Archive for the ‘concepts’ Category

Make The Dream Real

July 15th, 2013

The golden rule toward bringing the dream forward:
. Allow yourself to dream of anything
. Capture these moments as scribbles, sketches, notes and discussions
. Once you’ve captured the dreams group them in an organized fashion in Evernote
. During your weekly review look upon these dreams for inspiration and time permitting (desired or calendar) create a series of steps to accomplish the first part of the dream
. Establish a schedule to track and target deliverables
. Feed the dream to keep it alive and on track
. Fill your day with support and allies to keep the dream moving forward
. Visualize and document what the dream materializing looks like in the world in order to give it more power and purpose
. Become obsessed with bringing this dream to life and keep your heart, mind and gut in the game to bring it forth
. Do the weekly review
. Pin up reminders of the dream around you so it’s always top of mind
. Get sleep
. Work out
. Entrain your mind

concepts, flow, GTD

Panel Bust

June 12th, 2013

Spent some good quality time tonight with ArtRage and the SurfacePro. Loving it!


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A Waking Vision

December 22nd, 2012

A lone figure floating in space sitting in meditation upon an asteroid.
Deep in contemplation and peace when from the darkness of space a sun bursts before him showering him in light.
He does not feign nor fret but slowly opens his eyes to see before him the sun like burst of light assume the shape of a man.
The figure then transforms into an oceanic wave of water which encompasses the unwavering man on the rock in space.
He hears in his mind, “Though I assume the form of fire, I am also that of water…” the voice trails as the figure assumes the form of earth and mountain,”…I am also that of earth…” and it continues as it transforms into the deepest of blue skies and clouds,”…I am also all that you breathe in every breath…” and the transformation continues as the figure transforms into the darkness of space filled with the density of infinite stars and a final transmission is uttered,”…and though I am all of these things and more I am also within you,” and the figure transforms into a single dot of light which enters the meditating mans mind between his eyes.

The man on the rock floating in space smiles and slowly opens his eyes. He lets out a deep exhale and bursts into a cloud of particles which spread out at light speed in every direction throughout the universe. As the cloud dissipates and the blackness of space returns a small dot of light can be seen. As if by magic, the dot of light instantly transforms into a planet of water, earth and air teeming with life.

I open my eyes. Awake.

-policarpo 12.22.12

concepts, short story

Day 17 of flow

August 9th, 2012

Wow. 17 days since I started this whole process of developing a new habit and here I am, a little over 2 weeks into it and what I saw as 3 unique habits have merged into a single ├╝ber habit. Initially I wanted to develop my Conceptual Thinking, Drawing and Writing skills. Everything was going great and at around day 15 I had a breakthrough. My standard Lateral Thinking process of utilizing a trigger word to generate ideas was used to create a synopsis for a story which then in turn informed the comic strip process I was developing. Personally it was a huge mind opener for me. Anyway I could go on and on about all of this but I might be better served by just posting my results:



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Day 14 of flow

August 6th, 2012

Making some great progress with this whole habit forming process. Again, I’m currently focused on developing my Conceptual Thinking, Drawing and Writing skills. I take about 30 minutes a day to perform these tasks, and this weekend I had a breakthrough. I’ve developed this little technique of drawing out comic panels on a single page and then filling in the panels with imagery. This weekend I decided to write some narrative bits to the side of the panels, and something magical happened. I have merged my writing and drawing to become a single process. This has been really exciting for me, because it is tapping into a richer field of automatic writing I am familiar with. It’s as if my writing and drawing have become one event. Anyway, I know the process isn’t new or revolutionary, but it is one that I haven’t really tried to develop. Here are some snapshots which lead up to the discovery:

Sample of the Panel Drawing concepts:





The breakthrough of what happens when I bind the panels to a narrative:



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Day 12 of flow

August 3rd, 2012

I am very happy with myself. At day 12 of my habit forming experiment. Here’s today’s contribution with some help from Leo.


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Day 5 of flow

July 30th, 2012

Still looking for a better title for this one. What happens when we listen to the earth?


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Day 4 of flow

July 29th, 2012

Today is day 4 of my intent to Think Dra and Write every day. Here’s the contribution for today:





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Day 3 of flow

July 29th, 2012

Day 3 of my progress in flow. I finished the Think and Write in separate apps so all I’ll publish is the drawing portion of things.


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Day 2 of flow

July 27th, 2012

Day 2 of the flow. Posting a Drawing for today that was derived from a Think session which I do everyday now.


Here is the Think Session photo:


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