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Brain-Picking Advice

"If in doubt, make tea" by Owen Davey
“If in doubt, make tea” by Owen Davey

One of the blogs I care most about reading and staying current with is Maria Popova’s wonderful BRAIN PICKINGS. The subjects and sites she links to never fail to intrigue, educate or amaze me (often all three.)  She understands how connected various forms of creativity are – literary, visual arts, music, much more, and I share many of her posts with my family, my writing colleagues, my friends. Here’s one I’d like to share with readers of Books Around the Table. In it, Popova gathers the images of posters created by graduate design students,  in which they pass on advice to the first-year students. Click here to see the whole post. The one above and the three below are my favorites. Seems to me that if you follow the advice these students chose to illustrate, you can’t help but design (and write…and live) better.

"Do what you love" by Andy J. Miller
“Do what you love” by Andy J. Miller
"Go and look outside" by Robert Evans
“Go and look outside” by Robert Evans
"To create ideas is a gift, but to choose wisely is a skill" by Ryan Morgan
“To create ideas is a gift, but to choose wisely is a skill” by Ryan Morgan