There’s never enough creative inspiration. At least in my life, it’s a constant journey to find more and more. These round-ups of Sunday stuff curated by another Dana who is a genius are a way to take so much wonder and magic stumbled upon during the week and make it easy to find and simple to share!
I will kick this round-up off with two bits of creative inspiration that have me excited.
1. Kristina Webb, young Australian artist with big, colorful talent is one big one. You can explore her work HERE.
2. The next is Periscope!!! I’ve decided to give live streaming a whirl and make a video every day this month. My right arm is injured, still, so I’ll have to figure out how to cleverly film layer today.
The Cash Camp is coming soon, so it’s on my mind to have you swimming in creative abundance!!! The theme of the month is holistic abundance habits: everything from natural sleep remedies to flower essences, EFT I’ve just learned and books to read … all geared toward learning to tap into creativity in simple, natural, non-toxic ways. I’m thetaoofdana if you want to follow along!
Now… let’s get into some mind-bending design and much more for the week!
I’ve stumbled upon a few design sites and videos this week. Each of them made me go “Wow!” and take a step back. I love when I find art and learning that makes me do a double take.
(a sculpture that literally sits on an ant’s forehead)
Never would I have imagined anything like this would be created. Artist Jonty Hurwitz tackles the art vs. perception vs. science relationship and shows us just how technology and art interplay on a microscopic level…right HERE.
I am not a video game player, so I never considered what went into the design and creative process. However, I stumbled upon THIS article that made me take a step back. Super Mario Brothers used to be designed on graph paper with each level drawn out. That’s a tremendous amount of work and detail! Part of me wants to play the game just to see the final iteration of the design process.
THIS woman is amazing. Eva Zeisel was “a maker of things” for over 75 years and her work is featured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the British Museum and many more. In this video (from 2001) she discusses how she can continue to design “without drying up”. This woman led an astounding life that held no boundaries, she has been described as a contrarian and she most certainly was. At one point in her life she was thrown in a Russian prison, she created while there – writing poetry. She shows that the human spirit can find beauty and create in every circumstance and she has opened my eyes wider and changed my views. So I say thank you to Eva.
Here is the article Why Drawing Is The Most Important Thing You Can Do and I think it hits home. It expands your mind, makes you sharper, and more open to the world around you. Please read and then pick up a marker and go for it.
Perfectionism vs. Writing right HERE and we all should write a little more each day.
I’ve been exploring new topics and researching old ones via podcasts. It helps me break my mind out of it’s shell and challenge stale ways of thinking. I’m loving the Unmistakable Creative podcasts for creativity.
& I am blown away by THIS designers take on fashion drawings. Each of them highlight the background behind it. It’s very fun and beautiful.
Take care and have a great week.
All the best,
Dana D. is a perpetually curious professional life student, domestic engineer, and astronautical engineer by degree. She loves to explore new neighborhoods, museums, meet people, and pet strange dogs. She believes that all miracles are huge and that you never know what the day will bring – so be positive, happy, and grateful.