© 2019 by Destiny Yarbro

LinkedIn        Facebook      Instagram    Twitter   Email

*Affiliate links are used on this site. It does not cost you money to click a link. I simply receive a small referral commission from Amazon.

The Backspace Treatment

19 Feb 2016

The computer is...not really good for generating ideas.

There are too many opportunities to hit the delete key.

The computer brings out the uptight perfectionist in us -

we start editing ideas before we have them.


The cartoonist Tom Gauld says he stays away from the computer

until he's done most of the thinking for his strips,

because once the computer is involved,

"things are on an inevitable path to being finished.

Whereas in my sketchbook the possibilities are endless."


- Austin Kleon

Steal Like an Artist

My journal is my sketchbook.


If you've seen my journal, you probably noticed it is massive. Hundreds of pages large.


The larger my journal, the more ideas I seem to have. Maybe it avoids telling my subconscious that there isn't enough room to map out ideas fully, I don't know.


My journal is chalk full of ramblings, drawings, and exclamation points.


It's where my dreams begin, with all of the enthusiasm and clear thinking that happens when a project is just being born.


You won't find anything blacked out, marked out, or torn out. It's where my free-thinking occurs.


Yet, somehow, I find myself drawn to my computer - as if the only "real" or "legitimate" work is typed up and published.


How many successful ideas have received the backspace treatment before you had time to develop them?



Destiny Yarbro

Provo, Utah

19 Feb 2016

5:00 AM

Buy on Amazon:

Get inspired for your projects.













Please reload

Featured Posts

Interviewed by LeadingLDS this morning (Facebook Live)

June 12, 2018

Please reload

Recent Posts

December 2, 2017

October 24, 2016

Please reload

Please reload

Follow Me
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square
This site was designed with the
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now