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I love this image. To me – it is the perfect combination of vulnerability and beauty. Which really speaks to how I felt while writing this today…

 

I had a hard week this week and I am going to talk about it.. because I think it is important to not just talk about the great times in life – mainly because, IT IS OKAY TO HAVE A BAD WEEK. I repeat, IT IS OKAY TO HAVE A BAD WEEK!

Without going into too much detail, there are several changes and new things happening in my life that I am adjusting to – and this week I think it all just caught up to me and it got a little hard. I have a video coming out in February all about this, but I have accepted a full time job and am not doing freelance as much. I really felt like I needed to grow and work on a team and understand that world for a while – so I am with a really incredible company now. I also realized this past year that I want to try doing new things with my creativity; like making videos and making tangible products and I want to spend my spare time working on that. But, going through that change hasn’t been the easiest. I’ve been building my business for a long time and it wasn’t the easiest decision to make. I know I have made the right decision for me, but, like anything that is new – it can be a little bit scary diving into, and I think this week it just all caught up with me.

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I have a love hate relationship with facebook. Hate, because it is a time suck. Love, because I get to see the amazing articles I would not normally find online, that my friends share. Today, my friend Tyler posted this article – Nostalgic Photos of SF Show the City Before Gentrification – Not only did the images allow me to dream of being in an era that was seemingly of simpler times, but some of the images had the most stunning typography… that you just don’t see anymore.
I pulled some of my favorites for you:

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I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts today – Design Matters, by Debbie Millman (which I mentioned in a recent favorites video). Her guest was the first ever, and current creative director for NPR, Liz Danzico.

On Liz’s blog, she wrote a letter to her younger self, which Debbie read aloud – and it is full of truth, enlightenment and something I believe we all can relate to.

These are my favorite parts from the letter:

Choose something for yourself every day. Do it repeatedly and without fail. If you do something for yourself every day, no matter how many standoffs or negotiations or letdowns you face throughout the day, no one can take that away from you.

 

If I met me, but many years before, we’d talk about love and time. Love will not be polite. It does not wait for opportune moments to approach you. It knows not your life plans or schedule or current or future intentions. It will not wait for you to be ready. There is, in this way, no time for it. If you wait for it, then, it will not come. As love — for a person, a profession, a practice, a city — comes to you. It crosses your path and is only yours to accept. It is up to you to open your hands and heart.

 Read the full letter here.
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I just ran across this incredible illustrated GIF of every hairstyle of David Bowie from 1964-2014 by an insanely talented 22 year old artist, Helen Green. I just had to share it… I have a deep rooted love for David Bowie – I like to be versions of him for halloween!

Helen Green’s amazing work

David Bowie Illustration Hairstyles by Helen Green

 

My nod to Mr. Bowie

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What cool things have you seen this week?

 

Thanks for reading! See you soon!

– Jehn

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