November 2, 2014 § Leave a comment
July 28, 2014 § Leave a comment
In a workplace, a group of individuals come together to co-create something that is going to make a difference. Co-creation allows us to learn, contribute and grow collectively as a company. An ideal work environment is like a well oiled machine. Everyone has their own part in the team. Its fun to trust! Trust my co-workers and them being able to trust me. We push each other to be better. We try to bring our best self to the table and enable the group to bring theirs. When the group dynamic works well, everyone is more than productive. Productive, because we have fun while working. Productive, because we are creating value in what we do. Our product is worthwhile, meaningful and will be a benefit to others. We are co-operative components, coming together to co-create something larger than ourself, that will help others.
My work brings me joy.
And I am excited to go to work everyday.
May 29, 2014 § Leave a comment
10 years ago, The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher was published, a seminal book contemplating the differences between pictures as words (and vice versa), the pleasing incongruities and “serious science” behind perception, process and the imagination that fills in the gaps.
The passage that follows is taken from the book relating to a few of Fletcher’s original materials, but they are just a minuscule cross-section of the prolific references – a personal compendium of visual language. The late, very great graphic designer could draw literally, rationally and metaphorically on the history of all humanized communication to excellent effect, one such quote from Goethe used by Fletcher states quite appropriately: “He who cannot draw on three thousand years is living from hand to mouth.’”
“As his most famous statement had it, Klee took a line for a walk. It snaked, looped, wandered off, and turned back on itself as it made its fitful journey through the worlds of his invention. A line can run dead straight, be wildly crooked, nervously wobbly, make sensuous curves or aggressive angles. It can meander, wander, track or trace. Be a scribble, doodle, scratch, hatched, dashed, dribbled or trickled. It can be precise or fuzzy, hard or soft, firm or gentle, thin or thick. It can be smudged, smeared, erased – or just fade away. You can push a line, drag it, manipulate and manoeuvre it, make it delineate, accentuate, attenuate, emphasize. A line may be imperious or modest, authoritative or servile, brutal or seductive, passive or active, weak or strong, thick or thin. A line is born, and dies, in a point.” (Frank N. Furter, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 1975)
April 22, 2014 § Leave a comment
This is re-blogged from my very good friend Payal Patel’s blog
Truth is that I write with all my insecurities lurking nearby. What if I offend somebody? What if I have nothing to say? What if I say TOO much? What if I am not interesting enough? What if I am not real enough? What if I am TOO real? What if I am not moral enough? What if I am TOO moral? What if ….. ….? What if not … ….. …. ?? STOP!!! EXCUSUES, EXCUSES, EXCUSES!!! How in the world will you ever accomplish anything if the only thing you come up with is ……….. excuses! Aren’t you angry enough? Aren’t you tired? Aren’t you ‘tired of being sick and tired’? … Aren’t you tired of hearing the phase coming out of your mouth …. or worse …. hearing it from others and believing that it applies to you?
To the SAD and pathetic world of ‘what ifs’ and dreams that will NEVER in a million years come true… Unless of course you decide to actually ‘DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!
FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD FAITH Unless you decide to make a move, don’t just expect things to fall out of sky.