The Flow of time…

Ok not really but it is time for some written genius to flow from the cavernous nexus of electrical signals and blood vessels that is my noggin of conscience…

hello planet 3 and how ya felling on this wonderful day… being a creative mind it is sometimes difficult to consistently be working on projects and have that creative juice ever presence in a big ass glass stein adorned with vistas of pac man and the foul ghosts that torment his soul(btw check out this LINK!)… so what should one do when the glass is emptie… do what i do… set up a sytem to slowly get more and more ideas into your cranium…

STEP 1!: First have a series of websites that are inspiring to you or website you visit often that give you information that gets you creative… the ones that i always view when my creative side needs a kick in the burro… i check a few heavy metal sights… metal storm, or metal reviews and catch up on my fav bands or read some reviews and listen to new music… i check faliblog.org always, because if you cant laugh then your as useless as a down jacket in the middle of summer… while on the SUN!… then i head over to ign to get my movie and gaming news… then i hit facebook to see what my pals and designer friends/professors are up to… and finally i hit up the blog scene… especially yours truly because no has even read this yet and my own writing make me laugh… and also i love typography because they inspire me as a visual creative being…

Step 2!: If it is allowed at your place of business or in the class room… get a unreasonably big set of headphones and find some music that just hits the right way… not the way that Bruce Lee would hit you or even Bruce Willis for that matter but the way Marilyn Monroe would hit you with a blown kiss from across the room… listen to something that makes you fell a little better and able to step put of your body for a while.. my personal suggestions would be Ayreon… its space/metal/love/fantasy/electronica/some mistral/epic science fiction metal opera… Dream Theater (like you dont know who they are)… Mars Volta… just because its super trippy… and Dredg… its like pop and indie rock for people who hate pop and indie rock…

Step 3!: The final is to do something different then what your use to doing… creatively speaking… example… PROFESSOR!!! LIGHTS!!! right now im making custom icons for and iphone app im helping design… i then needed to stop on those and work on a previous project… i was fine to do it but it kind of killed my flow… it was like my gloss contour going from ring to linear except the curve made a right angle on the left… in other words it declined… so what was i to do… i did the basic work for the project but now i felt a little lost and didnt know what to do… because i create digital peices on a dail basis i did something that i normall wouldn’t do… i did 2 differtn things actually… the first is i sketched… i broke out Ye old sketch book… actually called ye old sketch book…

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and inside ye old sketch book i sketched… you know stuff like guns and dragons depictions of metal and the love of epic and hand done typography… the second other form of art making that i partook in was what your reading right now… after i blog in the fasion that i do… you know ranting/bitching/moaning/swearing/not-swearing/being incoherent/spelling stuff right/spelling stuff wrong… if fell inspired to do something creative…

If this helped then yay… if not… you still read it so i win no matter what you say… long live the fantasy… and fellow warriors of Design… fight papyrus!!!

p.s. – Shame on you Lamb of God… brutal music… lame typeface…

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