In honor of an article I read the other day, I decided that I am going to start spending 30 minutes a few times a week creating individual projects. It sounds silly to dedicate so little time, but that's the challenge. 30 minutes requires me to think, and act, quickly. It forces me to filter out the clutter and, hopefully, develop some pretty creative ideas.
These are my goals:
1. Restrict my time, not my creativity.
2. Look to daily life for inspiration.
3. Be prepared to dislike most of what I produce.
4. Find and engage a community.
5. Don’t be afraid to keep a secret.
To read the full article visit http://www.fastcodesign.com/3031640/5-lessons-from-the-kickstarter-designer-whos-been-making-one-poster-a-day-for-a-year
So with that said, my very first post is a quote by Jim Jarmusch, an American independent film director, screenwriter, actor, producer, editor and composer.
“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to."