Past Mistakes Enrich Tomorrows

One piece of wisdom a writer quickly learns ~ typos keep you humble.”
~ E.A. Bucchianeri (source)

Past Mistakes Enriches Tomorrows
Past Mistakes Enrich Tomorrows

Enough said. Isn’t it? ~ Bill Hendricks, “Shadowmason”

Who is Shadowmason?

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain! ~ L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Bill Hendricks, Author of Art Changes Lives (Dot) Com
Bill Hendricks, Author of Art Changes Lives (Dot) Com

On second thought I hope you do… Currently looking for a gallery to show my photographs. Always open to speaking engagements.

Ouch! That Quote Hurts!

It’s not about knowing all the gimmicks and photo tricks. If you haven’t got the eye, no program will give it to you.
~ David Carson (source)

The Red River Valley

Ouch! That quote hurts! I am not in the habit of disagreeing with the quotes I use in my blog. But I believe and this is reinforced by my 15-years of teaching that design can be taught. The qualities of what creates good design changes as tastes change. If that wasn’t so you would never be able to distinguish between the decades. There wouldn’t be eras that we can so easily name, such as: the Arts and Craft Movement, Art Deco, Grunge and so on. My opinion is an interest in sociology, psychology, human behavior, is all that is required. Those are the elements of UX design (user experience design). Most only need to learn how to see and not ignore the what so many in society don’t see and are simply blind to.

It is fun to see the scales fall from my students’ eyes as I teach them about type, theories of Gestalt, and other elements of design. So many of my students tell me that they can’t stop looking at type or they never noticed so many textures and patterns before. So just as you can teach someone to ride a bike you can teach someone to see for the first time. So if someone is willing to see and really look and analyze the world round them they can learn how to design.

But this is only one man’s opinion.