Today we're talking to Bernadett, a plant-based chef, photographer, teacher, passionate herbalist, and an amazing food stylist!
She was born in a small village amongst the mountains in Hungary but life took her places and now she resides in California. You can read more about her on her blog.
Bernadett is one of my biggest inspirations when it comes to styling herbs and veggies but I'm like a few hundred levels behind in mastering this skill. In this interview, we chat mainly about process and inspiration but also about difficulties of organizing your own work, some importance of physical exercise and surfaces!
Stop motion is an animated-film making technique in which objects are physically manipulated in small increments between individually photographed frames so that they appear to exhibit independent motion when the series of frames is played back as a fast sequence.
Stop motions are very amusing to look at and can have quite a mesmerizing effect if made well.
However, making a quality stop motion animation will take some of your time, so collect your patience. What makes an animation is hundreds of sequential images and I’m not exaggerating by saying “hundreds”. See, a 15-30 seconds long stop-motion animation can take as many as 300-600 photos! Kinda insane, I know, but the result is well worth it.
"Why does this shit have to be so difficult to accomplish?", I wondered. As with many things (all the things) in life, the right answer usually comes with the right question and being able to actually raise that question from the depths of a hustling mind, frankly, is not an easy thing to do, sometimes.
This time the question for me was “why is it so difficult to concentrate on things I thought were important for me?” I guess you've been in a situation where your day started out perfect with your favorite breakfast and a cuppa, and a plan to conquer the world of creativity with a cherry on top. But then, few hours later you found yourself down in the rabbit hole of Instagram all agitated, uninspired, and unable to proceed with a single task from your to-do list? Something went wrong.
Absolutely entirely slow paced weird lyrics mystic melody playlist to hibernate through the last bit of the winter. My favorite is Colomb by Nicolas Jaar and Shanti by Jean du Voyage. And Immunity by Jon Hopkins. Oh heck, I love them all!
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Today we're talking to Mandy, one of the most inspiring ladies I've ever met!
Mandy is a gatherer and a founder of The Glossary - a community for creative female entrepreneurs. She's gifted at bringing talented gals together to share experiences, chat, getaway, educate and support each other. This is how we met, first online and then in real life where I participated in a couple of creative talks and meetings Mandy organized.
I know you've been waiting for this and maybe thinking I'm little nuts to release a DIY on a thing I make my living on, but I think that sharing is caring, so here we go. I believe in creativity and it would make me super happy to know I inspired you to create your own badass surface! And if you feel grateful, use hashtag #thankswhitecanvas to show it off, but if you don't, I promise not to make a woo-doo doll for you (maybe) hehe :)
All the supplies listed in this video can be found in construction stores or arts and crafts shops.
The method shown isn't quite the method I use, but I simplified things for you.
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“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers”.
- L.M. Montgomery
October is probably one of my favorite months of the year. I love it for everything from this very specific smell of rapidly colorful foliage and silhouettes of departing birds to stingy cold rains that gift with an opportunity yet another time to appreciate warmth of home.
I love to grab my noise canceling headphones, step in my walking shoes, wrap my neck with the longest scarf I have and head out for a walk by myself.
If you are at least a little bit like me, you’ll love this October Walk playlist
Do you guys know any instant recipes?
I don’t. And the most unpleasant truth is there’s no such a thing.
Creativity doesn’t come with a manual either, we all struggle if making money by it because being creative for a big part is being free to do things the way you do them best. But how do you do things your way while attracting and making your customer happy??
Being free means constant growth. That’s how you outgrow your old self, and trust me, what you make is old a minute after with the pace the world is moving today, so buckle up for a ride.
I’m sure many of you been in a situation where a client hires you for what seems to be your vision and approach but then in the process, they make you re-do the thing to the point it no longer looks or feels like yours. It’s easy to say “find your customer”, but how? What do I do?
Although we are all embracing the positive effects of digital detoxes, we also cannot deny how much our Insta grids make or break our brand, image and impressions online, especially as creatives. So how do you curate your brand visually, in a variation of squares?
If you’re like me, sometimes it can feel like you are always facing a never-ending to-do list. No matter how many things you cross off, there are still one million things that need to get done. Not only can it be stressful, but it can be pretty discouraging too… there’s little time for acknowledging the things that you have accomplished on a given day. (So let’s take a moment to acknowledge those small victories. Congrats!)
So how do I manage my day-to-day list so that I am productive, yet also feel accomplished? That is all thanks to a planning system I use that I have mundanely labeled the tiered system. Let’s get into how it works: