Great Interview with Danny Gregory

Danny Gregory has inspired millions of people to teach themselves to draw by savoring the everyday moments of life. In this interview, he shares his best advice on establishing and nurturing a creative habit. via Making Creativity a Habit: An Interview with Danny Gregory — Discover Advertisements

Brunelleschi’s Egg

Just stumbled upon the BBC series Hidden Italy, where they use 3d scanning to re-examine famous buildings around Italy (Italy, of course, meaning for the BBC Rome, Florence and Venice…) The program itself was good, though prone to the usual type of History channel style hyperbole and over-enthusiastic presentation – but what I really liked…

All those good people…

Nick Cave has a tremendous ability to make the day-to-day and profane into something holy: She used to say: All those good people down on Jubilee Street They ought to practice what they preach And here I come, up the hill I’m pushing my wheel of love I got love in my tummy and a…

Watching Nick Cave

I’ve just been watching the superb Nick Cave documentary One More Time with Feeling, and yet again am blown away. Cave has always been one of my favourite songwriters, and at the core of his music is this tension between artifice and art. Everything is considered, framed, and yet through this pretence it takes flight….

5 of my favourite cities (that aren’t London)

I love travelling, and when I get a chance (which is definitely not as often as I would like), I head off either travelling around the UK or further afield. Here are five of my favourite cities (from those I’ve been to – I’ll have another list shortly of cities that I can’t wait to…

Behind Detroit’s STRESS Unit

A special police unit terrorized the innocent and murdered the unarmed in the years after Detroit’s race riots. via In the 1970s, It Was The Police That Made Made Detroit’s Streets Deadly — Longreads

I think I might be one too…

Hello, everyone….I wasn’t in a smooth writing mood so far yet I thought i should keep posting some nonfiction as part of continuity for my blog. I got a new word to share with you. It might be known for many. This can be related to one of the earlier word I had posted in…

Love this photo

It is time for Stacy over at Visual Venturing, One Photo Focus Challenge. Please make sure you click on the link to see how everyone edited the photo submitted by Robin Kent of PhotographByKent. Robin’s original photo is just below this paragraph. I did all my editing in Adobe Bridge. Here is my interpretation of…

Borders are distopian

What a great talk by Bridget Anderson, discussing the idea of no borders. With the debate in the UK at the moment increasingly focussing on the importance of its border (and let’s remember, the British have historically had little sympathy for other people’s borders…), it’s refreshing to hear someone talk openly about the supposedly utopian…

On Sebald’s Austerlitz

Those who would build enormous structures—skyscrapers, bridges, border walls—should do so with an eye toward their eventual ruin. via Building In the Shadow of Our Own Destruction — Longreads

This is a simple job

The worst line any freelancer can hear, coming from a prospective client, is: “This is a simple job, which won’t take long” This can be confusing, as you might imagine that, on face value, it means a clear and concise job, which is always the best type of work for any freelancer. In terribleclientspeak though, what this…