Online Finds


‘Morning Sunshine ๐Ÿ™‚

Morning All! Hope you are well, just dropping by with Online Finds for you this morning. A bit of this and a bit of that… Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

Color Matters

Etsy – Six Tips for Beating Burnout

Virgin – Who Wants to be Average

Erika Brechtel – Fueling Creativity: My 5 Offline Sources

FIDM Digital Arts – What Designers Inspure You? Read About T-Shirt Apparel Brand, Johnny Cupcakes, by FIDM Graphic Design Student

The House That Lars Built – Lessons Learned: Your First Idea is Not Always Your Best

Nubby Twiglet – Walking the Fine Line Between Inspiration and Imitation

Chris Guillebeau – Imposter Travellers

The Design Files – Hamish Blake

Creative Bloq – Why Choosing Fonts is a Battle Between Form and Function

The Nostalgia Machine

Creative Women’s Circle – Advertising Tips for Small Creative Businesses

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Unrelated to the links below… but out in bloom everywhere here at the moment so they’re on my mind – Frangipanis – just make me think of the beach… ๐Ÿ™‚

Even though I had a huge break from posting on here the last couple of months, I was still online and did manage to get through a few links thatI hadย saved in my ‘Reading List’. I have a really bad habit of just seemingly ‘collecting’ links and never getting around to actually reading the articles! Does anyone else do that? I’ve got about a hundred things on there at the moment so I’ve put aside some time each week to work my way through them… for now though, here are a few that I got to recently – enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

Maggie Whitley – 5 Ways I Continue MY Creativity While Living in a Small Space

CNET – Google Aims to Make Street Art Last Forever

Creative Women’s Circle – My Advice: Going Freelance

Messy Nessy Chic – All Aboard the Mortuary Railway (and other Secrets of Sydney)

Dazed – Anna Wintour Has Some Harsh Advice for Fashion Students

The Great Discontent – Molly Crabapple

99U – How Death Motivates Us All

Branch – What Does Your Brand Stand For? Define it with Pillars

Gala Darling – My Best Piece of Advice for Writers

Nubby Twiglet – Media Kit Insights: The Who, What and Why!

Collectors Weekly – Is Our Retro Obsession Ruining Everything?

Mark Manson – 10 Life Lessons to Excel in Your 30s


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Don’t forget to look up – So many great cloud patterns lately ๐Ÿ™‚

Another day, another sick day :-/ Ahh, so last week’s doctors appointment has me seeing another specialist tomorrow – hopefully then I’ll have some answers. I’m still slowly working my way through my course, but as you can imagine it can be pretty difficult to concentrate when you’re not feeling very well, so today I haveย another collection of online finds for you… luckily I have a whole stash of these to share ๐Ÿ™‚

Creative Bloq – 24 pro tips for creating inspirational mood boards

The Art of Non-Conformity – “Busy is a Bullshit Word”: How 16 Days Rafting the Grand Canyon Changed a Life

Creative Womens Circle – Creative Blues: Five common fears and how to beat them

Creative Bloq – 11 things they didn’t teach you at design school

Mashable – c. 1910-1920: Fashion at the Parisian Races

Harrington College of Design – Graphic Design: How to Tell a Story Using Graphics

Life Instyle Blog – Be A Good Digital Citizen on Instagram #createorcredit

Escape the City – Dear Corporates: Thousands of Your Workforce Are Escaping

de Bono Thinking Systems – Six Thinking Hats

Collective Hub – A Blooming Success

Design*Sponge – Life & Business: Julie Pinzur of Mokuyobi

Blog Society – 3 Simple Ways to Finding & Fueling Inner Creativity

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Amazing colours of a sunset a few weeks ago… when I had a phone that took photos :-/

Oh look, two Online Finds posts in a row… I promise this isn’t going to be a trend, but I felt the need to create a post today and due to ‘life’, this is about the extent of what I can put together.

I finally have the internet on at home – yay! Which is where I am right now, at 11am on a Tuesday, because I’m off work sick, again/still – definitely not yay! I’ve been taken down by a virus which makes sleeping/moving/breathing/life in general just a little difficult at the moment. Right now, I’m feeling a little better than last night,ย so fingers-crossed I shake this soon.

This last week thoughย I did manage to order myself a new phone – super yay! It’s been really interesting/crap realising how much I relied on my phone as a camera, and also realising exactly how many photos I actually took. I’ve been feeling a little lost not being able to just take happy snaps whenever I felt like it, hopefully though it arrives soon and I’ll be right back at it ๐Ÿ™‚

In other news, I’m about 85% settled into my new home. All my furniture and boxes have been sorted, there’s just pictures to put up, rugs to buy and fiddly little bits and pieces now to do, new door handles, light fittings, things like that… oh and the complete renovation of the kitchen – but I’m not tackling that for a fair few months yet!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy some of the links I have for you today ๐Ÿ™‚


Design School – 50 Stunningly Beautiful Geometric Patterns in Graphic Design

OMGLORD – Australian Women in Design

A Pair and a Spare – Three Reasons Your Blog is More Important Than Ever (AKA Why You Shouldn’t Ditch the Blog)

Well Fed, Flat Broke – The Cheap Person’s Guide to the Farmers Market

Bondi Harvest – 23 Cooking Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

Being Boss – A Day in the Life of a Creative Online Entrepreneur – I really like the ‘busy Saturday’ idea…

Collector’s Weekly – Is Our Retro Obsession Ruining Everything?

Nubby Twiglet – As Me Anything Q&A: Part 2

Creative Bloq – Why Designers Need to Step Outside Design

Thought Catalog – Can You Get Out Of The Comfort Zone?

YouTube – Brene Brown – The Power of Vulnerability

YouTube – James Victore – Conflict, Compromise and Kill Fees



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Good Morning! What a week it’s been! I got the keys to my new house last Thursday and since then it’s been go-go-go kicking off the few renovations I want to get done before I can move in, you know small things like knocking out walls, replacing the flooring and changing the cornice, lol. Needless to say, not a lot of study has happened recently. I have a report to write for my next assignment,ย it’s not super interesting so that’s notย helping with the motivation either I have to say… I’ll hopefully get it finished and submitted this week though – then I can move on to the next module – fingers crossed it is more interesting than the one I’m just finishing up!

Anyway, today I thought I’d share another little list of interesting articles and things I’ve found online recently – some design related, and some not, because like I’ve said before – inspiration can come from anywhere, hope you enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

The Art of Non-Conformity – A Tale of Two Designers

David duChemin – The Hunger & The Hype

Nubby Twiglet – Blogging Changed My Life. Really.

Braid Creative – How to Build Your Creative Tribe

Design*Sponge – Biz Ladies: Why Cheap Can Be Bad

Visually – The Impact of Colour Within A Logo Design

Rock n Roll Bride – Live Your Own Truth

Huffington Post – 16 Super Successful Introverts


Have a great day!




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These are all links from my study notes… Some of them are pretty long so you might want to bookmark them and come back to them later, but I found that they were all really interesting and I got a lot from them, hope you do too…

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