Chutzpah Creative

Weekly Roundup #1: Lessons from life (+link up)

Garance Dore Illustration

Hi people!

It’s been an eventful week and I’m glad it’s Friday – but as far as blogs and posts go, my heart seemed quite set on writing here this evening, so here I am.

Can I just express how much I love conversation? Like the friend to friend, warmth-filled, laughter riddled conversation that leaves you buzzing and loving life? Yes, those ones.

I had a couple of those this week. And they came from seemingly unconventional places. One of them was an old gardener I know, who plants roses and tills the land. He’s mostly quiet and serene, his wrinkled skin telling stories of many days in the sun, working until he he’s his roses bloom. And how they bloom. Daily, I bask in their beauty.

Another conversation took place at a cafe, with a barista who is obsessed with making the perfect cup of coffee. I have a coffee at this place, and have been doing so for the past 2 years. Every morning. The joy of a great cup of well made coffee is real, my friends. When that taste hits the spot, and you close your eyes taking in the smell of freshly cracked beans and milk with that powdery heaven of chocolate on top. Drool.

Both conversations happened as these two went on with their work. They’re seemingly simple – gardening and making coffee.

But over time, I’ve seen them both these people creating consistent results with their craft, being diligent with their time and finding great fulfilment and satisfaction as they see the world take pleasure in what they have created.

I couldn’t help relating this to Chutzpah Creative. Deep in my heart, I strive for this, too. I hope that this business creates the kind of consistent results in a humble fashion, and that we can continue to be of service in the best way possible. No matter how big, or small, the job may be.

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Here’s a few links from around the web in the world of video, social media + content marketing:

Vimeo has a cool piece about ‘chasing the light’

Worried about how you’ll come across on camera? Here are 10 awesome tips to make you feel totally ready for video!

This post about making videos on a tight budget. Gavin Carroll from Lush nailed it.

Regina wrote about How NOT to get caught up in the ‘six-figure’ hype online. So good.

My girl Melyssa wrote a pretty epic piece on transforming content and repurposing it. How cool?!

And that’s a wrap for this week!


Feature picture/Illustration by Garance Dore
Picture 2 by Rayi Christian Wicaksono