August 6, 2014

Ira Glass quote from Goodreads

It is helpful to reminded that doing creative work can be challenging.  Here is a quote that I find encouraging from Ira Glass which is posted […]
May 28, 2013

Design Ideas on Napkin Sketches

Design ideas don’t always start with a neat and tidy drawing.  Take a look at these images of preliminary plan ideas.  I call this visual thinking.  […]
April 15, 2013

Penny Newell's Doodling and Process Poem

Really, doodling and poetry? Yes, this image above is a Process Poem by Penny Newell.  As you know, I am a big fan of using doodling […]
February 25, 2013

Michael Graves and Hand Drawing

I have always been a big fan of Michael Graves (b. 1934) who is an American architect and designer of universal products.  I had the opportunity […]
November 26, 2012

Designing a Built In Cabinet

I enjoy challenging myself to visually solve design challenges using my drawing skills.  This challenge was to design a built in cabinet to accommodate a student […]
October 8, 2012

Visual notes by Charles Eames

I was excited to find this image that illustrates the design process of Charles Eames.  This was originally used in a design article written by him. […]
September 27, 2012

Austin Kleon Visual Thinking for Writers

I just discovered Austin Kleon who is a writer and artist from Austin, Texas.  I am especially interested to see that he is an author who […]
September 24, 2012

Frank Gehry's Creative Steps

I am fascinated with the creative process and how ideas are started and developed.  Frank Gehry  starts his design process with a conceptual sketch, he then […]
August 13, 2012

Play as a Creative Strategy Video

Here is another video clip with a creative strategy that I made several years ago.  Unreasonable expectations can become a huge stumbling block when learning a […]
August 9, 2012

Creative Strategy: Using the Sketchbook

One of the best tools for creating successful art pieces is to use your sketchbook as a preliminary planning stage.  Here is an opportunity for you […]
August 2, 2012

Creative Changes Video

Several years ago I was challenged by my college to create a series of video clips. This one recognizes the importance of being flexible with the […]
July 26, 2012

Your Creative Brain

“Your Creative Brain Seven Steps to Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in your Life” is the latest book that has me all jazzed up about the […]
May 31, 2012

The Doodle Revolution with Sunni Brown

Here is  Sunni Brown, who is putting the DO back into doodling.  She is proving that creative problem solving has better results when ideas are doodled. […]
May 21, 2012

Visual Thinking for Business with Dan Roam

Wow, Dan Roam is a visual problem solving consultant, what a great job.  He is working with companies to utilize visual communication for problem solving and […]
May 6, 2012

Doodling in the Conference Room

Doodling is moving into the corporate world!  Here is a link to an article in The Wall Street Journal by Rachel Emma Silverman talking about “putting […]
March 2, 2012

Learning a skill or having a talent?

I have just discovered Marvin Barter, ED.D.  He has a great ideas on  Motivating Non-Drawing Students.  Here is part of his article titled “De-mythologizing talent and […]
February 17, 2012

Julia Cameron

Julia Cameron holds my hand as I travel on my creative journey.  I first became familiar with her point of view after reading “The Artist Way” […]
February 8, 2012

Playing in the Work Zone

Are you working on a task that needs a unique, creative solution? Try taking the kindergarteners’ approach, playing around with it. Yes, when you are relaxed […]
January 20, 2012

Hand Drawing on an iPAD

Yes!  Adobe Ideas has become my new medium for exploring hand drawing. The Adobe Ideas app provides an opportunity to hand draw images or draw on […]
January 18, 2012

Moving through Creative Stumbling Blocks

Do you get stuck when you are practicing your drawing or playing around with a project and it doesn’t look  like you want it to?  Do […]
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