The Idea Blog

From November 2012 until October 2013, the main purpose of this website was The Idea Blog. For the first 200 ideas, I collected my own thoughts: what I was doing in the studio, what I was teaching, etc.  After that, I started searching for ideas from other people.  If you look through the archives, you’llContinue Reading

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Idea No. 240: Geena’s Archery Tips

Idea No. 240: Geena’s Archery Tips

the idea: talk in a sultry voice, shot things, and demand equality in television. the ideator: Geena Davis It’s Friday night, and this idea speaks for itself. Geena Davis Archery Tricks from Geena Davis Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Idea No. 239: Silver Linings Playbook

Idea No. 239: Silver Linings Playbook

the idea: capture the personality of a man fighting against his own brain the ideator: Matthew Quick I’ve been wanting to watch this movie for a while but never got around to it.  Then my roommate gave me the book and, as a person who religiously reads books before seeing their movie versions, I started to…

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Idea No. 238: Play Me, I’m Yours – Boston Edition

Idea No. 238: Play Me, I’m Yours – Boston Edition

the idea: get local artists to paint donated pianos and then put them out on the street so that anyone can play them the ideator: Luke Jerram and Celebrity Series of Boston Street Pianos Boston is an artist’s dream.  And not just visual artists, musicians and performers of all kids can get sucked into this project….

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Idea No. 237: Everyone is Photogenic

Idea No. 237: Everyone is Photogenic

the idea: start a project of portraits that prove that everyone is photogenic. the ideator: JJ Tiziou Here’s another great artist with an even greater message.  Although I am not by any means a photographer, I completely understand JJ Tiziou’s point that everyone is photogenic.  Like me, he went to the root of the word…

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Idea No. 236: Map of Europe 1000 AD to Present Day

Idea No. 236: Map of Europe 1000 AD to Present Day

the idea: animate a changing map of Europe the ideator: LiveLeak Most of what I have learned about the history of the world came through art history classes.  That’s how I finally learned how on earth Rome went from the pagan gods to the Christian God, for example.  But these ever shifting lines from various…

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Idea No. 235: Stop Telling Women to Smile

Idea No. 235: Stop Telling Women to Smile

the idea: create a public art project addressing street harassment the ideator: Tatyana Fazlalizadeh Stop Telling Women to Smile is an incredible public art project by Brooklyn-based artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh.  In it, she has started collecting portraits and stories of women who have been harassed which she combines to make haunting pictures that stare back from the…

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Idea No. 234: Everyday Modeling

Idea No. 234: Everyday Modeling

the idea: get everyday people to model your clothes the ideator: Debenhams Debenhams, a U.K. based clothing store, has decided to change things up when it comes to their fall look book.  Instead of a plethora of cookie cutter, slim, white women, their clothes are worn by everyday people. “Our customers are not the same…

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Idea No. 233: “The Offering” starring Samantha Swords

Idea No. 233: “The Offering” starring Samantha Swords

the idea: yet another vignette of a damsel in distress, or is it? the ideator: Samantha Swords When I was in second grade we studied medieval england and made up our own coat of arms.  We put these on shields and hung them around the classroom, each with a title for “Lord” or “Lady” _____….

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Idea No. 232: Painted Boots

Idea No. 232: Painted Boots

the idea: find a pair of Goodwill boots and revamp them with acrylic paint the ideator: Miranda Aisling I painted my first pair of boots in my first year of college and wore them every chance I got.  Because of that, they got a little worn down.  However from the boots sprouted a painted jacket,…

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Idea No. 231: Our Idiot Brother

Idea No. 231: Our Idiot Brother

the idea: a movie about a screw up brother who still manages to be happy the ideatorL Hollywood I’ve had a shitty day, so I’m going to drink a bottle of wine and watch this movie and call that a good idea.   Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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