Sunday, October 31, 2010

I'm Sorry, What Was The Question?

Questions enable us to make changes in life, to devise new and better answers. They carve into what has been conventional wisdom in order to come up with answers that allow us to move ahead with greater wisdom and fewer problems. 

But have you ever gotten yourself into a quandary regarding an issue and found yourself mired in indecision? Yeah, me too.

Perhaps looking at the original question, redefining it and framing the query with a fresh perspective might lend to an easier answer...

"The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions."
(Claude Lévi-Strauss)

The exercise of design and communication is a lesson in problem solving. Simplifying, redefining and giving the original problem can often lead to easier, clearer and more understandable solutions... any intelligent person who gives themselves permission to do so, can. 

We're not often told that, are we?

Have you the determination, courage and ability to change the question?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Scary Thought 2

Happy Halloween everyone, with my yearly celebration of how even Mr. Potato Head can turn evil...

Mixed media on canvas, 24" X 24"

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Leadership Group Graphic

A project group identifier for a leadership course I'm taking...

I can't remember the exact rationale behind the name, but I believe it to be derived from an exercise that involved an item about shoe size.

Nevermind... the important thing is that the group is comprised of six women (all vastly more intelligent than I) and myself... (I'm the fella)!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday Dance

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"Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen?"  ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Thanksgiving Playtime

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I feel I've been using up too many of my own words lately. So I decided this post should use the words of someone else so I don't run out.