative firms. Get the interaction and expertise you crave with the structure you need — from wherever you work, to take your business to the next level.

“As an entrepreneur, I spend so much time working IN my business that I forget to work ON my business. Not only do the meetings bring a new, and creative, perspective to my business, but they force me to improve by holding me accountable.” – Laura, CR member

What you get:
— Monthly accountability: 12, 1-hour moderated virtual meetings
— Expert Access: hear from industry guests and presenters
— Conversation and Community: private Facebook group for ongoing interaction
— Tools to Fuel: answers to questions, and recommendations about business process tools
— The Feedback you Need: monthly check-ins in-between your group meetings

Support and Structure
Run by a veteran designer with over 30 years of experience in her own creative business, the CR offers monthly meetings to help you grow your business, expand your expertise, and tackle your to-do-list. By sharing your experience with like-minded individuals, and getting direct mentorship and support, you’ll be able to set measurable and attainable goals and navigate challenging business situations like a pro!

Registration Deadline for the July 2020-June 2021 term closes May 29th
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Colorful Silence

“What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence.”
— Claude Monet


(via Nitch)

Sales is a Transfer of Enthusiasm

“My friend once pointed out how negatively I spoke about sales. She looked at me and said: “Tina, selling is a transfer of enthusiasm. Nothing else.” That was a game changer for me.”
— yours truly

Glossy White Crawl Glaze Mug


This glossy white crawl glaze hand-made mug made me look. Oddly beautiful.

Obama Speaking Out Against Call-Out Culture

“‘The way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people‘ — that’s not activism. That’s not bringing about change. If all you’re doing is casting stones, you’re probably not going to get that far.”

“Dadvice”

As someone who was raised by a super nerdy computer dad, I appreciate this YouTube channel: Dad, how do I? A dad teaching things like how to unclog a bathtub, hang a shelf, change a tire etc.

A Friend of Chaos

“I am a great friend of chaos. It’s all we have. I mean, this whole concept of being able to manage life…life is risk, life is chance, life is being open to chance. The best things in my life, and probably in anybody’s life, come out of being open to being blown off course.”
— Tilda Swinton


(via Nitch)

Blow-Up Scooter

This portable and inflatable scooter made me giggle.

The Need for A Cry

The School of Life is making a case for a good cry.

Decide Again and Again

“In times of crisis, we must all decide again and again whom we love.”
— Frank O’Hara

From the poem “To the Film Industry in Crisis

(via Julie)

Maker’s Map

Love this Maker’s Map by Brad Montague. I have definitely been wading through the Fog of Fear. I am currently aiming hard for the unexplored territories.

How Are You Doing?

Friends asking: How are you doing?
Me: Sending them one of these photos by Brooke DiDonato.

Collages by Frank Moth

Loving and totally inspired by these collages by Frank Moth.

68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice

Love these 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice by Kevin Kelly. You can read them here.

Link Pack

One Fine Day: David Byrne Performs His Hymn of Optimism and Countercultural Anthem of Resistance and Resilience with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Progressive International unites, organisse, and mobilises progressive forces behind a shared vision of a world transformed.

Bertrand Russell’s Optimism

– This solution to enforce social distancing in a German cafe with pool noodle hats made me laugh.

– Parents! IKEA’s quarantine campaign illustrates six ways to make furniture forts
This little video put a smile on my face.

These ceramic cups are lovely.

Discover 10 of the World’s Zaniest Buildings

– “What can we do together even while we are alone?” With 100+ Juilliard students and alumni, at home together. Read more about the creation of ‘Bolero Juilliard

Adobe MAX 2020 is going digital. Loved my experience of giving a talk at Adobe MAX 2018. Here it is.

This Tweet made me giggle.

How the biggest consumer apps got their first 1,000 users

– I am about to put my winter clothes away and these storage bags would be perfect for that.

Listen to unlimited Hay House books for $5/month. I am so into this. (Thank you Youmna!)

Yoyoma’s songs of comfort are everything. Everything.

Watching birds is a way of mobilizing attention, to turn it into a means of imaginative escape

– I would love to see this IRL. Stunning.

– Some useful tips in here: The Beginner’s Guide to Financial Success

– I want one of these stoop tables.

– I learned how to use Dr. Bronners as insecticidal soap on my plants.


Earlier this week:

– Moving new song and message by OK Go.

This art installation looks delightful.

Hermann Hesse’s 100-Year-Old Love Letter to Trees

Modern Mountain House in Poland

Hidden Storage Drawer

– A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

True Friendship

“Be courteous to all but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth.”
– George Washington

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Swept Away By Change

“Crises are when we learn who we are. Without our frame of reference, we reinvent ourselves. Our best & worst impulses struggle against each other anew, & while our darkest fears become more real, so do our wildest hopes. “Change is not only possible, we are swept away by it.”
— Damian of Ok Go

OK Go | All Together Now

What a moving letter that came with this new OK Go song. Read it here.

A Hill You Are Willing To Die On

This thread made me laugh. And nod my head in agreement.