a little extra grace // luck download

“Things worthwhile generally don’t just happen. Luck is a fact, but should not be a factor. Good luck is what is left over after intelligence and effort have combined at their best. Negligence or indifference are usually reviewed from an unlucky seat. The law of cause and effect and causality both work the same with inexorable exactitudes. Luck is the residue of design,” said Branch Rickey.

Nope, I’m not talking about the “finding a pot of gold” luck.

a little extra grace // "luck is the residue of design" desktop or mobile downloadDesigning my work is what I gives me pleasure. I thrive when I am fully prepared, I know exactly which actions I need to accomplish, and which responsibilities take priority each day. Most days I wear multiple hats, switching my focus between various projects throughout the day. First, I break down each project to its tiniest actions — that way, when I sit down to work, I don’t have to waste energy trying to figure out what needs to be done, what needs to be done first, or if I’m forgetting anything, because my work-flow is already organized for me. I can simply get to work. By taking control of my work, I am able to do a lot of things during a week. This seems like a lot of hard work, but by planning and keeping my end goal in mind, I am able to work my plan.

a little extra grace // "luck is the residue of design" desktop or mobile download“Plan your work, then work your plan,” said Margaret Thatcher.

This is the kind of luck we have the power to create for ourselves. You create your own luck by planning and working hard. This luck is the success you’ll feel after working, it is not chance.

Please, download and enjoy this wallpaper I made to remind you.

a little extra grace // "luck is the residue of design" desktop or mobile downloaddark green | light green

Instructions to download:

  • Click the link.
  • Save the image.
  • Find the image in your photo library.
  • Set it to be your desktop image.

p.s. here are more inspirational downloads!

photography by Bruce Layman

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Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest-based social media strategist, content creator, and former textile designer. Joanna is the founder and editor-in-chief of Jojotastic, a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress cabin, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style. Her work has been featured in Domino, CNBC, and Eating Well.

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  1. 3.9.15
    Ashley Muir Bruhn said:

    What tools do you like to use for creating hand-lettering? I’d love to get started with this.

    • 3.10.15
      joanna said:

      hi ashley
      colore’ is going to give us a sneak peek of the tools she uses for the hand-lettering! here’s a link to her blog so you can keep an eye out for that post ;)


    • 3.11.15
      Colore' Lincoln said:

      Hi Ashley! I’m so excited for you to get started! I’ll share my ‘tools for getting started’ post on my blog next week, and I’ll be sure to post that link here too. But until then, I would recommend playing with a Sharpie, or any writing tool you have. Find a lettering style from a hand-letterer you like and try to copy it. Don’t be afraid to have your lettering look different from everyone else, that’s what makes you unique. :)

    • 3.26.15
      joanna said:

      hi ashley, just wanted to update you that colore’ shared her tools for getting started today on her blog. here’s a link: http://coloregrace.com/basic-calligraphy-supplies/

      enjoy and thanks for reading!