LIA Cast 67 - Limbering Up for the New Year

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Now that we've reflections and plans for 2013, there's nothing for it but to dive in and complete those goals, right? Easy! But time and again we find ourselves falling short of our goals, for a variety of reasons:

  • We sit down to do the work and don’t know where to begin
  • We have the desire, but not the ideas
  • Nothing we throw down on the page seems very good-the work is happening laboriously, not joyfully
  • We don’t have any “inspiration”

So this week we dive into some thoughts on the value of "limbering up." How does the way we feel about the work change when we take a few moments to incorporate a warm-up exercise? How can we spin ourselves up to the workday and keep that energy going throughout a project? How might they simultaneously remove friction from Mind, Body, Spirit, Skill, and Awareness?

We also launch a new feature with this episode: The Lean Into Art Quests! Scroll down for more information about some new interactive challenges we're all going to take on together.

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This episode's Quest: Mecha Sound!

Consider a sound effect for any or all of the following:

  • A rusty old tractor starting up
  • An air conditioner in use
  • Someone making an espresso

There are 3 ways to participate in the quest:

  • Heroic Challenge: Create the sound effect on paper or digitally. Black and white or color.
  • Items of Excellence: You may also find examples by others that demonstrate good mechanical sound designs.
  • Link Power-Ups: Provide a link to an article or tutorial that will help others in their quest.

You can share your questing materials on Twitter or Google+ with the #liaquest1 and #liaquest tags. Finish your quest by January 16, 2013 to have it discussed on the next episode!

We'll even start you off with the first Link Power-Up: Check out LIA Cast 14 for our episode on designing sound effects!

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LIA 67 - Limbering Up for the New Year