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Top 29 Ways To Stay Creative [Infographic + Marty Note]

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Infographics on being creative in life and inspiration with top 29 ways to be creative on success and startup exploring and researching ideas and concept...

Marty Note

My favorite ways to stay creative are:

* Free writing.
* Drawing and painting.

* Reading (actual BOOKS not blog posts lol).
* Talking to smart friends.
* Hitting the museums especially NYC or Philly.
* Riding a bicycle (very Zen meditation for me).

* Creating thought experiments.

* Doing math in my head (I suck at it so it forces all the reserves in).

* Music especially LOUD rock or jazz (Miles especially).

* Taking pictures to support a story.

* Watching TV (Ovation, PBS and HBO best sources of inspiration).

* Working out (back when I had the energy to do that LOL).

* Playing with my crazy bengal cat Lucian.

* Shopping but only in musuem or art stores. 
* Working in public (makes me zero in and focus deeper).

* Looking at great design (effect is delayed but there).

* Changing a location (traveling).

* Used to read magazines, blogs don't seem to do it.

* Read something HARD I don't understand (all in again).

* Interview someone smarter than me.

* Curate something especially across nontraditional lines. 

* Create a contest or a game. 

* Manipulate SPEED of task (speed up or slow way down).

* Think about creative times from the past (working with the artist Alton Pickens at Vassar is a favorite).


Other great ways to stay creative in this infographic. 

Via Christino Martin, John van den Brink, Martin (Marty) Smith
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, November 22, 2012 12:51 AM
Thanks Khaled. We are eating Turkey and watching football tomorrow. Hope things are SAFE and quiet where you are too my friend. Keep that marvelous smart head down hear. Marty
Khaled El Ahmad's comment, November 22, 2012 1:00 AM
Yummy Save some of that giblet gravy for me :-)
All is good here, thank you for asking bro all the best and Happy Thanks Giving Day
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Marketing the Art of Shoes - Curagami

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The Power of SHOES
Isabel Flowers wrote a fascinating post in Artforum about "sneakerheads" and the 1.2 billion dollar aftermarket for sneakers. Flowers' post got us thinking about flocking behavior, how weather-like the Internet is and what sneakers, baseball cards and art can teach us about marketing. 

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Blondie's New York - Curagami

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Blondie's New York
Blondie's New York on the Smithsonian channel stinks but in a good way. If you can't smell, feel and remember NYC in the seventies while watching Blondie's band members stitch their 20-million selling Parallel Lines album together you weren't there. I was and I remember. 

I remember the crime, grime and sense of hopelessness that seemed to have a choke hold on NYC. But the ART was amazing. In a tiny rat-hole of a bar named CBGB the Talking Heads, Ramones and Blondie was born, nurtured, taught and honed. The Smithsonian's documentary tells several stories simultaneously. 

One story is the city's rotting corpse infecting the air and spirits with the thick fetid smell of death and dying. Yet despite or maybe because of the retching, queasy  feel great art was made. Art that defined the city, the bands and us.