When should we say yes or no? In this Weekly Highlights issue, arts book editor Bridget Watson Payne moves us to do less. We also hear the story of a 100+ year old candy store and learn how to build a sobriety toolbox. It's December and we're feeling retrospective.
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DJ Jim Q's Playlist: Silence
Shhh, let's keep it down. Our friend DJ Jim Q brings us another rad playlist. The theme, silêncio, is a peculiar one to use as the basis for a playlist. Music is all about sound after all, or is it? As maestro Miles Davis famously said, “It’s not the notes you play, it’s the notes you don’t play.”
Meet Our Silence Illustrator: Dani Scharf
Our illustrator this month is none other than award-winning illustrator and art director Dani Scharf hailing from Uruguay. In this whimsical interview, Dani talks about his dreams as a child, his love for analog art, and more.
December's Theme is Silence
When silence is intentional, it is valuable and restorative. It brings us back to our senses and is essential to our holistic well-being. Our Montevideo chapter chose this month's exploration of Silence and Dani Scharf illutrated the theme.
Feed Your Creative Hunger
How do you feed your creative hunger? This week, we're learning about food and design, how to perfect our pitch, the future of work, and clicking on a lot of fun things.
Your Original Dream
I turned to my own internal compass of what success looks like and not what other people define as successful. Joshua Gunn represents the crux of what some refer to as the “creative economy.” He...
On Creative Anxiety & Tension
Connect with somebody that can relate to your tension. A few years ago, Colton Mulligan founded a creative agency and in the same month was diagnosed with Type 1 Bipolar Disorder. This brought a...
Good Things Need Time
Good things need time. Protect your time so you can put in the hours. Marc Eastmond is an art director who likes to write and an author who loves to sing. He’s also an eternal optimist who...
Welcome to the CreativeMornings Blog
You might have noticed the CreativeMornings Blog is looking a little different today. What you’re feeling is the result of an intentional and much needed refresh, making it easier for you to disco...
DJ Jim Q's Playlist: Lost
A soundtrack for the searching, music for the missing, a playlist for the misplaced, this months theme is lost. Wayward and astray, let these songs be your guide, or just lose yourself in the sound.
Meet Our 'Lost' Illustrator: Melissa Lee Johnson
Melissa Lee Johnson is an artist, illustrator, graphic designer, and occasional tattoo-giver based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She currently designs and illustrates for the design studio Three-Headed Design.
November's Theme is Lost
When you’re wading through the unknown, it can feel scary and risky. You float around wondering if you’re going in the right direction and want to know what’s next.
Our 200th Issue! 🎉
Over the years, we’ve learned that you, our beloved readers, are curious and big-hearted humans. Weekly Highlights only exists so that we can continue to empower and inspire you to make the things ...
Good things happen when you're positive. This week, we're inspired to stay positive, work with what we've got, creative companies, and more.
Your Internal Narrator
I just want to give myself the freedom to create, be scared, and do it anyway (gently). In this talk, Sunni Brown shares a powerful technique for making peace with your internal narrator so you ...
Cultivate Your Self-Love
At CreativeMornings, we know that a creative life requires bravery, action, and lots self-love. Self-love allows us to be kind to ourselves even when we miss the mark. Kamal Ravikant beautifully wr...
Patience and Dignity
‘Gaman’ means to endure the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity. Dana Tanamachi is a lettering artist and designer who enjoys living a quiet life and working with her hand...
DJ Jim Q's Playlist: Flow
This month theme is flow. In the context of creativity, the first thing I think of when I hear flow is the mental space you get into when all distractions fade away and you’re able to glide e...
Meet Our Flow Illustrator: David Espinosa
It is a tradition at CreativeMornings to work with an artist in our community to create an illustration for our global monthly themes. Our CreativeMornings monthly themes inspire new conversations...
October's Theme is Flow
It’s no secret that our modern-day world is full of distractions: Glowing screens. Notifications. 24-hour news cycles. At times, it can feel exhausting to try and get things done with all the bells...
The Flavor Packet
Can you recover what you were meant to forget? This week, we're loving a talk about shaping culture with food, online learning, podcast tools, cool jobs, and more.
Your Creative Backyard
It's Weekly Highlight time! In this issue, we're inspired by self-taught cartoonist and author Susanna Ryan, memory champions, cool jobs, and more.