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mindsprout media blog

Mindsprout is a hothouse for new ideas, projects and programs that are planted into community based organizations. Mindsprout seeks to create innovative programs to inspire community driven change and sustainable growth.

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Pantone Dessert Tarts

April 3, 2012 1 Comment












Gorgeous food palettes. Absolutely delicious.


the museum of me

April 3, 2012

Create and explore a visual archive of your social life.

Watch the film here: Song of the Spindle

A official selection in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, this animated short film called Song of the Spindle by Seattle-based illustrator Drew Christie presents an interaction between a human and a whale to show that the two have more in common than one might think.

Among the similarities between humans and whales—the need to nurture their young and travel in family pods—is a microscopic component of the brain called a spindle neuron. Spindle neurons

facilitate the transmission of feelings of compassion. It’s that capacity to think outside ourselves that differentiates humans and whales from other creatures.

After rattling off a list of humanity’s species-centric tendencies, the whale insists that our two best similarities, compassion and music, could be best be used together. Instead of infighting and destruction, the whale says, try a song of compassion.

Song of The Spindle

February 14, 2012


August 22, 2011

Go my friend
bestow your love
even on your enemies
if you touch their hearts
what do you think will happen.


August 19, 2011

“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” — Dr. Seuss


August 19, 2011

the dark side of the lens

August 19, 2011

I never set out to become anything in particular, only to live creatively and push the scope of my experience through adventure and through passion.


Super Tall Paul

April 29, 2011

We encountered Super Tall Paul at Mindshare LA last week.  Charismatic, entertainer extraordinaire he envelopes his audience in an intimate performance in the midst of crowds.  His one man show is fascinating, bringing his musical, mime, improv, theater and character talents together in a fabulous one man show.