I’m trying out Trello project management app due to a reader’s comment not long ago. I have mixed feelings. I like it for breaking big projects down into smaller steps and creating a daily to do list. But I find it difficult to get a good global overview. I haven’t decided if that’s good or bad. Sometimes a global overview can be overwhelming and freeze you up. Other times it can show you where duplication is happening.
I’ve used mind maps since 1993. I’m used to them. But I think that’s part of the problem with me assessing Trello – I’m biased. So I’m going to keep experimenting with both and see if one works better than the other. I’m using SimpleMind for mind mapping…the paid version. It may be they complement each other. I don’t know. I have to play with Trello more.
In other news, I discovered a new website this week for budding artists and experienced alike. Check out Jeanne Oliver’s website. There are free courses, self study courses and actual paid classes I notice Deanne Fitzpatrick has a class being offered there as well. Lots to work with. I plan on exploring some.
I’ve been reading a new-to-me book called “Desire to Inspire” by Christine Mason Miller. It is a book on various artists with creative exercises in it to help you use your “creative passion to transform the world “. I’m on chapter two. I’ll let you know how it goes.
I’m still hooking on the border of “Gyeongju”. It’s a lot bigger than I thought, but it’s looking good! I figure I have two more hours of hooking to do and it will be finished!
I processed (or finished) some hand spun alpaca yarn for knitting. It’s hanging to dry as I write.
I attended a free nature journaling lecture via Zoom yesterday afternoon. It was hosted by John Muir Laws. It was about flower and leaf configurations. In it I found out the first week of June is International Nature Journalling Week. John’s website offers a series of Zoom workshops for free or donation (as you are able) during the week. I’m debating taking some. It depends on my time.
There is also a nature journaling conference called Wild Wonder June 23-27th. That is a paid event. More information can be found on John’s website.
If you have been, thanks for reading! Enjoy your weekend!