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Welcome to my livejournal.

Yesterday I accidentally opened a twitter thread. It felt like opening a door during a freak blizzard and I quickly shut it and retreated to my homestead to dry animal pelts. That said, we're going to have to bite the bullet and get back on that train soon, but in the meantime it did make me seriously consider whether the world needs any further emissions of opinions of any kind.

While we ponder that, here are some half-baked observations that I don't have the time or skill to extend into longer white-space filling shapes:

1) The transition when something goes from very new and shiny and always going back in it's original home/case/packaging to being something you treat like literally garbage. I'm looking at you, new glasses, and you too, soon to be neglected new glasses case. See also my extreme desire to use my phone without a case, and the five minutes spent each night taking the case off, marvelling and how clean glass looks without micro-abrasions. Imagining my new, improved life, whereby my naked phone and I gallivant carefree throughout the streets. People see my take my phone out, marvelling at my cool and easy mastery of life and maturity because my phone is pure as the driven snow, despite me handling it all the time. How does he do it? Remembering my actual life. Remembering I need to treat my phone better. Thanking the case for it's diligent work, even though the bottom is frayed and hurts my hand when I hold it. Remembering everyone needs to treat everyone better. The phone is just a metaphor. Far out man.

2) I actually didn't have anything else. I was hoping it would come to me during my usual stream of consciousness, but the only thing I came even close to had to do with used chewing gum and that is not the time or place for that.

If you made it this far, don't stop now. Keep going. One step at a time. We're going to make it together. Or at least to the end of this newsletter intro.

Xo

— Jeremy Wortsman

Founder & Managing Director

The Week

Highlights from our Instagram

We released Aries, our newest Flutterscope, with original designs by Steve Scott then brought to life in 3D by the Flutter team!

If you work at an ad agency or design studio and want us to pop around and give you a VR tour in person, drop us a line at info@jackywinter.com!

Join us for episode 90 of JWGYTB where we discuss whether reading can make you happier and why we procrastinate!

Stuart McLachlan created this illustration for Cumulus Vineyards’ latest Merlot, which is the perfect pairing for some time spent amongst the clouds.

This editorial illustration by Clemens Habicht is for Dumbo Feather’s current issue focusing on the theme of belonging.

The Podcast

This week on Jacky Winter Gives You The Business we're talking whether reading can make you happier and why you procrastinate!

“I’ve re-engaged my love of fiction, and found that in addition to my own mindfulness practice, the act of reading offers such a strong antidote to wandering attention that it basically is like giving my brain a toy to play with that allows it to settle down in the background.”

// Jeremy Wortsman

Each week on our podcast we dissect three links we’ve come across our internet travels. These are jumping off points for what’s shaping issues, processes and happenings in the creative industries today. To find our more about our IRL open tabs events, visit opentabs.rodeo

We're looking at reasons why we procrastinate, and why it has nothing to do with self-control.

And then we chat about this article form The New Yorker asking 'Can Reading Make You Happier?'

Thumbs Up / Thumbs Down / Shaka

Finding out you can turn your LinkedIn work anniversary notifications off (Jeremy)

Going from one country to another where your exchange rate is very different. One day in New York and I’ve spent more than I would in a week in Mexico (Lara),
LinkedIn work anniversaries (Jeremy)

We seem to have misplaced all of our Shaka's.

The Artists

New stuff from the JW roster

Craig & Karl’s installation of portraits at the Museum of Brisbane wrapped up on August 11.

This piece by Carla McRae titled ‘Resting, rising’ is for Shepparton Art Museum’s Drawing Wall series.

An editorial illustration of Adams Morgan by Matt Huynh for The Washington Post Magazine.

Next week Ellen Porteus will be jetting off to New York for an exciting new project with Giulia Giannini McGauran!

Georgia Perry drew up this A4 yoga pose chart! Perfect for the days when you need a little more chill.

Marc Martin created the illustrations for ‘Every Child a Song’, a new book celebrating children's rights, written by Nicola Davies.

And Ilya Milstein got swept up in some light reading with this new self-initiated piece.

Here’s a new silkscreen on paper from Kate Banazi!

Jessica Meyrick illustrated a couple of budgie smugglers for Frankie magazine’s piece on Aussie slang!

Craig & Karl’s installation of portraits at the Museum of Brisbane wrapped up on August 11.

This piece by Carla McRae titled ‘Resting, rising’ is for Shepparton Art Museum’s Drawing Wall series.

An editorial illustration of Adams Morgan by Matt Huynh for The Washington Post Magazine.

Next week Ellen Porteus will be jetting off to New York for an exciting new project with Giulia Giannini McGauran!

Georgia Perry drew up this A4 yoga pose chart! Perfect for the days when you need a little more chill.

Marc Martin created the illustrations for ‘Every Child a Song’, a new book celebrating children's rights, written by Nicola Davies.

And Ilya Milstein got swept up in some light reading with this new self-initiated piece.

Here’s a new silkscreen on paper from Kate Banazi!

Jessica Meyrick illustrated a couple of budgie smugglers for Frankie magazine’s piece on Aussie slang!

Q: Favourite client so far?

"Any client that decides to pay me in jelly beans, but unfortunately 10% still goes to the government."

// Ben Sanders

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The Gallery

Lamington Drive is an exhibition space, art school and a great way to meet other artists. Feeling lonely? Come to a show!

66 Days - Lamington Drive Residency Group Exhibition


Lamington Drive is pleased to announce 66 days, the resultant group exhibition of our third-of-its-kind LD artists residency!

The emerging talent for 2019, April Phillips, Nina Elliott, Ryan A. McShane and Tara Whalley, have enjoyed eight weeks of co-working in an open studio environment, with visitors to the gallery able to glimpse the artists’ unique processes and works in varying stages of completion.

Join us tonight for the show opening from 6-9pm to see the work our residents have created during their time with us!

The Gardens

Clear the mind. Feed the process. Jacky Winter Gardens is a creative retreat nestled in a half-acre of natural bushland only 45 minutes from Melbourne. It’s a perfect getaway for solo travellers, couples and small groups.

"Everything is made out of Magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people. So it must be all around us."



// Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

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