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Find a Thing

"It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity."
~ Dave Barry

turquoise butterfly houses at a park outside pittsburgh, pa

Find an THING this weekend with interesting lines or colors. A fence, a tea cup, a wedding cake, a chaise longue, jelly beans, an owl, graffiti... Take a photo or make a quick sketch of the key lines that you see. If I have a camera, I prefer to take photos, but sketches work too. Use your creativity ~ your natural creativity needs to be challenged ~ to add, delete, curve, embellish, smush, fold, and otherwise change the lines and colors into something your own, something you can draw or paint or use as a design for an eraser stamp. Be careful not to court bad karma by copying the work or style of another person. You'll be more proud of your work if you make it yours.

In the Week Ahead...

Saturday: At A Life Unrehearsed, my interview with Bonnie Rose!

Monday: A Big Announcement

Tuesday: Kick-Start Your Art Journal {Prompts}

Wednesday: A New Daisy Journal

Thursday: Mosaic Love

Friday: The No Frills Prompt

Fun finds:

Bonnie Rose's urban grunge paintings
Kat's Shine symbolic design
At The Matchbook, Playing with Leaves and Octopodes, printing with natural elements
At Joy.rnl, lucious writing and creative prompts
From The Heart of Innovation, 10 Ways to Help Left-Brainers Tap Into Their Creativity
At The Kat Eye View of the World, Exploring With a Camera: Breaking the Rule of Thirds
10 Spots for Doodle Design Inspiration
Kirsty Hall's 365 Jars Project is in full gear. Each day in 2011, Kirsty leaves a jar with a goodie or two in the wild (aka UK) and documents what happens to the jars. In the near future, an Adopt-a-Jar feature.

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Reader Comments (8)

How exciting,,, can not wait to read your interview. :]
Love the birdhouses... so inviting.

02.12.2011 | Unregistered CommenterApril

It was so great interviewing you and getting to know you better! Hugs thks for the mention today Tammy! Have a fab Saturday!

02.12.2011 | Unregistered Commenterbonnierose

You just won about 10000 more awesome points in my book (on top of the gazillion you already had), for quoting dave barry :D

02.12.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Ha ha! That is an awesome coffee quote!!!

02.12.2011 | Unregistered CommenterTiffani

Good creative prompt.
Thank you so much for the mention & link!
Kat :-)

02.14.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatina Wright

I love this post and the idea of it.
(I believe those are butterfly houses. They have the thin slits instead of a hole.)

02.24.2011 | Unregistered Commentermichelle

Michelle, Wow! I didn't realize that they were butterfly houses, now I have learned something new!!! I updated the post, thank you!!! Tammy

02.24.2011 | Registered Commentergypsy

Thanks so much for mentioning my jar project.

04.30.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKirsty Hall

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