The Creative List II


After The Jump: Episode 77 - Taking Risks

As someone who plans to get into other fields of creative business in the near future, this podcast has shed a lot of light on what it takes to build, manage, and sustain a thriving business. It focuses on how risks contribute to the growth and that's something worth keeping in mind.



How 1% Performance Improvements Led To Olympic Gold (Article 1, Article 2, Article 3)

These articles — which pertains to the same subject but have different approaches and depths in tackling it — has been an inspirational highlight the previous week. I first heard about it when I was listening to one of the episodes of The Going Super, a fitness and nutrition podcast which focuses on the wellness and holistic benefits of being on a plant-based diet. It was truly shocking and enlightening at the same time to hear how this tactic can get you to great lengths.



Prismacolor Col-Erase

While I was mindlessly looking for vegan and lifestyle-related videos on YouTube, I came across an art and illustration channel by Fran Meneses. The first video I clicked out of curiosity talked about her current favorite art supplies. She mentioned these pencils for sketching and I was immediately drawn to them. Ever since last year, I've been looking for colored pencils suitable for sketching, but most of what I tried was difficult to erase once I put them on paper — but this one is different. As expected, Prismacolor never fails to deliver good products. They're amazing to work with and builds gradients and tones smoothly, which is the primary thing I love about this brand. An added bonus is that they work perfectly with watercolors!



Wabi-Sabi: The Art of Imperfection

As someone whose beliefs are deeply ingrained in simplicity and drawn to the beauty of our nature and of our universe, this approach is something that I truly admire. Despite being a perfectionist in my work, I am a contradiction in the name of this approach when it comes to viewing the world and the mundane, imperfect things that surround us. Appreciating beauty in imperfection; in the process of nature; these things can open your mind and enlighten you in so many ways.

As it goes: "Wabi-sabi is a state of mind, a way of being. It’s the subtle art of being at peace with yourself and your surroundings."



Soey Milk

The first time I set foot upon Hashimoto Contemporary's gallery, it was unknowingly closed and wrapping up its previous exhibition. Luckily, I asked if I could take a quick peek since I've been wanting to see the gallery for ages and it was my only chance when I visited San Francisco late last year. The lady was kind enough to grant me a few moments of the gallery to myself and I was able to witness the works of Soey Milk. I absolutely loved her piece, Narisa With Flowers (Pida). Her attention to detail and the intimacy of her works are absolutely remarkable — from the palette down to her subject, all of it is just seamlessly beautiful and dreamy. Needless to say, I was an instant fan.

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