My fellow biz boost circle blogger, Jenny Alexander at The Painted Lily is laying out a great challenge (and a gift for the winner!)
She asks how do you tap into your creative strengths and renew your creativity?
Here’s my quick answers!
1. Bend over and look at things upside down
2. Lace up your shoelaces in a new pattern. Put on your shoes on before your get dressed. Try your left shoe on your right foot for a second to see what it feels like.
3. Talk to strangers. Listen to stories. Ask for help. Linger. Do it again.
4. Eat a yellow vegetable. Eat a new food at a new place. Eat dessert first with a spork.
5. Sing all the Christmas Songs known. Give a Christmas gift in July. Take a photos of yourself with a paper Santa beard.
You can go here to enter her contest!
Can you think of 5 more ways to be creative?
Jamie asks: What leap do you wish to take?
I want to leap into more bold creative fun as an artist.
I want to go on photo safaris everyday!
I want to join photography challenges.
I want to look around for beauty and silliness.
Here are some silly projects I’ve done in the past.
Asked people outside my potato show art opening to pretend they spotted an alien ship ufo.
Discovered a mysterious yellow dish in all corners
Pureed my profile pic into a blender
Do you take silly photos? If so, share one!
Do you participate in photography groups or challenges? If so, let me know!
The way I see it. Ominous shadows in broad daylight and Dr. Suess Trees on Central Ave. in Alameda.
Do you every photograph your shadow?
Tara asks, “Who’s storytelling do you really admire? Who influences your business is round-about ways?”
These are my favorite online storytellers at the moment…. ( Rated PG-13)
She wants you along for the ride.
It’s a hip twist on an old familiar story.
(makes me to study up on on quidditch.)
Little House books were to me what Harry Potter is to my campers. I need to know the stories better.
She eats her way through New York City.
(makes me what to hit the streets for shredded pork)
I want to document my life in pictures plus eat New York City for breakfast.
Joanne Wilson, Gotham Gal
He is wise.
(makes me want to be brilliant and remarkable)
I want to be considered, tweeted and quoted.
Seth godin, Seth’s Blog
She shows her fantasies in Technicolor.
(makes me want to jump on beds and look through innocent eyes)
I want to be that colorful clown. That fool that brings you back to the edge of fun.
Katie Sokoler, Color Me Katie
They are friends that love to laugh.
(makes me want to dance, make funny faces and take personality quizzes)
I want to make more videos and do interviews !
Who are your favorite online visual storytellers?
Can you make up a very short story about the photo above?
I’m inspired by the daydreamers in my camp!
Katie of ArtWall took a turn before me (you really should go see out her beautiful curated galleries) and Leslie of a Simple Life Afloat (check out her lovely life on a houseboat) will share her inspirations on Monday, March 8.
I’m celebrating my seventh year in business!
Self- Portrait created using fd’s flickr toys
Original Photo of me taken by Cristina Rivera
Here are three loves in one package.
3. 3-D Paper Pop-Outs