Jake illustrated the LooseKeys cats! 

Jake illustrated the LooseKeys cats! 

In this weeks comic we through back to our first comic as we welcome Ethan Barnowsky aboard! 

In this weeks comic we through back to our first comic as we welcome Ethan Barnowsky aboard! 

We Are The Guardians Of LooseKeys!

We Are The Guardians Of LooseKeys!

And LooseKeys is back on the move! Figured we’d enjoy the summer a bit and check out some new coffee shops in the city. 

And LooseKeys is back on the move! Figured we’d enjoy the summer a bit and check out some new coffee shops in the city. 

The Naxxramas expansion is out and Jake has gotten rather obsessed with Hearthstone.

The Naxxramas expansion is out and Jake has gotten rather obsessed with Hearthstone.

Cute Girl

Cute Girl

Do or Do Not… There is No Try.

I recently started reading Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration and after only being a couple chapters in I can already say this is a book I’d recommend. The stories are great and the amount of inspirational quotes from Ed Catmull and everyone else he meets gush from every page. One of those great quotes was a line from Star Wars when Yoda is talking to Luke; “Do or do not… there is no try.” This hits home with me when starting many of my projects or following through with my ideas. I’ll often tell myself well, let’s try this and see if it works. Right there I’m already setting myself up to fail. As soon as that first obstacle shows up I’m likely to assume it didn’t work and so I should stop.

Instead I have to re-think how I approach projects and new challenges, with more of a “do” attitude. I’m not going to try to get better at illustration, I’m going to get better at it. I’m not going to try and start a new podcast, I’m going to start a new podcast. By saying that you will do something there is more determination and power behind the goal. Knowing that you’re going to do something will allow you to push through those obstacles that might have stopped you when you were only just trying.

There is no easy path, it’s full of wrong turns, obstacles and mis-steps. By making clear choices to do or not do, you are much more likely to succeed.

Riven

Riven

For the past three days at LooseKeys Jake has been busy just hitting refresh on NBA.com and ESPN.com.

For the past three days at LooseKeys Jake has been busy just hitting refresh on NBA.com and ESPN.com.

This week at LooseKeys everyone went on vacation and left me behind… guess I’ll just have to eat these donuts alone. 

This week at LooseKeys everyone went on vacation and left me behind… guess I’ll just have to eat these donuts alone. 

Thanks Mike Petrik for the awesome Hop Cast illustration! 

Thanks Mike Petrik for the awesome Hop Cast illustration! 

Was pretty excited to head down to Austin with the LooseKeys team this weekend for a shoot but sadly our shoot got canceled. 

Was pretty excited to head down to Austin with the LooseKeys team this weekend for a shoot but sadly our shoot got canceled. 

This week at LooseKeys Jake gets a little to into the World Cup and started handing out red cards. 

This week at LooseKeys Jake gets a little to into the World Cup and started handing out red cards. 

Gift

Gift

Guess it’s really no surprise we’re celebrating National Donut Day at LooseKeys. 

Guess it’s really no surprise we’re celebrating National Donut Day at LooseKeys

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