Saturday, January 26, 2019

Proverbs are always platitudes...

If you only listen to one mashup all year, make it DJ Earworm's United State of Pop 2018, Turnin' It Up.

If you're in NYC maybe you can take time to visit The Met for the exhibition Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera.

Mark Bradford, Duck Walk. From the Epic Abstraction exhibition linked to above.
Can you tell a real Pollock from a fake Pollock?

If you're looking for a new, original painting to decorate your home and you're in Cleburne, TX be certain to check out Pam Yarborough Originals. (I know the artist.)

Colleyville is the 3rd wealthiest zip code in North Texas. You know who's #1.

33 tips on how to be an artist. #9 Embed thought in material. #5 Work, work, work. (There is no muse. Stop waiting.)

Matthew Plummer Fernandez, Every Mickey, 2017. Every 3-D model of Mickey Mouse found online, combined and 3-D printed.
Forbes offers us seven news year's resolutions. Only one got my attention: save 10x your final salary if you want to retire at age 67. Start by having saved a nest egg worth your annual salary by the time you're 30.

Can you tell whether a food is a sandwich? Apply the cube rule.

Marketing expert David Meerman Scott agrees that mixing business and personal in your social media posts is a good thing, something I've advocated for years. Interesting that this comes at the same time as a grassroots effort to eliminate everything personal from LinkedIn.

I'll admit to being a pen snob. I've been using a Rotring ballpoint for years because I like the feel. So you can imagine I got interested by a list of the 100 best pens. The Pilot G2 Ultra Fine, which I find a bit light in the hand, came in at #92. The Uni-ball Roller, which I think puts out way too much ink, ranked at #72. The BIC 4-Color scored as #12 and I love to have those around for their versatility in note-taking. Their #1 choice surprised me because I don't like pens that have a purely cylindrical case because they simply roll away.

Pantone's color of the year for 2019 is Living Coral
You've probably heard of physics' "dark matter." Well, things get a bit weirder if we're open to "dark fluid" with negative mass.

Other new music:
Know what an eggcorn is?

I really have to get down to Houston to see the remodeled Menil, especially their new Drawing Institute.

What exactly is glitter?
#NoBeef is a campaign to save the earth by eliminating beef from our diets.

An unopened and unlooted Egyptian tomb was discovered south of Cairo.

Flourishing is a concept from positive psychology based on the PERMA model: Positive emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Accomplishments.

How to design a website like it's 1998.

...until you have personally experienced the truth of them. ~Aldous Huxley

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