Peter J. Lockhart

I design things: Icons Have Feelings Too and Foxio. I write longer thoughts on this blog and shorter ones here. I post pictures of my dogs and such.

April 19, 2014 at 11:59am
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This little piggy turned 5 today.

This little piggy turned 5 today.

April 15, 2014 at 12:31am
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homedesigning:

Glamorous Bathroom Decor

homedesigning:

Glamorous Bathroom Decor

March 20, 2014 at 6:41pm
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My grandma and I straight thuggin’

My grandma and I straight thuggin’

March 9, 2014 at 5:23pm
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Australian buddies

Australian buddies

March 4, 2014 at 4:53pm
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Most days working from home are just so much more productive. The only distractions are bored puppies.

Most days working from home are just so much more productive. The only distractions are bored puppies.

June 7, 2013 at 12:55pm
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FREEaco Fridays with the @launchfishers crew (at Friaco’s Mexican Restaurant)

FREEaco Fridays with the @launchfishers crew (at Friaco’s Mexican Restaurant)

May 19, 2013 at 1:04pm
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No one loves the sun more than this girl.  (at The Hope Compound)

No one loves the sun more than this girl. (at The Hope Compound)

April 27, 2013 at 8:28pm
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Everything is bottled up.  (at The Hope Compound)

Everything is bottled up. (at The Hope Compound)

April 18, 2013 at 7:59pm
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The New Brew (at The Hope Compound)

The New Brew (at The Hope Compound)

6:37pm
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Things I Wish…

  • I was little bit taller
  • I was a baller
  • I had a girl who looked good (I would call her)
  • I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat
  • I had a ‘64 Impala

February 25, 2013 at 3:24pm
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A Cold Glass of Water in the Face

I’ve spent the majority of the past decade of my life being consumed. It’s not all bad, at least to a point. I’ve learned a lot about print design, packaging, web design, coding, screen printing, photography, woodworking, etc. I’ve helped make friends passion projects happen. I’ve been a part of a lot of start up companies. I’ve gotten to be a part of the music industry both locally and nationally. All of this is great except when I get to the part about filling up so much of my life with these things that I haven’t made room for the things that really matter.

I’ve let all these things devour my time. All of it. And then some more. 

I’ve hurt people around me that I care about; not making time for them, forgetting important things, and not making time for the little things. All of this while being so being so clouded that I didn’t even notice most of it happening right before my eyes. 

I’ve had a cold glass of water thrown in my face. More like a punch in the face by a better version of myself. 

I’m moving forward with clear eyes. I’m not dropping anything I do. I love doing it. I’m just doing it all within reason. I can’t change how I used to do things and I can’t control what I love doing, but I can adjust how I budget my time going forward. It’s time for me to be a man I can be proud of instead of just having things I’ve done to be proud of. 

January 7, 2013 at 8:17pm
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Art Is Air: 10 Myths/Facts About Introverts  →

psych-facts:

Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.

Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.

(Source: carlkingdom.com)

January 3, 2013 at 11:57am
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Old School Friends

ThinkKit Prompt:

Make plans with a friend you haven’t seen in a long time.

About a week ago I made plans with my good friend Sarah. Sarah and I go back 15+ years. We actually used to live down the street from one another. I moved to Indianapolis for college and a few years later she wound up here as well. 

Last summer (2011) Stephanie and I fostered a pitbull named George. I had never really even thought about fostering until the opportunity fell into my lap from a friend of a friend. After having George for a few months, we were able to introduce him to Sarah, and shortly thereafter she adopted him. I couldn’t think of someone better to take him in. Sarah is just as much of a dog person as I am. 

Long story short, Sarah and George are coming to visit today to play in the foot of snow in our backyard. It’s been a while since I’ve seen them both so I’m really looking forward to it. I have every intention of tackling them both into a pile of snow. 

George (left), Henri (right), Whiskey (top)

Henri (top), Ellie (middle), George (bottom)

January 2, 2013 at 2:34pm
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Taking Steps Towards 2013 Goals

ThinkKit Prompt:

What’s one step you can take to support a goal you have for 2013?

One of my goals has been to do more personal projects; be it building some awesome web app with Bob that makes us $14 dollars richer or whittling a piece of into a dinosaur. The point is to take the time to do something to express myself and create for no other reason other than because it’s something I want to create. 

Mid-afternoon on New Years Eve I had a funny idea to make an icon of a frowning pair of briefs. [Yes, you should probably wondering why that idea came to mind, but just let it go.] Then I thought about making a bunch of stupid icons in the same style that I’ve been creating over the past couple years. “Rounded Mono-icons” as the professionals that I just made up might say. 

So I did it. I took an hour to create 3 of them, buy a domain, and tweaked a tumblr theme. The biggest thing I learned is to stop thinking about doing stuff. Just do it. Even if it’s a stupid idea that is likely only funny to you (Read: IconsHaveFeelingsToo.com). 

December 20, 2012 at 2:39pm
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"I cannot do everthing, but still I can do something."

ThinkKit Prompt:

Who made a difference for you this year?

I had a few very close to me make a big impact on me. I’ll leave them nameless, but there’s only a handful of them; composed of friends and family. I had some hard times this year and they were there to support me however they uniquely could which helped me to focus on what really matters. It’s the little impacts that people can have on your life that really make the difference.

P.S. I quoted Helen Keller, so you’re a bad person if you don’t like this post.