I have recently become devoted to learning coding basics so that I can at the very least create a simple and decent website. I think on my own time, outside of school it will be a great learning experience. I’ve always had small opportunities to learn coding but have never able to fully grasp the skill, or I allow too much time to pass making me forget. I think trying one of the options on this blog post from Ted will really help me nail it down and finally get a good grasp on it. I got this!
This Ted Talk given by Kelly McGonigal, a health psychologist made me think of how I might make career decisions in the future. She said, “chasing meaning is better for your health than trying to avoid discomfort.” I wouldn’t want to settle for a menial job with little responsibility and no stress, but rather pursue a job that requires responsibility with a healthy amount of stress that will have a lot of reward. I love this quote and I have it written on a sticky note on my computer to remind me to pursue great things!
I found out about the Kirkland Museum move the other day and because of my internship at History Colorado, became curious about what the preservation community thought about it. It is my favorite art museum, and I can’t decide whether or not I like the idea of uprooting the building from its historic location. I asked the members of the Preserve Colorado Network group on Facebook and one of the responses came from a resident of Cap Hill who hated the idea. I agree with his argument that one of the main purposes of historic preservation is original context. It would seem to convolute the history of the building and Vance Kirkland’s life.
This article popped up on social media in the last few days, and every day since I saw it first I can’t help but go back and look at the art that these two kids create every week. They have become my ultimate hand-lettering crush (besides Jessica Hische). Such talent and such dedication—that’s passion!
Bruce Springsteen, Woody Allen, and the Long Tradition of Hating Your Own Work
“The art we produce lives in queasy balance with the art we can imagine.” – Michael Cunningham (author) This resonates with me quite a bit. It seems that almost every time I “finish” a project, I always hate it a little. Perhaps that is from looking at it for so long, being too close, and realizing it’s not perfect. I think mainly it happens just like the quote says, I compare it to the work I see, admire and desire to create, and it doesn’t compare in my mind. A more optimistic outlook would come from the book by Paul Arden, It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be.