Oh! You want more ideas? What you think this is, an idea-shop?
Yeah, yeah it is. You want fries with that?
a) Grab your crafting box, get out the beads. If you don’t got no beads, break apart the necklaces you don’t like. Voila! Beads! Make earrings, decorate t-shirts… make creepy little beaded voodoo dollies. Do a little voodoo on your ex-boyfriend. Not too evil.
b) Find something broken in your home. Either throw it out, mend it, or use it to make something else. ETA: don’t break something just in order to have something to use! Unless, you know… you wanna.
c) Go through your pile of to-be-thrown-out newspapers and magazines, make a collage. Make a my-life-in-five-years collage. Include a Tesla!
Ha, think I’ve got the hang of this… oh no, that was the last one of the week!
image – ~Dominic Tootell https://www.flickr.com/photos/dominictootell/ licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/ not altered.
OK, three random ideas required for the third day of this crazy project. And frankly, the old noggin is running dry. But here goes nuthin’. The point is the doing, right?
a) Take an old band t-shirt, cut it up and take a Barbie. Dress her in it – even if you’re just knotting together a makeshift muumuu.
b) Take a clip from an old public domain b&w film – maybe Sherlock, maybe Triumph of the Will – and give it a completely incongruous voiceover. How about Hyacinth Bouquet?
c) Come up with a convincing argument for why the least enthusiastic cook in your family/social circle ought to make you dinner tonight. hint hint hint.
image – tim https://www.flickr.com/photos/frumbert/ licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ not modified
Woohoo, Day Two! Only twenty-four hours late!
Well. As discussed, the task for this week is social media monitoring, using some of that time creatively instead – and three zany ideas a day. Yep? Buckle up, bitches.
a) Pretend you’re a car salesman. Pick out the runtiest, tattiest motor on the lot – and write a personalized sales pitch for it. Focus on and highlight everything about it that makes it the bargain of the week, a marvellous find for any motor-vehicular connoisseur. Sell the chuffin’ heck out of that dilapidated old vehicle!
b) Cook with an ingredient you’ve never bought before. And, if you’re brave, eat the results!
c) Spend five minutes brainstorming a ghost-story – then, instead of writing it down, record it and upload it somewhere. There are plenty of sites available for such uploads – give us all a few chills!
image – Terry Bain https://www.flickr.com/photos/axis/ licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
image – Inga Vitola https://www.flickr.com/photos/360around/ licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
I got Pam Grout’s new book, ‘Art and Soul, Reloaded‘ for Christmas. Lucky me! And since it’s structured in the form of weekly projects, I figure I will make a serious stab at them, and at finishing them by next New Year. Gotta try, right?
The first week’s project, as advised by Ms. Grout, is simply to log amount of time spent on social media for the week. Then to cut it in half, and spend the freed-up time on creative pursuits instead. And in addition, to come up with three new ideas a day. No matter how ridiculous!
Well, we’re already halfway through the week. So I’ll come up with my best estimate of the time I waste daily – say two hours. And, yes, make an effort to cut it down.
And today’s three ideas?
i) write a Gothic novel summary with a clown as the hero
ii) decorate a mug to celebrate a national holiday that doesn’t exist
iii) build a ladybug house.