There were periods of time when I would be stuck in a rut. I’m sure that every guitar player has at some point “hit a brick wall”. It’s really frustrating. Some people spend long periods of time playing the same things and not evolving. This can be very demotivating and lead people to enter a long hiatus or, worse, quit playing the instrument with no intention of “getting back on the saddle”. I’m part of the first category and I can give you some tips on how to avoid that darn rut.
We don’t know what the formula for creativity is but we sure can take a stab at it. In this article we explore some of the known ways to being truly original.
From parting with children and the effects of cold coffee, to giving birth and the up-side of napping in class, the conversation began to unfold as I delved deeper into the inner-workings of the artist known as Lailo.
From the prehistoric cave paintings of our Palaeolithic ancestors to the provocative graffiti of contemporary artists like the UK’s elusive ‘Banksy’, art has given people a means by which to escape the often harsh, realities of their everyday lives since time in memoriam.
Have you ever wondered why children are so creative and imaginative? It’s because they lack a trait that many adults have, unfortunately, grown into. It’s known as fixedness.
It’s been too long since my last post on this subject. I have 3 or 4 lined up but have not had the time to dig into them. I thought I would get back into it with a post on how to make concrete planters.
Have you ever been watching a movie and thought to yourself, ‘How did they so effectively create that character?’ or ‘where did they get the idea for that special effects makeup?’. I think it is safe to say that we all have at one time or another; but did you ever expect to get an in-depth answer to either of those once rhetorical questions? Now you can!
As promised, here are some photos of some of the concrete water fountain features I have in mind.
Symphony Nova Scotia’s special sci-fi concert that Hallowe’en evening was hosted by John Rhys-Davies, a Welsh actor who played Gimli the dwarf in the film trilogy “The Lord of the Rings”, and our author George Burden had the chance to meet him!
When I pour concrete shapes, I will often use a Styrofoam block to form the cavity. Cutting Styrofoam cleanly is not easy. Based on a few designs I saw on YouTube, I made a hot wire cutter that does indeed cut like a hot knife through butter!