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Monthly Resolutions

By: Eris Weaver | Date: February 2, 2017 | Categories: Personal Growth & Development

According to the folks at Foursquare, today is Fall Off the Wagon Day – the day most people bail on their New Year’s Resolutions to exercise, eat more healthfully, and so on. This is consistent with my observations – attendance at my fitness boot camp goes up in January, and drops back to normal in […]

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I love this comic, “How to Be Perfectly Unhappy,” by The Oatmeal (AKA Matthew Inman) and inspired by Augusten Burroughs. I, too, am not a happy person. I am engaged, interested, busy, passionate, curious, and funny. I find the whole world pretty damn fascinating most of the time…except when I don’t. I am critical and […]

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I have never been able to meditate in the sitting-crosslegged-on-a-cushion sort of way; I am way too fidgety and my muscles cramp up. I can, however, achieve that same quietness of mind through repetitive movement. Running, hiking, paddling can get me there. So can doodling, moving a pen or brush across paper without a specific […]

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No one reads a comic strip because it’s drawn well. They read it because it makes them laugh! When I give a presentation about visual thinking tools, I ask folks to “raise your hand if you can draw.” Very few hands go up. If I asked that question in a kindergarten class, EVERY hand would […]

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AEDM Day 30: Lynda Barry

By: Eris Weaver | Date: November 30, 2015 | Categories: Art, Play, and Creativity

I’m totally in love with cartoonist Lynda Barry.  She posts the syllabus and homework exercises for her university classes online so anyone can follow along. The piece below was done following the assignment about halfway down this page. Barry’s exercises are always extremely specific, down to the type of pen and notebook she asks students […]

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AEDM Day 21: Steal This Idea!

By: Eris Weaver | Date: November 21, 2015 | Categories: Art, Play, and Creativity

One of the things I love about Art Every Day Month is stealing learning from the other participants. I particularly enjoy Tobi Kibel Piatek’s prompts and exercises. Last night I played with the form she used in HER post yesterday.

Every year I participate in an online challenge called Art Every Day Month. (More info here.) Here’s today’s piece.   I was planning to go to a Día de los Muertos celebration with some friends today, and was thinking about my dear grandmother Nellie who died a few months ago as I doodled this calavera. […]

In a previous post, I shared a list of Twenty Declarations – things I absolutely know to be true. I’ve added to them over time: 21. Ain’t no way out but through! 22. Don’t pre-plan your bummers. 23. You can’t think outside the box if you don’t know what box you’re in. 24. Creating and […]

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This morning I am inspired by a poem by my dear friend David Christopher, author of The Holy Universe. Mind your stories. Mind your stories; question them often. Nourish those that serve. Change those that do not. Far easier said than done, yes? For many of our darker stories have cut grooves in the primordial […]

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My CalSAE colleague Shelly Alcorn writes a great blog called Association Subculture. She recently posted a great “back of the napkin” story sketch about  association membership. So I decided I needed to draw mine! (Click on the thumbnail to see a bigger image.) When I went to library school in the 90s I joined a […]