You know those moments when you unexpectedly receive something simple exactly when you need it? Like when you get an email from an old friend on a gloomy day, or a song you love randomly plays on the radio when you need a pick-me-up? Well that’s what happened when I was forwarded a newsletter by the admirable designer Paul Jarvis, about how his beloved pet rat had passed. It shared his unfiltered & introspective thoughts on life, loss, work … he wrapped it all up asking, “Is the direction of everything I’m creating truly something that’s important to me? Or am I just reacting to things already set in motion?”
I am tempted to copy & paste the whole thing for you to read, but instead I’ll pass on a link for you to subscribe to his weekly newsletter, The Sunday Dispatches. Maybe you’ll also find something you weren’t expecting. Also, try the links below. Surely they will entertain or enrich your day.
From the guy who brought us Get Your War On and Artisanal Pencil Sharpening is a show called Going Deep. When I first heard about the episode topics, such as How to Make an Ice Cube and How to Dig a Hole, I was skeptical. I mean, c’mon … 22 minutes on how to make an ice cube!? Then I watched it and all my hesitation went right out the window. There’s so much to know about ice! And did I mention it’s hilarious too?
I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all had a moment when we’ve seen or experienced the downsides of engaging in social media. Erin Kissane, a reputable content creator & editor in the web industry, wrote an essay about her struggles with Twitter how she is making better use of it.
Are you trying to learn the pen tool?
I am. This tutorial/game helps.
A million small changes can turn things around
One of our longtime clients, No Barriers Youth (formerly Global Explorers) has partnered with National Parks Service to create a contest for students to raise awareness about climate change. Gridwork designed the website for this endeavor, and I am pumped and proud to be a part of this collaboration. Watch the video, Mudkarts - A story about climate change. It will make your day.
Lastly, in the spirit of the holiday, check out these amusing & funny photos a haunted house snapped of visitors at the scariest moment of the tour. Happy Halloween!