20170422: What to do to Increase Creative Abilities…

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The other day I was asked a question, “What can I do to increase my Creative abilities?”

A little while later, someone else asked a similar question, “My creativity is at ZERO. What can I do about it?”

This list is the answer.

In 59 years of life I have never run out of Creative Juice, sure I can be stumped as to what to do. Or the pen sitting not moving in my hands. The keyboard motionless & quiet under my hands….

But I always follow these rules and have found and answer!

Cameras, canvases, paper, inventions, problems in business, every time words, paintings, drawing, photographs & even silly posters are all born from these simple rules!

Enjoy and have fun doing that Creative whatever You Like to Do!

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

20170321: Perfect example of “NO imagination & demanding no one does.”

OK, so yesterday I put a comment on a LinkedIn post which the person had made comment of the North & South American continents looking like a “Duck” when laid on it’s side….

I replied that if you look at Google Earth and the South American continent you will a “FACE” looking at the Galapagos Islands…

I got this reply back…

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So here is the image from the Earthquake 3D imaging which makes it “Point Blank” to me.

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What do you think folks?

Do I  have too hours of staring at computer screens or is the stuff I drew lines to seem pretty obvious to the average person looking at it.

Sure Google earth is harder to see, but when You consider that as a 50 year landscape photographer with 42 years as professional….

As a person that has had many “Tour Guides” confirm that yes that formation of rocks is the next thing they are going to talk about as it is some 100s to 1000s of years old local “Spirit FACE”…. what do you think ?

Should I shut up about my impressions of a image & my abilities to use my imagination?

I mean after all I did create the International Space Station.

https://vanderhoofphotography.com/2015/08/13/how-i-created-the-iss-the-international-space-station-is-my-baby/

Have a CREATIVE DAY folks, and remember, “Your imagination is YOUR RIGHT TO DREAM!” Never let a idiot or jerk knock that down.

20170321: 1046HRS  Jon Miller II replies….. damn this dude has 2 brain cells and they hang between his legs… too hard to figure out HOW TO USE THEM….

20170321 stuid Jon Miller II responds

TALK ABOUT DUMB!!!!!

20170317: Looking for Graphic Work, “remote” contractor available NOW!

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I am a “Whistle Blower”, I caught the USA government & it’s court system breaking laws and doing damage to me & my son.

I therefore need to find “Jobs” which I can do and still be free to move out of harm’s way.

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I have 42 years of advertising & graphic design experience, which is available to help anyone who wants to try improve their business chances in the modern world.

I do not sell lies or scams, but honest work.

I have quite a bit of artwork to build with for you. I also have experience in 7 did fields of employment and earned paychecks with 50 plus different job titles. I have a clue about a large selection of markets, products & customer needs.

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As you can see I have a lot to work with, in a variety of styles.

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And as this poster shows, I can cover continents without issue, in Mexico while doing this for a Nigerian in Africa.

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also have a sense of humor,

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Pancho Mango was done for a local fruit cart vendor who works the street in front of the Cafe in work out of.

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a selection of fonts & the play of creative abilities, with 2 photos of some roommates caught in sticky mouse traps one week.

And just a few of the “brushes I can play with in Illustrator or Photoshop.

and of course I do stuff just for me…

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All pricing is by piece or hour depending on your needs. I will discuss any honest contracts & have a PayPal account to make payments to.

I have several ways of getting your design work to you through the internet.

I am a human being and have Adobe CC Suite 2017 plus other contracts for font houses & graphic houses for artwork needed or can create quite a bit myself.

However all of this requires monies to pay bills & still have a place to sleep and food to eat.

PLEASE CONTACT ME, if you have any abilities to help or graphic design/business needs I might answer.

email me at vanderhoofpeter@yahoo.com with details of any job you might have.

I also can do video editing & creating, while this piece IS NOT finished, it is a sample of what I “TAUGHT” myself in just 2 months of using Adobe After Effects for the 1st time in Jan 2017.

I used Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro, & Lightroom to create this creative vision.

