Tuesday, September 05, 2023

Elvis Hits The Road, Killers of The Flower Moon, Marshall Trimble & Dixxy Dynamite

 September 5, 2023

    I am reading a great book, "Creativity, Inc." by Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar Animation. Ed shares some profound truths and observations on the creative process and how to empower it and build a creative organization. For example:

"Copying what's come before is a guaranteed path to mediocrity, it appears to be a safe choice, and the desire to be safe—to succeed with minimal risk—can infect not just individuals but also entire companies."

—Ed Catmull

Daily Reworked Whip Out:

"Dixxy Dynamite"

(Sorry, Juni, I was just trying something new!)

"Measure what you can, evaluate what you measure, and appreciate that you cannot measure the vast majority of what you do."

—Ed Catmull

Daily Flashback Whip Out:
"Jim Hatzell's Thousand Yard Stare"

"The attempt to avoid failure. . .makes failure more likely."

—Ed Catmull

Daily Scratchboard Whip Out:

"Steel Wool Vaquero"

"Craft is what we are expected to know; art is the unexpected use of our craft."

—Ed Catmull

Daily Whip Out:
"Anna of The Flower Moon"

"When we are honest, people know it."

—Ed Catmull

Daily Reworked Whip Out:
"A Painful Landscape"

"You'll never stumble upon the unexpected if you stick only to the familiar."

—Ed Catmull

Daily Reworked Whip Out:
"Bell Jar Woman #3"

"Be patient. Be authentic. And be consistent. The trust will come."

—Ed Catmull

Ashfork Legend Marshall Trimble

(from the forthcoming book "The 66 Kids")


Hit the road Jack! You too, Elvis

Elvis Presley, age 2, with his parents,

Gladys and Vernon Presley, 1937.

His mom's middle name was "Love."

"Be wrong as fast as you can."

—Ed Catmull

Daily Reworked Whip Out:

"An In-din On An Indian In In-din Country"

"The most creative people are willing to work in the shadow of uncertainty."

—Ed Catmull, "Creativity, Inc."

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:53 PM

    Thanks for the great posts!


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