Create Art & History

Our team is adopting a new philosophy that we feel is very audacious: “Every Day is a Chance to Create Art & History”. Sunday does not happen on Sunday, it happens Monday through Saturday. We create and work every day for the chance to share our art on Sunday. A chance to help communicate a…

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7 Good Things To Do With Bad Ideas

Photo Props No one has ONLY good ideas. Stop buying that lie. We all have ideas; some of them are good and some are bad – that’s life. Accept it. We must avoid the temptation to become “idea snobs”. Even bad ideas have potential and a place in our creative process. Every idea deserves the…

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  Who does not love a start? Starts are full of energy, ideas, hope and optimism. Starting is invigorating. But, what happens when we lose the adrenaline from the start? For ideas to be successful, we have to not only be great starters, but effective finishers. Finishing ideas takes longevity. Longevity is birthed out of…

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Ideas Need Conviction

What are you convictions? An interesting article has emerged via CNN about the necessity of conviction in the creative process. Creativity without conviction rarely is successful. As a creative class, we are full of ideas and wonder. We love the challenge of creating. But, how much conviction do we feel about seeing our ideas come…

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Open

Be Open. Every Sunday, people are coming and looking for a connection. In order to make that connection, we have to be open. Open to differences. Open to people who don’t think like us. Open to people who don’t look like us. Open to people who don’t sound like us. Open to a great day….

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The Dance. The Need For Failure In Our Creativity

Photo Props Corporations/organizations are desperate for truly creative people to step forward and inspire innovation. Corporations and organizations are desperate for truly creative people to step forward and inspire innovation. The WSJ recently ran a post journaling the ways innovation is being embraced in corporate America. For all the creative space corporate America is yielding,…

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The Cost Of Loving Comfort

In his book “The Accidental Creative”, Todd Henry is quoted as saying: “The Love Of Comfort Is Frequently The Enemy Of Greatness.” I could not agree more. Comfort allows us to get lazy. When we are comfortable, it makes it very hard for us to find that hunger that once drove us. A major part…

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Rules Of Improv

Working in creative environments is a lot like doing improv. The best improv artists have the ability to adapt, morph and work the curves that are thrown at them everyday. In her book, Bossy Pants, Tina Fey talks about the 4 rules of improv. It is amazing how much these same rules apply to our…

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The Most Important Question We Can Ask

There is one question that we – as creative and communication teams – should be obsessed with: “WHY?” Why do we do what we do? Why have we always done things this way? Why have we not tried doing things different? Why not? Why? A simple four character question that changes everything. Why is challenging…

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Fear and the path to great art.

Photo Props: The most powerful weapon that will keep us from achieving all God has intended for us isĀ FEAR. Fear cripples our creative community. Fear is a monster who’s shadow is far bigger than her actual size. Fear speaks through the small voices that sound like thunder and prey on our past all the while…

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Go Beyond!

Most creative people are working in really high-pace environments that are not playgrounds for our best ideas. We have a creative capacity far beyond what we engage in every day – our potential. The irony is, our best and most inventive opportunities exist beyond what we are used to…beyond what we know…far beyond our status…

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