I just picked up the procreate Letter Builder kit from Ian Barnard the other day. I have been attempting to do a sketch a day, and this will take my hand lettering skills to the next level!
Superhuman - I had heard about Superhuman for a couple of years now. The $30 price seemed a bit much, but I was so interested to see what the hype was about. After a month of using it, I have to say... It's pretty incredible. Using shortcuts as a way to navigate and utilize email is a game-changer.
A new year means a new website. Started drawing a lot over the holidays and hoping to keep up with it. I added a "work" section to continue to add as I am creating. Haven't made something like this for me in years, and feels so good!
Uncut Gems - ★ ★ ★ ★
This movie would have got 5 stars but was too anxiety-inducing. Sandler got us interested in his character immediately and leaving any of his comedy past behind. It kept Missy and me on the edge of our seat the entire time. It definitely lived up to the hype!
Notion - I have used Evernote and Bear for notes and collecting ideas, inspiration, etc., for a few years now. Evernote seemed feature-heavy, and Bear was too simple. Then I stumbled upon Notion and LOVE it. I use it for writing personal daily journals, ideas, notes for work, and my exercise regimen. Highly recommend.
This last year has been a wild ride, to say the least. Thankfully, it ended on a high note. Focused on my mental and physical health and started to cut back on my vices. Also, I hope to utilize this blog a bit more and start writing again—Heres to 2020 and the start of a hopefully kick-ass decade.
I have been a fan of Bobby Hundred's and his writing since the early 2000s. I vividly remember stumbling upon The Hundreds blog after moving out of my mom's house. Captivating my attention and inspiring me to do the same. His new book "This Is Not a T-shirt" is a must read for anyone that has a love for the streetwear culture.
I just released the newest season of Great Goods last week. Some of my more favorite designs I've put out in a while. I appreciate all the support and already working on new stuff!
I decided to start creating my own Spotify playlists. We shall see how long this lasts but at the moment it sounds like a fun idea. Check out Volume 1: Summer Jamz here.
I just deleted almost 10 years of Instagram posts. I can't believe I've been using it for that long, and crazy to see the progression of my life. Felt very invigorating to start fresh and clean up my digital life.
In less than a year, I am down 54 pounds, and I am stoked on life! I'm also going on 12 days with not drinking alcohol and excited to see where I can take this. Life is good!
Nothing beats a morning with a hot cup of coffee and a Field Notes and pen.
I've been diving into SEO and trying to make the most of my workflow. Watching Skillshare videos have been a huge help to that. Signed up years ago but just started utilizing it to its full potential.
I've been intermittent fasting for just a little over a month now. Feeling energized and the best I've felt about myself in a long time. Definitely recommend it to anyone trying to lose weight. The app ZERO has been really helpful too as a reminder.
Missy and I read The 5 Love Languages a few months ago and CHANGED our lives. Our marriage and each other as individuals have grown so much after reading this book. I can not recommend this book more to anyone in a relationship. It is also great to learn more about yourself and what it is that keeps you going and feel loved. Check it out!
I've lost around 40 pounds in the last 8 months! With that, I've been focusing a lot on exercise and calorie counting. One app that I've found super helpful was LifeSum. Great UX/UI and the watch exercising integration is a game changer.
I just found out about humaaans.com and is just what I was looking for. A simple and versatile set up illustrations to help bring some life to the sites I'm working on. HIGHLY recommend and made it easy enough for me to build on custom elements.
Disgraceland - ★ ★ ★ ★
I have been using PocketCast for a couple of years now. One of the great features is the "Discover" section of podcasts based on my library. I just came across Disgraceland and LOVE it. Quick 25-45 minute episodes about alleged true crimes surrounding some of the biggest musicians in the world.
The weather is AMAZING here in Omaha. Glad to finally be able to work outside and enjoy the fresh air. Nothing better then Nebraska spring / summer.
Taking a road trip to Colorado to get tattooed and see an exhibit of my favorite artist, Cleon Peterson. Been inspired to take my photos and video. Let's see if I remember to take more in the moment.
The whole concept of a new year, new me has always been annoying to me. However, I have really been excited about what this year has in store for myself and the family. Been trying to live on the "Less talking, More doing" by joining a gym, working on personal projects I've been letting sit there, and just focus on whats important. Excited for what 2018 has in store!
Podcast:The Ride-★ ★ ★ ★
Anyone that knows me is aware of my obsession with Disneyworld and theme parks in general. I've recently started listening to a new podcast called... Podcast: The Ride. They talk about some of my favorite rides and tell you behind the scenes stories and how they came about. Highly recommend.
My Favorite Murder - ★ ★ ★
I have a love for true crime podcasts. Been listening to a lot of My Favorite Murder over the last couple of weeks. I love it... Only thing is they take a good 45 mins to an hour to get into the reasoning behind the podcast. Still great great.SSDGM
OMA → NYC
Heading out to New York for the 99u Conference.
Things 3 is back! It was definitely worth the wait!
Workflow is a game changer!Apple recently acquired them and can't wait to see what they do with it. Taking automation to a whole new level.
Currently reading Creativity Inc.
I have a decent collection of The Smith's and Morrisey t-shirts. But StrangeWays is now the only place I'm going to go. Printing awesome variations of vintage tour shirts and stuff you won't be able to find anywhere else. Also, the quality of the t-shirts are top notch.
Kendrick at it again....
S Town ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I've been a big fan of podcasts for 10 years now. Listening to a little bit of everything when it comes to genre. For the first time in a long time I can't stop listening to S Town. I can't say much without giving away the story but highly recommend you give it a listen.