What’d you get up to this week, friend? I met a friend for a breakfast of the best hashbrowns in the city, celebrated Pi Day with some vegetarian Shepard’s Pie, and rang in St. Patrick’s Day with a bunch of friends, their dogs, and some very delicious soda bread.
Category: web time wasters
How was your week, friends? Mine was mostly full of those back-from-travel necessities we take vacations to escape from. Doctor appointments! Taxes! Boring obligations! Oooooh, it’s hard to be back.
Links for you!
some of Jocelyn’s art
While I’m in Costa Rica (you can follow along here), I’ve asked some of my favorite internet-ers to take over Web Time Wasters!
Hey all! I’m Jocelyn Mathewes, a mixed-media fine artist working out of the Appalachian Mountains of east Tennessee. You can see my studio & how I make my work by joining me on Instagram. I’ve got some fun things to look at and listen to for you, so here we go!
Scientists are exploring the neurological link between motherhood & creativity:
“Creativity requires making unusual connections. At its core, Jung said, creativity is original problem solving… In this period of extreme pressure, when mothers are going through massive changes in their bodies, diets, and hormones,” Jung hypothesized, “that is when creativity should emerge as a highly adaptive reasoning process.”
You could also watch this hypnotizing model of the moon & its motions in the entire coming year.
Let’s be in awe of human ingenuity for a minute. There’s exists a substance so black that you can’t even see it? It’s called VantaBlack. You can’t even take pictures of it—it sucks the light away!
But you can take pictures of other stuff instead. And that’s what a whole contingent of people in the Film Shooters Collective do! They still use old-fashioned film cameras to take their pictures. Here’s a beautiful set of color film images to tickle your eyes.
Sufjan Stevens asks artists & musicians to think carefully about their work:
“…now it’s important for artists and musicians to stop and take stock of what we’re saying and doing, and how we’re living. Does it measure up? Is it substantial? Does it matter? Is it meaningful? Whether I like it or not, my role is to communicate my beliefs, my convictions, my stories, and my own personal narrative to a listener. There’s a responsibility in that mode of communication. I can no longer be frivolous about what I say, and what I sing, and how I speak.”
Now onto brain-tickling with really cool interlocking magnets that you can use as locks!
I just love Sakura Pens, especially their moon gel pens for my abstract art work. They’re so juicy and delicious. Get inspiration for how to use them at Kellee Wynne Studios’ Color Crush Creative blog or Lanecia Rouse Tinsley’s beautiful abstract paintings.
Slavery wasn’t that long ago. Benjamin Jancewicz made this provocative infographic to show how little time it’s been.
Hope you had a lovely weekend!
While I’m in Costa Rica (follow along here), I brought in some expert help for the Sunday link shift!
Hi! I’m Beth. I’m an artist, avid crocheter, and expert napper. I am also an Insomnia & Stress Management Coach. I help women find natural and practical solutions for insomnia and bedtime anxiety. I also talk A LOT about being cozy, making your bedroom your favorite place, and taking time for self-care.
My new CALM+COZY Podcast is educational and somewhat entertaining, so I’m told. So is my Better Sleep Blog. You can download my helpful DIY Guide to Insomnia Relief HERE (along with my other sleep freebies.)
Ok, are you ready for a diversion?
As you read this, I’m in Costa Rica leading a group for my friend’s retreat company, Fit & Fly Girl. So lucky, right?
I think it’s really important to be forthcoming in situations like this, situations where someone fills their Instagram feed with beautiful, expensive-looking experiences. It’s SO EASY to look at that stuff and feel less-than. It’s so easy to think “Why don’t I look like that/own that/experience that?!”
So I’d like to say:
- I’m literally working. Like, this is a contracted job.
- When you see photos of the swanky place I’m staying or the cool things I’m doing, obviously I didn’t pay for any of that.
I wish more people were honest about things like this! Talking about money is a gift to everyone around you!
If you’d like to see photos of beaches, coconuts, and me taking my first ever surfing lesson (!!!) you can follow along on Instagram.
Links for you!
What’d you get up to this week, friends? I took a little day trip to Cannon Falls (cute!), saw Lady Bird (also cute!), took my 16-year-old niece out for manis and pho, and hosted friends for dinner so we could smell their baby and coo over him. Good times had by all!