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The Treadmill of Life

Posted in Art, Photos with tags on February 2, 2010 by trapperKeeper

There are just some things I really love.  “Let’s Paint, Exercise,…” is one of those things.  I haven’t found the ones where John wasn’t exercising anywhere near as entertaining.  There was another quite unique one I found called “Let’s Paint, Exercise, & Make a Sushi-Gingerbread House.” John, as usual, proselytizes for creativity, multi-tasking, and exploring ideas, no matter how wacky and impossible they are.  Embracing failure, a key attribute in the creative process, John bungles the sushi-gingerbread house, but gets a good workout in while enjoying an almost prank call free show.  “Let’s Paint, Exercise,…” will go down as one of the strangest, best things I’ve ever watched on a screen.  Only a sincere individual could pull off what John pulls off.

It’s time for me to go into the lab and get to work on some visual pieces, both digital and material.  As I get better, digital collaging will become more fun, but working with scissors and glue still feels more comfortable.  Collaging with stacks of magazines, scissors, and vinyl to play is a much more visceral, organic experience than sitting in front of the screen.  For one, the randomness of magazine digging cannot be equaled on the computer.  When collaging on the internet, one seeks out images; when collaging in the material realm, the images find the seeker. Since process is a major aspect of art, the deeper connection I’ve felt scissor collaging has thus far produced better results.  Anyhow, it is getting late and I have a long work day tomorrow. “Go overboard, you can always pull back and regroup.”

Multi-tasking & Creative Processes

Posted in Art, humor, life, Photos with tags , , on February 1, 2010 by trapperKeeper

Above is an improved kaleidoscope piece.  Below is a collage made from photos from my trip to Portland.  Also, some links to one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever witnessed, “Let’s Paint, Exercise, fill in the blank(s).”  While absurd, the program still projects a positive message centered around creativity, multi-tasking, civility, not being afraid to fail, patience when dealing with jackasses, and getting out there and tackling life.  I had an enjoyable weekend hanging out with friends, fine-tuning the computer, taking a few walks, and watching the spectacle that is “Let’s Paint, Exercise,…”

I’m looking forward to the new month, a month of creativity, especially in regards to music.  I’ve taken a long enough break.  As John says, “Don’t be afraid to tackle that project…don’t be afraid, just do it.”

Some of the tasks won’t be so fun, but they are necessary.  Plus, they can, surprisingly, turn out to be fun.  For example, I’m reading a book on music law, which touches upon some of the same issues surrounding image law, that has been pleasant and informative page-turning experience. Get out there and do it!