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The Life of Walt Disney — Infographic

The Life of Walt Disney

Fifty years ago today, we lost one of the greatest creative minds the world has ever known — Walt Disney.  From his humble beginnings as a doodler in Marceline to the head of a multifacted media and entertainment empire, “Uncle Walt” could seemingly do it all.  “If you can dream it, you can do it” was one of his favorite quotes and one that I always have believed in, no matter how tough things have become.  Today’s infographic takes a brief look at the early career, and later highlights of this brilliant man.  [VIA]

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Posted by on December 15, 2016 in Infographics

 

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Breaking Your Creative Block — Infographic

Breaking Your Creative Block

No matter what it is you are trying to do — write, draw, paint, engineer — at one time or another you’ve encountered a little mind block.  Don’t worry though, they are very easy to overcome (even if it doesn’t happen as fast as we would like sometimes).  The folks at Creative Market have come up with a wonderful infographic to give you 40 ideas to try and help you overcome whatever mental block you are having and get back to creating all your wonderful things.  [VIA]

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Posted by on December 6, 2016 in Infographics

 

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Creative Routines – Infographic

Creative Routines

We often wonder how some of the most successful and prolific people in the world can do all that they do in 24 hours.  We have those same hours in which to work, play, exercise, and sleep, but what makes them different?  Oftentimes it’s their daily routine.  Today’s infographic takes a look at the average daily routine for some of history’s most creative writers, scientists, and composers to see just how they were able to accomplish what they did in a day.

Included in the graphic are:

Gustave Flaubert
Ludwig Van Beethoven
W.A. Mozart
Thomas Mann
Sigmund Freud
Immanuel Kant
Maya Angelou
John Milton
Honore de Balzac
Victor Hugo
Charles Dickens
W.H. Auden
Charles Darwin
P.I. Tchaikovsky
Le Corbusier
Benjamin Franklin

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Posted by on April 30, 2014 in Infographics

 

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How to Be More Creative – Infographic

How to Be More Creative

With the New Year coming, there is a tendency to create new Resolutions and reflect on the old.  One of mine is to always try to be more creative, whether it be in making things, being crafty, or writing.  I can never seem to find the right inspiration or focus, however.  Today’s infographic helps give you some ideas on how to focus and get on track.. Let those creative juices flow!!  [VIA]

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Posted by on December 19, 2013 in Infographics

 

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Video of the Day – 5/8/13 (Fan Art: An Explosion of Creativity)

Daily Video — “Fan Art: An Explosion of Creativity

Today’s video from the PBS Off Book series takes you through the concept of fan art — where artists take established characters from TV, movies, video games, cartoons, etc. and either create their own visual pieces of fiction that includes those characters in new or unique situations.  Learn how many artists got their start drawing fan art or writing fan fiction and how it provides a very unique and creative outlet for them that is also accessible to the masses.  It is interesting to see what is the evolution of a subculture among artists and fans of the subjects as well as some of the unique pieces and “mash-ups” created.

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Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Daily Video

 

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Video of the Day – 5/3/13 (The Art of Creative Coding)

Daily Video — “The Art of Creative Coding

From PBS Off Book, learn about computer coding and programming from an artistic point of view.  Many artists are now emerging with very creative ideas, designs, and applications for computer programming and coding.  Today’s video walks you through a few of the programming platforms they use and the applications and artwo0rk that has been created using them.

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Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Daily Video

 

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Video of the Day – 4/2/14 (Animated GIFs: The Birth of a Medium)

Daily Video — “Animated GIFs: The Birth of a Medium

From PBS, learn the history of the .gif file format and how it is quickly becoming a new online art form driven by social media sites.  Moving from the pixellated images of the late 1980s to modern cinemagraphs, see how thee files are being used by artists and not just for dancing babies and cats anymore!

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Posted by on April 2, 2013 in Daily Video

 

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