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Delicate colour palette bigged up

When a muted palette is spread over huge flat surfaces of canvas, to form giant walls of series of paintings, the effect is somewhat like another world.  Painter Jessica Zoob is here making and looking at the remarkable size of her art.

 

Creative Takeaway

If you normally create in small-scale, try bigging it up.  If you write a short story, try the “On the Road” style of  Jack Kerouac – who apparently sellotaped huge amounts of paper together and then just began typing and kept on.  A computer screen is similarly unchallenged in length – you can type a sprawling remembered saga of adventures, keeping going as long as you can.  Then leave it for a day before reading it back and tweaking.

On the other hand, if you usually work big, try writing small.  If you usually write a full-length film script, write just one scene.  Or if you paint full-height canvases, make something very very small.

Afterwards, reflect on what you learned from the experience.

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Another Way of Looking

Tatsuya Tanaka has been shaping everyday things into landscapes with miniature people figures…. this video is silent (why not have fun trying different background music to it).

See http://www.miniature-calendar.com for more, many more, and there is a fresh picture (more…)

Music and Neuroscience in 3 mins – Bobby McFerrin

Wherever he is in the world, Bobby McFerrin can get people making music with almost no spoken words, just body movements and expectations of musical scale.

At the end of this demonstration, he is offered a job in Neuroscience by the assembled scientists, watching his interaction with the audience in amazement.  And enjoyment.