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Trying a New Art Medium

I never considered myself to be a visually creative person. I always wished I was, but brushed it off, thinking, “I have other talents, it’s fine.” But I watched my very visually talented friends and fiance, and wished that I could have a little bit of what they have. So when it came time for […]

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More Things That Are Awesome

Sometimes, I just want to talk about random things that are awesome that make me smile, okay, guys? The To Do List – This movie has a pretty stellar cast, starring Aubrey Plaza, Rachel Bilson (woo, The OC!), Connie Britton (woo, Friday Night Lights!), Clark Gregg (woo, Avengers!), Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Alia Shawkat (woo, […]

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Art is a Lifestyle

Part of my miserable routine was being too exhausted to work on any of my creative projects. I got into the habit of thinking of my art as something that needed to be squeezed into my life, forced into the grooves where the rest of my responsibilities allowed. But it’s not. I was talking to […]

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How Can You Create Wonder?

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This is the Future… where is my jetpack? Today, I bring you a message. Food for thought. What can we do to make people feel wonder and awe? Jessica and I were having a great conversation with her father the other day. We were marvelling at his new induction stovetop which heated a pot of water to […]

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Have We Done 642 Things Yet?

Oh, nowhere close to 642 things? Yay, that means there are so many left to do! By now you know the spiel, yah? There’s a book with 642 things to write about in it and every couple of weeks or so, I randomly select one, write for 15 minutes, and post the (largely) unedited result […]

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Create your next idea using SIMPLICITY

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Problem 1: We tend to be obssessed with complexity, thinking that it is impressive and involved, therefore an improvement or form of progress. This is not necessarily true. I think when trying to establish an idea, people envision a great big room, and if you have more space in that room you can go create the […]

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Slight of Hand | Creative Challenge

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In the digital age of sharing and sharing and sharing of content, ideas, art, etc. it’s hard to produce something unique that stands out from the noise. This week the challenge is more or less to combat something we challenge every day as creators. We try to create something that brings the viewer in, if […]

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Letterbox | Creative Challenge

I love letters. Snail mail is one of my favorite things on the planet. There is nothing quite like getting a letter in the mail and knowing that someone took the time to write it, as well as spent the money to send it. It makes me feel all warm and glowy. This week’s challenge […]

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deviantART: A Case Study on the Power of Community & Announcement

Do you like how I made it sound all official? FIRST OF ALL, we have an announcement! I am very excited about it. We are going to be starting a new series on the blog, called Creative Conversations, in which we – you guessed it – have conversations with creative people. We will start off […]

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Art & Copy | A Movie Review

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Synopsis: In this documentary (found through Netflix), Doug Pray reveals the world of art-fueled advertising through a series of interviews with some of the most amazing art directors and copy editors… that you’ve probably never heard of or thought about. The film both muses on the contradiction that is advertising – capitalism funding art funding […]

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