Monday, February 1

Weekly Resolution 2/1/10

INSPIRE CREATIVITY

I just had a wonderful weekend full of creative inspiration.

I went to see the Tim Burton exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art here in New York. The exhibit showcases his sketches that led to his great works, like Beetle Juice, through his career. It was fascinating to see his creative imagination come to life from a torn out piece of notebook paper to a feature film.

Then I finally saw Avatar. Blown away. I knew I would like it, but I had no idea how mesmerized I would be. I didn't want it to end, really. The creativity and the cutting back in forth was awesome. James Cameron is a creative genius.

And then The Grammy's. I almost forgot that they were on, and at about 8:45 I clicked on the tube. Minutes later Pink comes out to sing "Glitter in the Air". As she works her way across the stage and through the song, she ultimately ends up dripping in water suspended and twirling above the crowd. It was amazing, and unbelievably creative particularly for a solo performance at an awards show.

I work in a creative industry, and I am surrounded all day long by creative people. My job, among other things, is to inspire creativity and to lead by example. My experiences this weekend just raised my own bar.

What's your experience? Jim.

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