Jenny makes some pretty cool jewellery.
Excellent Station X meet up today in Milton Keynes. This was my first Tech Basecamp run by the fabulous @documently aka Christian Payne.
“If you have an idea of what you want to do in your future, you must go at it with almost monastic obsession, be it music, the ballet or just a basic degree. You have to go at it single-mindedly and let nothing get in your way.” — Henry Rollins
The topic of Monday’s #SBizHour was hard work, drive, and passion, which got me thinking about why we start our own businesses, and whether or not passion and hard work are enough to make a successful business.
Bought a new sketchbook today. Decided to try out the Leuchtturm 1917 instead of my usual Moleskin. I’m liking the feel of Leuchtturm. I particularly like the numbered pages, the table of contents, and the included spine stickers. The little touches make a big difference or as Leuchtturn say in their strap-line: “Details make all the difference.” I agree.
Here’s my first sketch in the Leuchtturm. It’s a pencil drawing.
Today was George Orwell’s birthday and for the 3rd year in a row, I’ve attended the #1984Symposium which is group of people who meet at Orwell’s grave in Sutton Courtenay to talk about the state of affairs in relationship to privacy and our individual freedoms.
Christian Payne aka @documentally (the dude standing) is the main organiser behind the event. There’s usually a group of usual suspects along with a couple of new folks.
Sutton Court bills itself as A Pretty village in the Heart of England’s Thames Valley…
Orwell’s grave is located at the Church of All Saints.
Totally unrelated. Yesterday I met a lady who told me about how the Japanese are fascinated with her thatched roof. This house is just a couple of doors down from the gravesite.