I was showing a friend my Dino Skull Buckle trying to explain my feelings about it. My interest in dinosaurs started at a young age and was spurred on by museums, TV shows and movies – Jurassic Park. Back then, I had even entered a “computer creativity contest” with a dinosaur picture I made. This was the first of… enough wins to count on one hand (so far). I remember feeling so stupidly arrogant after they asked if I ever thought I’d win and I answered, “Well… yes, the picture came out exactly like I imagined it.” In fact, I found the write up for that contest HERE.
And that’s precisely how I felt about that original sculpture for the Dinosaur belt buckle.
Until today, that’s was the best explanation I could give; when something I created just clicked… and… came out just as I had imagined. So, in honor of the big brass upgrade I made to the dino fossil buckle, I’m upgrading the answer to the question from that childhood interview with the help of Ira Glass.
The following is an excerpt from a 4 part video on “storytelling” by Ira Glass. He’s the host of a fantastic radio show (I hope you already know about) called, This American Life. Although the full video is about storytelling, the following addresses anyone trying to tap into their own creative processes. Which face it, even those of us who are not in explicitly creative fields must come up with new ideas and insights in order to move forward.
I’m interested to hear what you though about this video. Do you have additional information on this topic to share? Is there something (or maybe a number of things) that you’ve made that had that “extra-special something”? I’d love to hear from you.