The Garden

Welcome to the personal blog of Megumi Tanaka.

  • I switched from Pocket to Omnivore

    I switched from Pocket to Omnivore

    In case you don’t know, Pocket is a read it later app launched in 2007 that lets you view articles in a consistent style and highlight phrases. Before Pocket was acquired by Mozilla in 2017, I used it daily. During my commute or late at night in bed, I was reading up on ux principles…

  • September, which is almost October

    As soon as September, October, and November roll past, we’ll be in December, and finally, next year. This is what it means to be in the fourth quarter, the final chance to meet financial goals for corporations. But what does it mean for you and me, as people? The autumnal equinox falls on September 23rd…

  • The Shopify ✹Course

    The Shopify ✹Course

    It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here! You can read all the official marketing copy on the ilovecreatives enrollment page, so on this blog I want to talk about the behind the scenes and my philosophy when creating the curriculum. Shooting the trailer video in LA was an absolute BLAST. I was…

  • Like a beach online

    Like a beach online

    I’m searching for the feeling of being at a beach, leisurely, sunbathing, sand beneath your toes Where does that exist online?

  • Today.

    Today.

    I feel a bone-deep, sun-drenched tiredness. I feel like I’ve been to the beach, sunbathing all day. I’ve missed this feeling. The faster that the (online) world moves, the more I feel like a river rock. The more I want to slow down.

  • making music again

    13 days ago, I posted this track to Soundcloud. The thumbnail is from my Dall-E 2 obsession, when I generated a bunch of computers with flowers. It’s been a long time since music making was a part of my daily life. My 88-key Yamaha keyboard collects dust and cat hair in the corner of my…

  • Ok, wordpress isn’t as easy as i thought

    I wrote some emoji replies in the 📖 Guestbook, but they didn’t show up when I posted them! Turns out my server’s default MySQL character encoding doesn’t support emojis, and now I have to do this whole thing to fix it. 😭 It’s on the to-do list, but for now I guess emojis are getting…

  • i am a multiverse

    i am a multiverse

    i possess multitudes i gather many things i sip a large cup of white tea with small mouthfuls i am obsessed with small details the cart before the horse and i gather, gather, gather and i file, file, file it down with my short and ragged nails until this heaping mess resembles something some generations…

  • We should all be bloggers again

    Maybe it’s not all that complicated. Over the last few days since Threads launched (and even before that, when I tried to be active on Twitter) I’ve been having a social media identity crisis. I’m sure I’m not the only one. Over the years, I’ve tried digital gardening, not using social media at all, using…

  • Pink Moon Paintings

    Here is my experimental process for creating a surrealist painting of a pink moon dipping beyond the horizon of an ocean. Midjourney At first, I wanted a photorealistic pink orb in the sky. But my style was set to max, which means Midjourney will go off script from my prompt. I was happily surprised by…

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