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    Friday
    Feb112011

    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.

    Reader Comments (8)

    WOW!
    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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