What Others Are Creating #001

I want this blog to not just be about my stories and stuff that I’m creating.  I want to show off some other great creative work as well..  I truly do enjoy seeing the other creative projects that people are working on.  So, the other day, I put out a call on Twitter for links to projects others were working on.  Things that they are creating for themselves.  Below is a list of those who replied as well as some creative goodies from others that I’ve been impressed with this week.

STV MEDIA STUDIOS – http://www.stvmediastudios.com/home.html – Connor Asher is an aspiring puppeteer whom I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a few times while out on Puppet Up! Uncensored tours.  Actually, I shouldn’t say he is an ‘aspiring’ puppeteer.  He’s a darn good puppeteer and he is not waiting for anyone to tell him what he can and cannot do.  He’s creating a media empire on his own and I fully suspect I’ll be sending him a resume someday for a job on one of his projects.

Randall C. Willis – http://createdbyrcw.com – Randall is another creative type who I was lucky enough to meet in Toronto while performing in Puppet Up! – Uncensored.  He’s a great guy and his website is full of short stories, essays and photographs he has taken.  Check out his pictures from his walk around Vanderbuilt University or his piece called Music and the soul.  Really touching.

Kristin Hogan – https://www.etsy.com/shop/SquidFriends – Kristin Hogan is yet another crdtive dynamo I met while doing Puppet Up!.  She is an artist in many mediums but making stuffed squids is her passion and they are pretty amazing.  She will be at Dallas Comic-Con next weekend, so if you’re in the area, check it out.  Kristin also penned a really great piece about copycats on her tumblr.  It has inspired another Creative Mondays post as it’s something I’m dealing with now as well.  Give it a read, really great food for thought – http://squidfriends.tumblr.com/post/85026374907/a-word-on-copycats-vs-other-people-inspired-by-the-same

Goon Holler General Store – http://www.goonhollergeneralstore.com – One of the really incredible things that has come out of my use of the social media app Vine is meeting Parker Jacobs.  We share a lot of the same creative influences and creative spirit and he, like me, seems intent on creating good quality family fun.  If you’ve watched Yo Gabba Gabba! Or The Aquabats! Super show! You’ve seen his art (and possibly his creation Tooba, the sasquatch.)  He recently opened up a website to sell some of the items bearing his unique art (and I’m proud to say I was order #27 through his store)!  Go peruse what he has to offer.  I can highly recommend his book The Goon Holler Guidebook and who wouldn’t want their own Tooba pillow?!

Prednisone By Carla Ulbrich – http://youtu.be/WE1rmToYWyY – My good friend, and incredibly talented singer/songwriter, Carla Ulbrich checks in with this great lyric video of her ‘hit’ Prednisone.  Give it a listen.  You’ll be singing it all day.

The 33 by J.C. Hutchins – http://jchutchins.net/the-33 – My podcast pal, J.C. Hutchins, is in the middle of telling a great podcast story called The 33.  J.C. Calls it ‘TV for your e-reader’ and I would whole heartedly agree.  It’s not for kids, but if you like a goos sci-fi, supernatural thriller, you should check it out.  You can even get a sample of it for free.  It’s good stuff.

So check out one or all of these projects.  Who knows, perhaps you’ll find your new piece of inspiration in one of these.  And I’d love to make this a regular feature, so if you have a piece of creative work that’s online, tell me about it in the comments below and I’ll check it out!

Have a great weekend!

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2 thoughts on “What Others Are Creating #001”

  1. Thank you for all your kind words Grant, means a lot coming from you 🙂
    Was an honor to meet you on the road during “PuppetUp: Uncensored”, and excited to see how much more you’ll grow working with the best company in the world.
    Glad I finally learned who Uncle Interloper’s “handler” was too by asking on the last tour, I’ve become a major fan 🙂
    Keep it up buddy!

    -Connor Asher

  2. My photo with you, Ted, Tyler & me from the Austin Puppet Up tour has been the wallpaper of one of my computer monitors since that night. I’ve left it there as a reminder that there is a puppet in my head that wants to be made, as soon as I can clear my schedule up enough to get him started. Your kind words here get me all inspired to get back to those designs!

    Thanks for the mention! It means a lot!

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