Tuesday, January 02, 2007
I'm starting a blogging experiment. I want a blog to save the world.
We all know the power that blogs have to bring people together, people who would never have met otherwise. Blogs can entertain and inform and shape our lives in unexpected ways. I want to take this power and use a blog to help those who need it most.
Over 1.1 billion people in the world, right now, don't have access to a clean source of drinking water. Children are hurt the most - 1.5 million children under the age of five die every year from water-born diseases. Every one of these deaths is preventable.
Just by having access to a computer puts every one of us in a position of great privilege and power. What will you do with that power?
I want to do something, so I'm starting another blog to explore what we can do to address this global crisis. We are all affected by the way water is used and misused, whether we realize it or not. My new blog will be a discussion of what we can do. I don't know what form it will take. It is something that I hope will start a discussion and grow as we try to figure this out together.
So please visit Water Is . . . I chose that title because water is so many things, to so many people. Water is hope, it is freedom, it is power, it is life. I will update it daily, so check back and help me find ways to make it fun, as well as informative. Together we can save the world, even if it is for one person.
Monday, January 01, 2007
I've never been big on resolutions because I've always been pretty good at self motivation. If I want to do something I don't wait for a certain date to start. So I began my resolution a few weeks ago. It's my goal to sketch something every day. I tried to do this last spring but life was a little too complicated. Things are no less hectic now, but I'm making this a priority because sketching helps me relax and it helps me design.
These sketches are meant to be quick and casual. I've taken drawing classes but I've never been taught to shade with a pen. I'm sketching now to try and teach myself how so they will be very experimental. I'll share the sketches here and on flickr when I have the chance.