All artwork copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

 

 

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20170317: A framing idea, bits to pieces Collage!

When it comes to putting a frame on something…. Collage of frame & framing pieces

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Some times it is that DIFFERENT one of a kind frame that you build that makes the difference.

Just a sample of what I have to offer in building frames on a graphic visual artwork or advertising piece. Video or print or website. All these pieces are “EPS” so business card or Huge display banner they will be clean and sharp, colors can be changed & mixed with other pieces.

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

20170315: My FIRST Adobe After Effects Creation! So close to what I wanted!

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OK, I started to study ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS in January 2017. I had a conversation with a person about doing a music video. I got a vision of what I wanted to do.

This is the DEMO release of it. I need to go back and adjust the timing of some images and smooth out some motions & transitions.

However, this is about 90% plus of that vision in action. Totally self training here, I have no one to confer with on this. YouTube has supplied me with the training videos and MY own get in there and PLAY around, trial & re-try attempts after attempts….

Enjoy the show folks!

ALL MUSIC COPYRIGHT 9 FATHOMS

All video artwork copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

Youtube link: https://youtu.be/l5gKIbbroak

 

20170314: Got a Question? Chances are I might have an answer for you…

Just shy of 15,000 people in one day & 3700 the next, I have so much experience in so many fields I can crunch MOST any question and find answers fast for you.

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20170120: A birthday story that SHOULD be shared. A tear jerking one.

I wrote this up for my son, he emailed me for my birthday, and some one once again reminded me of why I do not forget.

So while this is for him, as the USA invites Trump into their President job I present it as a reminder of WHAT INTEGRITY IS….

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Photo from 2015 our first time meeting in 12 years, and lasted about 24 hrs. My son Ben’jamin.

Hi Ben,
since you bring up birthdays…
There is another reason I don’t do much of any celebrating on my birthday, it is kind of a semi private story, I tell people of it
It is not a shame on me story & yet is it.
It starts in South Lake Tahoe, about Jan. 8-9, 1984. Yeah just after len’s birthday but it is more of a time marker ,I don’t remember when the young man moved into the weekly rental units I was living in but it was about a week before my birthday.
Harold was his name I think, (I’m bad with names anyway), any way he came over just after moving in to the unit next to mine. Wanted to go to the casinos one night. Said he would buy drinks. I had a car so I agreed to take him. He told me he had just moved up. But I don’t ask many questions of people, I was still doing Tarot card reading back then, So the less I knew of people the better.
Well, I took him down to the casinos a couple nights but I was not into his flashing cash and wasting money. I made a little money & had my art of painting back then, I did both oils and acrylics and needed my monies for that & rent & food.
Any way, on Jan. 13th about 11:30 pm, yeah late in the night, Harold came knocking and wanted me to drive him to the whore houses in Nevada. 80 miles away. I refused, telling him I would take him the next day because tomorrow is Friday & my pay day so I would have the money for gas as well. I told him i would be happy to drive him down after work and take a book with me so he could stay as long as he wanted.
I don’t buy prostitutes, not with my empath level. Any way he insisted, quite a bit but I got him to leave & go back to him place so I could go to sleep.
I did not tell him that Saturday was my birthday & I wanted my paycheck so I would have money for my own party by myself. He did not know that Saturday was my birthday, like I said we did not get into and deep conversations a single week into meeting each other.
Well, Jan. 14th, I came home from work & knocked on his door. No answer.
I waited a couple hours, then went in to the casinos to get some dinner & cash my check.
I came home 10:30pm and still not seeing any sign of Harold, I went to bed.
About 7:30 am on Jan 15th 1984, I got a knock on my door. It woke me up, so thinking it was Harold, I did not do much anything to cover myself just a quick tee shirt to hide my naked ass.
I open the door to two older people, a man & a woman. I was a little shocked, but asked they “Yes?”
They asked if I was “PETER”.
Yes. I replied.
They then introduced themselves as Harold’s parents. Apologized for waking me, but them kind of wanted to talk to me, Harold, their son, had killed himself on the 14th, yesterday.
Suicide!
I dropped my jaw. And asked if I could get dress first, then talk.
They said Yes, of course, please come over to his room when you are ready.
5 minutes later I was in Harold’s unit, everywhere where gift wrapped packages and brand new things…
They then explained that against their better judgement they had let Harold continue to move up to South Lake Tahoe
“you see, Peter, on Jan 1, Harold got married. On Jan 2nd Harold was driving with his bride up to South lake Tahoe for their honeymoon. There was some kind of auto accident and she died in the car in front of him. Harold wanted to come up any way and a few days later moved into this apartment. You are the last person to see & talk to our son alive.”
We spoke for a little while, the family had property up there in the area, a cabin, he when there made a “Suicide video message” and started up a car in the garage and went to sleep in the car knowing it would kill him. He just could not live without his wife. Yeah, his world fell a part just 2 weeks earlier…
I spoke of his whore house request and in tears to this day, Wish I had taken him. How I had been there for people, relationship counselor & aid for abused people. I was sorry I had missed the signs, but I only had spent a couple hours with him. I did not know of the accident.
His parents told me, Harold said he owned me $1000s of dollars for drugs he had me buy for him.
I told the truth, I smoked pot but no I would not and did not buy him any other drugs. I spoke of his spending that monies in the casinos, and told them that No Harold owed my no monies of any kind for any reason.
We spoke a little longer then I took my leave to go to my room.
Hell, yes I smoked a bowl, and cried! Those people never knew it was my birthday either…. I simply never told them.
A little while later an hour or so the parents came back over to me and asked me to come to Harold’s room for a minute.
I went in there, and they told me that since I had been a friend to Harold in his last days I could choose anything in the room I wanted.
Brand new snow skies, boots, winter gear and other nice stuff every where.
I walked around the room, and then saw an old dictionary, I picked it up, it was from Harold’s school days.
I told them I would like that dictionary.

