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Drew Allen

Drew Allen

Besides being the managing editor of this blog, I'm also a drummer, a husband, and a father, not necessarily in that order. I love good stories, and great design, and I probably quote the Office more than I should but less than I could.

Small Cars, Big Inspiration: The Mind-Bending Photography Of Anthony Schmidt

We believe in the power of the printed image. Pictures have the power to leave us speechless, or inspire and move us into action. For many photographers, it takes years of practice to frame and expertly stage a photoshoot. For others, like twelve-year-old Anthony, it just comes naturally. Anthony’s passion for photography is more than just a hobby. It’s a way of life that has helped him deal with his autism. Photography allows him to pour his emotions into something …

Focus On The Positive: Some Creative Ideas To Make You Smile

We believe that acts of kindness and positivity are some of the best things to be doing right now. And sharing positive things happening in the world spreads more positivity and inspires others into action. Although it can be difficult, put your focus on things within our control and things that will benefit others. Here are some ways you can help out loved ones, people in your community, or the world at large. Make Good Art “Life is sometimes hard. …

How To Celebrate Mother’s Day Virtually

Mother’s Day is one of our favorite holidays. Moms deserve more than just one day of thanks a year, but it’s a great excuse to show her how much you care. One thing we’re thankful for this year is the technology that allows us to spend the day together virtually. Whether you’d like to show your love to Mom, Grandma, or Great-Grandma, there are still several ways you can connect and enjoy the day online. Whether you’ll be five miles …

It’s OK To Be A Couch Potato — Here’s What We’re Binging

If you’re like us, over the past few weeks your social media feeds and email inbox have been filled with people offering advice on how to make the most out of the time so many of us are spending at home right now. We’re all constantly being bombarded with reminders that this is a great time to start the novel you’ve been putting off, start a side-hustle, learn to meditate, hone your skills, reach out to family and friends, paint …

Family Fun: A Photo Scavenger Hunt

As we continue to stay inside and look for ways to keep our children entertained, the options seem to be getting a little more limited. Keep your kids occupied with a photo scavenger hunt this week. This could be a fun family activity, or you could send kids to look on their own, hopefully giving you a bit of quiet time. Regardless, we hope this is something your kids enjoy doing. Here’s how it works: We’ll post a letter of …

Hone Your Photography Skills At Home

Recently, we’ve all found ourselves spending a lot more time at home. While the opportunity to indulge in multiple Netflix binges initially had its allure, many of us are starting to seek out some other ways to occupy ourselves. For some this means revisiting old passion projects or exploring interests they haven’t had the opportunity to dive into before. If you’re not sure where to start, websites like Coursera have hundreds of classes for you to choose from. However, if …