May 11th 2018 Newsletter

It's Friday once again! So here are a few things I want to share because I thought they were interesting and some announcements.

  1. First off, I am getting married next week which is super fun and exciting! My soon to be wife has been a super supportive person and has helped me navigate through life's rough waters.
  2. I shared some life advice I've gathered over the years about being a creative professional surrounded by negative energy or thought. Also, if you haven't checked it out yet, watch Markiplier's video for more feel-good vibes. I also made a list of podcasts, blogs, and newsletters that inspire and motivate me.
  3. I also finally received my physical Bachelors of Science Degree! It's going to look good hanging on my wall next to my computer. Thank you all for the love and support.
  4. I experimented with pet portraits and a 50mm prime lens and shared the results. I share how I shot the images, what worked, what didn't, and the settings I used. It was a lot of fun and I want to do it again.
  5. In the spirit of getting rid of toxicity in my life and moving on to greater things, I've been doing a lot of research on what it takes to make it as a creative professional. I'm rereading Austin Kleon's books Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work, both of which I cannot recommend enough. His work is fantastic. I recently got Art Inc. by Lisa Congdon and I am excited to sink my teeth into it after getting married.