What I Made: A Request for Assistance, and a List
It’s not technically my birthday yet, and the deal was that I would make something every day for at least 365 days following my birthday. So technically I’m not obligated to make something today, but in the interest of building discipline, I figured I’d at least half-ass it and post. I’m building a habit, after all.
So I’m making realizations about how hard this could actually be. For example, I don’t own any quality art supplies anymore, so I’ll need to figure out how to obtain stuff. I’ve decided this is Planning Week.
Also, when you’re dealing with creative block, it’s a difficult time to be creative about ways to make yourself creative.
I did two things to remedy this. First, I went to Facebook with this request:
Here are my favorite suggestions. Some of them terrify me.
- An Inktober inspired prompted ink drawing.
- A story based on The Ornamental Hermit.
- A handmade wind chime to hang by my hammock, which is my favorite place in the world.
- A musique concrete composition.
- A painting using no brushes, only things like wool roving, mohair locks, and silks.
- A cupcake filled with something interesting.
- Writing about memories associated with food.
- A mixed CD with full album art.
- Art made from autumn things, like acorns and leaves and stuff.
- Speaking of autumn, a perfect fall pie.
- Day-old Donut bread pudding.
- An android app. It has to do something. It can’t just be a static display.
- Write about: How to learn life skills and what the heck are they, anyway.
- Draw a tattoo for my stepdaughter’s arm.
- Write a cathartic political punk rock song.
- Since we’re talking about music, someone suggested a vague “Scandinavian folk pop.”
- Take something from the inside and put it outside.
So now we have some starting projects.
I also went to the library and obtained a big fat stack of books for inspiration.
My plan now is to organize my ridiculous list of prompts based on how much prep work and planning they’ll require, so I don’t overwhelm myself.
I’m wondering if I’m biting off more than I can chew, but then, I seem to do that a lot.
The thing I made today is a plan, and a collection of resources.