Monday, September 17, 2012

Draw the Art

Inspired by a quote from the book "Steal Like An Artist" by Austin Kleon. A good read. Recommended.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Creative Workshop Exercize 8: Spray Paint Wars

The Challenge: Come up with a name for a new clothing company whose work is inspired by street art, and design a logo in a graffiti style. Next create a storyboard for a video where your logo will be painted to be shown on a TV in the store. Time: 2 hours.

The company name: I came up with the company name "Hang Tag" which refers to the tags that are attached to retail clothing, and also refers to graffiti slang (at least from when I was "cool" - maybe they're calling it something besides "tagging" now).

Here's my storyboard:

With about 45 minutes to spare.  I hope not to have as big a hiatus between posts going forward.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Steal Like an Artist

I just finished reading a very inspirational book, Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon. It was just the kick in the pants that I needed right now.

I learned that I'm doing the right things to hone my skills.

I learned that I'm collecting and not hoarding, and made me feel a lot better about the sheer number of books and bits of this and that which have become my array of prized possessions.

I also figured out that the last 2 months of vegging in front of the TV was some needed downtime to let my brain recharge and I'm hoping that I'll become energized and productive in my after-the-day-job time again.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who aspires to accomplish things.