Friday, April 11, 2008

Regress for Success

Friday April 11, 2008

Hi All! It's another fine Friday evening here in sun-drenched so cal. The topic for this week is the creative process and a method for finding your muse. I deal mostly with art as it relates to technology but sometimes you need to take a step back to break a creative block. If you're a visual artist, try spending an hour or 3 away from the PC screen and drawing with pencils or crayons or ballpoint pen on a sheet of 3-hole binder ruled paper. The point here is to return to the media of childhood and see if there is a fresh source of ideas in the mud-pies we all made while growing. If music is your thing, try beating simple rhythms on a hand drum or tambourine. Pick up your old harmonica or ukulele or recorder and see what melodies emerge. If you write, try composing a silly story in the style of Dr. Seuss. Creativity and imagination are the basis over which we build artistic technique. Try it and see if it doesn't jump-start your inspiration.

The picture of the week was created using Bryce.

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The loops of the week are a set of deeply effected sampled guitar bits.

The PC game of the week is still Command and Conquer 3. The battle for tiberium continues.

Send your comments and feedback and I’ll read it all and respond to some of it.

Bye for now!