Welcome to the second set of creative experiments for 2011. The idea behind the experiments is to explore. But that can be scary! By playing off things you already know how to do, you can explore and learn without letting go of the familiar.
Read through the list, pick a few, and go. Report back when you finish the ones you picked, and I'll link to your post. We also have a fun little Flickr group to post the stuff you do in response to any of the prompts at Daisy Yellow. Flickr mail me or email me at tammy [dot] daisyyellow [at] gmail [dot] com if you want to join.
Creative Experiments 2011.rev.2
For tracking purposes, each experiment is valued at one creativity point unless otherwise noted.
♥ Private Castle. Congrats! You now own a grand yet dilapidated castle, ready for renovation. With $100 Million USD budget thanks to a governmental tax credit, you will renovate the castle. Write a page about what you will add and change about the castle. If you wish, draw a sketch diagram of the floor layout before and after.
♥ Retro Crafting. Do a craft that was in style in the 50s, 60s or 70s. Sew an apron? Crochet a toilet paper roll cover? Remember pipe cleaners? For ideas, check out Kitschy Crafts by Jo Packham and Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People by Amy Sedaris.
♥ Board Sketch. Play a card or board game such as clue, apples to apples, crazy eights, apples to apples, scrabble, gin rummy, chess, bridge, scattergories, chinese checkers, boggle or monopoly. While you are playing, sketch the board. [on-line doesn't count]
♥ Lunch Bag. Create an art journal page which incorporates a brown paper lunch bag. Use as-is, tear into strips, cut into inchies, as you wish.
♥ Folding Quotes. Make an accordian book from a manilla folder and fill each "section" with quotes or lyrics from your fav songs. Idea + instructions in Accordian Book: Quotes.
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