By now you’ve probably streamed every Netflix series and watched “Frozen 2” three times over. So maybe it’s time to get crackin’ on those #LifeGoals. Since most of us will find ourselves indoors for the foreseeable future, this can be an opportune time to hone a new skill, get your art on, or liberate your junk drawer pennies from those dastardly rubber bands.
Spring Clean your Desktop
We all have discombobulated assets scattered across our computer’s home screen. Find creative ways of organizing these files in a digital database. Labeling files with custom metadata allows you to quickly comb through your hard drive using basic tags and keywords #likeaboss.
Also consider designing an intentional folder structure, starting with the top folder level and building subfolders from there. That big, phat 314GB folder labeled “stuff and things” may fail you in a time of un-inspired blahs. Check out organizational apps like Evernote or Notion (recommended by our favorite coworker).
Go Back to School
Let’s take a cue from the learning-remotely kids and comb through an online Skillshare class or 60. You’ll find the world’s full of course-specific influencers who are eager to share their talents.
For my homies in the world of film production, look to Hurlbut Academy. Shane Hurlbut ASC has produced incredible online content to elevate the craft of cinema for filmmakers around the world. In a fit of cosmic alignment, Shane is now offering 8 hours of free content through his Illumination Cinematography Workshop. A brilliant way to brush up on your lighting chops!
Paint a Happy Tree
Nothing calms the creative spirit like painting along with the likes of Bob Ross or Bill Alexander (until you quietly weep from self-defeat). Children’s book author and illustrator Mo Willems has taken note and hosts daily livestream doodle sessions in a low-key, super soothing way. Enjoy the added bonus of his wonderful studio tour, where he showcases archival sketches from throughout his career.
Then fax us your Happy Tree paintings. We promise not to laugh.
Have a time-extensive weekend, everyone.
– Your always-here-for-you-because-we-can’t-leave friends at Brokaw