As we wind down from summer and gear up for fall there’s a lot to be thinking about!
What are you reading?
That was the question from my buddy in Tasmania as we chatted over the weekend. I’d like to take that question and run with it.
What are the resources that you are currently working with and expanding on? What’s new and exciting in your world?
For me, the past few weeks have been chock full of new experiences, new resources, and using existing resources in new ways.
The bikablo + IPEVO Meet Up two weeks ago was brilliant! I say that because we—the bikablo team and the participants—were using existing tools (document cameras, markers, and paper), and collaborating in new and different ways.
The Graphic Medicine UnConvention was fantastic! I wrote about it on LinkedIn in August and just this past week here.
As a result of presenting and participating in the GM UnConvention, I have read Rosalie Lightning, by Tom Hart. It is an incredible graphic memoir. Truth be told, I have also signed up for the Graphic Memoir course offered by Sequential Artists Workshop and the Graphic Memoir Working Group. I believe that aspects of the internship I started last week will become a graphic memoir.
And, I have this stack of books to dive into—just some of the books suggested in the second lesson of SAW’s Graphic Memoir course—I’ll be working my way through them starting this weekend.
Finally, my schedule and the Visual Thinkers Society monthly meeting are in sync—I can’t wait to join the meeting on Saturday morning!
Next week, I will start the bikablo Sketchnoting train-the-trainer course… it’s going to be great to learn from Amelie Vesper once again and join my colleagues in this training. I’ll be offering this course soon too!
Lastly, I am expanding my digital drawing capabilities by learning Concepts, a vector-based app… More to tell about the project that will support soon!
Upon reflection, the themes I am noticing now are, self-education through books, videos, podcasts, and direct instruction from colleagues, focused practice, and the beauty of collaborations with colleagues.
What are you noticing about your world?
What’s new in your world? Please ping me and let me know!