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A Week Focused on Creative Thinking

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This is an artists statement from an exhibition at my gallery a few years ago. The only time that I used an artists statement in promoting an exhibition was this one. I came across it again the other day and think that it addresses something essential about our work and wanted to share with with you. Artist Statement – Gabriela Maj There once existed an idea that articulated the human capacity for a particular type…

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Read These!

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Non photo-centric blogs that get my nod:  Photographer Bruce DeBoer (@brucedeboer) writes an absolutely superb blog about creativity.   Marketing guru Seth Godin’s blog at is read by just about every member of ASMP’s National board.  And for the latest in technology, both current and speculative, check out www.gizmodo.com. It’s hard to not be inspired to greatness as you view any of the TEDTalks.  The TED folks have a blog that I read just so I…

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Start Pounding the Pavement

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Jump start your marketing by calling three targets every day for the next two weeks. Not the same three, of course. If local, try to get a meeting. If not, ask if you can send your book. (you can keep doing this after two weeks, but commit to that time to start) If you don’t have a book, don’t do this. Instead, your assignment is to draw up a plan to produce a great book….

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Use an RSS Reader for Easy News Gathering

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Blogs are a tremendous source for information, ideas and insights. However, they can also be a tremendous drain on your time and productivity. If you subscribe to more than a handful of blogs or news feeds, an RSS reader like Net News Wire (Mac), FeedDemon (Windows) or Google Reader is essential to quickly sift through a large number of blogs and find the valuable posts hidden within. An RSS reader aggregates all the unread blog…

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It is Quick Tip Week …

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Make sure that when you take a class – like Final Cut Pro – that you have a project to work on. Even if it’s a project that’s self proposed – it will let you immediately apply your new knowledge in a real way.  Otherwise, the information you hear tends to go in one ear and out the other very quickly.

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