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Love it beyond reason ’cause any resonable person would quit.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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Love it beyond reason ’cause any resonable person would quit.

"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart." - Steve Jobs

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Interview with Creative Soul – Rhiannon Giddens

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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Interview with Creative Soul – Rhiannon Giddens

Wait. Who is that singing? I take some pride in my early discovery: At Ribfest 2005, September at Five County Stadium, Zebulon, NC., while there to support the featured band – good friends, great band – and, oh yeah, eat some ribs – surprise – a magnificent voice stopped our tracks dead. Rhiannon Giddens – more »

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Creativity is Interesting, Virtuosity is Inspiring

Monday, December 6, 2010

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Creativity is Interesting, Virtuosity is Inspiring

Well… to be honest, I’m getting little tired of hearing about how creative I must be; F%$# you, I’ll be who I am – you go and be fresh and new and different, I’m going to concentrate on being a better me. I want to be a virtuoso.

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Why Do You Take Photographs?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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Why Do You Take Photographs?

Call it our passion but if you’re anything like me, it’s mostly taken for granted until discovering a void. If I'm selling my value and forget my "WHY", then my cause is lost. Here's me starting with "WHY".

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Why Do You Do What You Do; Why Should I Care?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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Why Do You Do What You Do; Why Should I Care?

“Why” is your deepest inside stuff. If you don't know why you do what you do, how can you expect others to believe in you; why should they care? Actions without a cause don’t accumulate followers.

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What Is Design?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

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What Is Design?

Something well designed is compelling; we are drawn to its efficiency, effectiveness, elegance, beauty, and often it’s cleverness and humor. You’re a designer when you arrange your clothes in an order that gets you out the door faster in the morning, or when you plan a route to the office. Then why is “design thinking” more »

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“Sometimes You Just Have to Get Butt-Naked” – Keith Carter

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

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“Sometimes You Just Have to Get Butt-Naked” – Keith Carter

I visited the National Portrait Gallery and rediscovered Keith Carter – a photographer I’ve long admired. I saw his portrait of American Playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote in which the Carter limited focus using forward lens tilts. I had forgotten him. I saw it and mumbled, “there it is”.

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The Fight for Creative Motivation

Sunday, August 22, 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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Talking with Guitarist Songwriter – Will McFarlane Part II

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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Talking with Guitarist Songwriter – Will McFarlane Part II

While interviewing Will McFarlane for this video, I was reminded how critically important it is to avoid getting caught up in the nuance of our creative fields. "Music can be math without feel or tone" is one of my take away quotes in part II. Extending that, any field can be dry when devoid of feel or tone".

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Look Inside and Make Your Creative Mark

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

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Look Inside and Make Your Creative Mark

Perhaps we’re looking for meaning, or overcoming creative block, or simply have too much free time, yet my wager is on the speed of which our cultural environment is changing. We simply can’t keep up so we are gradually choosing an alternative: finding a place to plant our flag.

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