Why I wear a mask.

Why I wear a mask.

Why I wear a mask. My wife is high risk immunocompromised. For her and others like her I wear a mask. My mother has a pulmonary condition. For her and others like her I wear a mask. My cousin is in chemotherapy. For her and for others like her I wear a mask. It shows care and respect for others.

Wearing a mask is not living on a state of fear, or oppression against my liberties. I am sending a signal of compassion. That your increased safety, even if minimal, is more important than my minor inconvenience. Because I want it to be and feel safer for all of us to get back out and about.
Is it true that viruses are smaller than the holes the fabric so they can still get through? Yes. (Fun fact : viruses have no color because they are smaller than the wavelength of visible light.) Is it also true that a cloth mask likely stops *some* of them in aeresol form? Yes. Some, varying on type and layers of fabric. So some protection is better than none. But don’t let it lull you into a false sense of security either.
Wear the mask. But please also presume it won’t fully protect you. Still act like wearing the mask won’t keep you safe, and take the same precautions. Don’t touch your mask. The virus can live on it for 7 days. Make sure it covers your nose. Did you notice the tests for it are nasal swabs? Don’t pull it down to talk, cough or sneeze. And still keep 6 ft from people you don’t share a house with. Wash those hands a lot. I can’t tell you how many guys I’ve seen leave the bathroom without washing their hands. I’ll get outside for sure, but be respectful and responsible as I do.

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WatchStack Report: Playficiency

WatchStack Report: Playficiency

At the last @aigaasheville WatchStack with @brettamccall we watched the @simonegiertz @ted talk Why You Should Make Useless things.

It brought up some interesting conversations around success, enthusiasm and the importance of playfulness in work.

How the balance of play and hard work combine for greater happiness, success and the twin golden calves of capitalism: efficiency and productivity.

How innovation and creative growth can best arise out of doing simply for the sake and joy of the doing. When the pressure of an attatchment to a specific measurable outcome gives way to play, we can achieve a state of “playficiency.” As creatives and designers were uniquely suited to facilitate the tools and space to intentionally foster the failure that breeds success.

Join is for the next one next Tuesday the 26th 5:30-6:30 pm EST.

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Pandemic Community Survey

Pandemic Community Survey

We’re conducting a pandemic community survey and I would appreciate if you could take a moment to share your thoughts with us. We are also looking to conduct interviews with some of the respondents as a follow up as well. Stay safe, sane and civil out there.

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Notes from a Potluck

Notes from a Potluck

Notes from today’s potluck with @greatdiscontent.

I am a creative who believes in the power of authentic community.

I belong to the priveledged class who are committed to conscious evolution and advocating for the disenfranchised.

The biggest source of discontent in my life is the markets’ focus on maximizing profits over empowering people.

To what /whom /where do you belong? Who has your back?
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Sending love out to all the mothers today. ❤️.

Sending love out to all the mothers today. ❤️.

Sending love out to all the mothers today.
❤️. The new mothers in quarantined post partum.
The mothers of multiple zoom bombers.
The mothers of remote graduates.
The mothers of brothers and sisters brutalized in the street.
The mothers who have lost their children.
The mothers who are still in cages.
The mothers who are for sale.
The mothers who have lost their life partner.
The mothers who have let them all go one by one until they are all that is left. ♥. The mother on the surface of which this all occurrs. ❤️. The ones who have lost their mothers.
The mothers that have lost their way.
The mothers with wings still feathered with hope. ❤️. They are all OUR mothers.

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Covid 19 Interview on Creative Hub

Covid 19 Interview on Creative Hub

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with @creativehubstudios and discuss my perspective on the current state of affairs. I really enjoyed spending time with these two fellow creatives and awesome community members.

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Big happy birthday shout out to local community pod casters Making it in Asheville!

Big happy birthday shout out to local community pod casters Making it in Asheville!

Big happy birthday shout out to local community podcasters @makingitinasheville. I won their birthday giveaway contest, which included some awesome home baked chocolate cookies, this super comfy shirt from @moonlightmakers, a sweet little note and some one on one brainstorming time with Sarah and Scott. Way to bring some physical deliverables into our screen fatigued new normal.
Also a big thank you to fellow designer @ampd_designs
who tagged me in the contest. I might share a cookie with you if it weren’t for social distancing and all.
If you haven’t heard their podcast yet, there is a recent one with Moonlight Makers. Go check out Making It In Asheville on @spotify @applepodcasts or wherever you download your digital ear snacks.

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Getting stir crazy yet?

Getting stir crazy yet?

Getting stir crazy yet?

Here’s a fun little art project you can do with your kids.

Finger paint on plastic and then pull a print off of it.

To do this, spread some finger paint on a flat plastic piece or anything non absorbent. Maybe even your bathroom floor!

Write a simple message on it. Just make sure to write backwards. (You might want to practice that one). The goal is for your finger to remove the paint to create the letters, or other design of your choosing.
Then gently lay a piece of paper on top and rub it with your hands or a spoon all around. Not too hard if of you put letters on or else paint might smooth into the letters.
Then gently pull up the paper starting on one side and slowly pulling straight up.

Share your fun projects with me too!
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Today’s batch of love notes going forth into the storm.

Today’s batch of love notes going forth into the storm.

Today’s batch of love notes going forth into the storm.

Follow the link in my Instagram bio if you would like to send someone some love during this weird time.
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