Posts tagged inspiration
Posts tagged inspiration
Effects of Color (on an architectural level). Spaces and how color changes them. I short seminar I made for class this week.
Indoor Parkour Academy Inspiration
I clean my desk and my studio mates ask me if I’m giving up. Really? Of course not. It’s just such a mess I can’t see my desk!
In May of this year, Pixar animator Austin Madison kindly hand-wrote the following open letter to aspiring artists, in a bid to inspire them through times of creative drought. It’s a lovely, eloquent letter, and in fact contains advice valuable to people in many a creative field. It was written as a contribution to the Animator Letters Project.
May 17, 2011
To Whom it May Inspire,
I, like many of you artists out there, constantly shift between two states. The first (and far more preferable of the two) is white-hot, “in the zone” seat-of-the-pants, firing on all cylinders creative mode. This is when you lay your pen down and the ideas pour out like wine from a royal chalice! This happens about 3% of the time.
The other 97% of the time I am in the frustrated, struggling, office-corner-full-of-crumpled-up-paper mode. The important thing is to slog diligently through this quagmire of discouragement and despair. Put on some audio commentary and listen to the stories of professionals who have been making films for decades going through the same slings and arrows of outrageous production problems.
In a word: PERSIST.
PERSIST on telling your story. PERSIST on reaching your audience. PERSIST on staying true to your vision. Remember what Peter Jackson said, “Pain is temporary. Film is forever.” And he of all people should know.
So next time you hit writer’s block, or your computer crashes and you lose an entire night’s work because you didn’t hit save (always hit save), just remember: you’re never far from that next burst of divine creativity. Work through that 97% of murky abyssmal mediocrity to get to that 3% which everyone will remember you for!
I guarantee you, the art will be well worth the work!
Your friend and mine,
“ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE!”
This has probably been seen by everyone on tumblr already, BUT the message is important to remember during those dark frustrating art block days. PERSIST! You can’t think you’re way out of a drawing block, you gotta DRAW your way out of a thinking block.
Let’s go outside together.
The Found Blog is a new found treasure. This woman (and her extremely talented photographer husband) inspire me. Beautiful photographs, lovely ideas, wonderful things. I wish I could move right into one of those pictures. She puts my glamping to shame.
My “original” thoughts already done.
And my dreams come true
Lemon flavored rainbows
Out of my dreams and into my studio. I’m not sure my husband will like him though…
Artist Robert G. Harris,McCall’s,1952
dreamy. Can I just relax and catch up on ZZzz and sun here?
Following up on this morning’s Keetra Dean Dixon post, here is my favorite typographic design from her collection.
See more at fromkeetra.com
This has to be the coolest government office I’ve ever seen! The organic looking white framework in combination with a lot of windows and tons of plants makes this office a real treat for your eyes.