Lincoln Park, West Seattle
I have to admit, I'm feeling more optimistic about the future now that we have some competent leadership in place. Last Saturday was a rare sunny day so I took a walk around Lincoln Park in West Seattle. Everyone was masked up and seemed to be in a good mood. Even with the walks, my life feels stuck in a loop lately. I'm looking forward to exiting the loop and returning to a somewhat normal life again.
One good thing about life in the loop is that I'm working on a lot of art! I'm also perfecting the way I register my paper layers so they line up without too much effort. I even made a TikTok video about it. My plan is to design a few posters and put them up for sale on my site. Stay tuned.
- I recently discovered artist Jeffrey Gibson. I really dig his colorful geometric pieces that reference his Choctaw-Cherokee heritage. This article about his schoolhouse art compound is very inspiring.
- I got sucked into the The School of Life series of books and cute animated videos on YouTube. They are supposedly a collective but most of the writing is done by Alain de Botton.
- Two School of Life books I enjoyed are How to Think More Effectively which is sort of an operating manual for the mind and A More Exciting Life which is about finding meaning in life rather than looking for excitement out in the world.
- I finally watched Forever with Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph. It's such a surprising and mysterious show. I'm sad it only ran for one season.
- Speaking of Fred Armisen, this video of him doing North American accents is hilarious. I love "This is a fact!" for SF.
- Shows worth watching: Tales From the Loop (sci-fi in a small town), Pretend It's a City (NY time capsule in a person), Normal People (SM sexy), Ratched (gorgeous but creepy AF).
The real turn-on is never just a well-polished body but, always and primordially, a well-fashioned soul.
—The School of Life
What people in general think of you ceases to be such a concern... What counts is that you and one or two others are OK with you being you.
—The School of Life
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