Beautiful Art

Do you ever listen to a song, and while you’re immersed in its beauty you get a rush of this feeling that you wish your work could be as perfectly complex, composed, balanced, thoughtful, and poetic?

That thought overwhelms my senses.

I’m certainly influenced by my ability to make music. I’ve been singing, playing guitar and piano, and recording for more than 20 years. Naturally I want to emulate what I’m hearing in music. But the unique aspect is that I want to feel that same accomplishment with what I do in my day job.

I used to make websites and do all kinds of tangential things. Today I only do tangential things: organizing teams that do that work. When you’re a maker (of music or websites) the craft is at your fingertips. It’s in your control. With enough time and resources you could conceivably achieve a work of art in any medium.

In my role now it may still be possible to get there. Or maybe that’s a feeling you can only get being hands on with something. Or it could just be harder. Or it could just be harder for me. At least it’s what motivates me though, the ambition to orchestrate things to beautiful outcomes.

As for beautiful art that constantly gives me this feeling, Noah Gundersen…

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DevPress Releases a New Theme

Visual Theme by DevPressIts been a while since I’ve written anything and even longer since I’ve written about DevPress, my collaboration with some awesome WordPress developers. Things are busy.

The latest thing keeping me busy was the launch of DevPress’ new theme: Visual. Its a simple photoblog theme with support for the BuddyPress social network plugin. It’s made for keeping family photos, staying connected with friends, and/or running your own photos community.

Visual is the follow up to our incredibly popular News theme (~3,000 downloads a week). The DevPress team prides itself on simple, easy to use, yet powerful code. I have to say, we’ve nailed it with both of these themes. Visual is quite powerful, especially when paired with BuddyPress.

Please check it out and let us know what you think.