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Another vote for learning about trigger point - or massaging in general.
You can stretch and strengthen muscle all you want. But you know that feeling, that annoying ache & pain, deep down somewhere in your muscle,...that refuse to go away no matter how hard you stretching.
It relieved by massaging the trigger point! :) Really recommended!
EDIT: Some commenter mention TMS, and how our mind related to our injury. After reading some success stories, I have to say that I'm really eager to try!
Marvelous. Thanks a bunch kind stranger!
Damn that music is catchy.
I kinda like it because it's not the same overly-happy-super-user-friendly style of illustration that many of other company use.
Now you all remember Dropbox for these kind of wacky illustrations, but can you say the same for other company that use illustration? I doubt it. That's the win for Dropbox in my book. Because the decision to go full banana without conforming to 'trend' or bashing like 'different for the sake of being different'
Agreed that pruning the feed help considerably!
I have another separate account that reserve for myself ONLY. No friends, no family, no coworker, no one except me, with maximum anti-social privacy setting, just me and things I want to follows (mostly harmless artist/designer without politics or drama)
Though Facebook's design still somewhat...cluttered to me. There is always something unwanted to nag your attention. I kinda like Instagram more for this purpose. It's more image focus and less noise(text post and all that toxic comment) and there are a lot of great artist/designer/photographer to follow there...
Though I still find that shutting everything down, include the internet, is the best way to create focused, satisfying work. No amount of inspiration can make you a better designer/artist. You have to do it yourself at the end of the day to make it happened.
THANK YOU for writing this! I'm sad, knowing that the people who should read your article the most are the people who least likely to read it. Ironically I still have to share your post on my FB to let them know, haha.
I'm feeling lucky that I'm not addicted to social media — used to, yes, like everyone did, but no more. I'm one of a very few person in my office who not GLUED to smartphone, swipe up continuously, expected to find an 'interesting' feed (Pro Tips: There is none) I still left my account intact though and login with purpose only(about once every 3 months or when I have something to post on my managed page) I rarely post on my personal account and NEVER read the feed. You can say my friends are 'trained' to not expected me on it. :)
Yet, as an artist, I still have to used social media in some way or another to promote my work, and it RUINED my pride as an artist. I used to drawing and painting, crafting my work, honing my skills, and sometimes posting on art community and my online gallery, and that's it. Then Facebook came, and it changed me and my art. I'm began addicted to 'Likes' and I found that I often have to compromise my visions of my art a lot to make it 'optimized' for social media and mobile phone consumption (e.g. quick, shallow and catchy rather than slow, deep and sophisticated) )
Not to mention when you post your work that you do it passionately non-stop for 4 days and got about 10 Likes..., but the one I just roughly doodle in the afternoon for about 5 minute got 40 Likes. I feel like shit of course, because it felt like my work was 'judged' and 'valued' by the number of Likes I got, which is very wrong way to think like that. But it's hard to ignore when the number is there, straight in your face.
The only thing I can do is boost the post, but I decide to not give Facebook anymore of my pennies.
It depends on users I guess? I doubt that people who geeky enough to buy the Pixel 2 is the same people that installed garbage RAM Booster app or cluttered their homescreen with resources hogging widget. These are people that obsessed with lightweight ultra-pure Google/Android experience without any bloatware. They knows what they doing to their phone.
Thanks for point it out! Fantastic style.
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I wish Adobe rewrite Illustrator from the ground up. A lot about it is ancient. ugh..