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Beauty in the Break Down


Seems everything is broken down into snippets these days; tiny impressions of sound, time, image, explanation...  know what I mean? We buy music from random soundbites,

editorialize on quotes from politicians without the context,

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we order everything from clothing to personal services online from tiny pictures. And we think we know 'reality' stars from the story lines producers squeeze into a handful of shows meant specifically to get ratings (you knew that right? ;-)...

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Don't even get me started on how art and design trends are getting watered down (too late, I just started). We've become obsessed with asking Creatives "how'd you do that" expecting a 1 sentence answer, or better, an explanation for how 'you too can copy it at home in 20 minutes or less!" We've got afternoon makeovers and weekend remodels, cheap and easy art projects...

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That bothers me (can you tell?).

But, I find myself trying to squeeze my own projects and explanations into quick little vignettes of time and color. I get it, you can't fight progress, things in motion tend to stay in motion...

And yet...

I can break down the snippets into the snippets that brought them to fruition... can't I?

I can take a project and really break it down into how it came about and why I made certain choices, and where it's going from there... right?

Let's try it. I'll break down one of my favorite and most commented on projects, and share more about the inspiration, story, process... It might inspire you to put your own twist on the idea or just bring you relief when your projects take more than 15 minutes to complete.  Heck, something about my project might just inspire you to do something completely different- something you'd forgotten about, or didn't even think about... until now...

Let's slow everything down this week for a little bit better look.

Ready?

Excellent- see you right here, tomorrow.


Let Go


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