Last night’s MoChat focussed on staying creative. Unsurprisingly, lots of people have times when they hit a rut, or just seem stuck in the same cycle. The reasons varied from person to person. Some of the more common reasons seemed to be lack of sleep (or health), deadline pressure, self-doubt, and getting stuck comparing yourself to others.

To get past these creative blocks, lots of suggestions were made. In no particular order:

  • Take a walk
  • Read
  • Exercise
  • Visit a gallery
  • Sketch/doodle
  • Play video games
  • Listen to music

There were also several suggestions for what to do to avoid ruts in the first place:

  • Have hobbies
  • Do creative warm-ups or challenges in the morning
  • Have personal projects
  • If possible, take vacations or day-trips
  • Get out of your comfort zone often
  • Take classes
  • Reverse engineer work

There were also a few things people didn’t entirely agree on. Some liked watching videos on Vimeo or looking at other motion design work. Others argued it leads to too much comparison and subconscious mimicking. TV can be a distraction or research depending on who you ask. Social media shares a similar split, though most people recognize it can be too distracting if you’re already stuck.

But overall, one of the main points that came up over and over throughout the chat in various forms was simply this: Walk away from your computer. There’s a lot to experience around you, and much of it can help you creatively in ways you wouldn’t expect.

Trasnscript

Welcome to tonight’s #MoChat everyone. We’re talking staying fresh. How to keep that creative edge.9:00 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

To start things off, who has brief stories “getting stale” or running into creative block? #mochat9:00 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Happens to me every few months. Get stuck in a rut and find myself doing the same things over and over. #mochat9:01 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

#mochat (sorry forgot the hashtag)9:01 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

: I feel like I am but that’s due to lack of nutrition and sleep. That’s really the only issue…” #mochat9:02 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

RT : Happens to me every few months. Get stuck in a rut and find myself doing the same things over and over. #mochat9:02 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I find it hard to keep being upbeat and fresh when a certain video keeps coming back for changes. Not knowing what the client wants. #mochat9:03 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I hear you on that. Been bogged down w/ projects to try to learn something new #mochat9:03 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

im constantly feeling void of creative juice. #mochat9:03 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

: or in those crunch time moment you fall back on the things you know you can get done quickly #GoingThruTheMotions#mochat9:04 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

staying up hrs thinking of what I could do for a brief, I hit a point wher i think lack of sleep stop my creativity #mochat9:04 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

well that’s your client not knowing what they want or not knowing how to communicate what they want. #beenthere #mochat9:04 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I too fall into a rut every few months,especially when tight deadlines keep sleep limited. Drains the creativity #mochat9:04 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

How much of hitting a wall is external (limitations) vs internal (self-doubt, ruts, etc)? #mochat9:05 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I found taking time off, sometimes a lot of it, traveling, reading, digging deep into things that interest me, these all feed me. #mochat9:05 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

True, but it still aggravates me and, in turn, distracts my mind from other projects. #mochat9:05 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I’ve been dealing w/ those a lot lately. Could use a change in clients w/ trajectories in mind #mochat9:06 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

RT : How much of hitting a wall is external (limitations) vs internal (self-doubt, ruts, etc)? #mochat9:06 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

What I doto solve that is go outon walks view the shapes colours etc and imagine what vfx/mograph u could do #mochat9:06 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

id say its 40/60 split there. time hinders me, but self doubt and constant failed attempts are my issue there #mochat9:06 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

At times it’s also what the market surprises me with, such as Beat Assistant for AE this week – WOW! #mochat9:07 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

: 20/80 personally.” #mochat9:07 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

#mochat it’s been said there are no new ideas. Everything is a rehash. I believe creativity comes from diverse experiences. #tryItall9:08 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Things that hinder creativity and self drive can sometimes be competitors work that can put your self esteem down #mochat #mochat9:08 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

30/70 for me #mochat9:08 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I’m with you on the experiences! #mochat9:09 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

