ringleader at 16 hoops in york, maine. lover of almost all things orange...stardust gazer...green tea drinker...branding fairy godmother.
why or why not a chocolate chip cookie tastes good (or, put another way...HIDDEN DESIGN and how it works, or doesn't, and why)
i am a step one girl...need help with steps 2-100
wow, tough one...I recently heard some (more) great advice from Blair Enns - "Purposeful creative destruction = evolution."
right now it's Bernadette Jiwa, Eric Karjaluoto, Blair Enns, Seth Godin, and Christopher Butler at Newfangled - they are all walking the walk of the kind of "full person integration" that I feel defines modern design thinking.
"step one girl" - I can give you step one for any project on earth. But I def need sidekicks and colleagues for the rest.
coffee & tea Barista - it's probably my true love, if I had to admit
good design (and bad)
how to make the perfect cup of sencha tea
anything with Seinfeld or Austin Powers
Geneve’s CreativeMornings activity
Mara Flynn Theater, Music and Vibrations that Move Us
Audience Takes the Stage Audience on Magic!
Hamish Purdy Fantasy in Film
Christopher Ouellette Our Laboratory for Being Human
J.R.R. Tolkien said that Fantasy is the "back door to your heart." Your willing to explore ideas that may not be safe. There is a very scary political climate right now, but if we start discussing the dark lord Sauron and how he took over Middle Earth, we can actually have a safe conversation in a mirror world.
Fantasy is another place we can go where we can explore ideas, where we can explore feelings, where we can explore things that may not be safe in our world.
Fantasy isn't really for children, because they don't need it...Fantasy is really for us for whom the blade is really dulled and need to be reminded that this world is magical.
Homer used artistic license very openly in The Iliad. Even questioned his entire culture.
That's what Fantasy does - it reminds us of how magical the world that we live in is.
Greek mythology...is a soap opera.
What's the point of Fantasy? Ultimately it's about the question: "What does the fact that we are going to die, no matter how strong we are, have to do with how we live life?"
The amount of money, effort, man-hours that went into Batman Vs Superman - to put Gilgamesh on tablet, it was a similar endeavor.
Fantasy has been something that has existed in humanity for all time, almost unchanged.
Kristina Logan From Hippy Van to the Smithsonian Museum of Art
We can't always control the bad stuff. But we can continue to give ourselves new and wondrous experiences.
Recognize and give honor to the value of an experience that is entirely new. We are often afraid of new before it happens, but once it happens, we are changed.
There is really nothing like being part of a whole room full of people listening to a musician, or a story, or witnessing a piece of art. When we experience life through what others see & do, our own experience is validated and enriched.
One golden rule I've found important when living a creative life is when you sense something special, give chase. See it through.
Our job as creatives is not to make magic. Our job is to make, and make, and make, and make....and finally recognize when we've made something special or magic.
Chocolate triggers memories and daydreams. It allows us to connect with our animal senses. This taste experience can be felt in our bones...at the cellular level.