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The Fight for Creative Motivation

22. August 2010

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The Fight for Creative Motivation

You’re freelance, you know about cash flow; some months are easier than others. Your number one job is keeping a strong grip on passion’s handle, however, with passion driven businesses your credit line is self discipline.

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Moments of Interaction, Emotion and Intimacy – Doug Menuez

3. August 2010

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Moments of Interaction, Emotion and Intimacy – Doug Menuez

We’ve been dealt a line of crap so many times we don’t believe as much of what we see and less of what we hear. What started as a 70’s T-shirt, “question authority”, has morphed into a societal mantra, “question reality.”

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Equipment Doesn’t Matter; iPhone Movies & Michael Koerbel

28. July 2010

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Equipment Doesn’t Matter; iPhone Movies & Michael Koerbel

"Apple of My Eye" is a great little short film shot and edited on the iPhone 4 in 48 hours. It's a great example of working "inside the box" of a creative challenge.

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Who’s My Daddy Now? I Want to Rebel

25. July 2010

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Who’s My Daddy Now? I Want to Rebel

Creativity confronts the status quo; “established authority” if you will. Creativity is by nature disruptive; always asking questions and refusing to follow. With our shift from authority to authenticity, wouldn’t it make sense that creativity has shifted too?

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What makes great photographs and illustrations?

1. July 2010

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What makes great photographs and illustrations?

There are elements of a great picture beyond composition, simplicity, light, color, texture and all that designy-crafty stuff. With some tormented thought, I’ve narrowed it down to three elements that seamlessly overlap but are also separate enough that they seem to own a category.

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You Waiting for Permission?

7. June 2010

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You Waiting for Permission?

What is the street artist’s intent? Anti-social pop art with an extreme satirical point intended for consumption across all socioeconomic barriers, or is it hype driven brandalism by an artistic terrorist bent on pulling one over on a naïve culture?

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Don’t Waste Your Change Reserves

3. June 2010

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Don’t Waste Your Change Reserves

How do we know we aren’t behaving like comfort loving factory workers? I doubt there is a material answer, but the subtlety of creative exhaustion knows no bounds. Take a look at this experiment explained by Dan Heath at Fastcompany.com.

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The Dogmas of the Past are Inadequate – Sir Ken Robinson

1. June 2010

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The Dogmas of the Past are Inadequate – Sir Ken Robinson

I think this is what Sir Ken Robinson has in mind: Too many of us tolerate what we do rather enthusiastically do what we love. Our schools don’t teach us to discover and cultivate our passions. Transforming means shifting from a linear manufacturing approach to an organic agricultural approach; create the environment under which students can flourish.

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Great Work is Memorable – Good Work is Experience

24. May 2010

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Great Work is Memorable – Good Work is Experience

What defines our story are significant moments and endings; memorable works and what we’ve done lately. Artist’s think of the future in terms of anticipated great works. It’s a trap. + View a TED video presentation by Daniel Kahneman

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Get as Close to the Flame as You Can

10. May 2010

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Get as Close to the Flame as You Can

Flame finding is your talent. Imagination is hot, execution is cold. The flame is illusive; if you must obsess about something, make it a flame search. "I think part of the process of this whole thing is to get as close to the flame as you can get without being burned" – Graham Nash

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