03 March 2007

Finished Cracking Creativity

I know, I know, I said every 10 days and it's not yet the 10th day. But I've been itching to write entries here and felt it was just stupid to stop myself because it wasn't time. I'm going to change the rules a bit, every 10 days is the bare minimum I should have one meaningful entry (as in "oh, went to the park, yay, bye" entries don't count) but otherwise I'm free to empty my mind and feelings here all I want :).

So I finally finished Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius and I'm still going "wow" about it. Seriously, I strongly recommend anyone read it, really, really good book :) It's totally opened up my mind about creativity and how it's really not that mysterious after all. To be honest, it's really helped me see the world differently and all I can say is boy oh boy do I need to re-discover a lot of things :P

I've moved onto my next book I borrowed from work called A Designer's Research Manual: Succeed in Design by Knowing Your Clients and What They Really Need (Design Field Guide), so far read till page 30 and I'm kind of "meh" about it. I mean I've never been a big Rockport Publishing fan because I feel their books are beautiful and stuff, but from a knowledge-delivery point of view, they always seem to be lacking. Perhaps it's their strategy to keep you wanting to come back for more, feeling like you need to read more and more, or they just have bad authors or I'm just an unlucky guy reading all the worst books of the lot.... who knows.

It's Designer's Saturday tomorrow and I'm half and half excited. Part of me really just wishes I had Saturday off and the other half really wants to run around to all those design studios and check out what they're like and learn from them. Heck, maybe it'll even give me some ideas on how to re-design my room :)

Well it's 2am and I'm about to hit the sack and listen to some soothing Brainsync Total Relaxation sounds while doing some breathing exercises and if I still have the energy, maybe read a bit more of that book or just watch some comedy. Yes, I'm confused right now.



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