I find it’s always the simplest phrases that capture my attention, stick in my mind, and drive me deeper into understanding what they could mean. During my morning reading time, I came across the phrase “infinite creative source” in the book Creative Authenticity: 16 Principles to Clarify and Deepen Your Artistic Vision by Ian Roberts.… Continue reading “Infinite Creative Source”
Good morning, dear reader. My name is Chris, and I am a people pleaser. Chances are, I haven’t met you, and I already have a deep-rooted desire for you to like me because of these words. And that is a problem. It’s not only my problem that I deal with daily; it’s a societal problem… Continue reading Are you willing to be mocked, misunderstood, and hated?
What is your overarching purpose for your life? Your big, hairy, audacious goal? In the latest episode of #TheRemarkableOnes by Muse Storytelling, they document Chris Darwin and his effort to help prevent a mass extinction of species. If the name Darwin rings a bell, Chris is a distant relative of Charles Darwin. When a career… Continue reading The Remarkable Ones: Chris Darwin
I recently came across a video series called The Remarkable Ones. It’s about people changing the world by doing remarkable things. To me, it is a celebration of the good things on this planet: A telling of stories that are often ignored in the mainstream because they don’t have enough sensationalism, and yet, full of… Continue reading The Remarkable Ones
In a 1979 interview with Charton Heston in Conversations at the American Film Institute with The Great Moviemakers, he has this to say about technology: Technology has given us so much more opportunity to do unusual things that you couldn’t do with a camera before. The equipment is lighter, more portable; the film is faster, the… Continue reading Charlton Heston on Film Technology in 1979
As I was planning my weekly schedule this past Sunday evening, I had planned to write about how to tame emotions and ignite focus. As a creative person, I have struggled with a wide range of emotions as I go from project to project: insecurity, fear, anxiety, mania, flow, excitement, and dread. It’s amazing how… Continue reading Taming Emotions. Igniting Focus.
http://instagram.com/p/yBVeqIAAef/ I’m a huge fun of scribbling and sketching. Even though there are no easy ways to learn, I find that scribbling and sketching give me a chance subvert the confines of the mind and find unknown (to me) thoughts and ideas. http://instagram.com/p/wDMnw_AAZT/ Scribbling and sketching give me a chance to write down my thoughts and create… Continue reading The Power of Scribbles and Sketches
Buried in The Education of an Illustrator by Steven Heller and Marshall Arisman is a beautiful quote on what it means to be a student of the arts: “Education should stress the fundamentals, encourage the desire to learn, and create a safe environment in which the students can learn more about themselves, take risks, and grow to… Continue reading A Burning Desire to Excel
That feeling when you read something that sticks in your mind like a nagging thought. It won’t go away. It feeds on hope and insecurity. All that is right with the world, all that is wrong, is consumed by the thought that perhaps as a society we’ve been here before. Joseph Campbell (2008) writes in The… Continue reading Of Change and Resolution
“In addition to our personal and lifelong contributions, our world is brought into being by the changes that occur in it, changes that accelerate as we speak. The result is a mixture of involvement–plus discovering the external facts, the data the world sends to us, the changes that we makes as cultures and as individuals,… Continue reading Change and the Unexamined Life