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  1. Open We Stand

    #OpenWeStand is a resource for small business owners, connecting them to other entrepreneurs and inspiring them with creative solutions to keep their businesses open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Business
  2. Japanese Stab Binding

    On her art journal, Anna Platz-Twells explores new forms of Japanese stab binding and how decorative patterns can be used in her work.

    Art
  3. Your Work Is Influenced by the Story You Tell Yourself

    “While there are environmental forces—such as leadership and workplace culture—that influence what we believe about ourselves, ultimately we are the stewards of our own stories.” On his personal blog, content strategist Paul Jun muses on the stories we tell ourselves about the work we do.

    Essay
  4. 1,000 True Fans? Try 100.

    “I believe that creators need to amass only 100 True Fans—not 1,000—paying them $1,000 a year, not $100.” On the blog of Andreessen Horowitz, Li Jin explains how today’s creators can effectively make more money off of fewer fans.

    Business
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  5. “A Door to Iteration, Innovation, and Constant Progress”: What Is Open Source?

    What is open source? Here’s a primer with article, video, and podcast recommendations to learn more.

    Design
  6. Crafty Chica

    Mexican-American artist and writer Kathy Cano-Murillo shares posts on Latino-inspired crafts, recipes, pop culture, travel, entertainment, shopping, books, entrepreneurship, and more.

    Crafts
  7. Alexa Meade Art

    Artist Alexa Meade creates the illusion of a world where 2D and 3D are one. Using the body as a canvas, her work is unique in that “she literally paints human beings, turning them into living, breathing portraits.”

    Art
  8. Creative Commons

    “When we share, everyone wins.” Through easy-to-use copyright licenses, Creative Commons helps creators legally share knowledge and creativity with others around the world.

    Education
  9. Austin Kleon

    Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. He’s the bestselling author of Steal Like An Artist and other illustrated books about creativity in the digital age.

    Art
  10. Khoi Vinh on How His Blog Amplified His Work and Career

    “But mostly you have to do it in a way that continually stirs your personal passion.” On the Own Your Content site, Khoi Vinh shares insights on blogging, content versus writing, and building one’s own platform.

    Inspiration
  11. Practical Wisdom: Toolkits for Creative Professionals

    Read tips and takeaways from this season’s Own Your Content campaign.

    Business
    Title illustration by Annica Lydenberg. Portrait illustrations below by Jeffrey Philiips.
  12. Letting Go of Perfection and Growing Multiple Skills to Enrich Creativity

    “When people tell me they think they should be blogging and posting on social media, but they don’t have anything to share, I recommend creating daily or weekly challenges for themselves.” On the Own Your Content site, Jen Hewett share insights on the creative process.

    Design
  13. How to Make a Proper Introduction for a Collaboration

    At Own Your Content, you’ll find advice from influencers across various topics. This toolkit offers tips from Grace Bonney, founder of Design*Sponge, and others on how to craft thoughtful emails that can lead to creative collaborations.

    Business
  14. The sentences that make the stories

    At Nieman Storyboard, Jacqui Banaszynski highlights great sentences from two books, including Tommy Orange’s There There: From the dancing came the dancing. She writes: “It is lovely all on its own, as an arrangement of a few words between punctuation and white space. It is musical, especially when read aloud.”

    Authors
  15. Sejal A. Shah on neurodiversity: “They say creativity arises in part from brain chemistry. Living with manic depressive illness has shaped me, created the contours of my adult life. I don’t tell everyone, but I am telling more.”

    Essay