Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #148

Start your Monday off right:

  1. The artist, Paige Smith (aka A Common Name), fills cracks around LA with brightly colored folded paper crystals. A fun take on street art. 
  2. Stanley Kubrick was a photographer for Look magazine before his career as a film maker. This is a collection of images from NYC from 1946 - 1950 by Kubrick.   
  3. For the last 40 years, people have flocked to the Bonneville Salt Flats for "Speed Week" to test out their automotive creations. They variety of cars as well as operators is stagering. 
  4. Jens Krauer is a street photographer based in Zurich, Switzerland shooting purely in black and white. A great example of classic street photography. 
  5. Lloyd Pursall speaks about his journey from southern Wales to LA and the creative spark that the move generated. 
  6. “Hope is not an emotion: It’s a cognitive process—a thought process made up of what researcher C. R. Snyder called the trilogy of “goals, pathways, and agency.” Hope happens when we can set goals, have the tenacity and perseverance to pursue those goals, and believe in our own abilities to act. Snyder also found that hope is learned. When boundaries, consistency, and support are in place, children learn it from their parents. But even if we didn’t get it as kids, we can still learn hope as adults. It’s just tougher when we’re older because we have to resist and unlearn old habits, like the tendency to give up when things get tough. Hope is a function of struggle. If we’re never allowed to fall or face adversity as children, we are denied the opportunity to develop the tenacity and sense of agency we need to be hopeful.”
    — Brené Brown
  7. If you put anything out into the world, you will face rejection. You can add that to the life guarantees of death and taxes. Seth Godin details what you should do once you encounter the inevitable rejection. 
  8. I think I posted this a while ago but Derek Sivers's short idea of "Obvious to you. Amazing to others" needs to be consistently repeated to creatives. Its so hard to see the true nature of our own work because we are just too close to our own work.