I sometimes follow Mark Manson‘s advice when I have a creative block. His “Do Something” principle is a good way to overcome fear, break the chain of procrastination or even start a fire of ideas for you to build off of. It’s that first step off the cliff that is so hard, whether you are hang gliding or creating a brochure in InDesign. Just dig … Continue reading Do Something. ANYTHING.
May your season be bright and your traffic be light this holiday season. Continue reading Season’s Greetings from Flying Button Design.
We’ve been using this hand made cutting board for a decade. I’m not sure that he does woodworking anymore, but when Dave Balmer made this beautiful cutting board out of multiple varieties of hardwood, he did a superior job. Parked on the counter right next to our stove, it has withstood the abuse of a three-meal-a-day family for over 3500 days. Continue reading A Cut Above
My son learned a valuable lesson recently about perseverance and hard work. He was just below the cut-off for admittance into the advanced math program for next year based on a set of criteria the school uses to divide the groups, and we were informed that he would be placed in the standard math program again. This year, he had been near the top of … Continue reading Perseverance and Hard Work Prevail
My first car was an olive green 1968 Plymouth Fury III four door sedan. My dad bought it almost-new, and it was well-used by him and my two sisters before it was finally handed down to me as I came of age to pilot this rocketship. (By the way, these photos are not of my actual Fury; mine was in much worse shape). This beast … Continue reading A passion for your craft drives you!
I saw these posters hanging on a door in Middleton High School this weekend. They are advertisements for the College of Creative Studies. Had to share… Stop designing or I’ll give you something to design about. And yes, art is an addiction. Continue reading First, you’re drawing. Then it’s the full-on graphic design.
Happy Holidays from Flying Button Design! Thank you for your support and kindness throughout 2015. As we fly into 2016, remember these words from the band Sugarland: We’ve come here with nothing And take it with us the day we leave The first and last breath don’t matter It’s all the ones that are in-between Make every moment count! Continue reading Buttoning up 2015; Flying into 2016