Well the surprise on their faces was obvious, so I quickly explained, I would like some thing I would use to remind me I missed being there & as a writer I would & could use a dictionary. I then looked around the room and said I just would not feel right about something else.
They agreed, and said they would bring it over in a few minutes, they did and had signed a thank you in it to me. When they gave it to me I also gave them one of my painting, signed in memory of Harold.
I doubt you remember an old dark brown dictionary, always near at hand, by the computers and used many times you needed to know how a word was spelled. But I had it till len’s house or when I got out of prison. I thought I had it when I ran from len’s in 2015, but the last I remember seeing was around len’s house.


So no, I don’t celebrate my birthday, it is a memory of not caring “quite enough” for another person. I like to be alone, or just a quiet night.

I was born on Martin Luther King jr birthday, a civil rights person.
I was given to an abusive person and always reminded how I was a worthless piece of trash and would have to pay everything given me back to len. Having to share my birthdays with him a just an insult that could not ever be explained, specially to that family. From 3 years old on, I was always a part of len’s birthday. I hated that man and of course would not be allowed to explain to “his people” of why.
And then when it came time to step forward and forget myself for another person, I thought of my birthday and myself. Some one killed their self when I could possibly have made a difference.
Your mother took away my desire to let any one close.
The government took away you, and as you say if I am physically in your presence it is emotionally troubling for you. I can’t hurt you, I am not abusive like those other people.
len destroyed any relationship to a family in childhood.
And whatever person I friended, has always betrayed me…
So yes, I walk alone. I have learned to deal with it and live this life.
I can only hope that in sharing these stores with you, that you do NOT DROP INTO PITY but understand the STRENGTH I offer all the people I pass in my life. And the strength of person/integrity, role model I OFFER YOU.
Please do not feel sorry for me, instead please feel the inner core of strength I offer.
I am what I am, I survive and I smile as I walk knowing if nothing else I just pissed off another enemy for having survived another day.
And yes, every year some jerk will come out of the shadows to cause me to remember this story.
Cause me to remember to fight & not give up.
Any way I need to dry up my tears, wipe my eyes and finish cooking myself some dinner.
Tomorrow I will sent this off to you.