Creativity… Steve Jobs

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people. Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.”   – Steve Jobs

Troy Polamalu ORIGINAL For Sale on Amazon

TROY POLAMALU original brush, ink and watercolor ORIGINAL illustration for sale on Amazon (Click to go to Amazon listing) …a CRAZY-AWESOME, one-of-a-kind, GET-IT-NOW and amaze your friends gift for yourself or your favorite Steelers fanatic! GO STEELERS!

2011 TED Prize Winner: JR

This photography project is fascinating…the people, the raw-fun expressions, the concept is compelling…“JR exhibits his photographs in the biggest art gallery on the planet. His work is presented freely in the streets of the world, catching the attention of people who are not museum visitors. His work mixes Art and Action; it talks about commitment, freedom, identity and limit.” (from the TED Prize website)

Santa Lacrosse Mojo; “The Nutcracker”

This is the latest addition to the Santa Sports Mojo series…LACROSSE; “The Nutcracker”…I’ve enclosed both the final and the sketch (thought it best to make Santa a little less mean and ruthless looking from sketch to final), see them all at Play Strong®

SportSketch #4 – The Freak

Any wonder why they call Tim Lincecum, starting pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, “The Freak”?

Tim Lincecum aka The Freak

SportSketch365 #3 – Hairtastic!

Okay, 16 ink cartridges later I’m done with Polamalu’s hair...Troy Polamalu is part Donna Summer, part Jr. Seau and part Fabio…fun  to draw, the commercials of Polamalu are pretty hilarious…he’s listed as 5’10” but with hair, 6’9″…

Troy Polamalu; The Dude With The Hair

Play Strong® Sports Christmas Card Series

Play Strong® the exciting new sports gift and greeting card brand for players, coaches and fans announced the launch of it’s special Christmas holiday sports greeting cards series “Holiday Mojo”. These fun and expressive sports themed holiday cards (six designs) are perfect for the sports-lover and include original soccer (“Missile-Toe”), basketball (“The Stocking Stuffer”), baseball (“The Snow Cone”), hockey (“Checking It Twice”) and football (“The Holiday Rush”) original illustrations and designs. Each can be previewed and purchased at the Play Strong® website store greeting card section (click to check ’em out!). Play Strong® offers unique, high-impact and encouraging sports messages, original illustrations and designs on premium quality greeting cards, stationery, apparel, merchandise and gifts. Over twenty sports are represented (including basketball, soccer, water polo, football, baseball, volleyball, snowboarding, gymnastics, surfing, skateboarding, field hockey, ice hockey, golf, skiing, tennis, softball, swimming, lacrosse, wrestling and motocross). The Play Strong® website includes a store, blog, wholesale page and more. This season, Play Strong® and unleash your inner Santa sports mojo!