30/70 I’m a victim to time as well, but my self-doubt about not getting end result “look”desired hinders. #mochat9:09 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

So let’s break this down. First we’ll spend some time talking about what you can do *right now* to help. […] #mochat9:09 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Hi guys, just joined the chat. For me it’s a struggle to keep on top of new trends of the field. Takes up so much time. #mochat9:09 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

[…] Then we’ll talk about things to do more long-term. #mochat9:09 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

And by the time I’ve figured it out.. it’s time has passed. #mochat9:10 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

For me, I find the best then to get out of a rut is to walk away from the computer. Read a magazine, look at a gallery, take a walk… #mochat9:10 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I say be aware of trends, but not necessarily study or follow them too closely. A trend is passing. #mochat9:11 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Ha, exactly! It’s so inspiring seeing all the talent out there…inspiring and daunting at times. #mochat9:11 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

#mochat I knitted a beanie over the weekend & now I’m working on a scarf. Just for the experience. Not like I need them. I live in AZ 🙂9:11 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Take a walk all thetime! view the scenery shapes colours and beauty of ur surroundings #mochat9:11 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Also keep in mind a lot of what we see is done by teams of people, not necessarily one individual. #mochat9:12 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

It’s time hasn’t passed, glitch becomes new again when it’s art, all things cycle, maybe a different technique is needed #mochat9:12 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Too true #mochat9:13 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Another thing I try to do to stay creative/sharp is warm-ups when I can. Quick-render/model challenges, sketches, photography[…] #mochat9:13 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

[…] Just something to get my right brain going in the morning. Also tend to *try* and ignore Twitter before I get to work. #mochat9:14 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

exactly, there is a lot of creative input by a group of people #mochat9:14 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I too am in AZ – PHX part of it. #mochat9:14 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

that’s a good tip #mochat9:14 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Very hard to ignore the net, a real time killer #mochat9:14 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Thats true, a lot of the creative stuff are done by teams, but for indies i thinking clearing your head and come back is important #mochat9:14 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

i was gonna push the 20/80 route but was kind of embarrassed lol. i understand the theory more than practce #mochat9:15 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Social networking is hard bc obvi it can help you network but can also become a distraction. #mochat9:15 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

This too. Being a one person team can be rough. #mochat9:15 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Our lecturer gets us to pair up and play pictionary in maya, we have3 minutes to model say an apple and the other guesses #mochat #mochat9:15 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

That’s also why it can be a good idea to stay away from the computer/phone for a while in the morning. #mochat9:15 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I remember you mentioned this a while back. I’m trying to do the same with 5sec projects in c4d just ideas. Nothing serious #mochat9:15 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Definitely. Way too easy to get caught up in links, news, Korean pop music videos… #mochat9:16 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Good point. I’ve done most of my best work with other designers. #mochat9:16 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I’ve had to ban myself from the phone and iPad this week, just to ensure I’m staying focused. #mochat9:16 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

That’s pretty awesome. It would also be pretty easy to do that on Twitter/Facebook/Skype, etc… #mochat9:17 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

other team players not getting stuff done on time is a killer too. it doesnt help the inner zen at all. #mochat9:17 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Having to chase down other people and he whole political aspect of that can suck. #mochat9:18 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Tho I haven’t implemented this yet, I think it’s a good idea to schedule regular time for doin tutorials, practice exercises, etc. #mochat9:18 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

These kind of environments sadly, are nearly the most collaborative moments I have. Though I do well with creativity, need more time #mochat9:18 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

So what’s something you do every day (or frequently) to help you get in the creative mode? #mochat9:18 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Thatsagreat shout, we should all get organisng it weekly or monthly!! #mochat9:18 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Otherwise when you have an hour free you might say, ‘oh, I could run to the grocery store!’ But maybe that’s just me. #mochat9:19 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I try to listen to creative podcasts when driving or walking my dog #mochat9:19 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Working on personal projects at night help my creativity at work #mochat9:20 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Got any good ones to recommend? #mochat9:20 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

