What do you create? I create... many different things! First and foremost I am an illustrator. Then, I'm also an animator. In addition to that I've recently rediscovered making comics. I write songs and perform them with my band in and around NYC. Basically if I find something interesting I'll probably want to try it out to some degree. I'd go on but I'll just stop here. Why do you create? Amazing question! Being able to create, in general, can be so gratifying! An imagination allows your mind to wander into an idea, which basically wasn't there a minute ago, and from there it … [Read more...]
3Ws – Miguel Angel Cardona, Jr.
What do you create? I create all manner of things. I would consider most of everything I make as sketching:the process of putting thought to form. I don’t believe anything I have ever made is finished or polished in a state of what I would consider “done”. I draw, I paint, I animate, I design, I make digital illustrations, I code, I build games, design websites, set type, I design and build physical products, product experiences, I make cardboard and ceramic sculpture, I draw on coffee cups, I take photographs and document my surroundings. I am fascinated by the act of creating something … [Read more...]
3Ws – David Quilty
What do you create? I make durable leather goods by hand for my company Quilty Co. It was something I was always interested in, this idea that one could take a raw "ingredient" and turn it into something tangible that would last a long time, so I started teaching myself using leather scraps from Michaels craft stores. Now I've got a full workshop and I make wallets, notebook covers, key holders, bracelets, and assorted other things and I am slowly growing the business. Why do you create? I have always created, whether it was music in high school, movies in college, or by … [Read more...]
My dog pack
So, yesterday, I let the dogs out while I was exercising. I finished up and was about to go take a shower. I closed the door to the yard, and made sure I closed the bedroom door, because Argo, when left to his own devices in the bedroom will strip the blankets off the bed (I don't know why). I double checked to make sure Stella wasn't in the bedroom, because I've accidentally closed her in there before, and she gets upset about it.I was just about to turn the water on in the shower when I heard the hollow heaving sound of Argo starting to puke. I raced to the door and opened it, only to … [Read more...]
I am so touched by all the kind words about last week's post left in comments, e-mailed and tweeted. I can't thank you enough! It's such an incredible reminder of the amazing kindness of people and the power of sharing our experiences with each other. There's something so comforting and heartbreaking and beautiful in hearing the words, 'you aren't alone,' or, 'I understand, that happened to me too.' Thank you!In the past few weeks, taxes, car troubles, a plumbing disaster, and all the chores and tasks that make up every day life have left me feeling a little out of breath and out of step. … [Read more...]