Interesting blogs to check out….

Here are links to the some of the blogs I find interesting. (arranged in alphabetical order)

1. brainpickings 

This blog was recommended by Mark, our CTS tutor. ‘It is the brain child of Maria Papova’. They have very interesting and inspirational posts.

“In order for us to truly create and contribute to culture, we have to be able to connect countless dots, to cross-pollinate ideas from a wealth of disciplines, to combine and recombine these ideas and build new ideas — like LEGOs. The more of these building blocks we have, and the more diverse their shapes and colors, the more interesting our creations will be.” 

Follow their twitter for daily posts. @brainpicker

2.  Dave donut’s portfolio 

The reason I like this is because of the header. When you hover your mouse over each of the food characters, they animate cutely. Luckily I have a friend who is French and she could translate it for me. This is the first time I saw a website like that. It’s so creative and makes you want to hover over everything to see what they do. My favourite is the muffin with chocolate chips yodelling at the back. Also the orange behind that transforms into Totoro. Besides the header, his work is nice too. His blog links to a lot of other amazing blogs too.

Check out his Facebook page too.

3. doodle alley  

This blog has comics by Stephen McCranie. He is a cartoonist and his goal is to make ‘comics that nourish’. His blog has comics about concepts and principles that can inspire us improve ourselves, set goals and make plans etc. The comics are beautifully drawn, fun to read and meaningful.

Follow him on twitter. @stephenmccranie

4. The Ballet Blog

This blog is really useful for ballet lovers. There’s so much information on it. About core stability, dance injuries, improving technique, flexibility, turnout, etc. Whether a dancer or not, I think it is very interesting to read for knowledge.

They’re on twitter too! @theballetblog

5. The Journey Begins

This blog is my friend’s blog and I like it because she posts what she does in class. She is studying BA Animation at the same university. I have considered studying Animation so I love seeing what she learns in class.

Take a look at it if you’re curious what an animation student does.


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