This really sums it all up: Ricky and Doris

Today I’d like to share this fantastic video which pretty much sums up all of the things I have been trying to say about finding your passion. I love the way Ricky describes himself as a musician and puppeteer who just happens to do other work on the side. His puppets are awesome and he’s bought such joy to the people around him. Enjoy!

 

 

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Natural wonders

A friend shared this lovely story about a Tasmanian women who spends her time painstakingly transforming ugly Bratz dolls into beautiful natural looking creatures. The amount of work involved is considerable but the results are truly wonderful. I hope you enjoy this short video.

Slow motion beauty

A friend at work has been working on a slow motion video showing the construction of a house over the course of a day. The aim is to show how quickly and easily work can be completed if you use the proper equipment and plan your project. It’s a great way to explain something without words and it really works. It got me thinking about other ways that slow motion video can be used to explore interesting ideas.

This example by Dennis Hylnsky is a lovely example of what can be done with a simple idea and some time and patience.

I especially like the fact that Dennis has explained how he created this short film, including the precise techniques that he used. There’s something really mesmerising about this video. It’s very peaceful.

Blogging challenge: day thirty

Creativity comes in many forms. Today I’d like to feature the work of Anjaner Iyer from Auckland, New Zealand.

Anjaner’s mission is to create images for untranslatable words, so in essence she has turned an idea into a fascinating project. This is a wonderful example of someone who has decided to set themselves a challenge in order to stimulate ideas and do actual work. Check it out!

Untranslatable words

Untranslatable words

 

Blogging challenge: day twenty-six

I never cease to be amazed at the many ways that people find to express their creativity. Today I’d like to feature the work of a true artist who works on one of the tiniest canvases available – finger nails.

Susi Kenna’s work is truly extraordinary. Each set of nails takes about five hours to create.

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If you have an artistic streak and a steady hand this could be a good way for you to unleash your inner creative. You can learn for free by enrolling in thisĀ online course.

Who knows, perhaps you might discover a whole new world of art at your fingertips.

Blogging challenge: day twenty two

Looking for inspiration? You don’t need much money to be creative – just a few ideas and a bit of time to spare. So what’s stopping you? Maybe you just need some other people to work with to create something clever and interesting.

Here’s a short animated film that expresses a range of ideas about food choices in an amusing and provocative way. I especially like the talking strawberries. The chickens are just plain cheeky and a bit gruesome.

Check it out…

 

Blogging challenge: day twenty-one

I’ve been out tonight to see the lovely Wes Anderson movie, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’. What a delight it was. A wonderful combination of humour, pathos and amazing attention to detail.

I read an interesting article aboutĀ Annie Atkins, who designed all the graphics for the film. I don’t think that many people realise just how much effort goes into the design of a film. It’s a whole fascinating area of work, and Anne’s creativity is very evident in the film. Every little detail has been given the utmost care and attention. I admit to being a little bit envious of her talent, but I remind myself that she has obviously worked hard at her craft.

You can see more of her work here.