Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sandy Sims A Creative Thinker Genius - Frank Lloyd Wright's Influence

 Let's welcome Sandy Sims today...Sandy please tell us what ever possessed you to begin to write this book. I found it amazing how you reinvented yourself at every turn, but how you internalized the energy and creativity of Frank Lloyd Wright was amazing. Please fill us in.
Why I Wrote – How Frank Lloyd Wright Got Into My Head, Under My Skin And Changed The Way I Think About Thinking, A Creative Thinking Blue Print For the 21st Century –The book... Comments from Sandy Sims
Originally I knew this would be a story of interest to people who follow architecture. After reading Wright’s autobiography I had been struck by the idea that not only was he famous but his drawings at the time were selling at auction for the same price as those of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.  He had designed over 1,000 designs but some 500 remained unbuilt. In an “a ha” flash I imagined that a collection of Wright’s unrealized designs built in Hawaii would be stunning.
The pursuit of this idea was so compelling, that I innocently and naively began the journey, and what a journey it was. I was cordially invited into many of Wright’s private homes, to meet their owners, and to hear their stories.  I became friends with those in the Taliesin Fellowship, some of whom were the earliest apprentices to Frank Lloyd Wright. It was a rich journey. While in the beginning I was attracted to the financial rewards that might have accrued, I later became fascinated by the idea of what it would be like to live inside of the space created by both a mystic and a genius. I found out
Here is a little look into Sandy and what makes him tick. When you get the book, and you will I'm sure - he and it are will learn so much more. Now this from Sandy Sims Bio –

Sandy Sims was raised and educated in the South.  After serving as Naval Officer and finishing graduate business school, he followed a dream to live in Honolulu where he built one of Hawaii's most successful advertising  agencies.

The crisis of personal health and business setbacks opened the way to larger spiritual dimensions including a long association with the Caddy family, founders of the Findhorn Spiritual Community in Scotland His book,”How Frank Lloyd Wright Got Into My Head, Under My Skin And Changed The Way I Think About Thinking, A Creative Thinking Blue Print For the 21st Century,” is a memoir of his journey culminating in a 20 year project with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

He has collaborated with Psychiatrist, Kerry Monick MD, and authored Creative Thinking For The 21st Century, An Experiential Guidebook. Accepting the science that our intention does indeed affect the material world, it addresses what to be thinking about, how to shape these thoughts, and what might be the best way to avoid unintended consequences.

When not travelling, Sandy resides in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where you can find him writing, playing tennis, poking around with his camera and embracing a new culture.

 For more information about Sandy Sims and How Frank Lloyd Wright Got Into My Head, Under My Skin And Changed The Way I Think About Thinking, A Creative Thinking Blue Print For the 21st Century, visit and visit this page to get the Amazon links    


Nikki said...

Good morning Billie

Sandy will stop by to say hi soon :) I've been curious to hear your thoughts about his book and workbook.

Word Crafter said...

Thanks for stopping by Nikki. The books and workbook are amazing. I poured through that book in a day and then went back and dug in again. Everyone should read it - I'm convinced! An amazing man Sandy Sims, I mean. I've always loved the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright but now I know I have even more to like.

creative said...

Hi Billie, Thank you ever so much for your generous comments. One of the reasons I wrote the book, as I mentioned, was that there are many people offering advice on "new thought," manifestation, etc. Yet most of us want to hear about how those ideas have been experienced by the person offering them. Sharing these kinds of stories is a way to give back. The guidebook is meant to be a simple way for people to see that they are more powerful than they may think. By acquiring a few useful tools ordinary life can become extraordinary. I would love to hear from your readers. Again, many thanks. Sandy

Word Crafter said...

Thank you so much for stopping by - You certainly do show how ordinary things can have extraordinary consequences in your life and it truly is what you make of them that matters most.
I loved the book and workbook and I have read it twice = ) It's an action plan and it's wonderful to follow you up your path of creativity.
Thanks for writing the book and for being here

Pat said...

This is truly an amazing story and I know we can go into this other world, dimention, or whatever we want to call it. Putting our minds in the right frame really can bring about big changes for us. What I find interesting, as well as comforting, is that we can make those changes to bring so much into our lives. In short--Change your thinking, Change your life.

Word Crafter said...

You are so right Pat. I found the way Sandy told his story to be a mind opening experience - down to earth and touchable. Very much worth the read. Thanks for stopping by and for your great comments.

Sylvia Kaye Hamilton said...

Billie, thank you so much for bringing Sandy Sims and his book to us. I know I must have it. I'm retired from interior design/decorating so anyone under the influence of Wright is for me. Positive thinking is powerful.

Thanks again Billie.

Pee Wee

Word Crafter said...

He is awesome both Sandy and Frank -- so I guess that is they are = ) Glad to see you stopped by. Don't miss the interview it should be up today.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

What an interesting story Sandy has to tell. I've heard of Frank Lloyd Wright, but that's about it. Now I need to learn more.

Thanks, Billie.

Word Crafter said...

Thanks Bev, it is an amazing story - so full of motivation. Thanks for stopping by,