February 27, 2010

I've been working on this brooch and some other new stuff. For some time, I couldn't be in studio. I was just reluctant, but now, knowing that deadlines are coming up, I just have to make. It's good. I feel good about working in the studio. Also, I realized I'm not as held back to use brighter colors in my pieces now.

February 26, 2010

Mark Rovner

3 timeless principles of good cause-related communication

Heart: engage your community from a place of passion and compassion. Facts matter less.

Simplicity: if you can't tell your brand story to a 9year-old it's no good.

Story: the root of all: "Millions survive without love or home, almost none in silence; the opposite of silence leads quickly to narrative, and the sound of story is the dominant sound of our lives..." Reynolds Price

February 22, 2010

Marvin Minsky

“If you understand something in only one way, then you don’t really understand it at all. The secret of what anything means to us depends on how we’ve connected it to all other things we know. Well-connected representations let you turn ideas around in your mind, to envision things from many perspectives until you find one that works for you. And that’s what we mean by thinking!”

that's why we have to love metaphors

February 21, 2010

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

February 14, 2010

February 11, 2010