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Sunday, August 31, 2003

Windows of Inspiration
Andersen seeks window into what inspires you
If you're anything like me, part of the creative process is staring at walls and out windows while things percolate and incubate in your brain. Although I sometimes stare "past" the obvious things outside the window and off into some creative corner of space, other times the view itself serves to inspire ideas and increase innovation.

The branch of a tree, shape of a cloud, the beat of rain against the window, or the detail from an occasional cobweb in the window frame (hey, I'm the Idea Guy, not the Cleaning Guy) can jar a piece of mental flotsam loose and start it floating down the stream of consciousness. Like a pebble in a pond, the impact of that small thought can cause ripples in my imagination beyond its original size.

Andersen Windows wants to know how the view from your window serves to inspire you. Visit their website (www.AndersenInHome.com) and enter your 200 word essay, along with a picture of the view from your window, and you might win their grand prize of a trip to the Sundance Film Festival, or a gift certificate to home depot. You have until October 31, 2003 to enter. Good luck!


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