Friday, 5 March 2010

Creativity

I read a great quote by Sir Isaac Newton today (you know, the apple-on-head-I'll-call-it-gravity-guy), which inspired me to create this piece. The quote reads:

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
—Isaac Newton

I created an 8"x8" mosaic of 64 one inch stamped tiles and then cut a mask on the Cricut to fix over the top. I have mixed feelings about it, in some ways it works and in others it doesn't, at least to my eye. Still, Isaac told me not to be afraid to fail, so I'm not! LOL

25 comments :

Anonymous said...

Thumbs up on this one, Dan. Great quote, great Artisti piece.

Patty said...

I like how you put that quote on paper - with paper! Very creative! :D

Dawn said...

I like how the whole thing comes together. Something about the near chaos of the piece definitely speaks of how most create. Keep creating Dan...I always learn something from your designs.

Amy (aka Aimitup) said...

I think it works - I love type and some of your recent projects are inspiring me to create some typography-related projects.

Sarah said...

it works.

Alicia said...

Dan that is so great. I am amazed at how you laid it out so well! Thanks for sharing, Alicia

Jun Bug House said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!
**U**
Nance

Penny Duncan Creations said...

How cool Dan!!!

Carol's Crafts said...

That's really cool, Dan.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant Dan! Loving it. TFS. HeyJude! x

Hels Sheridan said...

W~O~W...this is stunningly gorgeous..love it!! x

Andrea said...

that must of taken some working out to get that to all fit perfectly, its word great and I was reading what it said before I read your post, silly me would of made it a lot easier, great work as ever Dan xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Luvverly ... and a bit clever ... that's what that is! XXX

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

I like the typography and the way the letters are related but separate (that make sense?).

Denise said...

Hi Dan,thanks for your comment on my blog.Love your latest creation,as I do all your work,loved yours and Linda's take on each other's creations a while ago - hope you're well.x

Myzdamena's World said...

Oh, that is so wonderful!

Heavenly Anarchist said...

Wow! looks very effective, love the style of lettering

Alix said...

wow dan, that is amazing...i love that quote too...and i really like what you've done with it...sort of takes a while to take it all in!

you are inspiring!

Dorothy said...

Hey Dan!! I sent you an award!!
Have a great day!!
Dorothy

Dorothy said...

OOPS!
Dan...Its on my blog!
Dorothy
handmadebydorothy.blogspot.com

Ellen said...

Unique! Very interesting and inspiring!

Angelnorth said...

Great idea to stamp a base and use the "stencil" effect over the top, I think this looks fab Dan!

craftytrog said...

Fantastic art Dan!

carmen said...

So out there, Dan. Very creative!

Carmen

Shar said...

Loving this! How wonderfully creative. Helps that I am addicted to fantastic quotes too!

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