Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #156

Start your Monday off right:

  1. When friends come over for dinner, I struggle with what to bake for desert. This sheet pan brownie recipe looks perfect for a large crowd. The 600 Acres food blog is filled with deserts that even I might be able to bake.  
  2. Chris Dorosz creates his "paintings" by suspending paint in a 3-D frame resulting in impressionistic portraits. I have no idea how he creates the droplets of paint much less hang them all to create the faces.  
  3. Luca Barcellona is one of the best calligraphers working today. I love his slogan of "taking your pleasure seriously" as he took his enjoyment of graffiti into his current art career. 
  4. Belgian photographer, Yuri Andries, travels through India soaking up all the visual beauty the colorful country has to offer. 
  5. Intelligence is something we only attribute to the brain. However, Austin Kleon argues that there is intelligence in your hands. Ideas come to you when you put your hands in motion. 
  6. One of my biggest photographic challenges is transition from the singular image and start creating large projects. Aundre Larrow speaks on how he made the transition. 
  7. "The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."                                                                                      ELIZABETH KÜBLER-ROSS
  8. Imposter syndrome is everywhere. I constantly wrestle with the feeling that I am just faking it. Seth Godin points out that if this was a pure meritocracy, the odds of being in the top spot of a given field is super low. Just accept that imposter syndrome happens and get back to work. 
  9. Rick Rubin has produced some of the greatest albums of all time. He shares 5 Things You Can Learn About The Creative Process
  10. A new film manufacturer out of Russia, Silberra, is raising money to fund the first production run of their film. I am supporting the start up and hope more people will to get more film on the market.