Mindcamper Jim Ridge was invited to perform his ever-popular Lenard the Line at TEDx Sarasota in October. It went very very well, and they did a great job on the editing of the final video which has just been posted on You Tube! We wanted to share it with all of you.
Click and watch! Not only will you enjoy the video, but you’ll also get his hit count up, making it available to more people!
The wonderful Zachary Towne-Smith brought this comic strip to our attention via the Mindcamp Facebook page…. and it is SO brilliant we want to be extra-sure that none of you miss it.
Click here to read “A Day at the Park” by Kostas Kiriakis, a graphic artist based in Athens. There is much more on his site to see as well, settle down for a good 45-minute dig if you have the time. But if not, take 10 minutes to read the profound and funny comic-book narrative linked above.
Can’t believe this time three weeks ago we were in the midst of a beautiful Mindcamp — almost feels like a dream.
My business partner and I won the pass to Mindcamp for “Most Creative Pitch” at the Innoversity Summit this spring. I hadn’t heard of Mindcamp before, but once I dove into the website, I knew it was exactly what I needed. I now feel double-the-lucky. Not only did I get the gift of a pass (and introduction) TO Mindcamp, I also received the gift OF Mindcamp. I have never experienced anything like it.
My usual conference experiences end with a face hurting from over-forced “nice to meet you!” smiles, and a mind swelling with information. From the opening plenary, I knew this would be something different.
How beautiful to open by recognizing the land we are on, and integrating the traditions of those we share it with. This sparked the first of many tears of insight and gratitude that came throughout my Mindcamp experience.
I’ve had a bit of a whirlwind year-and-a-half of creative career forging, and Mindcamp was exactly what I needed. The sessions helped integrate many of the learnings I’ve had on my journey. The activities had me going to bed with a happy heart. And the people I met — words can barely do justice to the warmth, openness, and beauty of each person I met. I knew at every turn I’d encounter someone with a fascinating story behind — and ahead — of them. My only disappointment was not getting to meet each and every Mindcamper. I guess that’s what next year is for
I left last weekend feeling grounded, inspired, and as a new friend noted on our last day, with my heart firmly connected to my head. Thank you again – you and the Bananas have touched many, many lives, now including my own.
So in light of the proverbial, “I don’t know, what do you want to do this weekend,” conversation… looking like rain outside, I headed the car straight to Goodwill without a word.
“Pick an appliance!” was all I offered. Erica looked at me like I was crazy. No comments. Wasn’t much to choose from (perhaps others had the same idea!). I settled for a $3.99 old RCA CD clock radio. I even got 13 cents off! Our lucky day!!
Once home and papers spread, I put the item in front of Erica with her tool box. “Let’s play!”
I shared the amazing session I’d taken with Jim Ridge and Max Hurson called Everyday Curiosity. I told Erica how I felt lost in the item like a little girl as I played at Mindcamp. Always wishing to do that, and never allowed myself the permission to do the exploration.
We had a blast, clipping, prodding, exploring and giggling. We both have the bug now! Thank you Jim and Max for creating not one, but two monsters! And what a great way to pass a rainy afternoon!