#mochat there’s also the practice rout to creativity. The ABC’s so to speak. Always Be C4Ding. A new job comes up maybe you’ve had that idea9:20 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I read every day, there is always something amazing going on, of course I stay away from the news, TV, downer stuff. #mochat9:20 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Check my Vimeo inbox every morning before settling into work. #mochat9:20 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

In all honesty some of the best things I do to stay creative are to get away from the computer… Draw, Photograph ect. #mochat9:21 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Sketching, if I can. Or just “doodling” in C4D or AE. #mochat9:21 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

balancing my personal projects, family and wanting to hang with friends on xbox is hard #mochat9:21 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Really? I have a hard time looking at other people’s work to get into creative mode. #mochat9:21 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Do you feel watchingtelevision is a bad thing in this industry, it can inspire me 😀 #mochat9:22 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

i can get my edge back by opening any number of the million old sketch books i have and saying: oh 3d them all! #mochat9:22 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

i just never get the time! lol #mochat9:22 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Likewise! I don’t like ignoring my fiance for too long once I’m home. #mochat9:22 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Talking to other artists and seeing what they’re working on motivates me. Also Vimeo. #mochat9:22 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I’m with on this one, I watch someone else’s work and I want to replicate it. I have to look and then digest for a long time #mochat9:23 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I watch to see how I might achieve a look, build it or how I might do it differently. Leads to good learning exercises. #mochat9:23 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

sure, Digital Convergence is one of them http://t.co/qq23G6TP #mochat9:23 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

if i could on the xbox id probably ignore her less hahaha, sorry hun #mochat9:23 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

From time I get home from work until about an hour after I put the kids to bed, is strictly “family time” #mochat9:23 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Helps to always have noise canceling headphones, or a way to get lost in music, or ambient sound to plug away. #mochat9:23 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

No, it’s necessary. I watch ads closely too, try & figure out how the good ones were done/revise the bad ones in my head. #mochat9:24 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

thats about it here too #mochat9:24 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

TV has too much negativity, I take inspiration from nature, human interactions, science, and my imagination #mochat9:24 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Crossing the 180 is another one http://t.co/sFX41pO1 #mochat9:25 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Thanks, these look good! #mochat9:26 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I think it’s important to have hobbies, things that get you away from the computer. Myself I hike/mountain bike #mochat9:26 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Does anyone have “warm up” ideas? I do quick-modeling, sketching, color-palettes, and primitive/shape keyframing. #mochat9:26 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Music also plays a large role in my creativity as it is often where I find a kind of synaesthesia of vision #mochat9:26 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I actually get inspired by politics, I think whatever you’re passionate about can be fuel for your creativity. #mochat9:27 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

im wit tv, nature and science, my imagination is not gr8 tho so i rely on these things to get my imagination flowing #mochat9:27 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I used to be pretty good at this. Need to get back at it. #mochat9:27 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I keep some dumbbells and medicine balls at my desk, then every hour or two, do some reps and get the blood moving. Helps my focus. #mochat9:27 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Music & podcasts are coming up a bit. Feel free to share with everyone! #mochat9:27 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I couldn’t agree more, it’s the moments you let go the best ideas materialize #mochat9:27 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Totally, also have some friends who aren’t designers! #mochat9:27 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

my warm up consists of watching all the cool stuff on Vimeo until my eyes glaze over and I start to hate myself lol #mochat9:28 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

