Learning Log, Oct 2020

Writing this month’s Learning Log is mostly an exercise in restraint, i.e. resisting the temptation to refresh a map of the United States…

A repeating pattern of open books and notched bookmarks. Both illustrations are done in black and white pixel art on a light grey background.

I made a Bookshop! Mostly in service to a post on brevity. Sharing here honestly because the pixel banner I threw together gives me joy.

Other creative pursuits giving me joy:

  • I’ve been slowly chipping away at a small soundboard project. Think CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) but with buttons!
  • A few friends and I have been online monthly to write blog posts together. We chat for a half hour, sign off of the video call for a couple hours to work on our individual posts, then sign back on to discuss, ask for feedback, etc. This has been a really fun way to get accountability on posts, even though the one I’ve been working on most recently is still in progress…please shoot me an email if 1) you want to participate, 2) we’re mutual friends online/IRL, and 3) you’re local to the Seattle area. We intend to meet up in person whenever…that’s a thing again.
  • On a truly meta level, Learning How to Learn. Lots of khaki and earnestness, but the instructors are delightful and I’m learning some neat stuff about the brain.

On the Internet

Reading

Web design and development

And this quote from Elizabeth Gilbert:

A good-enough novel violently written now is better than a perfect novel meticulously written never.

Other interesting articles

More goodness from esteemed weaver, Annie Albers:

Being creative is not so much the desire to do something as the listening to that which wants to be done. The dictation of the materials.

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