Steal Like an Artist

Every once in a while, I run into a book that comes at the exact right time in my life. This was one of those moments. I've thought about reading this for years but never have gotten around to it. On a complete whim, I picked it up last week and read the whole thing in one sitting. I really loved Steal Like an Artist and I'm still thinking about it long after I finished reading it.  I basically found myself nodding in agreement with everything the author said. Great little read for anyone who is thinking about creativity.

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Valentine Collage and the Red Rule

It's been a long time since I've talked about Flickr here because I don't use it all that much anymore. A few years ago, I would have never believed this would be true! I really am loving Google Photos these days, but I do still have a ton of my older photos on Flickr. I used to create a lot of inspiration collages there and I still love them. Hmmm, maybe I should get back to doing those? Well, I'll at least share one of my favorites here today.

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Memory Monday origins and evolution

Back on January 12th of 2009, I introduced a new series here on my blog and called it Memory Monday. This was long before Instagram and a month before I was on Twitter. I didn't know what a hashtag was back then and I had never heard of Memory Monday. I just thought I was being clever with alliteration. I went back through all my old Memory Monday posts (I have them saved in a Word document) recently and it was fun to see how this theme has evolved for me over the years.

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A funny thing happened to my iPhone photos a few months ago. I had no problem working with them on my iPhone or iPad and I could even open them from my photo stream on my Mac. However, I couldn't import them into Photoshop Elements or even put them in a word document. Even when I downloaded them from Google Photos, I still couldn't use them in any programs. I noticed they had a new type of file extension ending of .HEIC instead of the familiar .JPG so I did some research. Sure enough, you can't open HEIC files in most programs. So why the switch?

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