That explains your profile picture a bit more… 😉 #mochat9:28 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

designers.mx great place to find inspiring music #mochat9:28 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Nice. When the office is empty, I always end up just running around during renders. Helps the mind a ton #mochat9:28 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I’m 49, been feeding the head vigorously for most of those years, sooner or later that stuff comes back out! #mochat9:29 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I’ve never considered this, since my normal approach is so iterative, I feel I’m behind before I start. #mochat9:29 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Yeah 😉 told me I looked like him in a hangout we have after #mochat9:29 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

my offline hobbies include playing my bass, sketching, writing, bike riding, having sex… #mochat9:30 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I find routine has probably been the biggest detriment to my creativity when I do fall into the pit #mochat9:30 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I flip through strong compositions like movie poster history books, Jack Kirby comics… #mochat9:30 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Getting to long-term… what are some good things to do to keep your edge? Vacations? Continued-edu? Volunteering? #mochat9:30 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

you’re welcome, also listen to “Adventures in design”. Is more poster design oriented but is very inspiring #mochat9:31 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

http://t.co/Npj7U2bJ #mochat9:31 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

My last job had a gym in the office. I would use my lunch break there all the time. Really helps the 2nd half of the day #mochat9:31 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Nice. #mochat9:31 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

watching vimeo is constant stimuli for me #mochat9:31 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Whiskey, rum, beer… #mochat9:31 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

RT : RT : Whiskey, rum, beer… #mochat9:32 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Definitely vacations. Or at least weekend trips/events. Helps to get into a new setting. Non-creative hobbies, too. #mochat9:32 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

omg i dream of being able to take a vacation… #mochat9:32 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Right thanks guys but its 2:30 am here, i need sleep! #mochat #mochat9:32 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Travel and continued edu are probably the biggest for me #mochat9:32 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

technically i could.. but id just be at home still and thats not fun #mochat9:32 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Very cool! I want to ask my coworkers to play quick tennis rounds during lunches! Anything to feel less couch-potatoey #mochat9:33 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I think continued Ed is good, especially in a physical art form, drawing sculpting, painting… keeps me grounded #mochat9:33 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

i find myself always trying to continue to learn. ALWAYS. i even watch super basic stuff to keep it fresh #mochat9:34 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Heck I’ll drive from Phx to LA to go to Disneyland for 1 day just to reinvigorate the senses. Saw Amon Tobin in San Diego last week! #mochat9:34 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Twitter is such a help as much as a detriment. Best used when needing answers to motion problems. #mochat9:34 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

This is what I picture you watching Vimeo to look like: http://t.co/RsviLBZE #mochat9:34 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

what i need to do is drive down and see those two clowns. they are in my backyard ffs #mochat9:35 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Night Jon. #mochat9:35 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

thats not too far off actually lol #mochat9:35 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I only use Twitter as a creative feed from GREAT innovative sources – got to keep down the noise. #mochat9:35 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

You mean basic things like adding & reading? #mochat9:35 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

yeah, and how to use the bathroom without getting it on your shoes #mochat9:36 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

RT : You mean basic things like adding & reading? #mochat9:37 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I really need to trim my following list. Or at least mute a few people… #mochat9:37 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I occasionally watch tutorials I have no apparent interest in. Those are the ones that generally have workflow nuggets. #mochat9:38 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Definitely! Wish I could jet for some tennis, but play ping pong instead. That or pool 🙂 I have become a shark 🙂 #mochat9:38 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I do that all the time, more than 5 or 6 tweets a day and I dump the contact – not interested in nonsense, not all is news. #mochat9:39 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

my apartment building has a pool table in the community room and a gym.. im yet to use them. #lifefail #mochat9:39 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

What do people do if they’re in an environment where recharging your brain looks like you’re just slacking off? #mochat9:39 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

that is work and home for me lol #mochat9:40 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Ha ha! Well when you start, it will be life changing 🙂 #mochat9:40 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

