Tag Archive | "Inspiration"

Creative Distraction: Buggy Whip Makers Were in the Motivation Business

Thursday, May 13, 2010

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If you’re a creativity supplier be very proud of your steady revenue in the face of change. Either you’re a positioning genius in an unstable market or it just may be the quiet before a bigger storm.

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Handiwork: One Man’s Story about Rediscovering His Art

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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Nate Sheaffer relates the re-awakening of his creative love for a craft he left behind years ago: "Ten years ago, my life changed forever. Early in 1999, I lost my glassblowing business to offshore competition, followed eight months later by the suicide of my closest brother."

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Your Art is a Personal Transformative Truth – Raghava KK

Thursday, March 25, 2010

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Your Art is a Personal Transformative Truth – Raghava KK

I think maybe we are fortunate to be living a global transformation. You’re trying to find solid ground and if you’re lucky you won’t find it too soon or if you’re Raghava KK you move on as soon as the ground stops shifting.

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Taking with Creative Director – Adam Cohen

Monday, March 15, 2010

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Taking with Creative Director – Adam Cohen

Meet Adam. He's determined to unite talent - his own. A first-class writer and a first-rate illustrator equals a great cartoonist. A great cartoonist makes an exceptional ad man, screen writer and film director. Listen to his insightful thoughts about creativity.

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Bob Dylan on the Mystery of Creativity

Friday, March 12, 2010

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Bob Dylan on the Mystery of Creativity

To be creative is to develop the intuition, shut down what makes sense and follow intuition. Feeding the hunger we’ll look, listen, study and practice, but if we try to follow information to a commonsensical conclusion, there are no surprises only boredom. In this video, Bob Dylan talks about the mystery of creativity.

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Is Your Best Work Ahead of You?

Monday, February 1, 2010

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Is Your Best Work Ahead of You?

It’s important that we know our best work is yet to be produced. Our best is what is in us now, not what we – or others - admire about the past. Jazz Composer, Maria Schneider, has a story to illustrate this point.

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So Where is the Democratized Artistic Genius?

Monday, January 18, 2010

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So Where is the Democratized Artistic Genius?

Evidently neither technology nor egalitarianism does anything to stir the soul, yet, Rauschenberg erases beauty and inspires – or provokes - the heart of an artistic movement. Watch a short video interview with Rauschenberg about his erasure of a de Kooning masterpiece.

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Permission To Suck Manifesto 16, 17, 18 …

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

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Permission To Suck Manifesto 16, 17, 18 …

This time, an addition of three items to the Permission To Suck Manifesto comes from my own attempts recently to reignite my passion for photography. It's not that I stopped enjoying the work but it's that I had forgotten what it felt like when everything felt new. Suspension of disbelief might be the answer - whatever works - but these three points have been rolling around in my head the past couple months.

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Making a Human Connection – David Griffin

Monday, November 23, 2009

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Making a Human Connection – David Griffin

Your frozen mental picture is attached to a narrative. Dreams feel like movies but the meaningful moment is a photograph in your mind with an ascribed story. Precise and complete recall isn’t called video graphic memory now is it? Video Presentation by David Griffin, National Geographic Magazine Director of Photography with links to Photographers featured in the presentation.

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Can I Get a Witness?

Monday, October 26, 2009

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Can I Get a Witness?

Testimonials are equal exchanges: nothing is more powerful than familiarity with greatness when attempting to strengthen a network. When I ask you to like me, you feel the emotional risk immediately unless I have a network of allies sending a clear message that my greatness is authentic and tested.

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