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DWeiss Creative

The Creativity of Dave and Dawn Weiss

Archive for February 2015

Having Some Fun…

My dad’s birthday was this week and I decided to design a card for him. He trains beagles and when I was a kid he drove this 1950 Dodge Panel Truck. It was used when he got it, most of the logo was painted over, but the former owner left the words at the top… (read more)

Choose Yourself

You used to have to submit to a thousand publishers and hope one would choose you. You used to have to photocopy your work and pray someone liked it. That out of all the options in the world, they would choose you. You used to have to slog it out in the bars night after… (read more)

Here’s to the Crazy Ones…

Tomorrow would have been the 60th birthday of one of the most creative thinking, innovators of all time. Steve Jobs. Without him, Apple computer, your iPhone and Pixar as we know it would probably not exist. To salute him, I thought I’d let him speak for himself. The ones who are crazy enough to think… (read more)

On Originality

“Salvador Dali once said, “Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” King Solomon once said “There is nothing new under the sun.” We are all so caught up in originality and we should strive to do original work, but there is nothing wrong with learning from what has gone before. One of… (read more)

Ten… Make That Twelve… Books You Need to Read

I don’t usually post across platform (i.e. the same post to all my different blogs) but today I am going to make an exception. Yesterday, a friend of mine was talking me about trying to get more into reading and asked me for some recommendations. Then today as I was working my way through today’s… (read more)

Random Acts of Kindness

Sometimes the best thing we can do with our creativity is use it to bless someone else. A little over a year ago, just before Christmas, I was doing my <a href=”http://amokarts.com”>ministry</a> at a retirement home. It was a two day engagement which meant I spent the night in a room they had set up for… (read more)

I Can’t Get No Satisfaction

Another quote from the true measure of a man that I think applies to everyone. I have had several times where I have found myself in a funk over something that was not working out the way I imagined it in my mind. There are days when my view of the future and what I… (read more)

Two Sides of Imagination

I am reading this book for Christian men called the True Measure of a Man that deals with our priorities, views on success and a lot of other things that have really been stresses in my life. It’s been quite helpful and I highly recommend it. Yes, I know this is my creativity blog not… (read more)