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Daily Musings Mash-up #5

Quotes     

‎”Patience is passion tamed.” ~Lyman Abbott

“If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.” ~Maxwell Maltz

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” ~Buddha

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

‎”What is necessary, after all, is only this: solitude, vast inner solitude. To walk inside yourself and meet no one for hours — that is what you must be able to attain.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke

Interesting Articles

Creative Types: How to Stop Comparing  Yourself  to Others via tinybuddha.com

The Art of Momentum: Why Your Ideas Need Speed via the99percent.com

Haruki Murakami: Talent Is Nothing Without Focus and Endurance via the99percent.com

Rainer Maria Rilke: Trust In What Is Difficult via the99percent.com

Tools For Inspiration 

~*Music*~

Wolfgang’s Vault  The world’s largest collection of live music audio. 

 

 



Daily Musings Mash-up #4

Quotes                                                                                                                                                                                                      

“When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.”~Miguel Ruiz

“The things we hate about ourselves aren’t more real than things we like about ourselves.” ~Ellen Goodman

“Good sayings are like pearls strung together. ” ~Chinese Proverb

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” ~Sun Tzu

“Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.” ~Maori Proverb

“Put your future in good hands—your own.” ~Unknown

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” ~Charles Swindoll

“The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.” ~Unknown

Interesting Articles

Do Just Do: A Journey to Meaningful, Satisfying Work via tinybuddha.com

How To Deal With Criticism Well: 25 Reasons to Embrace It  via tinybuddha.com  

Don’t Just Create “On Demand”, Create For You via the99percent.com      

Find Your Creative Groove   via HBR (Harvard Business Review) Blog Network

Why You Can’t Buy Creativity   via the99percent.com

27 Ways to Get Uncomfortable (and Why You Need To) via  catfishparade.com

The Game-Changing Singer On Her Many Mondrians- From The Desk of Lady Gaga  via vmagazine.com

Crazy Connections in Mozart’s Third Brain via Yale Press Log

Tools For Inspiration 

~*Music*~

MIA, M83, Bon Iver- 10 best Free MP3s This Week (7/25/2011)via nme.com

~*Visuals*~

The Art of Samuel Castano via Behance Network

The Art of Valentina Brostean via Behance Network


           

                 


Daily Musings Mash-up #3

Quotes                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” ~Winston Churchill

“What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.” ~Buddha

“To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals–this alone is worth the struggle.” ~William Penn

“Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.” ~Marianne Williamson

“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” ~James Thurber

“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” ~Japanese Proverb

 

Interesting Articles 

50 Ways To Open your World to New Possibilities   via tinybuddha.com

Create While You Wait  via howdesign.com

Beat The Downtime Doldrums   via howdesign.com

Promoting Value for Young Creative Firms  via parse.howdesign.com

Destroy Designer’s Block with Contrast 101  via parse.howdesign.com                                                                                                      

Trash The Expected: Use Novelty to Incite Rabid Curiosity   via parse.howdesign.com

Be Half Full via parse.howdesign.com

Take Your Idea From Measly to Monster (Through the Maniacal Chamber of Experience) via parse.howdesign.com

Tools For Inspiration 

~*Music*~

Neko Case & Nick Cave, CSS, RadioHead- 10 Best Free MP3s This Week via nme.com

~*Visuals*~


Daily Musings Mash-up #2

 

 

Quotes

“Some people think it’s holding that makes one strong – sometimes it’s letting go.” ~Unknown

“Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.”  ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

“What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.”  ~John Updike

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are.  If he did, he would cease to be an artist.”  ~Oscar Wilde

“For me, painting is a way to forget life.  It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.”  ~Georges Rouault

“Art is spirituality in drag.”  ~Jennifer Yane

“The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place:  from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.”  ~Pablo Picasso

“Science is out of the reach of morals, for her eyes are fixed upon eternal truths.  Art is out of the reach of morals, for her eyes are fixed upon things beautiful and immortal and ever-changing.  To morals belong the lower and less intellectual spheres.”~Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist, 1891

Interesting Articles 

8 Photo Projects in Your Own Backyard via digital-photography-school.com

Be Stress-Free: Eliminate 5 Common, Unnecessary Stressors via tinybuddha.com        

Lose Control to Find Closeness in Your Relationship  via tinybuddha.com        

How the Differences in Your Relationship Can Be Gifts    via tinybuddha.com

10 Awesome Videos On Idea Execution & The Creative Process   via the99percent.com            

 

Be More Creative (By Asking More Creative Questions) via Parse.HowDesign.com                                        

 

Pump Up Flabby Ideator (Exercises for Improving Ideation) via Parse.HowDesign.com

Innovate, Indie-Style via Parse.HowDesign.com                  

 

Tools For Inspiration 

 

~*Music*~

 

Inspiring Music Playlist for Web Designers n. 04

 

~*Visuals*~

 

The Artwork of Jeffery Scott   via factory1019.com 

The Artwork of Alicia Buelow   via aliciabuelow.com

beinArt Surreal Art Collective  via beinart.org  

Excellent Book Covers and Paperbacks  via smashingmagazine.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Daily Musings Mash-up #1

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!  I am proud to announce my first post of  my “Daily Musings Mash-Up” series. The posts will include:

*Inspiring and thought provoking Quotes

*Interesting Articles on topics such as Well-Being, Art and Creativity, as well as everything in between.

*Tools for Inspiration, such as Music (online playlists, links to legal free music downloads, Etc.) and Visuals (photography, design, illustration etc.).

Quotes

“If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.” -Morris West

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” ~Steve Jobs

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” ~Henry Ward Beecher

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep.”  ~Scott Adams

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.  ~Leonardo da Vinci

“It has been said that art is a tryst, for in the joy of it maker and beholder meet.”  ~Kojiro Tomita

“We all know that Art is not truth.  Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand.  The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.”  ~Pablo Picasso

Interesting Articles 

TinEye Image Search Finds Copyright Infringers

10 Simple Tips to Live Happy, Wild, and Free 

How People Use Social Networks In Different Parts Of World                               

On Keeping It Simple

9 Awesome Interviews with Creative Visionaries

Dieter Rams’ 10 Principles of Good Design                                                                               

What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep Thinking Sacred Space

Why  Thinking  In  The  Shower May Be an Ideal Model For “Creative  Pause”                   

Tools For Inspiration 

~*Music*~

99% Music Mix- “Destination: Elsewhere”                                                                    

Inspiring Music Playlist for Web Designers n. 01                                                                   

~*Visuals*~

“Brain Juice” by Mou-s  

“Mercury II” by Decrepitude

“Ampersand_139″ By Stuart Wade

The Work of Graphic Designer Andrei D .Robu

Geometric and Extraordinary Photography by Flavio Samelo                                    



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