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Posts tagged "pencils"
May 21, 2013
May 13, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
The Campaign for the Accurate Measurement of Creativity by Craighton Berman — Kickstarter
Every day professional “creatives” spend their waking hours sketching, writing, doodling, brainstorming, drawing, and scribbling on paper—hoping that their next amazing idea will eventually appear. This process fuels a unique angst in the modern-day artist; they spend most of their time merely thinking about what to make with nothing physical to show other than a pile of sketches. Can you get credit for creative effort without showing an end product? How is your boss going to know that you spent most of the day working and not just surfing Tumblr? How can you prove to your clients that your rates are justified despite the absence of actual finished work? Can creative output really be measured?
Fun (and totally goofy) idea.
(cf. David Rees + Hemingway: “Wearing down seven number-two pencils is a good day’s work.”)
Jan 31, 2012
May 05, 2011
I like ‘pencil-necked weasel’. It has ‘pencil’ in it. Pencils are good things. You can draw or write things with pencils.
— Neil Gaiman
, on being called a “pencil-necked weasel”
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