Love is a Song
There’s nothing more beautiful than the blend of mathematics, emotions, melodies, harmonies, and instruments (vocal and otherwise) that is the gift of song. I do not share in that gift. Both of my parents studied music in college, sing and play instruments. I did not inherit this gift, but I appreciate its imperceptible ability to sway the human spirit.
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I love the “I have a Dream” speech. It’s a top 10 all-time speech. Hall of fame speech. But my favorite MLK speech was his last speech. It is the speech of a man who seemingly knows he’s about to die. It is incredible. Maybe you are having a case of the Mondays. I hope you aren’t. But maybe you are having one of those days. … Continue reading Remembering Martin Luther King Jr’s Best Speech
Austin Kleon is my favorite. I don’t hide this very well. .@austinkleon is on vacation from his blog, and I'm severely deprived of content. — Robert R. Fike (@robfike) July 31, 2018 He has produced several books that have changed my life as an artist and creator for the better. Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work are really why I talk at all … Continue reading Active Reading in the Margins
I am a motion graphics designer in training (as much of my job titles would say: “in training”), and so I like to see what types of work are out there. People in this industry are fantastic, incredibly talented individuals, and I wanted to showcase some of their work here. If you have more inspirational pieces, comment below! Rasmus Nielsen Haymaker Damné Jesús Pérez … Continue reading Creative Appreciation (and Inspiration)
This is a manifesto. Or, rather, it would be if I were the type of person to make manifestos. It’s not. No, it’s a damn confession. Continue reading “Hello and Good Day”
Hey Designers, Follow Joe Cavazos to fight off that Monday morning blues! Continue reading Monday Inspiration
When I started posting my artwork online at Behance, I didn’t get much response over it. A few friends looked it over, some had some nice comments for me, and it garnered a few appreciations from the community. But for the most part, nobody encouraged me to keep going. People aren’t generally wired for that. Most of us go about our daily lives looking for ways to encourage ourselves and enrich our lives. This isn’t selfishness. It just is how we keep ourselves going in life. If you were to only focus on others, you’d neglect yourself.
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