Something for the weekend


I’m on the mend but still exhausted. SO OVER IT. How are you?

I saw a peacock with a fiery tail

Don’t know if this is real, but I like it: The Instagram socialmatic camera (via Christianne)

My first stop when I land in LA!

The importance of crying in public

Currently obsessed with this body oil: it’s amazing, ladies

My friend, Susan Piver, has just opened a subscription version of her beloved Open Heart Project. It’s $108 a year and in addition to meditation instruction + dharma talks, you get webinars, virtual retreats, a book club, book reviews, members forum, and much more. In Susan’s own words: “It’s meant to help people find a bit of quiet time every day for themselves and to soften those harsh inner voices that impede creativity and, well, everything else…” I so need this! You too?

Recuperation. from Photobird on 8tracks.

15 clever ideas for Instagram photos

New dating technique?

“I thought codpieces and chastity belts went out with the Renaissance, but appaz not.”

Every child is a scientist (in fact, just subscribe to Brain Pickings — it’s a must-read)

The conspiracy of colors

There’s a fab giveaway happening on Ryan’s blog right now: a copy in Instant Love and a restored Polaroid Land camera (!) from lovely Cory at Rare Medium

If you don’t know already know Ryan (he made our trailer for us), you might want to hang out on his blog for a while — he really writes with heart

Have a great weekend, everyone! xo

Something for the weekend

My book has been spotted in Barnes & Noble in the USA. This makes me irrepressibly happy — i’m in a real bookstore :)

Exploding flowers

Breaking news: girls hate PE (describes my experience of physical edication at school perfectly)

“Fail often and fail cheaply” From Seth: How to make money online

Currently reading: Alain de Botton’s new book

“I told you stupid things. Thanks for not listening.”

Have you seen Chris’s fabulous new book, The $100 Startup? My wee biz gets a mention

Loving Amanda Jane’s ‘My Better Half’ series

Maurice Sendak: On life, death and children’s lit

Rachel and her virtual journal

Bacon, egg & leek risotto | Orange blossom sesame cake | Lavender lemonade

9 productivity tricks for procrastinators

And finally, i was going to make a mixtape but have been hit with a virus so this post is not going to be finished now (i started it yesterday, before i was hit over the head with a cartoon mallet and now i can’t get off the sofa. Isn’t it nuts how fast these things take us out? Geez.)

Enjoy your weekend! Enjoy your health!!

Something for the weekend


Haven’t been on the internet so much this week (which is a good thing) but the music never stops playing

Very funny… 28 Days Late made me cry with laughter (via Jo)

How Shakespeare changed everything

On a clear day you can see forever (via Hannah)

Bit obsessed with Ze Frank at the moment

Ditto dating blogs: one | two | three

There’s going to be a supermoon tonight

Things I’m afraid to tell you — lots of bloggers telling the truth = LOVE!

What would your bigness do?

Slowly unravel. from Photobird on 8tracks.

Some Creative Joy for the weekend


It’s a special SFTW this week — the Creative Joy edition! We asked some of our favourite people to give us their take on creative joy and what it means/brings to their lives…

Christine Mason Miller’s creative joy loves this moment, plenty of water, quiet and laughter

Justine Musk: “creative joy is an arrow that points us to meaning.”

Janet Goldstein created an inquiry for finding your creative joy that will make your brain and heart buzz

Jeffrey Davis reminds us to embrace our inner goofy with love

Lisa Rough noticed the unexpected simplicity of creative joy

Chris Zydel opens your heart with an invocation of color

Tanya Geisler reminds us that we were born to create

Jamie Ridler feeds creative joy by following her own rhythm

Ronna Detrick tells a story about creativity in the darkness

Darrah Parker finds creative joy in unlikely places

Samantha Reynolds wrote a poem on the power of creativity

Heather Plett on how to create joy

Julie Daley asks will you let yourself open to orgasmic creativity?

Kyeli Smith made a video!

Lianne Raymond gave us an equation: deep rest + wild play = creative joy

Marney Makridakis suggests making a joyful clock

Eric Klein asks are you on fire for creative joy?

Amanda Oaks finds poetry in everything

Bridget Pilloud shared some tips on creative joy from her dog Olive

Liz Lamoreux explored creating space for joy

Lisa Sonora Beam looks at what supports (and gets in the way of) her creative joy

Andrea Scher on learning to turn on the faucet

Marianne Elliott talks about the joy of service

Jen Louden explores regaining your creative joy

Something for you!

And finally, there are still spaces on the Creative Joy retreat in June, so if you’re feeling the pull to join please do come — it’s going to be magic! In the meantime, we wanted to bring some creative joy to YOU, right now, so we’ve put together the Creative Joy Workbook — you can download it right HERE. Print it out, scribble in it, share with whoever you think needs it. There’s journalling space inside, and lots of questions, prompts and invites to help you dig into your own creative joy (and thanks to Jo for the joyful design!)

Hot tip: I recommend answering the questions in the workbook while listening to this week’s mixtape :)

Creative Joy. from Photobird on 8tracks.