Sometimes imagination pounces; mostly it sleeps soundly in the corner, purring. —  Leslie Grimutter

Apr 20 2009

Oodles of Doodles

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Oodles of Doodles

MY DOODLES

You know, those little drawings that you do while talking on the phone, sitting on a bus or train or while you’re in a meeting. Sometimes those doodles are just nonsensical scribbles and sometimes they are masterpieces of art.

I recently joined a group of creative individuals who in like-mind wanted to exchange these little works of doodle art. Within weeks doodles were doodled and mailed out by the deadline April 15th.

I have since received many doodles from across the US and from Canada. The thrill of getting small art pieces from people that I’ve never met face-to-face has been a blast and a not to say the least an inspiration and jolt to my own creativity.

For more information about how it all started check out the Doodle Swap Blog. Contact Mary, she’s the head mistress of the Doodle Swap.

Here’s the original thread started at the HOW Magazine Lounge Forum.

You can also see all the cool doodles that we have exchanged with each other at the Doodle Swap Group Flickr account.

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 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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