Rudy Carrasco at Harambee Seattle

Nancy White’s visual note taking at Mind Camp 1 & 2 has inspired me to try on some new methods in taking notes.

In further efforts to exercise the creative part of my brain (I can never remember whether it’s right or left so I’m just calling it the creative side) — I’ve gotten ArtRage for my tablet PC and begun painting as note taking whenever I hear somebody speak.

ArtRage is a natural paint program with a very fun interface (from the same folks who did the Kai’s Power Goo and original Bryce and Poser interfaces, back in the day) — I open it and go — best $20 program I’ve ever bought.

Microsoft should pre-load it on all tablet PC’s and use it as a marketing tool to spark family creativity — my 3 year old loves it.

Anyway…

This Sunday at Harambee in south Seattle, I got the chance to hear Rudy Corrasco speak. Rudy is the executive director of Harambee Christian Family Center in Pasadena — very engaging talk — quite provocative in a gentle yet untamed sort of way.

Some of the sketch paintings I did are below – the first one is of Rudy, the others are on themes he provoked us with.

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8 thoughts on “Rudy Carrasco at Harambee Seattle

  1. Brilliant! I’m wondering, did you find your brain/self paying attention in different ways? Did it change your experience of listening?

    If you are digging this stuff, you might want to follow the delicioius tags visual[_facilitation and visual_thinking. Check out the work of the Xplane folks! http://www.xplane.com/

  2. I was amazed by the collaboraitve drawing at Mindcamp, I feel like I have nothing to add to it, like I would just mess it up. I know That is not true, just how I feel. What a great program! I think that before I invest in a tablet PC I should get a Tablet from Wacom,

  3. Ah, Christian, everyone has something to add. It is just getting past that first moment of self censorship. It is hard. Invest in putting hand to pen to paper at any moment!

  4. Hey Zug,

    Found the site from my wife’s blog to your wifes blog a while back. lol.

    That program looks sweet. Almost a reason to get a tabletPC. Had one at my old job, pretty nice.

    I heard you are working in CA and living in Seattle still? Damn. How’s that going?

    I just graduated, you can look at my portfolio here: http://www.vfxray.com. I’m frantically loking for a production-ish job in Seattle so I can move back so if you hear of anything let me know.

    Also, would love to hear what you think about my stuff on that site. Considering it’s student work – I am pretty OK with it.

    Anyway – looked for an email addy on the site but didn’t dfind one so you get a super comment.

    Cya,
    Ryan

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