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ISO50, a design shop/portfolio/clothing line/blog is run by a guy who is a working musician & has also worked in design for over 10 years. He has a team of writers for the blog & a while ago there was a post about Overcoming Creative Block. The post contains solutions from artists/designers all over the world. One of my favorites:
Michael C. Place (aka Build) is a British graphic design studioThe solution to a problem–Slice and chop 2 medium onions into small pieces.Put a medium sized pan on a medium heat with a few glugs of Olive oil.Add the onions to the pan, and a pinch of salt and pepper.Chop finely three varieties of fresh chilli (Birds Eye, Scotch Bonnet & Green/Red).Add the chilli’s to the pan, stir together and cook for eight minutes.Add about 500g of extra lean Beef mince to the pan.Stir in so that the Beef is coated and lightly browned (should take approx. 2 minutes).Add salt and pepper.Add Red Kidney Beans and tinned chopped Tomatoes. Stir well.Add a pinch of Cinnamon.Cook on a low heat for approximately 20 mins.-Measure a cup and a half of Basmati Rice into a medium pan.Add two and a quarter cups (the same cup you measured the Rice in) of cold water to the pan with the Rice.Boil on a high heat until the lid rattles.Turn down the heat to about half way and cook for eight minutes.After eight minutes turn the heat off the rice, leave for four minutes (with the lid on).-Plate up the Rice (on the side), add the chilli.-Large glass of Red wine (preferably Australian or New Zealand).-Now the important problem solving part–Take the plates & pans to the sink. Run a mixture of hot and cold (not too hot) water. Add a smidgeon of washing up liquid (preferably for sensitive skin). Start washing up, the mundane kicks in. The mind clears and new thoughts and ideas appear.- Enjoy a second glass of wine to savour the moment.
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I came across Amber Albrecht's personal site a while back and pretty much love everything of hers. She's an illustrator based in Canada and her work is beautiful and a little quirky/creepy. It really makes me want to learn how to make silk screen prints of some of my art. Above is one of my favorite prints (which was done as part of the album art for the band Reverie Sound Revue).