January 27, 2023 · 10:32 pm
Heart of a Snowman.
By David Milligan-Croft.
Imagine yourself as a snowflake –
One of billions
Of unique hexagonal prisms
Falling from the sky.
Then we settle –
Some on the highway
To be churned into slush.
Maybe on a mountain top
As an accomplice
To an avalanche.
Perhaps, I am the heart
Of a snowman,
Or the dusting on a leaf of a tree.
But when the sun awakens,
To warm the earth,
Don’t we all melt and disappear,
As though we were never here?
But we haven’t gone,
We have merely transformed.
Seeping into Mother Earth
To begin our journey
All over again.
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September 27, 2011 · 9:25 pm
Where do you get your ideas from?
I get asked this all the time in my job.
I usually reply that the ideas come from the information I am supplied with to do the job.
All you have to do is jizz it up a bit in your creative cocktail shaker and see what comes out.
Sometimes it tastes like piss.
Other times it tastes like a Mojito mixed by Mr Hemingway himself.
But there are a few other ingredients that go into the creative cocktail shaker that aren’t in the brief.
These are taken from all the stuff you soak up in your daily life: art; literature; music; ads; news; gossip; film; blogs; tabloids; soaps; comedy, et cetera, et cetera.
What turns your cocktail from being piss into ambrosia is what bits of your own inspiration you put in there.
I came across this quote on the Gutenberg Press II:
I read something similar by Picasso a few years back. But in the spirit of the quote – he probably pinched it from someone else in the first place.
Here are a few bits of graffiti that you may have seen before, but what I like about these are how they integrate their art with the environment, rather than the environment being purely a canvas.
Whilst out for a saunter with my two girls, the eldest, who’s 5, said: Daddy! That looks like a cup!
This is what she was looking at…
Kids get it.
It’s adults who unlearn it.
Inspiration lurks everywhere, if you want to be inspired.
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