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Week 3 of my creation journal.
Keeping things versatile is keeping me strong. I like having such a broad range of creative activities I can count towards this project.
Spent the morning taking photos. Spent the afternoon editing them and a backlog of several more photo shoots as well that I was able to finish up.
Day 2: I admit, I missed a day. I’ll make it up before the week is up though 🙂
Day 3: drew something. It sucked. Guess I wasn’t feeling it.
Day 4: mini photo session
Day 5: fun with facepaint. Practicing a sugar skull for my friend who wants to dress up on Halloween. We did a run through just for kicks.
Day 6: editing photos
Day 7: saw an image on a YouTube video (proof: the photographers on photography) and decided to paint it.
I’ve unofficially challenged myself to do one creative thing each day. The criteria is quite vague allowing the project to be versatile and encourage all forms of creativity. Last week was inundated with editing photos from a photography session last week. I did manage to sneak in a batch of cookies, paint a rock, draw and paint a card for my aunt, and take a few more photos for a friend of mine.
So here goes week 2!
Days 3 & 4: shared my joy of painting rocks with the kids:
Finally painted one myself:
Day 6: back to cards. For one of my favourite little girls!
I have to admit I get a fair amount of inspiration from Pinterest. I follow Amanda from Wit & Whistle for her sketches and typography. I recently stumbled upon the following quote:
Draw something every day, even if it sucks.
I find myself curled up on the couch at the end of each crazy day, and these words repeat in my head. I can no longer idly watch a show without a pen and sketchbook in hand.
Or perhaps a rock and a sharpie marker.
Or maybe I won’t even let myself sit down until I’ve set the lights up in my makeshift studio (aka the living room) and taken a few photos.
I’m craving it like mad lately! I don’t know if I’m trying to balance the left brain or if I’m just scratching an itch, but I feel like there’s so much creativity in there that is wanting to pour out. I feel like I haven’t had a complete day if I haven’t created something.
So I’ve challenged myself to exactly that. Create something every day. Even if it sucks.
Thanks Amanda for the inspiration. http://witandwhistle.com/