Tag: Creativity

Fractal Radio | Episode 30 – Dusty Pens and Blank Pages

  Don’t rely on technology to overcome your laziness. A nicer pen and notebook will gather dust just the same as your BIC and that yellow legal pad. These are the things I discuss along with the frustration of coincidences involving hats. Dank Classics…

Silence is Sterile

There’s a lot to be said for quality control. For doing our utmost to avoid lending support to something stupid or wicked. This noble inclination is however too often twisted into silence. Not a deep contemplative silence or even a sexy silence but good…

Of Critics and Gas (Vlog)

Just a wee hot take on taking the edge off of criticism and especially self criticism. Actual content to come soon..like within the week…maybe even today…but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. What am I …not lazy? I mean I didn’t even remove that…

Fractal Radio| Episode 23 – Can You Schedule Poetry (Creative Workflow)

  A brief discussion on the difficulties of managing interest and work in a variety of outputs. Here I’ll discuss single discipline focus vs the more ‘renaissance man’ approach and ask questions like should you schedule poetry? http://www.fractaljournal.com | Stories, Ideas, and More http://www.minds.com/Weirmellow…

Fractal Radio | Episode 16 – Why I Wear Ties – Indie Mindset

    A brief vlog about how to take yourself seriously without the crutch of approval from large institutions and general society. And how this attitude of mindfulness and purpose will keep you creative and stay the creeping hand of boredom. https://www.fractaljournal.com | Essays,…

Fractal Radio| Episode 4 – Sustainable Bags

  In this episode… 1) Fiddling 2) Virtue Signaling 3) Virtual Water and E-guilt 4) Why is it so satisfying to create art, music, prose, code, furniture whatever… 5) Strategies for maintaining creativity 6) The New Yorker Cover Art 6) The plight of native…

Fractal Radio| Episode 3 – So I ordered the New Yorker (Vlog)

I give reasons why you should read things you don’t agree with, purchase physical copy, and support artists.   http://www.minds.com/Weirmellow| Join me on Minds for freedom! http://www.patreon.com/TheFractalJournal| Support the journal.

The Grand Prevarication (Vlog)

If I’m honest… it was ALL about that gnarly llama vest. Hope to squeeze in a section of The Sketch of Sam Monroe before it gets too late here. Stuff Discussed Research and Trivia for its own sake Amazonian Tribes The need to be…

The Importance of Focus (Vlog)

It’s especially important to keep track of your time and energy when working on something creative. This brief three-minute vlog touches on some aspects of this well known but rarely implemented truth. Social Media | http://www.minds.com/Weirmellow Patreon | http://www.patreon.com/TheFractalJournal

Origin of ‘The War Witch’ (Vlog)

A brief and sleepy recounting of the dream that sparked a recent story I wrote. Dreams are interesting things and are often the perfect catalyst for creativity. The fun part is getting from a vague notion to a coherent narrative. A process I’ll likely…

Process Ramble + Why Care About Water (Vlog)

Just a quickie vlog on satisfaction, the creative process, and trying to find a succinct way to frame the importance of a critical topic. Check out the Fractal Journal: https://fractaljournal.com For stories, webcomics, essays, and more. New uploads on TFJ every Tuesday and Thursday…

It is Vlog ~Better Life through Art

The first part is me putzing around then I kinda do: An impromptu vlog on how to engage with life through art. How art and the development of skills and serious self-expression shouldn’t be reserved for a select Olympian few.