Friday, April 25, 2008

Adieu to April and Collective Creativity

Friday April 25, 2008

Greetings! 'Tis Friday and I'm back with the usual mix of creativity and high spirits. This week the topic is writing, and in particular we'll talk about working with others. I recently started on a collaborative project with a small group that has been working on creating a short film. This is new territory for the old Gray Cat but it's fascinating to be in this type of learning situation. In the past I've only completed short poems and outlines for stories. In the group, every session yields new insights and quantifiable progress. My point is that like a musician who only spends time practicing alone I had been isolated as a writer. You need to join a band or group to truly grow and develop as an artist. The payoff is both better productivity and a wealth of other viewpoints and ideas. If you're looking to get a start on your next artistic work, give collaboration a try. You may be surprised by the results.

The picture of the week was created using Project Dogwaffle.
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The loops of the week are some bluesy electric piano riffs.

The PC game of the week is still Command and Conquer 3.

The web spot of the week is the Philharmonia Orchestra site. Lots of cool stuff to be found here including a great library of sampled orchestral instrument sounds.

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