10 reasons you’re glad you didn’t stay in to watch tv last night

kennebunkport heating up for ten 20 x 20s

kennebunkport heating up for ten 20 x 20s

Last night, I had the great pleasure of sharing the stage with nine extremely talented creatives, presenting to a packed room at River Tree Arts for Pecha Kucha Night.

The format? 10 presenters, 20 slides x 20 seconds. At 6:40 each, it’s like speed dating— for Creativity or a micro-TED talk and like TED, lots of ideas got spread – a beautiful sepia-toned visual documentary of organic farming using traditional van dyke brown photographic printing techniques, deliciously delicate scenic watercolors of iconic coastal Maine, (not to mention, a strip of bar codes…) an underwater trip around the world to depths of 18,000 feet using sonar to capture, as yet, unseen details of the planet, works of big bold perspective bending pastel urban and rural landscapes, a funny and eclectic journey into the multitalented mind and works of an x-ad copywriter and active punster, illustrator and cartoonist, iPod self-portaits combining photography and a painting app, bold yet, ethereal works combining simple line and a textured abstract watercolor technique, and a literal reinvention of the clothespin that explored the relentlessly inquisitive process of design thinking. Somewhere in there, I shared the latest digital sketchPloits of cellphoneSketchpad, including the new YOUR cellphoneSketch here page inviting the audience to consider submitting.

Big shout out to Maine Center for Creativity for cultivating Pecha Kucha Night in Maine – now at 9 locations throughout the state.

set list

set list

© 2012 Dave Weinberg

how to flinch forward

flinch - quicker than 20 years of therapy

flinch - quicker than 20 years of therapy

© 2011 Dave Weinberg

If you read only one more book this year, PLEASE make it this one:

Flinch

On the other hand… 10 reasons NOT to read this, asap, including rescheduling your day around reading it to make the remaining part of your day better:

  1. It’s free so it can’t be any good.
  2. It will take you a whole half hour to read, 45 minutes, tops – but who really has that kind of time??
  3. You can download it in 5 seconds to whatever device you have your kindle app on so it’s too damn convenient (also see #1).
  4. You may all ready be familiar with the author, Julien Smith (co-author of Trust Agents), what’s the chance he has anything left to say?
  5. You may all ready be familiar with ideas and (self) challenges presented by Seth Godin and The Domino Project and maybe you’re ‘all set with that…’.
  6. You prefer paying for a therapist every week.
  7. It WILL challenge you to do your work (and other stuff) with deeper insight – about… YOU! (and that can stir up all kinds of nasty scary stuff and really who wants to go there when there’s so much great television??).
  8. It has 5 homework assignments including one that makes you take a very cold shower.
  9. It might make you uncomfortable about changes you need to make.
  10. It uses a boxing metaphor.

Bonus reason not to read Flinch

11. It has, perhaps, the most refreshing guarantee (disclaimer??) at the end of a book:

A SURE-FIRE PATH TO FAILURE
At this point in most books, the authors promise you that if you do what they say, you’re sure to succeed
In this case, you’re sure to fail. To be rejected. To discover wrong paths. To see what humiliation is like, firsthand.
You’re sure to live.
An then yes, maybe, you might reach your goals.
Would you have it any other way?

3D third cousin

phil lightyear

© 2010 Dave Weinberg

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The original NEW cellphoneSketchpad greeting cards!

Now available for purchase:
>> ONLINE
>> Old Port Card Works, 3 Moulton Street Portland, Maine
>> Paper Moon, 1 Westbrook Common, Westbrook, Maine

cellphoneSketchpad greeting cards – accept no imitations.

See a cellphoneSketch on this site you absolutely can’t live without? Email us for high-quality limited edition custom-printed cards signed by Dave Weinberg.

Also available, framed and signed archival prints!
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share the road… and 120 ft above the road

new: bike & aerial lift racks

© 2010 Dave Weinberg

Why drive OR bike when you can pilot one of these industrial strength telescopic boom lifts to work. Be the talk of the water cooler when you show up all windblown in one of these mobile cherry pickers. And no kryptonite lock required!

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Give friends and family a lift with NEW cellphoneSketchpad greeting cards!

Now available for purchase online and in select stores:
>> Old Port Card Works, 3 Moulton Street Portland, Maine
>> Paper Moon, 1 Westbrook Common, Westbrook, Maine

cellphoneSketchpad greeting cards – up up and awayyyyyyyyyyyyyy!
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fear

"...you know self defense is all you need"

© 2010 Dave Weinberg

One of my favorite album covers (not to mention a pretty cool mobile device interpretation of it) – tho definitely one of the darker cuts on the record – if not a theme song for Cymbalta (ps that’s not Robert Fripp on guitar). More on this depressive little dittyCaution: a bit overly existentialist for a monday… adjust attitude and self-esteem accordingly…

What song describes your fear? And is it really fear, or is it just ‘scratching’ the surface of something else?