Reading... Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott
I'll be the first to admit that I fell off the writing wagon this summer. But near the tail end of summer, this book landed on my reading list. Granted, I haven't finished it yet - half way through! - but I'm loving it. Her prose is easy to read - teaching you the essentials of writing while also telling you a story. I'm underlining every other sentence, taking notes, feeling challenged.
Get your own copy here.
Listening... CreativeMornings Podcast
Any fellow Creative Mornings fans out there? Well, if you've never been to a Creative Mornings (there's no shame), you can get a taste of the experience through the Creative Mornings podcast. Creative Mornings in a free monthly breakfast talk with 151 chapters worldwide. Each month, chapters meet and listen to a creative talk inspired by a monthly theme - i.e. Chance, Risk, Empathy, etc. The podcast's got the best of the best talks, with the same fun environment as every Creative Mornings.
Try this episode: Debbie Millman's The top 10 things I wish I knew when I graduated college OR Lulu Miller's Catapulting Chance Into Your Stupid Head!
Liking...Sara Combs' Instagram feed
I'm not quite sure how I stumbled upon Sara Combs' feed, but if you're a fan of cacti, or Joshua Tree, you'll love it. She's in her second round of the #100daysproject, where she selects an focus to create art around for a year. This year is, you guessed it, #100daysofcacti. Her past project was 100 days of San Francisco patterns. Her work demonstrates the value of cultivating the habit of creating daily.
(Side note: She and her husband also remolded the Insta-famous Joshua Tree House)