Welcome to Tut Tuesday (or Tutorial Tuesday for ‘long’), where we learn somethin’ every Tuesday! This week I wanted to share this tutorial from School of Motion, who specialize in teaching motion graphics (mograph for short) techniques.
Just Breathe We all need a Sabbath. Take time to breathe, to decompress, to renew your mind. Color. Write a poem. Make something. Play. Take your mind out of the weekly funk, and bring it somewhere new. Continue reading Just Breathe (Sabbath Saturdays)
Welcome to Wednesday Wisdom, where I try to get us over the hump with a huge kaboom idea to motivate you to make the rest of the week the best it can be. Continue reading We’re all Scared (Wednesday Wisdom)
My daughter was hanging out in her little tent this morning, and – as I was headed out the door for work – I saw her writing on a card inside.Continue reading “Little Storytellers”
Change is weird and not at all comfortable, and, therefore, not what I’m about. But there are times in our lives where we do have to face changes head-on. I think I am at one of those times now.Continue reading “Changes”
When I was a sophomore in college, I was studying film (or rather, video production) and I had plans to make movies for my career. I aspired to tell stories, and contribute to the cultural zeitgeist with my talents. Working at a church was the furthest thing from my mind, even though I was studying at a private Christian university.Continue reading “When Plans Don’t Work Out”
I have a few lessons that I have learned over the years when reading books. One lesson: don’t waste your time on a bad book. Second lesson: if you can tell you aren’t going to get anything out of a book, get out as fast as you can. I say this because I started reading one such book as part of my list from last month that I immediately put down about twenty pages in, and I didn’t look back.
Real Ones Do Real Things
I love Shea Serrano. The guy has such a way with words, and he uses them for a mission. As much as I love Shea’s writing, his tweets are just as gold. He doesn’t have a HUGE following – around 262K followers – but they are some of the most loyal, supportive folks I’ve seen on twitter. And he encourages them to action to help others which is amazing. But I mention him here because I love his quote – “Real ones do real things.” It makes me think about how we are real because of what we do. It is what makes us real. So in this new year, I want to do real things. Join me!Continue reading “New Year, January 2019 – Let’s GO.”
I like to measure my life in projects. There was that time I worked on a zombie board game with my friend Andrew. There was the season of time where we were developing a Neo-noir tv serial based on a pulp fiction character we made up named Jack Sterling. I probably should’ve measured this time in terms most people would understand, like my sophomore and junior year of college.
I didn’t use those terms because I hated school at the time. I now realize I didn’t hate school; I just hated that school. But that’s not really what this post is about.Continue reading “Life Measured in Projects”