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Digital Painting

I've been tinkering with some digital painting again. I've mostly followed this nice tutorial from Nate Kadlac. The process I've landed on is to grab a picture, draw over it with a pencil or pen. Fill in the shapes with a color. Make a layer for the shadows, set it

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Here's a short story about poor storytelling.

Here's a short story about poor storytelling. I used to think the frameworks of storytelling were prescriptive. The Hero’s journey, the three act structure, Harmon’s story circle, etc. I thought things should be happening according to the formula. I learned that I had it all backwards. The job

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Coast of Maine

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More like a campfire, less like a grid of faces.

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Reframe

You may be hearing a lot of people talking about ‘reframing’ these days. In my opinion reframing is one of the single best skills you can learn. What is reframing? You take a situation, a thought, or a problem that is ahead of you and figure out how to rephrase

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The Second Arrow

There’s a line of thinking from Buddhism called The Second Arrow. It has to do with externally caused suffering and self imposed suffering. They way I heard it is something like this: Let’s say you’re walking through the woods, and out of no where you get shot

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Funkbuster

Some years ago I learned a fun exercise geared toward helping novice improv performers “shake off the day” and get into a good mindset to begin improv class. My teacher, Tara, stated that this exercise was also good for moments when you weren’t feeling so great. It’s physical,

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Sacrifices

❝ Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. Then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; He lives as though

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When coaching, it’s solving with, not for. 🧵

When coaching, it’s solving with, not for. 🧵 It’s easy to slip into a problem solving role as a coach. But that’s not coaching, it’s mentoring or consulting. As a coach, when we give advice or solve for, not with, we close people off from themselves. We

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Boats

A rising tide lifts all boats What a nice thought. I’ve said it myself when teaching. And when expressing how sharing and helping other people helps us all. It conjures a mind movie of all people, together. Enjoying the bay, and sailing out to the sunrise. The start of