Monday, August 09, 2010

One of those ideas I wish I'd thought of first ...


This happens to me quite often ... I'm poking around the internet and see something so quirky and simple and neat that I wish I'd thought of it first. Take for instance Marc Johns' lovely: deluxe carrying case for an ampersand.

I'm not sure how I got to Marc's blog (ah, the wonders of endlessly clicking ...) but once there I had a good look around and smiled several times, outright giggled several times more and felt a pang of creative envy (in a good way, of course) several more times than that. It's not like my brain is devoid of creativity, but there's nothing like a jumpstart from someone who gets at least as many good ideas as you do (and probably way more), and has the drawing and organizational skills to Get It Out There. Thanks, Marc, for a creative kick in the pants!

To see more of Marc's work, I'd recommend his website. I'm particularly fond of his sets of drawings on sticky notes and rat traps (yes, I said rat traps, go look). Uh oh, I feel another pang of creative envy on the way ...

*Image & link published with permission. Thanks, Marc!

2 comments:

tina said...

Did you see the tattoo of the ampersand? http://www.marcjohns.com/blog/2009/05/ampersand-tattoo.html

I love this idea. Thanks for sharing about this artist. He's a new favorite now.

beenebag said...

OMG! I just spent an hour online looking through his drawings. I LOVE THEM!!! His sensibilities remind me of Theo Ellsworth. Great imaginative images. And I love ampersands. And fezes (is that right?, how do you spell the plural?)

Brenda