A recent project featuring a deck with a view.
Pardon its dog-eared appearance but that's the way it goes for a book which has traveled hundreds of miles, had coffee spilled on it, and been underlined more times than we can count.
Why is it a great business book for a high aspiring business and organization? Friedman takes you behind the scenes, out into the open office, meeting spaces and into the board room
What do you do to cultivate your creative design capabilities? Practicing architecture, art, photography, graphic design means just that, practice and training.
So practice means doing and sometimes practices means playing.
One of the things we do is play with rocks and creat impromptu compositions. We do so to quickly iterate an idea and test it. We look to create balance, variety and visual interest while creating a point of focus.
Sometimes we photograph these ideas. Other times we just play. Setting up a layout again and again. Admiring each for a moment, then rearranging them. Over and over again. This is practicing how to compose, to see and to self-critique.
Sometimes these arrangements make it to a painting. Here's one such example from a few years ago. That day the sun shone really low providing illuminating side light to the stones and the green sea glass. It caught our eye as a metaphor for the passion of creativity emanating an inner light which models how it feels creatively from within. Kind of warm inside, glowing and knowing we call it!
Do you practice like this to hone your creative eye and hands? What do you do? Please share!
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