I really wanted to participate in the 30 Days of Creativity thing happening this month. Unfortunately it coincided with an eight day work trip. I packed some art supplies, some fabric, etc, just in case I’d find time. I didn’t completely fail. Here’s the first week.
Okay, so maybe the month didn’t start off so fantastically. I had a 12 hour workday on our first day of training. Here’s the picture of the divider papers I started hoarding from all our Kinkos-printed docs just to have in case inspiration struck. It never did. Much of the paper got re-used for the project and I ended up getting rid of the rest before I left. Best intentions, y’know?
A 14 hour work day, but managed to create this doodle on the back of my white board. Materials used: foamcore, sharpie. Yeah.
Okay, so here’s where I got a bit better at this. The first photo was a stumble upon. The lighted mirror in the hotel bathroom made a halo shape around my pupil. It was so cool, so I tried to capture it. Not the most flattering photo of me by far, but it’s all about the art, right? Right?
This was later that day. Waiting for the bus, I found myself in front of an office building with a deer statue. The statue itself seemed to be half-deer/half-chicken, but that may just be my take on its skinny limbs. I was probably more creative with photo color manipulation than actual photography. Still counting it. Anyhoo…
Another photography post, taken while on site for work. This time I didn’t do a thing to it. I just liked the shadows hitting the rug.
FINALLY broke out the packed art supplies. Not going to lie; it’s really awful-looking. But still it was a nice way to spend an hour of downtime. Materials used: vintage matte board, sharpie, crayola markers, oil pastels.
Materials used: Chips, Salsa, Strawberry Margarita, Sunshine. I call this “Still Life with Happy Hour.” Sorry, it was a long trip.
My creativity this day was in the form of creative packing. I had a 18 x 24 cardboard poster I bought at Parts & Labour to get home. A poster that couldn’t be rolled, mailed or checked. I had to figure out how to transport on the plane with me it in one piece in a way that wouldn’t piss off flight attendants.
What I did? Two pieces of posterboard, folded and taped around it, then connected the two ends to make a big loop. Not pretty, but it worked. The print made it here with nary a blemish.
So that’s Week 1. #30DaysOfCreativity continues!