PHIL HANSEN – CREATIVITY BASED ON LIMITATIONS

Phil Hansen is a remarkable artist, not just for the amazing range of art projects he has created, but for the source to which he attributes his inspiration for his creativity.  He has a neurological problem that results in a shaky hand.  After trying to find his creativity in spite of his limitations,  he decided(…)

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IBM STUDY FINDS CREATIVITY NEEDED FOR SUCCESS

According to a 2010 study conducted by IBM done by surveying more than 1500 CEO’s from 33 businesses and 60 countries, creativity was sited as “crucial” to the ability to successfully navigate an ever increasing complex world more so than many other skills often sited as important.  “It is remarkable that CEOs identify creativity as(…)

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SANDS OF TIME – BEACH MEMORIES

Memories of wonderful beach vacations gone by come in many shapes and forms.  Why not use glass spice tube racks and display some of those grains of sand?  It is amazing just to see the difference in colors and textures of the sand.  So instead of emptying those shoes filled with sand into the parking(…)

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MANHATTANHENGE – A WORD FROM THE WISE

Ever have a word you created that is so clever and becomes so widely accepted that you expect to receive a phone call from the Oxford English Dictionary folks asking to include your creative word in their publication? Well, this happened to Neil deGrasse Tyson. There is a  phenomenon that occurs twice a year down(…)

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“SCENEFRAMING” – SPECIALIZED PHOTOGRAPHY

Ever heard of “sceneframing”?   Four friends travel the world locating sites where scenes from movies and television have been filmed. Once a site is located, they use a photograph of the scene shot in that location on their ipad and juxtapose that photograph in the proper position with the original landscape in the background.   For(…)

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YOU’LL DIG THESE – VALENTINES FOR MINECRAFT LOVING KIDS

These little paper boxes are cut from a die on an older die cutting machine.  Now there are many other alternatives available to get the box shape.  These boxes have a message printed inside, but handwritten messages are great too.  Of course a little surprise can also be added inside for the valentine recipient –(…)

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BATTLING CANCER CAN BE A LAUGHING MATTER, IF ONLY FOR ONE SECOND

What is something you wish you could give to a person battling cancer –  how about the gift of a moment of carefree laughter?  Leo Burnett France together with The Mimi Foundation provided an unusual surprise makeover to 20 cancer patients.  Photographer Vincent Dixon captured the moments.  Instead of the usual “glamorous” makeovers, the group(…)

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A WONDERFUL MEMORY – FROZEN IN BUBBLES

Sixteen degrees outside — what do you do?  Angela Kelly and her seven year old son found it to be a unique bonding moment.  They mixed up some homemade bubble mixture from soap in their home and blew bubbles.  They watched them freeze, thaw, crack and break apart.  Photos from the various stages of the(…)

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