An accomplished artist and designer focused on: experience design; design education; leadership; laughter; humor; and cyberSurrealism
art and design, laughter and humor, creativity and uncreativity, consciousness and the subconscious, curation, public speaking, learning and teaching, failure, vulnerability, empathy and compassion, fun, collaboration, personal research and humanness
a comedy benefit show i'm planning for early fall 2018
Make fun not war
My favorite animated gif — well, it's actually a short-length video clip stolen + modified from a Japanese television show ... my favorite animated gif is 'dramatic gopher,' sometimes referred to as 'dramatic chipmunk'. See this link for further reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1Y73sPHKxw ... just to note, though, that's definitely NOT a chipmunk!
Lou’s CreativeMornings activity
Every good story requires that you be vulnerable, and to be vulnerable, you have to humble yourself.
If you do not have the courage to suck, then it’s really hard to even start.
Humility is actually an act of strength. You have to have a really solid core to expose yourself to the discomfort, and to some degree, the suffering, of not being good at something.
Feel the fear and do it anyway, if you want to pursue that dream.
Humility is about being vulnerable and taking risks
Humility is accepting ourselves just as we are
Humility creates the right conditions to learn.
We have to stop being defined by what we own, and start being defined by what we create.
Are you leading your life or just following it around?
When in doubt, always err on the side of generosity.
Oftentimes, we live and we go through life just accepting things for the way they are. And oftentimes, all we have to do is make a decision to change.
Be confident in your abilities. Live fearless. Find your happy place. Bring cookies. -Mark Donnelly
We need to recognize that anything can happen...and when you think like that, you tend to find more joy in the moment, in daily life.
Creativity is not just the process of thinking, but it's very much the process of DOING.
Curiosity is the engine that drives creativity of any kind.
These coping mechanisms we learn throughout life become our operating system, and it's actually how we end up showing up everywhere in the world.
Courage is not necessarily the act itself. Courage is the choice to act.
Now more than ever, we need to invite more people to join the party to create change.
Don't wait for change, create it.
You should start projects because you feel like you are going to either explode, or vomit, or both. You’ve gotta have that kind of burning desire in your stomach to do it.