I can live for two months on a good compliment. — Mark Twain

Mar 28 2008

Jamin’ With Ray

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Do you know Dan Dunn?

Dan has a national award winning background in caricature, painting and illustration. He also is an improvisational artist and does these incredible performances.

When I first saw this show I was amazed at the ending. Wonderful!

Mar 26 2008

Frozen In Time

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What would you do if people around you suddenly froze on the spot? Well Improv Everywhere wanted to see what kinds of reaction they’d get if they had over 200 Improv Everywhere Agents freeze at the same time at New York’s Grand Central Station Main Concourse. Watch the video to find out for yourself. (Thank you Tamar for sharing this).

For more wacky fun check out Improv Everywhere’s Missions page. They’ve been very busy.

Mar 26 2008

What A Beautiful Backbone

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The Opte Project was started by Barrett Lyon, who on a bet, challenged that he could write a program that can map the entire net in a single day. His visual representations of the internet’s backbones are truly amazing. Visit his site to see other examples. (thank you Digi for sharing this).

Mar 22 2008

The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women by Gail McMeekin

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12 Secrets of Highly Creative WomenA while back I read the book “The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women – A portable mentor” by Gail McMeekin. I have since loaned this book to several friends who have enjoyed it very much.

The book in general has a bunch of good advice, experiences, stories, wisdoms and exercises to help you work through different stages and mastering challenges so you can reach your goal of being creative.

For the most part, a lot of it, for me, I already know or as I read had affirmed things that I had wondered about. But for someone who needs encouragement to step out of their comfort zone, to take a leap of faith, to do what they have always dreamed of doing, this book is for you.

The book is sectioned into 3 Gateways. Each Gateway has subsections pertaining to the Gateways theme. The first Gateway is called “Engaging Your Creativity” and is about acknowledging your creative self, honoring your inspirations, following your fascinations and surrendering to creative cycles. Read more »

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Mar 22 2008

Unleashing Those Juices

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Illustratation FridayReady to get your creative illustrative juices flowing?

Then go check out Illustration Friday (brainchild of illustrator Penelope Dullaghan).

This is a weekly illustration challenge. A topic is posted every Friday and then participants have a week to interpret, illustrate and share.

This site is highly inspiring and filled with a wealth of information including a forum where members can share ideas, ask questions and get feedback.

For more information about how to join in on the fun visit their Participate page to get the details.

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Mar 22 2008

Nay, Nay, Give Me Some Hay!

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Red UniverseThere’s a really cool 2D chat room named RED Universe that will blow your mind. This amazing chat room was created by RED an award-winning independent interactive agency. You’ll never look at another chat room the same way.

When you first arrive you can choose through their list of characters or you can activate the chat section and type in special words that will change your character into someone or something else. Below is a list of sayings you can try out. Cut and paste from here or retype it.

  • nay nay give me some hay = Horse
  • dead men tell no tales = Pirate
  • jiminy cricket! = Cricket (the insect)
  • the last straw = Camel (Camel Guy)
  • surley you jest = Jester (Go figure)
  • i shot a man in reno = Jailbird (Man with ball and chain)
  • rumpelstiltskin is my name = Uncle Sam (On stilts)
  • may i please have some blueberry pie? = Big man
  • i dreamt i was a butterfly = Asian Lady (Has two fans)
  • happy halloween = Skeleton
  • the funk of forty thousand years = Skeleton (In a suit gettin’ down)
  • baby got back = Man (with a fat man on his back)
  • yee haw! = old cowboy (Can shoot pistols)
  • smell my feet = Skeleton (In uniform with a gun)
  • trick or treat = Ghost
  • nay nay I never got any hay = Horse skeleton

You move around with your arrow keys and can fly. Play around with CTRL+SHIFT and other keys to figure out special moves you can make and if you get stuck, just ask someone there.

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