Free digital download of my new workbook! Zinefest is my favorite day of the year. I get to spend a whole day talking to people in my community about creativity, writing, design, and activism. This year I debuted a zine called Creativity is an Action.Read More
This month I pulled up my big-girl panties and challenged myself to play around with Photoshop. It’s still early in the month and I have spent about 20+ hours within the program. I’m not yet a Photoshop wizard, but I do feel much more comfortable playing around with some of the more complex features. Through this experiment, I’ve realized that the first 20 hours of learning something new are often the most frustrating. You don’t get any of the fuzzy feelings or sense of fulfillment that come from other activities. You feel defeated. You wonder if it is possible to break the “undo” ctrl+z button.
So how do you get through the first 20 hours of frustration and despair that come with learning a new skill? Keep reading to see my tips.Read More