The Creative Process: The Four Pillars of Creativity

When most of us think of creativity, we see it as an intuitive process.

We describe it with phrases like the: ”Aha moment” and “having a vision”, but there is much, much more to it than that. Creativity is a skill that can be learned and honed, and the main tool for implementing creativity is the creative process. Read more of this post

A Tribute to 5 Pointz: The Graffiti Street Art Mecca of NYC

New York City is on the verge of losing one of it’s most recognizable landmarks. 5 Pointz, also known as the “Phun Phactory” is set to be demolished and replaced with high-rise apartment building complexes. While most residents of New York City could care less, artists from not only the city, but around the world are up in arms about the decision to remove the graffiti mecca that has blessed our city for over 30 years. Read more of this post

Art Gallery: “The Man on The Moon”

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Making the Choice

So often in life, we drift past the opportunity to make a choice; many times, the choice doesn’t seem vital enough to spend time on.  Or perhaps we sense that the choices are too large or too vital and that we are incapable of wielding that kind of power in our own being.  Sadly, with these fear-based hesitations, we pass by an opportunity to know more of ourselves – our spirits and our lives, and to direct our futures. Read more of this post

The Yin-Yang of World Hunger

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“Not very Yingy, a little too Yangy.”

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A Pen That Can Draw in 3D? (VIDEO)

Did you ever scribble imaginary images in the air with your finger? Well, now you can do this with a pen and create real images.

3Doodler is claimed to be the world’s first and only 3D Printing Pen. Using ABS plastic (the material used by many 3D printers), 3Doodler draws in the air or on surfaces.

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NYC Fashion Week Kick-off: Meet Designer Michele Lovetri

One of the great things about ZazenLife is that we genuinely enjoy helping people out with any start-ups, foundations, charities, non-profits etc. We were once a newly born website looking for guidance and direction, and we received it from people that we consider business partners today. Karma is an amazing thing. Sharing and spreading positive energy with anyone can go a long way.

Since Fashion Week has started up in NYC, we decided to promote a non-profit called CITYarts, Inc and up and coming designer Michele Lovetri. She is a handbag designer who started last September 2012 and has quickly impressed the fashion world. During her latest show, they raised $2,000 for CITYarts. Check out some pictures of her work and latest fashion show below!

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Foodscapes: Artist Makes Landscapes Out of Food

I’m a big fan of unique and bizarre artwork. Originality is the most important thing to me when observing art, and I’m sure this is the case for many other fans of unique art. When I first discovered Carl Warners art I was in shock. The landscapes that he makes out of food are simply amazing – so amazing that I first doubted it. There was no way that these landscapes were made out of real food. They looked like paintings, drawings or even digitally made pictures on Photoshop. But I was wrong.

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Photo Manipulations Before We Had Photoshop

It’s so easy to customize pictures now with all of the computer programs that we are spoiled with. Check out some of these amazing custom photo manipulations that were created without any picture customizing programs like Photoshop. You’ll be pretty amazed.

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Art Gallery: “Zero”

“That’s the sound, my generation lost something that cannot be found. A combination of here and there, but some how we ended up elsewhere. Our sense of purpose, pride and value are gone but mine are not, I’ve had the strength to hold on. We say we have fear and we have love, but I have seen none that I can speak of. I wonder most the time, why it is I lose my mind. But it’s all the same because I have myself to blame. It’s easy to sit and complain but I can’t, I’ll be that change. You know a lot of people get scared and a lot of people fail but not me, that’s not how I’m built. I will not go and sit around filled with self guilt. I refuse to lose and I refuse to be denied of what I know I should achieve. It’s hard to get back up when you fall but the fight is long, so get up and give this life your all.”

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Realism Challenge: A Playing Card

Mark Crilley is an American comic book creator and children’s book author/illustrator. Crilley distributes drawing advice to artists via YoutTube videos and his DeviantArt account. In August 2010, he starred in some how to draw videos for Funimation on demand.

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Human Motorcycles Formed by Painted Yoga Hotties

Marketing and Promoting are easily two of the most important factors in a successful business. Progressive International Motorcycle Show has the same opinion. They hired an advertising and branding studio called  i.d.e.a. to create a series of human motorcycles from the contorted bodies of yoga experts and circus performers.

The bikes took around 15 hours each to perfect including the body painting, stretching and photography. Poses were held from 15 seconds to 2 full minutes! Imagine the pain and soreness these Yoga gurus went through. This wasn’t a problem considering the two massage therapists on set.

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Famous Rock Star Yearbook Pictures

If you appreciate good music, you will appreciate this collection of pictures. Here is a collage of Yearbook pictures of some of the most famous rock stars of all time.

RIP to good rock music.

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Popular Website Designs – Then & Now

The internet has undergone a complete makeover. Check out some of these popular websites, Then & Now!

 

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20 Most Amazingly Realistic Halloween Pumpkins

I figured since Halloween is creeping up on us I would share some pictures of the coolest and most realistic pumpkin carvings I have ever seen. Some people are just really talented and have way too much time on their hands.

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