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making is hard. Its hard because there are always things to do that pull you away from making. I haven't spent nearly as much time making photographs as i have reading or working.

Now, for me, working is making. I make software. Big software that involves big money, big headaches and big fun in interesting proportions. My sense of balance is skewed lately (for a long time now, really) and i have been trying to reprioritize.

A recent twitter quote from why the lucky stiff and the recent making series on 43folders (part 1 - Bad Correspondence, part 2 - The Job You Think You Have and part 3 - One Clear Line) were very refreshing because they are very close to what i have been thinking about lately.

when you don't create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. your tastes only narrow & exclude people. so create.

from http://twitter.com/_why/statuses/881768089

I am making the normal (read, ridiculous) amount of stuff at work and re-evaluating everything else to make more at home. Working less outside of normal hours, ignoring other stuff and just making time to work on stuff i have been neglecting. Wish me luck!

Comments

Good luck! I've been thinking along the same lines lately and have sort of ripped off an idea from http://www.obsessiveconsumption.typepad.com . But instead of drawing what I consume every day, I'm trying to draw (emphasis on "trying") the highlight of my day, whatever it may be (and probably won't happen every day - not enough time). I haven't sketched anything in years (and was never good to begin with), but it's fun.
Dude. We're, like, in synch 'n shit. Wooooooh.

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