creativity

Quiet But Busy

I’ve had a few close friends note that it’s been quiet around here lately. Quiet, yes. But by no means fruitless. As any who know me might well surmise, my energies have been consumed by other more-pressing activities. For one, I’m still writing—quite a lot, in fact. But not much Read more…

art

When You’re This Good

When you’re this cute, you can speak in gibberish and melt people’s hearts. Speak in gibberish when you’re not cute? You get committed. When you’re the best at your craft, you can break rules, because you understand that rules define your context; further, breaking the creative constructs when you’re at Read more…

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Work At Being Creative

I love Christians who make me think. Granted, I love secular thinkers too. But Christians have the unique attribute that they are connected with the Holy Spirit Himself. Or at least, they should be. And as such, they should be producing the most brilliant stuff. In the last few years, Read more…

culture

Reallocating Energies

I’ve decided to move my creative energies from daily blogging – a habit which began last July – toward a few more demanding projects that need my immediate attention. I still plan on posting regularly, but the frequency will be determined by availability netted from progress made in other areas. Read more…

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Project’ing

My parents said that, as a boy, I had a new project every day. It’s amazing to me that how we function as children we often function as adults. Hopefully more maturely. I feel so blessed that I have a place in my professional life that demands my very best Read more…

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Get a Bigger Gun

What happens when you’re the runt and get handed the little squirt gun? Either you run away and throw a pity party. Or you opt for different hardware. Thinking outside of the box is often the difference between creative thinkers who let circumstances get the best of them, and creative Read more…

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Vintage was Advanced

I love seeing vintage creations through the eyes of how forward-thinking its designers thought they were. Cutting edge. The height of technology. The latest processes, materials, and style-lines. We think it’s valuable because it’s oldschool, they thought it was valuable because it was ahead of its time. What 2011 creations Read more…

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Keep Moving

I’m currently enduring some pretty ferocious back pain; disc issues. But the more I keep it moving, stretching, and working the muscles like I’ve been instructed, the better it feels. Often times lack of creative activity can cause atrophy in our spirits, hearts, and minds. Instead of passing through the Read more…

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Authentic Wonder

I was sitting in Cracker Barrel yesterday with Luik and saw a vintage Americana poster across the room. The aviation angle was the first thing to catch my eye: I’m a sucker for vintage-futurism. But then I saw the quote: “Transportation creates new wonders.” Not everything new is awesome, just Read more…