Monday, November 5, 2012

French Fried Inspiration - A Manifesto

French Fried Inspiration
It’s all about balance- some times you need to run uphill and some times you need to slide down it
Notice small details- good ideas are a compilation of small inspirations
Follow intuition- the right answers some times cannot be explained
Travel- small, or big short, or long, with new perspectives comes new inspirations
Create inspiration- through interaction, emersion, or observation
Meet new people- networking can open new doors, challenge you and keep you moving forward
Be with friends- they keep you sane be with them it doesn’t matter what you are doing as long as you are with them
Listen to music- weird, sad, crappy, loud, soft, all kinds of music keeps you from becoming stagnant
Go Running- some thing about endorphins and lactic acid that makes for a cheap therapist
Ask others for help- a fresh perspective keeps an open mind
Eat good food- whole foods are a powerful fuel for your body and mind
Teach don’t preach- forcing your options upon others crushes creativity, but teaching your techniques to willing students facilitates creativity further
Value the Journey just as much as the destination
Don’t stress about inspiration- a little faith in the creative process can go a long way
If your project really sucks CHANGE it- don’t let pride in your work overrule pride in your project.
Pay Attention to detail- especially in art a small blemish can steal the show
Revisit lost talents- remembering a skill can be a refreshing process
People watch- human interaction is fascinating it can be fluid, painful, beautiful, and awkward, but at least it is always entertaining
Value life’s simple joys- a good cup of coffee, a shot with friends, or the silence of a heavy snowfall
Art should- showcase a talent or a creative perspective
Confidence is important- how you present your ideas have a big effect on how they are perceived
Be dynamic- do not let one singular part of your life become how you are defined
Copy your favorite- colors, angles, patterns, scale, mediums.... the combination makes it your own work
Be excited about your art- if you don’t like your art its probably isn’t very cool
Simplicity- can be stronger then you think
If you make some thing or do some thing you don’t like- remember it does not have to define you, do it better next time
Share- tell your friends about things you love, or discover new inspirations together
Always learn new things- if you are feeling bored do some thing about it. It can be as easy as trying to cook a meal you have never had before.
Start with a sketch- even if the next step looks nothing like your sketch. It gives you direction
Steal from yourself- take parts of your old projects and use them to enhance your new vision