Box Of Eggs..

Sometimes creative things sneak up on you. That was the case when I came across this picture in an Des Moine museum a few ago.  I don’t know who put this box of eggs together but they were genius.

Box of Eggs

They Come And Go..

Spring is my absolute favorite season. Everything springs to life after a cold and often cruel winter.  The menagerie of flowers that quickly come and go is sometimes breathtaking.

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Creativity and Age..

Let’s face it, most people believe that old people just can’t be creative.  Of course, the definition of old varies widely among those with that belief. Some think if you are past 30 you are drained of creativity. You can call this bias if you want since it is pretty much ingrained into our society. I think the average age of the employees of Silicon Valley tech companies is about 30.

canstockphoto25890140.jpgBut in reality, some people get more creative as they grow older.   A 2016 Information Technology and Innovation Foundation study found that inventors peak in their late 40s and tend to be highly productive in the last half of their careers. I had a couple of mundane patents when I was working in the corporate world but for the most part, I never considered myself to be creative until I left that world in my early 50s.

It was not until I opened up my own custom cabinets shop that the creative bug bit me. I designed and built a wide line of custom made furniture. No two customers wanted exactly the same thing so my creative juices were constantly used during that six year period.  Like most things in my life, after I get good at something I usually also get bored with it and am ready to move on to something else.

In the twelve years since shutting down that furniture making shop my creative energies have gone into my photography and writing. I have done a lot of traveling in my region of the country and beyond. For me personally my creativity has grown as I have aged. Part of that might be due to the stifling atmosphere of many large companies. I can still remember one of my corporate bosses saying to embrace risk but to never fail?  If you never fail are you embracing risk?  That logic escaped me then and still does.

 

 

 

 

 

High Tech/High Touch And The Good Old Days

crayon-banner   Back in the beginnings of this technology race we are currently in there was a saying “High Tech/High Touch” meaning that as technology becomes more prevalent we need to also be exposed to more real thing we can feel and touch.  That saying, along with so much more seems to have been lost on the ash heap of time. But I personally kind of enjoy seeing and visiting the time when we weren’t so dependant on our techie stuff.

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Wall Signs..

About the only wall signs you find anymore are those that have been uncovered with a building restoration.  The creativity of those signs seem to have been lost now.  This sign was found in the Galena business district a few years ago.  We have been there several times now and never tire of visiting again.

Galena Sign

Beautiful Crystals..

In my Aspie mind, one of the most beautiful things in nature are crystals. The one I am showing you today is from the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. They have literally hundreds there and I think I took pictures of most of them. This photo is in a larger format than I usually do on my posts, so if you want to see it better click on the image.

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Rendevuous..

5star-bannerOne of my most recent 5Star memory is the rendezvous reenactments  I managed to get to last year.  The pictures below are from the one in Vincennes Indiana. It was an amazing experience.

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