Monthly Archives: April 2011

April in process

Well, I’m in the midst of April’s challenge and in need of some continued activity, but I wanted to take a moment to share something that I’ve been learning and experiencing in the process. Namely this, a little daydreaming can … Continue reading

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daily play – 30 circles

Hey all, Today we’ll take on a classic exercise from Robert McKim of the Stanford engineering school. It’s called the 30 circles test. Download and play. You have 1 minute to draw items from the cirlces. For example you may … Continue reading

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stick men

I was surprised by how quickly 3 minutes and 33 seconds passed by.

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daily play – stickmen on a budget

So, how many different stick figures can you draw in 3 minutes and 33 seconds? Grab a regular 8 1/2x 11 sheet of paper and start drawing. Then photograph it and post it somewhere to share. If possible, link it … Continue reading

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ignorance can be a good thing

“To know anything well involves a profound sensation of ignorance.”  –  John Ruskin I was surprised to discover this quote providentially placed at the top of my planner page for today. It is a great place to begin. I believe … Continue reading

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daily play – new word

Well, this little play day is simple enough. Visit Dictionary.com and read the word of the day. Your challenge? Use it in conversation a minimum of 10 times in the next 24 hours. If it happens to be something you … Continue reading

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April in motion – concept

Things begin with a concept. At some point that concept begins making it’s way to paper and vision tries to become reality. What you see here is the first playful sketches placed on paper that will lead to the end … Continue reading

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