Saturday, 12 June 2010

Creativity Boot Camp ~ Day 7

Creativity Boot Camp's word for day 7 is "FLY". I tried taking photos of a couple of flies in my room, but they wouldn't stay still enough. Instead of that, here's a photo of some currant biscuits I made yesterday, known to some as 'dead fly biscuits'.

There will be no journalling to show you this week-end. We've been encouraged to sit and write for 45 minutes each day. To quote Maegan "If you are familiar with the book The Artist's Way, Julia Cameron refers to this sort of writing as "morning pages" encouraging all creative spirits to write three full tablet pages first thing each morning. Now the premise of these writings is that you just thinking, no analyzing, no judging...just writing. The idea is just to write whatever comes into your mind: from your mind to papet, bypassing your own filters. In essence, it's an emptying." After we've done our writing, we're to throw it away and never look at it again. Sounds rather interesting doesn't it?

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Love, Sarah C xx

Friday, 11 June 2010

Creativity Boot Camp Day 6's Journalling

Creativity Boot Camp's journalling for Day 6 was to look at our own 'rules' of creativity

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Love, Sarah C xx

Creativity Boot Camp Day 5's Journalling and Day 6's Word Prompt

A little behind, for Creativity Boot Camp's Day 5 journalling prompt, but here none the less. We were urged to play songs from the past and write about our thought and feelings of that time. Here's mine

The word prompt for today (Day 6) was 'FLUID'
Here's my photo

As you can see, I wrote the title wrong on the photo and put flowing instead of fluid. Oops!! I used the 'flow water' setting on my camera which is most probably what I had in mind when I wrote 'flowing'.

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Love, Sarah C xx

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Creativity Boot Camp Day 5

I've managed my photograph for Creativity Boot Camp's word prompt which is 'GROW'.

My interpretation of it is to use part of the cover of a mini-album I'm making to put photos of my new flat in before all my stuff was moved in. I've interpreted the 'GROW' to be me growing in strength since moving here. The word on the embroidered tag says home

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Love, Sarah C xx

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Creativity Boot Camp Day 4

I've not done so well with a couple of today's prompts / thoughts / assignments (whatever you wish to call them) for the Creativity Boot Camp. We were encouraged to go outside and take some random shots without using special settings on our cameras and then to look at the photos to see what motivated us to take the particular pictures and think about what we'd do different if we took the shots again. Would we frame the subject differently capturing only the part of the item that drew us in? Would we do something else? As I didn't get to do this today, I'm aiming to do it tomorrow. Let's hope I manage it.

I did manage today's random word prompt which was 'HEAVY METAL'

Here's part of my cooker.

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Love and hugs, Sarah C xx

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Creativity Boot Camp ~ Day 3 (Both parts!)

So far, so good. I'm keeping up with Creativity Boot Camp at the moment and hope to continue to do so. Taking my laptop to my sister's tonight so that I can check in tomorrow too.

Here's my interpretation of today's random word "MULTILAYER"

If you're wondering what it is in the photograph, they are throws at the end of my bed.

Today's journalling prompt was Creative Buzz Kills. Wondering what that is? Have a look for yourself and see. Here's my journalling:

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Love and hugs, Sarah C xx

Monday, 7 June 2010

Award Time

Stephanie, a fellow Creativity Boot Camp camper, has very kindly given me an award and here it is (Thanks heaps Stephanie)

Now, part of the award is that the recipient share 10 things that others may not know about him/her. So, here's 10 things you may not know about me:

1) I'm not very good at completing or continuing projects I start. Be that unpacking boxes from moving, crafty things, healthy eating or exercise. Yep, I start and fail way too many times.
2) I've not long moved into my own place and am living on my own for the first time in about 20 years.
3) I have a weakness for nail varnish. If I see a colour I like, I just have to have it.
4) I'm pretty good at remembering numbers ~ for telephones, internet banking, PINs
5) I'm not good at remembering names though. If I meet you, don't expect me to remember your name next time, but if you talk to me on the phone, I'll remember so much more about you. I had to be good at this when I worked on taxi switchboards.
6) I'm good at making 'to do' lists, but once again I'm useless at completing every project.
7) I may do paper crafting, but I don't very often enjoy making cards now, I much prefer scrapbooking.
8) I'm even worse for getting cards made and in the post or handed to the recipient on time. Apologies if you're reading this and wondered where your card got to.
9) I have a scar on the top of my left arm. I pulled a tea-pot full of freshly made tea over me when I was about 2 or 3. Thankfully that's the only scar I got.
10) I love photography, but still haven't learnt how to use all the different settings on my camera. I'd love a better camera, but as I can't afford one, doing the Creativity Boot Camp using photography will encourage me to get to know my camera and love what I have.

Well, there you have 10 facts about me. Hope you managed to stay awake through them. I'm supposed to pass this on to 10 of you, but how on earth do you decide who to leave out? So, as you've spent time to come over to my blog and read my post, please take the award with my thanks.

Love and hugs, Sarah C xx

Creativity Boot Camp ~ Day 2 Part 2

At Creativity Boot Camp today, we were also encouraged to look at ourselves as not just crafters, photographers and such, but as artists. Here's my take on this thought:

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Love and hugs, Sarah C xx

Creativity Boot Camp ~ Day 2

Today's word is "PICNIC"

Here's my interpretation of it:

My lunch sometimes resembles picnics we had as children. Cheese and tomato sandwiches and savoury eggs. Only difference now, is that my eggs are covered in a vegetarian alternative to meat.

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Love and hugs, Sarah C xx

Creativity Boot Camp ~ Day 1

Creativity Boot Camp DAY 1 (started yesterday 6th June) ~ We were asked to write ourselves a letter and not re-read it until the end of the boot camp. Also, every day we'll be given a random word to prompt us inn our chosen medium.

Day 1's word was "IVORY"

I decided to use photography as my medium. I'm hoping to get to know my camera better and take it off the auto setting. Here's my interpretation of the word:

When the sunlight streams in, my hallways looks more ivory than the cream/magnolia it really is.

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Love and hugs, Sarah C xx