It’s called Unfolding the Napkin, and it about using pictures to tell stories, mostly in a work or strategy context.
Visual thinking is a hot topic at my work. I am enjoying the book and he has a bunch of good ideas.
Once a week, I sit in the excellent Finch Coffee House with a flat white, and work through the workbook.
Yesterday I was quite proud of my horse representing Montana :-) 4 days ago
and a few of my other goals are missing here. Like losing weight, and stopping biting my nails. I have bitten my nails for more than 30 years, I looked at them and thought it is time to try and stop this. I have changed other habits or practices, why not this one?
So I am trying again. My nails are looking better already. I have to watch chewing my fingernails and cuticles unconsciously. I thought that using moisturiser on my hands regularly might help. And others who have succeeded here suggest varnishing nails. 1 month ago
I think there was an old movie of the same title, my dad used to refer to it occasionally.
As a joke, he’d call someone the Bareass Contessa if they weren’t wearing very much.
And I think when we were very young kids, 2 or 3 years old, before we got self-conscious, we’d be fairly relaxed about clothes in summer. Not a non-textile zone I hasten to add (I just heard that phrase from my German neighbour).
Here it is, just went on Wikipedia and it is a 1954 film about the life and loves of fictional Spanish sex symbol Maria Vargas. 1 month ago
and Alison said she’d finished her soliloquy.
Everyone nodded, like nice word. Plus, she had held the floor for a wee while. 2 months ago
This was my dad’s title (euphemism) for my mother after they were divorced, when he was in a good mood.
They were married for over 20 years, and with three children, treating each other with respect was only right I think.
Since my dad is now gone, I don’t hear his sayings any more. He had a love of language and jokes. 2 months ago
where I can put some of my favourite words.
You know when you’re reading, and you come across an elegant word, or just so precise, and the RIGHT one.
I’m a lapsed Catholic, so there are many words with specific meanings. But I like to see them played with.
stigmata (plural of stigma?)
These are “marks upon certain people” believed to be a supernatural replica of the wounds of Christ.
But used as a metaphor: bruises could be stigmata of an abusive relationship. 3 months ago
I decided to write some interactive educational childrens books this year. So I ran over to the library and grabbed an armful of books about writing books. Its always hit or miss with the library. Sometimes you hit on a treasure and sometimes its just a big heavy bag of paper that you take back a couple of weeks later.
Found treasure this time. Great book. Started off by explaining the difference between a story book and a picture book. Then it goes through examples of how to make a visual story that feels satisfying. I like this book. 4 months ago
Just read “The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror” by Christopher Moore. OMG was it funny. My SO said he has never heard me laugh that much. Yay. I will always read his books now. The characters are in some of this other books. I guess they tend to stay around if you develop them enough. At least in your head or something. 4 months ago
I’ve always had a problem with descriptive writing. It has become easier since my final paper for history required so much.
Still Writing! 11 months ago
Got a tweet to vote for one of these books for a review in June on some site and I just want to read all of them. Currently reading “How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck” by Anthond Artis . Great ideas.
Next on the list is one of these.
THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman
THE POWER OF HABIT by Charles Duhigg
HOW WILL YOU MEASURE YOUR LIFE? by Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth and Karen Dillon
FREEDOM IS BLOGGING IN YOUR UNDERWEAR by Hugh MacLeod 12 months ago
this looks like a good book. The Mindful Writer, by Dinty Moore.
“The book is divided into four parts: The Writer’s Mind; The Writer’s Desk; The Writer’s Vision; The Writer’s Life”
http://richardgilbert.me/2012/05/20/qa-dinty-w-moore-on-buddhism-creativity-compassion-taming-the-noisy-ego/ 12 months ago
I decided to try out Grammarly as a way to improve my writing. It is a word plugin that costs about $140. I bought it and I’m going to use it to slowing improve my grammer.
I wish 43things had a spell checker. 12 months ago
My reviewers were cruel, and there was room for improvement. But, what I’ve found out is that I was a good writer. I have leaned to pay more attention to my product and gotten a thicker skin more than I’ve improved my writing. 15 months ago
I’m required to write an essay a week for class and my writing is getting better. 15 months ago
Found this very cool project that a group of artists are participating in and I liked the idea of the storytelling that goes with these books. http://www.arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject 16 months ago