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Rediscovering Creativity: Artist edition
A Superpower Where Imagination Rules!

Rediscovering Creativity: A Superpower Where Imagination Rules!

Fish Tales, Soul People & Art Stories:
A Love Letter to Adeli
The Trophic Effect of Art Art in the Community Design: Mind the Gap: An Exploration of Creativity, Innovation and the Process of Design Thinking Right: A New Design Perspective for Business Innovation: Right Thinking in a Left-brain World The Work of Art: Steps in Creating Art, Exploring Design Thinking and Insights for Innovative Organizations The Year I Fed the Coyotes Leap of Faith: You Can't Catch a Shooting Star Gracefully
 Innovate NOT Collaborate
The Innovation Lab: A
User's Guide to Solving
Wicked Problems
 
Happiness Workbook:
From Hell and Back
STEM to STEAM Art
Appreciation Workbook: An
Exploration of Creativity,
Innovation and the Process
of Design Thinking
 
 

Everyone is born with the superpower of creativity. Our abilities are limitless. We are creative superheroes where imagination rules! This book captures the journey we all take and highlights the unique attributes the creative superheroes possess. It provides a reminder of our potential and the path back if we forget. Included are artist superheroes we've met.

Everyone is born with the superpower of creativity. Our abilities are limitless. We are creative superheroes where imagination rules! This book captures the journey we all take and highlights the unique attributes the creative superheroes possess. It provides a reminder of our potential and the path back if we forget.

A love letter to Adeli. Life lessons told with art and art stories.  The primary characters, Soul People and Fish Tales by Pascale Pryor.

A small neighborhood in North Richland Hills, Texas has experienced a communal uprising. There is a contentious debate around the subject of art. You’d almost think there was an attack of wolves or at the very least an unwanted intrusion. The community is split between those who want art and those who do not. Following is a letter to the community from the art curator; as well as, an ethnographic exploration of the trophic effect of art.

This book captures the process of introducing art to a community. It provides an exploration of art, the value of art and a guide to creating, implementing and managing an art project within any community.  It is rarely as easy as buying the art and installing it.  There are considerations before, during and after the process which is described in these pages.  Trent pulls on his experience from other art community project which he has designed and developed over the years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Similar to a man with no country, Design with a capital “D” has no home; yet, design is a part of many, many disciplines. Big “D” design is a process between disciplines. It is a practice embraced by all fields; but, founded in its own process. It is the space between thoughts, and the actions that dictate the next act. Design thinking is a perspective, an approach, an art, and a life style. It dictates how the world is viewed and provides a tool to address issues beyond the current comprehension. To understand design thinking, you must navigate the space between disciplines, ideas and conventions. To practice Design Thinking you must mind the gap. This book explores Design, Design Thinking, creativity and innovation.

This book addresses the practices and challenges of innovation in business. It is for those in large organizations that seek a way to re-imagine how they do business as well as smaller companies looking for competitive advantages. The book proposes a new design perspective which challenges ideas about the “right” way to succeed in business. The ultimate goal is to show organizational leaders the value of creativity, and inspire the right-brain thinkers to expect a position at the boardroom table when innovation is a must.

Innovation is not magical, mystical or available only to the creative virtuoso.  A Design Perspective is easily obtained and an absolute MUST to be nurtured, supported, and encouraged by leadership in all organizations.  The authors provide an innovation model to work from and guidelines to follow; but ultimately the answers reside in the people and infrastructure designed to promote creativity.  Promoting the value of right-thinking at the right time, by the right people is the message and we explain why.

Artists practice the art of being creative every day. Most have spent a lifetime perfecting this unique approach to life. Insights are found in the artist’s process, their actions, their perspective, and approach to problems. The process is easily documentable and each step reproducible. The artist utilizes the creative process to make art, while the designer creates by following the process of design thinking. Design thinking takes the creative process and tailors it to the structured, hierarchal, restricted environment of a business and provides guidance for innovation to occur. This book follows the creation of a work of art. It captures the insights of the artist’s process by describing each step and pulling practical steps across the gap to the ideals of an innovative organization. This book illustrates what must happen for an organization to build a creative culture and produce innovative products and services.

 

The Year I Fed the Coyotes. Innovation is never apparent in convention. Sometimes you must feed the coyotes. People will tell you it is foolish and dangerous. It is those foolish few that are the innovators.
This book continues the dialog about creativity, innovation and the courage required to feed one's creative soul. Taken from my experience on the "ranch," the coyotes remind me to feed my creative spirit to see.

This is a parable of an average man, living a common life, and his struggle to pursue an uncommon path in pursuit of his passion.

The following is a workbook companion to the book, “Right: A New Design Perspective for Business Innovation.” It provides instructions how to apply Design Think, an Introduction to the Innovation Cube to facilitate the innovation process, and an experiential manual to practice Creative Leadership. This book applies to any organization that must innovate to succeed; it is a user’s guide to Solving Wicked Problems. The booklet continues the exploration of Design as a process to inspire leaders, facilitate innovation, and developing practical applications to help organizations innovate.

I accepted from the beginning of my art career that I would not be completely honest in my creations.  I challenged myself to someday have the courage to express the deepest depth of my being.  I did not feel a need to expose myself.  I knew to achieve an authentic, deep expression and hopefully, meaningful art, I would have to shine a light into the dark spaces.  I would have to embrace an uncomfortable level of transparency. 
After twenty-years of creating art, I’ve written a book that explores a moment in my past rarely shared.  My hope is I created something that provides value to others as they experience their own darkness.  The book was inspired by my wife as she struggled with depression.  I used her words as she described an unimaginable psychic pain.  I offer this book with the belief that looking at those things that make us turn away, or others ignore, provides insight.  From this perspective, there is strength, even if you peer through the lens of another’s struggle. 
Depression has a place in my life, my family and among my friends.  Unfortunately, this darkness is something we can only experience alone.  If we were able to share our deepest struggles, we would know the happiness and love which illuminates these dark places.  The rays of hope would penetrate the veil of darkness which cast shadows on our lives.
I created a happiness workbook to help us see the light when life sucks.

An Exploration of Creativity, Innovation and the Process of Design Thinking. This workbook takes the common Art Appreciation 1301 course which emphasizes the fine art and turns the focus to the gap between the Arts and STEM disciplines. It explores the "A" in the larger discussion around STEM to STEaM.  
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