Ever wished you could paint a huge mural on the side of a building? Graffiti on an underpass wall?
What about brainstorming, do you like to brainstorm? Organize things visually?
Yeah, all that and more. Just discovered the beta of Mural.ly, a web service that allows you to create sprawling bulletin boards of images, sticky notes, titles, arrows, boxes, whatever. Drag and drop from online sources. Upload from your computer. Easy-peasy.
I did this quickie mural about Doctor Who just for fun:
You could use it to put all your research for an article or school essay in one place. Just drag and drop the web pages that you’re using for sources into the browser tab where you logged into Mural.ly.
Trying to decide which computer you’re going to buy next? Drag and drop the ones you’ve found so far so you can check the prices again next week.
What about story-boarding your next novel?
The possibilities for this thing are as big as the universe. You can use it privately or collaborate with others. My Doctor Who mural (above) is public. Drop by and leave me a comment!
“… everybody has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb.
“And most people who end up never climbing it, do so because they didn’t realize it was there in the first place. Admitting that it’s there is a scary and uncertain business. Admitting that it’s there is half the battle.”
This hits me right between the eyes, because I feel like it is only recently that I’ve recognized one of my personal Everests (I believe we might face more than one Mt. Everest in life).
Hugh MacLeod over at GapingVoid.com has oodles of inspiration and good advice for creative types. Today I was inspired by his talk on The Art of Not Sucking — take a look and let me know what you think!
What was your favorite part?
There are times that a certain proverb or saying really hits the nail on my head.
(Does that mean I have a pointy head? You decide…)
In those moments, it is wise if I take them to heart and repeat them to myself often, until I either internalize the wisdom of it and/or accomplish the thing that needs to be done.
So, excuse me. I’ve got a lot to get DONE.