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Old September 11th, 2011, 05:11 PM   #51
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Old September 11th, 2011, 05:14 PM   #52
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My friend Danno Drouin posted this on Facebook:




" (This is a quote from Harry Crews, my interjections are in brackets.)

The truth is simple, and it is this. The world has a way it wants people to live - go to work, come home, TV the night away, sleep, and do it all again. Try to step outside of the mold and achieve something, and it's going to cost you. Call it what you want. The beat life, the hipster life, the artist's life, the writer's life, the musician's life, creative living, hustling, living on your wits. A lot of people just call it FREEDOM. (I know I do). Some people believe anything is better than wages. (IE. happiness). It's all the same .

It's the big gamble, where you stake your whole life on your talent. (what have you got to loose). Some people say its a suckers bet; that there's one born every minute and you came along at the right time. Better to grab that steady paycheck they think, be responsible (gonna need a definition of this one), get in line and hold onto your place. And...there's something to be said for that, especially when you've staked it all on your talents and you reach the age when the 20 years - and - out crowd are beginning to retire with pensions and you're still hustling around, sweating the rent.But... there's a lot to be said for following your heart.The motives for living outside the lines are as varied as the people trying to do so.
I'm not talking about people too lazy to work or trust-fund babies who take up some creative endeavor with so much financial backing that they can't fail. There is plenty of both crapping up the landscape.
I am talking about people with a passion and a drive in their lives (you know who you are, and I love you all) that is so big it doesn't leave time for a job. People who are carrying something in their hearts that's so powerful that they HAVE to do it, no matter what the consequences. And the consequences can be severe. (man, could I ever tell you stories).
But... so can the rewards. People who knife through life on their own terms often reap huge payoffs (more stories to tell, hehe) Even small accomplishments count. When you make something that was never there before, create something without having to ask permission, its valuable beyond money. (I will repeat this, because this line is, in essence, what its all about) When you make something that was never there before, create something without having to ask permission, its valuable beyond money.

To put a fine point on it, I know people all along the spectrum who live outside the normal life. A few who gambled and found real stardom, a few who rolled the dice and crapped out immediately , and many more who found some middle ground to occupy. Outside all the normal human mistakes we all make and would like to undo, I don't think any of them, if they could rewind their lives and play it all over again, would change a thing. (I for one, would not).

This is a salute to everyone who steps outside the lines and creates anything. The world does not want you to do it until you make something they like - then...they'll be all over you. Don't keep them waiting."






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Interesting timing. I needed to hear that
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Me too. Almost done with my K-12 art cert. and right now it is HELL! 9 weeks to go!
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I thought that you were already certifiable....
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Old September 19th, 2011, 11:25 AM   #56
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Do what you love:
http://www.ted.com/talks/gary_vayner...o_excuses.html

Live before you Die:
http://www.ted.com/talks/steve_jobs_...e_you_die.html
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Old September 19th, 2011, 01:13 PM   #57
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I am so glad I get to do what I love each and any day of my life besides just living and taking up space

and that is being able to do what I WANT to do, making whatever I want to make


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Old September 27th, 2011, 08:57 AM   #58
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Craig Frazer on Self Promotion.
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Old September 27th, 2011, 10:22 AM   #59
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Old September 29th, 2011, 07:51 PM   #60
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Creative Elegance by Matthew E. May

How to be Creative by Hugh MacLeod
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Old September 30th, 2011, 12:21 PM   #61
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14 Ways to Get Breakthrough Ideas
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A Manifesto for Mavericks
By William Taylor and Polly LaBarre

Unwealthy Habits
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Cherry Bombs: A Supplemental Kit to Radical Careering
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25 Ways to Distinguish Yourself
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Hey Unk the last page of links dont seem to connect,
I absolutly love this thread. Thanks.
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Those are PDFs, some will take a while to load.
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Those are PDFs, some will take a while to load.
I can't get the first 3 links to open, a PDF page opens and then I get a message that opens up saying this

"Big red circle with an X in it" followed by this message
Access violation at address 00695EAF in module 'PDFvista.exe'. Read of address 00008.

You can only click the "OK" button or X it out, I left each of the 3 PDF windows open for at least 30 minutes or more and nothing loaded or opened in the PDF window

The rest of them open purty fast, I have saved them all hoping the 3 that don't open now may open in the future like maybe after an update to the computer

I also like this thread too, it has some very good information and it also helps me with different ideas and such

One quick ? I have is - How can you get a PDF program so you can make PDF files or update or modify some that need changes?

I have not tried to google anything yet, but I will see what I can find after I do a bit of searching, or is it a program you need to buy? If they have a basic program that is free I'd even settle for that

Sorry for hi-jacking, and Thank you very much Unkl for all the links and stuff you have posted, I find most of them very interesting



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Rework: A Better, Easier Way To Succeed In Business
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Old October 6th, 2011, 06:42 AM   #67
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A few thoughts from the late Steve Jobs:





"You can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path."


“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else's life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

“I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.”

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon
is the most important tool I've ever
encountered to help me make the
big choices in life. Because almost everything
-- all external expectations, all pride,
all fear of embarrassment or failure -
these things just fall away in the face of death
leaving only what is truly important.
Remembering that you are going to die
is the best way I know to avoid the trap
of thinking you have something to lose.
You are already naked.
There is no reason not to follow your heart. ...
Stay hungry.
Stay foolish."

"Your work is going to fill
a large part of your life,
and the only way to be
truly satisfied is to do
what you believe is great work.
And the only way to do great work
is to love what you do…
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http://youtu.be/dX9GTUMh490

"Here's to the crazy ones.
The misfits. The rebels.
The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.

They're not fond of rules, and they
have no respect for the status quo.

You can quote them, disagree with them,
glorify and vilify them.
About the only thing you can't do
is ignore them;
because they change things.

They push the human race forward.
And while some may see them as crazy,
we see genius.

Because the people who are crazy
enough to think they can change
the world, are the ones who do."
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From Cole Foster's shop:

Good Design: Simple solution to a complex problem
Bad Design: Complex solution to a simple problem.
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"One common occurrence I have seen over the past few years is how undervalued innovation, and creativity are within education, and in many cases higher education. It shows when new students come into design. I can see the hesitation, the fright of creating on a blank piece of paper, turning it into a work of art. Some are afraid that they will do a "bad drawing", others seem to be hindered by the fear of making a mistake. Others are just not used to the freedom of expression and creativity. How is this? We are a nation of inventors, of creatives, or putting people on the moon...... (or at least we were)
Slowly (and really I do not have much to do with this), the students re-learn what it is like to be a child. To not care about making mistakes, to not care about what others will think, to be creative and innovative again. Because lets face it, every child is an artist, and inventor, a singer, playwright, a builder of new worlds (and in some cases hotrods and motorcycles). I truly believe that the traditional educational system takes brilliant minds and makes them too often conform to a grade system that is based exclusively on repetition and memorization."


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