THE CREATIVE PLAYGROUND
There is a saying that sometimes the best things happen by accident. Or that just playing around can bring about wonderful results on a canvas. Sometimes you just feel the need to stretch your brain and take it for a creative walk. That's what this page is all about; fun, playfulness and occassionally just testing an idea.

If you're getting inspired, tell us about it.
SERENDIPITY
Science calls chance discoveries "serendipity," because of a 1754 story by English writer Horace Walpole, "The Three Princes of Serendip," who kept discovering things they were not seeking. In the past, serendipitous discoveries have included electricity, X-rays, cloud seeding, photographic plates, dynamite, arc welding, the battery and, more recently, Velcro, nylon and Teflon.

History is full of examples. Rene Descartes was playfully watching a fly on the wall when he discovered analytical geometry. The periodic table of the elements was conceived by a Russian chemist when it came to him in a dream. And Albert Einstein's inspiration for the theory of relativity came to him during a "thought experience" that was almost like a daydream.

Let go of your thinking and allow your mind to be free and incubate. As Aldous Huxley once said: "The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm."

Still unsure about serendipity? Let's debate it.>>
My family and I needed a unique way to wish everyone a happy holiday. I think we nailed it.
Flash Animation set to the music of Tom Waits. Self-expalnitory.
Having some fun with simple scripting and shootin' stuff.
*developed under contract to Utherverse Digital
Random application of predesigned elements and colour values with variable guidelines. (space bar refreshes for a new bouquet)
A development test for a Flash version of a pre-existing corporate graphic. Mouse movement controls not only the reveal, but multi-planing of the elements.
*developed under contract to Blink Media
Flash vector drawing. Used as a test for dissolves and transitions.
Flash vector design. Test sample of graphic for an illustrated book.
MONOGRAPH
Flash and Photoshop designed templates for ficticious magazine. An exercise in graphic design.
Flash vector design. Test sample of graphic for a series of desktop images.
Flash animation under development. Designed to be an educational tool for children.
Flash test to discover limitations of photo-realism possible with vector drawings. Flash image is on the left, original .jpg on the right.