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Creative every day

Brock Davis

Brock Davis on MN Orig­i­nal

The ques­tion authors are asked most often is, “Where do you get your ideas?” And many authors would answer that get­ting ideas is not a prob­lem.

As a graph­ic design­er, I get ideas when my eyes are open and when my eyes are shut. I see col­or, type, focal points, neg­a­tive space, tex­ture, shad­ow, line … wher­ev­er I look. At night, I dream of type­faces. Col­or cre­ates mean­ing. Ideas are not a prob­lem.

I recent­ly watched MN Orig­i­nal, a tele­vi­sion show about cre­ative arts pro­duced by the Min­neso­ta PBS sta­tion, TPT2. They fea­tured Brock Davis, a graph­ic design­er, art direc­tor, and illus­tra­tor who has set him­self a chal­lenge to Make Some­thing Cre­ative Every Day. You can watch his seg­ment on the MN Orig­i­nal web­site. Then vis­it his web­site to look at what he has cre­at­ed. He swears he does­n’t use Pho­to­shop to cre­ate this art. His self-por­trait near the bath­tub drain was done with a tooth­pick.

How about you? Could you Make Some­thing Cre­ative Every Day? Where would you get your ideas?

Adden­dum: Here’s anoth­er way to be cre­ative. And this fel­low does­n’t whine about not hav­ing enough time. Take a look at Minas Tirith (Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien) made out of match­sticks.

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