A Kindle Paperwhite showing one of device's downloaded books cover

10 Books to Read in 2017 and Beyond


April has come to an end, the temperatures are getting cooler and the year is already full on with things to do, see and learn but it’s also a good reminder that I still have many books to read.

Earlier this year I’d planned, among other things, to read about ten books, that’s one every five weeks. Having read just one, it looks like I’m way behind schedule already.  Frankly this post itself was supposed to be published in January, but hey, at least it’s not a draft anymore. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Brainstorm Exercise, Drawing Inside Circles

Brainstorm exercise: sheet of paper containing several pencil sketches drawn inside two dozen circles

Circles can be the constraint, the frame or part of the illustration itself.

Coming with a good idea is hard.

Coming with several, perhaps dozens, of ideas sounds harder still, but one of the takeaways from this Ideation course I’m enrolled to is that you’ve to let go of judgment and just jot them down, and to sketch away any ideas that comes into your mind.

Admittedly, I’ve spent more time in this exercise that I’ve planned but the process was insightful nevertheless.