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Words of Wisdom

Posted in Random on June 2, 2009 by alteredlines

I got this from Sean Woolsey’s Site. I highly recommend you checking his stuff out. He’s pretty ill.

1. Allow events to change you. You have to be willing to grow. Growth is different from something that happens to you. You produce it. You live it. The prerequisites for growth: the openness to experience events and
the willingness to be changed by them.

2. Forget about good. Good is a known quantity. Good is what we all agree on. Growth is not necessarily good. Growth is an exploration of unlit recesses that may or may not yield to our research. As long as you stick to
good you’ll never have real growth.

3. Process is more important than outcome. When the outcome drives the process we will only ever go to where we’ve already been. If process drives outcome we may not know where we’re going,
but we will know we want to be there.

4. Love your experiments (as you would an ugly child). Joy is the engine of growth. Exploit the liberty in casting your work as beautiful experiments, iterations, attempts, trials, and errors. Take the long view and allow yourself the fun of failure every day.

5. Go deep. The deeper you go the more likely you will discover
something of value.

6. Capture accidents. The wrong answer is the right answer in search of a different question. Collect wrong answers as part of the process. Ask different questions.

7. Study. A studio is a place of study. Use the necessity of production as an excuse to study. Everyone will benefit.

8. Drift. Allow yourself to wander aimlessly. Explore adjacencies. Lack judgment. Postpone criticism.

9. Begin anywhere. John Cage tells us that not knowing where to begin is a common form of paralysis. His advice: begin anywhere.

10. Everyone is a leader. Growth happens. Whenever it does, allow it to emerge. Learn to follow when it makes sense. Let anyone lead.
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Let’s Go BRUINS!!!

Posted in Random with tags , , , , , , , on May 14, 2009 by alteredlines

da dah dun da da da

Win or Lose.

Win or Lose.

Game 7 is tonight!!! Hope to hear alot of WOOOOO’s!

BOOOOOOOM! – Project #7

Posted in Random with tags , , , on March 25, 2009 by alteredlines

Jeff Hamada over at has another cool project going on. Hopefully I’ll be able to find the time to get something together, but 2 minutes is hard to find with a little one running around… I know, I know the time I’m spending to write this up could have been used to participate in the project, but hey then all ya’ll wouldn’t know about it. (Unless you read it on Boooooom yourself) Besides I’d rather make excuses for not doing things. Take responsibility for my actions? Please! Have we learned nothing from today’s scociety? LOL!

So anyway, here’s the instructions for Project #7. Alter a magazine cover! Find a magazine cover (a person’s face is a great starting point). Alter the image using pen, pencils, paint, scissors, whatever! Take a photo of your creation! No digital work – get off your computer!
Since I’m blogging about this kinda late, there’s been a bunch of submissions already.

Here’s a few that I was digging.

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If I could only…

Posted in Random on September 13, 2008 by alteredlines

be this awesome.

I love this cover! If anyone knows where I can get a copy, I’d love to learn how to be that cool, I mean awesome!

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