The making of one of my favorite songs.
Mexicans Helped Build US Railroads
There have been Mexican communities in Illinois and other Midwest states since the early 1900s. Many young men from these communities helped build the United States’ transcontinental railroad system. A new documentary tells their story.
Read more about “Boxcar People.”
Did your family help build the US railways?
I love the idea of this tumblr. Totally inspiring, gettin’ me out of my winter doldrums.
In September I was at a friend’s party where free tarot card readings were being offered. I casually avoided my turn as I “chip-and-dipped” my way around the party, always staying a good 15 feet away from that enchanting little hippie girl and her card deck. I just DIDN’T WANT TO GET MY CARDS…
Intelligent people can have learning disabilities.
People with learning disabilities can be intelligent.
It’s possible to be gifted and disabled at the same time.
Having a learning disability does not invalidate someone’s education or intelligence.
I think I love SANER. What a great way to think of Mexico, the capacity for street art to influence us, etc. etc. etc. Check him out.
I LOVE all these gifs on mr. div’s blog. Sublime!
Today I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed today. The past week I’ve been sorting through my new workspace to assemble materials, set up a cutting station, etc. All this stuff is making my mind race! I have a nice stash of materials thanks to my days at Paper Zone (paper cutter, I’m looking at you). Anyway, this little print will be my motto for the week.
I am turning my tumblr into my process blog for the portfolio review. I’ve found that if I document and share my work, the better it becomes and the more accountable I am to it. I have about a month to pull it all together. It will be a month of pushing myself harder than I have before, design-wise.
Yesterday and today I’ve been fighting a cold gifted to me by my partner, and I’ve been working mostly from bed. However, I’ve managed to gulp some emergen-C’s, take a shower, and crawl up to my work room. I took a picture of a treat I got in the mail to help me on my way: Books, Boxes, and Portfolios by Franz Zeier. I plan on making a box to put my portfolio and such into. This past weekend I took a workshop on long-stitch bookbinding, an option I am considering for my process book. I can’t help but get hands-on about the construction of this. It’s my style, and that’s what my portfolio needs to reflect.
And now I’m going to download the new Chromatics record and work on some logomarks for my branding project in 225. Every day I’m hustilin.