RT : RT : What do people do if they’re in an environment where recharging your brain looks like you’re just slacking off? #mochat9:40 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

ive just decided that i will use that pool table before the end of the week. #mochat9:41 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Pool breaks do sound amazing #mochat9:41 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Congrats on pulling your life back in. #mochat9:41 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I would play some Smash Bros. on the old school N64. Then the illustration team got jealous and made us get rid of it 🙁 #mochat9:41 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Also, anyone else brew a cup/pot of tea and use that as a mini-Zen moment to recharge? Or is that just me? #mochat9:42 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I would love to get an old-school NES in the design room. #mochat9:43 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I would do that at my last job. Now I am close to a comic store, so I go on a walk and get some air and comics. Love it. #mochat9:44 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Yep, and I try to get up from my desk every hour or so just to stretch. #mochat9:44 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

if you can’t get one, try using an emulator. For your computer or smartphone #mochat9:44 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Nope I totally do that. That’s actually why I started brewing loose leaf tea at work. #mochat9:45 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

thanks man. it feels good. id like to thank #mochat, babyruth, starbucks, shampoo, and the dog i’ll eventually get9:45 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

get this one. Inconspicuous. http://t.co/sjGZVfZl #mochat9:45 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

wait, do you two work together? is there another person to hang with? huh? what? cheese? #mochat9:45 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I need to get a loose leaf pot at work. I have an INgenuiTEA pot at home. #mochat9:45 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

remember that if you bought the NES games at some point, it’s not illegal to download and play ROMS in the emulator #mochat9:46 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

#mochat we have a ps3 for when we really need to shoot something9:46 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

You should, and have competitions with Golden Eye, or NBA Hang Time. Believe me, it gets the moral in the office up quickly #mochat9:46 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Gotta run, thanks for a good chat, guys! Ciao ciao! #mochat9:46 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Well, technically I think you’re supposed to rip the roms yourself… #mochat9:46 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I worked at a media firm that had GOLDENEYE 64 matches after every lunch, non-client appearance permitting. #mochat9:47 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

No. Just talking about our respective jobs/depts. #mochat9:47 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Awesome. We do that too. But is funny to see how bad we get when playing old games we were good at. #mochat9:48 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

oh, I didn’t know that. #mochat9:49 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

this is crap. ok, we need a meetup in the cities. #mochat9:49 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

But realistically, do people really get busted for sharing ROMs? #mochat9:49 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

We have about 10 minutes left of #mochat. What’s some last-minute advice you’d give someone about staying sharp?9:50 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I would love a meet up, though I’m really really far from you guys (Guayaquil, Ecuador) haha #mochat9:50 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

ROAD TRIP! #MOCHAT9:51 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I doubt it, specially since there aren’t for sale anymore (not that I know) #mochat9:51 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

the hangover part 42 #mochat9:51 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Keep learning. Get away from your computer and try something new. #mochat9:52 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Be the nomad of your own mind, explore as much as you can, inspiration will not be found in the overly familiar – get out. #mochat9:52 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I have a mini wood burning stove that I use to make tea from time to time. Nice to get outside and burn something. 🙂 #mochat9:53 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Nice! Pretty sure they wouldn’t let me bring that into work though. #mochat9:53 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

RT : Keep learning. Get away from your computer and try something new. #mochat9:54 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

yeah, we have a small back patio that’s nice for it #mochat9:54 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Beyond the digital, it helps to keep up traditional arts and crafts as well. Illustration, sculpture, painting. #mochat9:54 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

oh, and good hobbies. I like archery! #mochat9:55 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

I actually really want to get into archery. Haven’t done it since I was maybe 11 or 12. #mochat9:56 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Imagine the static arts as keyframes, and interpolate. #mochat9:56 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Networking with other artists in the same line of work is key to staying sharp. #mochat9:57 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Funny, I was big into it when I was 6 to 10, and then I picked it back up 5 years ago. Good way to release stress. #mochat9:58 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Well, that about does it for tonight’s #mochat.9:59 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Thanks! Good night everyone! #mochat10:00 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Also, let us know what you want future #mochat topics to be. We’re always listening. #butnotinacreepyway10:00 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

Thanks for coming out everyone! Look for the transcript tomorrow. And as always, go make something! #mochat10:00 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012

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That kinds sounds like it was sponsored, didn’t it? Just wanted to spread the word. #mochat10:02 PM EDT Oct 2nd, 2012