Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Day 3 - Make something with paper - no scissors or drawing - January 11th 2017

Make something out of paper, but don't use scissors or glue or draw on it. What now? (And you don't have to know origami to do this).

This was my attempt at a snowflake. A bit of a fail given that snowflakes are geometrically crisp and precise.

Tomorrow I have to go for a walk for five minutes and create something from whatever is a around. I think I'll take a walk in the local forest rather than the town. Lucky me!

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Day 2 - What's your favourite animal? Use it as your inspiration today - January 10th 2017

Day 2 - a little close to midnight (it is 22:50 in the I post this). A quick doodle of a cat.

I've recently acquired a book of cat knitting patterns. Knit Your Own Cat: Easy-To-Follow Patterns for 16 Frisky Felines by Sally Muir. I will make one of these one day, but I needed to do something quickly whilst it was still today.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Day 1 - Make something that fits in the palm of your hand - January 9th 2017

A good friend of mine gave me the book "A Daily Creativity Journal" by Noah Scalin. The stress is on making something every day for 365 days.

The book advises documenting and publicising the creations each day. Followers can help one to achieve the goal by encouraging and helping out with ideas. So, this is the first blog post for my first day.

Interestingly, the front of the book has the standard "don't copy any part of this book electronically ....". I'm ignoring this because it is against the philosophy of the book.

Today's task is to "make something that fits in the palm of your hand using only the materials in your immediate environment".

I belong to a small printing group in my local town, Cinderford, U.K. I created a black and white geometric lino print before Christmas and today I glued it onto some black mount board. I then cut it into 1 inch squares. My intention is to lay them out onto a background. I haven't decided on the colour of the background. It will be plain, black, red or white.

The creation that fits into the palm of my hand is an off cut. It was immediately to hand, in a carrier bag at my feet.

Day 1 Creation

Black and White Print Before Cutting

Individual squares to be placed and framed next week

It took me a lot longer to write the post than to create the object!

Tomorrow's task is to use my favourite animal as inspiration. I'll probably draw a cat.