Sparking Creativity

Creativity can at times flow effortlessly, and alternately seem impossible to extract, even in the smallest measure. In the case of the latter, it may become necessary to provide a spark. This spark can take infinite forms, some benign, some radical. Following is a short list of methods to spark […] Read more »

Creative Presentation – Conceptual Versus Visceral

The creative presentation of information can range on a scale from highly conceptual, with minimal visual support, to predominately visceral imagery targeting the intuitive. This is a left-brain right-brain correlation. A given project will establish its place on this scale based on various factors: audience; client-provided parameters; and aesthetic interpretation […] Read more »


“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” Jimi Hendrix “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” Mother Teresa “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” Mahatma […] Read more »

Wabi Sabi, The Japanese Aesthetic of Beauty

Wabi Sabi is the Japanese aesthetic which describes beauty as imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. There is little character in perfection. Nature seems to abhor perfection and chooses instead to flit around its edges embracing asymmetry, inconsistency, non-conformity and decay. In the continuum of time, we are only here for a […] Read more »

Art is not always pretty.

Art is not always pretty. Art is honest and objective. Art can be found everyday in the smallest details. It is a scrambling roach as much as a fluttering butterfly. It is the graffiti on an underpass as much as the painting on the wall. It is a rain-cloud filled […] Read more »

Creativity – Color Outside the Lines

A child understands inherently the joys of coloring outside the lines. Children live without judgement or limitations. Only as we grow older does our inner child begin to be bombarded with messages that corrupt our objectivity: “Don’t do that.” “That’s the wrong color.” “Stay inside the lines.” The need to […] Read more »