“I was into films that were really well art directed. Stylized, Kubrick-esque films where everything, each scene was completely on point. That led to falling in love with gallery spaces. I would take complete days just to gallery hop. It was like church, kind of. Soon everyone was asking me to do the sets and art direction for their films, because no other students were focused on that. I became the go-to.....There’s always that level of relatability juxtaposed with luxury. Something that’s really well done, but there’s something punk about it, something to throw it off. You have to add elements that clash.”- @dozie.kanu via @tmagazine Photography by @jda.usa for @interviewmag #germany#creativephilosophy#doziekanu
MakeDo! I attended a book talk for @luvvie book last night and left feeling motivated as I work on my first book: About Making Do: How to Inspire Creativity and Empower Community. I'm even more passionate about my creative philosophy Making Do which essentially is using what you have around you to innovate and live a purposeful life. This has been ingrained in my own cultural DNA. We all make do everyday in some way. It's evolutionary and revolutionary. My mission as a social designer/maker/doer is to design spaces and opportunities that spark creativity, make unlikely connections and raise the voice of the little guy, gal and folk. Photo via @nmaahc which opens officially to the public tomorrow. #MakeDo#creativephilosophy#thegeneralstoreinc#aboutmakingdo#usewhatyougot#fridayfeeling#intentions#luuvie#imjudgingyou
iMarvel. Yes, I do.
I appreciate the geniuses, the change makers and the dreamweavers out there in the world. I acknowledge the community of people who create and reform what is.
Did you know the word "genius" used to mean "attendant spirit present from one's birth, innate ability or inclination" arising from the belief that god (whatever you believe that to be) works through us. This concept inspires the idea that we are a vehicle. We are a vessel. We are a beautiful means for creativity to evolve. And this is humbling.
I like to believe that any one of us, can open up to this flow. I urge you all to find your flow. Find the ideas that drive you and act through those.
#iMarvel because I also acknowledge that one's creativity is a culmination of internal forces - experiences, knowledge, skills and mastery - and external forces - sensory stimuli, communication and inspiration - coming together in new and wonderful ways. No man is an island, and no idea is completely original in the grand scheme of things.
Paper + water + white glue + persistence.
For anyone who thinks I use a complex recipe to make paper pulp or strip style mache. #Nope
I've been doing this for years, and my approach is simple recipe, fancy finish. Find my detailed pulp procedure on an old post (because it hasn't changed) on my blog, lol. Link below.
*eta: these are paper pulp shapes, post sanding, using a cheap palm sander and my reliable dremel. The pulp dries lightweight, rock hard, and sandable.