It’s March, my doods. Here are a few things that I thought were worth sharing this month:
Momentum Generation: This documentary was a beautiful reflection on the line between competition and friendship in the surf community. Highly recommend. I might have cried.
This Mountain Life: I can’t wait for this film to hit the theaters, and am sad I’ll miss it in Chicago when it debuts on the 13th — though I’ll be chasing some peaks of my own. The film follows a mother-daughter duo on 2,300 km alpine traverse from Squamish, BC to Skagway, Alaska, a couple who has been living off the grid for 50 years, and a collective of nuns who live and ski in the mountains in order to be closer to God. Check out the trailer here.
3pointperspective: This illustration podcast by Will Terry, Lee White, and Jake Parker is pure gold. I binge-listened to the entire series in a single week and probably looked like a fool laughing out-loud solo-mish in my car. One of my favorite things the trio talked about was the difference between being committed to and being interested in a goal. They say that if you really want to accomplish anything in life, you have to be 100% committed. Not just interested. That means I need to amp up my training for my race up north in April. I also learned that most stories have just a few basic plot lines. The voyage and return is the plot line I am most interested in.
Wild Ideas Worth Living: This is one of REI’s podcasts, and I loved tuning in for the episode called: Mindfulness with John Allcock. This podcast tells the story of a California school that practices mindfulness by having their students swim in the ocean and meditate before class every morning. I loved the idea.
I am about 40 pages into The Eight Mountains by Paolo Cognetti, and I want to underline every other sentence. This book won the 2018 Banff Mountain Book Competition, and I understand why.
I loved Austin Kleon’s post on What to Say When There’s Nothing to Say. Austin offers suggestions for what to say when you don’t agree with someone, what to say when someone hates something you love, and dives deep on why (when used appropriately) the phrase “that sounds hard” can take you places.
My yoga instructor this week kept repeating “where do you bend and where do you break?” It’s been a stressful February, and it’s important to remind myself where I have room to be more flexible and where I draw the line.
Another line that stuck out to me in the Illustration 3pointperspective podcast was “If your art isn’t interesting, it is possible that you aren’t an interesting person.”
My friend at work Alison, shared this article with me about Lítla Dímun, the smallest of the Faroe Island’s 18 islands. The tiny island is inhabited by sheep, and every year, farmers climb ropes and ladders up the steep cliffs to take sheep back to their farms. Kinda dreamy, no?
Range: the winter 2019 issue of Range came out, and I am awestruck. You need to go and flip through this outdoor enthusiast/creative magazine immediately. The stories and artwork are blowing my mind, and I’m especially loving Noelle Pares’ mountain artwork on page 40.
Zoe Keller, a 2018 Zion Artist in residence, shared one of her sketchbook spreads from Zion National Park, and it is epic.
My housemate, Hayley, sent me illustrator Annya Marttinen’s yoga pattern, and it is so dreamy!
I released some new stickers on my Redbubble shop this week if you wanna make your Nalgene sing!
That’s all for now :)