If Adobe were to release a full blown version of Illustrator for iPad Pro I would genuinely sell my iPad Air 2 and buy a Pro. Just spent an hour revising a logo design using Bez and some custom fonts and thoroughly enjoyed myself.
I’ve long been a fan of Baron Fig, in particular the Apprentice. They’ve just released another limited edition called the Explorer Edition, another one to add to my collection, I think own all of the Apprentices including the studio edition.
I’ve linked to the series that’s being written on Medium of the founding of Baron Fig in the past, but they’ve recently been publishing new parts of the series. As ever it’s a good glimpse into the life of a new startup and the problems they’ve faced. The guys at Baron Fig continue to inspire me.
Never had a truer word bee spoken about blogs. Your blog really is what you make of it. Mine is a bit hit and miss, but it’s still mine, it’s where I write first, share first and the site I point people to about myself. I don’t have much of an audience, and whilst I’d like that to change, it’s ok, I’ll still write it.
If you’ve never downloaded Hazel for your Mac, fix that. Just set up a bunch of rules to sort my receipts and received invoices into a yearly archive, so easy and it’s going to be a massive time saver.
This week has felt very admin-y, lots of numbers and paperwork, looking forward to spending some time doing some creative bits tomorrow.
A glowing review which I couldn’t agree with more. Ever since I downloaded it for my iPad I’ve been using the app, now it’s on my iPhone as well everything I write for this site goes through the app. Paired with the Mac app, it’s great for writing sermons in as well.
Pour over coffee is what wakes me up every morning. After my quiet time I trundle downstairs and begin my brewing process. Its not just the act of drinking coffee, but the whole ritual behind the process.
I’m becoming more Andre intrigued by this device. When the rumours for it began I didn’t see the point, but as software develops for it my attention becomes increasingly caught. It’ll be interesting to see when and how the second generation Watch builds on this initial offering.
A healthy dose of margin in your life gives you the space you need to think, dream, strategize, wrestle through complexity, focus deeply, and, ultimately, do your best creative work.
This piece by Shawn Blanc has been sat in my Instapaper for quite a while, but when I read the sentence above I immediately agreed. When you’re in constant hustle mode, when everything down to what jobs you work on and when you can find time to send out those all important invoices is imperative to your ability to exist in life, decisions and dreams disappear. When there’s no margin in anything in your life, your ability to work well goes and your ability to even think creatively vanishes let alone do the work your business depends on.
I’ve learnt the hard way, margin in life is imperative to being able to create well.