the glorification of being busy

busy street. Kurgon.


A watch on the wrist, a phone in the hand and a planner with pages filled with never ending tasks and appointments. This is the busy person – the one whose next month is already scheduled, the one who can hardly be seen around because of all the different places that they have their appointments in, the one who is everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Cool, right, who doesn’t want to be important and busy? But do being squeezed into time schedules and never having enough time really bring all the dreams to real life?

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why you should start journaling if you haven’t yet

journaling. Kurgon


I have kept a journal for three years already. I thought that I would give it up soon but now I see that it’s a great habit and I won’t stop journaling anytime soon. A journal or a diary if you would like to call it so has been my handiest tool in understanding myself, other people and the world in general. Here are some main reasons why you should also try journaling or not stop doing it if you have already started. And some pages from my journals.

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how to become and stay motivated


We are able to achieve our goals only if we concentrate and work hard. But it’s impossible to keep going all the time and never get tired. We all do get tired eventually, no matter, whether we’re lazy people or perfectionists. It’s human to have artist blocks or lack energy and desire to work. Here is where motivation is what we need the most. Here are some tips on how to become and stay motivated and do our bests in the projects that we don’t want to fail.

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kissi ussuki: I focus on simple shapes and pretty color combinations.

justesmwhr Kurgon.


To send a message through simple shapes and a couple of different colors is way more difficult than doing this with huge detailed and complicated projects. Reflecting complex ideas through primal forms is the great form of art. Simple is genius. And Justė (27) (kissi ussuki) is a creator who sends her messages through this great form of art.

Here is an interview with her.

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analog photography: Smena 8M guide

smena 8m - 1


Smena 8M cameras by Lomo were produced in the Soviet Union during the 70s-90s. This camera was made for beginners in photography, so it’s quite simple – it has manual shutter speed, aperture, and focus. But at the same time, it’s not very easy to use for people who are used to taking photos in auto mode. Focusing might be especially difficult, for you can’t see through the viewfinder whether the view is in focus. But it wouldn’t be interesting if it wasn’t a bit challenging.

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