We didn’t have much of a summer in the PNW this year. I’ve been missing Austin a bit, then I remember:
In Austin, Texas there is no such thing as a summer where you only have maybe 10 days where it gets over 90 degrees.
I owe that town (and the people in it) a visit… when it’s cooler.
Speaking of people in Austin, over the last few weeks I have been reading Austin Kleon’s books on art, writing and creativity. They’re pretty awesome, if I do say so myself (and I do).
I started with “Show Your Work”, which I plucked from a library shelf because I liked the title and the small square size.
Then I immediately checked out “Steal Like an Artist” and “Keep Going” because I have no chill… and bought the “Steal Like an Artist Journal”.
This year has been one of change, and one of the things I’ve realized is just how bad I have been at showing my work. Especially professionally.
Over the last 10+ years I’ve built dozens of websites, funnels, sales pages. Split test thousands of headlines. Sent millions of emails and newsletters. Written more copy than I can possibly remember. Created heaps of social media posts. Designed stacks of graphics, logos, banners, brand identities…
And yet all my public portfolio has in it is a handful of posts from nearly three years ago.
Today is the day I start to change that.
It’s time to show my work.
[IMAGE: Woodblock print in black on thrifted baby sweater vest. Carved and hand printed by me a couple weekends ago.]