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How your drawings come to life<p>Some drawings look fresh and alive while others … don’t. <b>What is their secret?</b> Let’s look at cameras first.<p>This is what …

Drawing

10 Best Drawing Tablets to Unleash Your Creativity

Whether you are an artist, graphic designer, or architect, a drawing tablet is an essential tool in this digital age. Allowing you to quickly transfer digital drawings into articulated masterpieces, they are a must for any creative professional and can allow hobbyists to take their digital art to …

Tablets

Artist Practices Drawing by Turning Words Into Cartoons

Illustrator and designer Jonathan Stephen Harris has gained a huge following on YouTube for his amazing drawing videos. The talented artist is best …

Illustration

How to Have Fun and Embrace Imperfections in Your Drawings

Creating Drawings with Personality: My Dog Did It with His Tail!<p>Drawing made with a twig and India Ink<p>If I had to pick a battle in the art world, I …

Illustration

Drawing Newbie? Start With These Fundamentals to Build Confidence

If you’re the type of person who shies away from sketching anything more involved than googly eyeballs or a stick figure on the back of a napkin, it …

Drawing

Coloring and Drawing Could Help You Boost Your Mood—but Which Is More Effective?

José Lourenço, <i>What color should I use?</i>, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.In 2015, the mania for adult coloring books was at its peak. It was hard to walk …

Drawing

An Exquisite Collection of Paper Pop-Ups Designed by Peter Dahmen | Colossal

<p>From commercial packaging to artistic creations fused with geometry, paper designer Peter Dahmen is a true master of the pop-up. This new video …

Art

Hole in the bucket organizing

When I was a little girl grandmother and aunt taught me Harry Bellefonte’s <i>Hole in the Bucket</i> song and of course I remember watching the classic …

Personal Organizing

Common clutter items: unidentified keys and cords

As a cat lover, I’m fond of the smartphone game called Neko Atsume, where you get various cats to visit you and leave behind some treasures. The …

Hacking

Weekend project: organize the closet

Closets, like junk drawers, tend to attract all manner of clutter. I think that’s because their contents are largely out of sight and easily shut …

Hacking

How I Organize My Bag With Pouches

If you're seeing How I Organize My Bag With Pouches anywhere other than I'm an Organizing Junkie (or your feed reader) it has been stolen! Please let …

Personal Organizing

Procrastination and deadlines

Do any of the following words sound familiar to you?• Me every time: “Should I spend ten minutes completing this task now or stress about it for four …

Procrastination

It’s that time again – seasonal clothes switch out and huge PURGE!

If you're seeing It’s that time again – seasonal clothes switch out and huge PURGE! anywhere other than I'm an Organizing Junkie (or your feed …

Hacking

Staying on top of tasks: a Bullet Journal update

A couple of months ago, I committed to experimenting with the Bullet Journal process for organizing my time and tasks. I wanted to know several …

Productivity

Organize for the inevitable with Swedish Death Cleaning

Twelve years ago my parents moved from the Pennsylvania home of my childhood to a smaller, single-floor residence in sunny Florida. A part of that …

Personal Organizing

Studio Tour: Marina Dunbar

In the heart of the historic district in Columbus, GA stands an old brick building that oozes old-time charm and nostalgia. Despite its stately …

Architecture

Why It’s Time To Make a Mood Board

It’s true — fall is here. Of course, we all knew that, but I <i>really</i> knew it yesterday when the afternoon sun peeked in my office window and it was …

Board Games

A Vibrant Rental for Two Creatives in Omaha, NE

Megan and Luke Pettipoole didn’t have to search far for their beautiful two-story rental — their current home was next door and almost identical to …

Interior Design

Take Back Your Weekends (and Leave the Work at Work)

Weekends aren’t what they used to be. And it’s become a serious problem.That’s the message of Katrina Onstad’s new book <i>The Weekend Effect</i><i>: The</i> …

The Workplace

Laolu Senbanjo: How an unlikely Nigerian artist landed his designs in Beyoncé’s album Lemonade

The city of Ilorin in Western Nigeria is home to generations of lawyers, and was founded by the Yoruba—one of the three largest ethnic groups in …

Artists

A Science-Backed Guide to Taking Truly Restful Breaks

When deadlines are looming, the phone keeps ringing, and your inbox is overflowing, the idea of taking a break seems faintly ludicrous. The only …

Productivity

The 5 Types of Personal Projects (And How You Can Justify Pursuing Them)

We all have intriguing side projects that we want to pursue—and a zillion reasons stopping us. The big one? They’re a flat out waste of time that …

Writing

How to Work with Assholes: A Survivor’s Guide

Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford and one of the founders of the Stanford d.school. He is also the world’s …

Sooner or Later

Floyd Norman: It’s Not Over Until You Say It’s Over

Animator Floyd Norman’s childhood dream of working at Walt Disney Animation Studios came true in 1956, and, at the age of 81, he’s not done …

Walt Disney Company

Luca Barcellona: Take Your Pleasure Seriously

On a tiny screen in the palm of your hand, an ink-stained hand wielding a white paintbrush slips and darts across a bright red page. It leaves its …

Typography

What I Wish I Knew at Every Age

When asked what we regret in our careers or life to date, it can be difficult to formulate a response. Not only is it tenuous at best to try to …

Happiness

California looks to 'green-ify' death after Brown signs water-cremation bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed into law a controversial bill that will allow the state's residents to select a water cremation, or alkaline hydrolysis, for their end-of-life remains.<p>The move is considered part of efforts to “green-ify” death, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The …

Mayo Clinic

5 Reasons You Should Be Using LinkedIn As More Than Just An Online Resource

As the largest social media channel for employees and businesses interested in networking, LinkedIn has more than 467 million users, with two new members joining every second and a goal of reaching 3 billion working professionals, according to the site. LinkedIn is now available in 24 languages …

Networking

How to Turn Procrastination to Your Advantage

Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most accomplished people the world has ever known. He was not just brilliant, but prolific as well.His most famous …

Creativity

Cinematic Releases: Loving Vincent (2017) - Reviewed

Few films are as visually as ambitious as <i>Loving Vincent</i>, a dramatic and thoughtful quest through the life and death of painter Vincent Van Gogh; …

Vincent Van Gogh