Collaborative circles and creative work – quotes (chapter 1)

quotes from, Collaborative circles friendship dynamics and creative work by Michael P Farrell Chapter 1 – Collaborative circles and creative work (Text to speech dictating/ refer to actual text for accuracy) A collaborative circle combines the dynamics of the friendship group and a worker. At the course a set of friends who, over a period…

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Group Genius (quotes)

Sawyer, K. (2008). Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration. Basic Books. (Text to speech dictating/ refer to actual text for accuracy) Part one: the collaborative team The power of collaboration The loan genius is a myth; instead, it’s group genius that generates breakthrough innovation. Collaboration derives creativity because innovation always emerges from a series…

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Star Gazing in the Mist

The June 2015 calendar art image is inspired by a recent trip I took, visiting friends who live in the mountains outside of San Francisco. The wildflowers were in bloom, the dogs were in heaven. Even wild horses wondered around the countryside in this magical place. I hope you enjoy the image this month. Click on…

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How does new technology change the movie experience?

I enjoy movies at the theatre. I enjoy movies at home. I enjoy mobile streaming devices that allow me to defy limitations of time and space in a custom and participatory way–unlike the passive simultaneous group viewing in a traditional movie or home theatre environment. Regarding the question of how new technology has impacted the moving image…

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Sketching Landscapes Adobe Sketch vs Paper by 53

This weekend I went out into nature, visited an amazing natural hot springs, and did some nature sketching. These days I mostly sketch on my iPad and I’ve been using primarily a few basic drawing apps. I switch between Adobe Sketch and Paper by 53. The neat thing is that the companies keep improving the…

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The Grey Muses and The Complex Nature of Inspiration

The Greys are gathering to create a new temple. Their community lives all over the world, and knowing what pattern to look for is key in identifying the members. This paper looks at visionary artists Alex and Allyson Grey and presents a pattern for connecting with creative inspiration through the lens of depth psychology concepts.…

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3 Jaguar Goddess with Gate Guardians – Final Painting

The jaguar is representative of power, ferocity, and valor; he is the embodiment of aggressiveness.  For some, the jaguar represents the power to face one’s fears, or to confront one’s enemies.  The jaguar transformed into gate guardian of the shadow underworld in my painting. Photo of me below with the entrance of Pura Taman Ayuni temple. “Bedogol…

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real vs imaginary

I like to draw and to paint and that means I look to see real and also imaginary things. The journey in my relationship to this aspect, how I feel about art, in my life has changed over the years. Classes at Pacifica are adding new concepts and ways of thinking that expand, enliven and add…

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