I’m trying out watercolor painting, although my version looks more like doodling.
I wanted to do something creative that doesn’t rely on my go-to skill, which is of course writing. I downloaded a course from Craftsy, and I hope to eventually make my way to something like this.
What is Hygge? (Hoo-ga)
You may have seen this word around. It’s the Danish philosophy of comfort—being cozy, relaxed, and comfortable in your life. Read this how-to article and the get your Hygge on!
Data is Good (wonderful statistics)!
This post about the passing of Swedish statistician Dr. Hans Rosling caught my eye. I wish I’d known about him sooner. Dr. Rosling believed in stats for the people—using statistics to explain complex subjects. This article has several of his best videos. Watch the Ted Talk.
What’s in your pocket…right now?
What do you carry around with you every day? Everyday Carry (EDC) looks into the “pockets, professions, and lives or our community”. Take a look at the EDC for this MD, or this one for a downtown commuter, or this stay-at-home dad.
Flying screaming monkey
Guardian spirit for your notebook
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work) wrote about “stationing guardian spirits inside the front cover, to watch over things”. I love this idea. I am such a notebook person. Here’s mine.
From E.B. White:
Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”
Thanks for reading!