Do you know a creative person who can often make something wonderful, out of nothing? These people are often making the extraordinary look easy.

They also seem to have the ability to create things that connect to almost every one of us.

Such is the case with today’s EWC Thought-Leader, Phil Hansen. His work seems at first slightly nutty and aimless until it suddenly isn’t, and then you can’t help but let out a  gasp of wonder!

Let’s take a look at Phil having a smashing good time, and then see what materializes! (Be patient. This goes on a little while before the magic materializes!)

Amazing work there. So strange, yet wonderful.

I’d take his advice at the end of that video. You do have so many things to explore over at his website at Phil Hansen Art, and his other videos over on the PhilintheCircle YouTube channel are just as compelling.

I can personally recommend two very short videos: Van Gogh and Selected Stories, and not to be missed is the Trump Portrait made from 38 pounds of bacon.

Do we celebrate these kinds of thinkers enough?

People like this are rare, but they are in every field.

There’s a way to spot them easily: they are the people who make excellence look easy.

They often seem to be careening through time, leaving surprising wonder in their wake. But the most important thing about the best creative people is that they are often so approachable that they inspire us to have a wack at our own novel ideas.

Image: Making the Extraordinary look Easy: A sculpture of a woman made of kitchen supplies

Self-Portrait in Kitchen Stuff
Source: Dr. Lynda Ulrich

Why is Phil’s work smashing record albums important?

Maybe it points to a whole new process for innovation. Maybe there are some discoveries, new combinations, or even “happy accidents” just waiting to happen if we embraced a little mayhem and deconstruction!

What might you and I smash or bring together to create something out of nothing? And what might a group of creative people come up with?

The great thing about thinking outside-the-box is that it can be a neutral ground for us all no matter our background.

So, take a moment appreciate the creative people in your life who make the extraordinary look easy. Maybe they are family, friends, co-workers, dentists, nurses, or teachers. It’s a wonderful reminder of how we can build and create this amazing world together!

Oh! Do not miss Phil Hansen’s TED Talk in the article below. It’s all about how he was forced to find his unique niche in art because he developed a critical disability! This is an amazing talk!

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The Wild Potential of Embracing Our Limitations

What if embraced our limitations? What possibilities might we discover if we just owned them and let them force us to get creative. We might actually find possibilities we would never have discovered. Take a look at how remarkable this mindset can be!

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Stay open, curious and optimistic

~ Dr. Lynda

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Notes:

  1. “Bob Marley in the Haze (a Record Smashing Good Time).” YouTube. Philinthecircle, 03 Oct. 2016. Web. 12 Feb. 2017. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY2-2vupv-4>.

Dr. Lynda is a dentist, artist, global traveler, and philanthropist who looks for potential and shares it with the world.