Today’s Two-Cent Tuesday post celebrates my third day of the 90-day post challenge called the Gratitude Project 2012.
90 Day Gratitude challenge with my focus on Creative Thankfulness
During the 90-day challenge, I will be happily reflecting on my day to stop and appreciate what I am thankful for. For me, this idea is to gain humble aspects and count my blessings. Three times a week for this Club Creative Studio blog, I will focus on how I am thankful for creativity. There will be many times that I can document the celebration of creative thoughts with thankfulness.
I had thought about how I wanted to document my expressions, through making a keep-sake journal. And to stay with this theme it is of course a low-cost idea. It is nice that there is a Facebook group set up for many to post for this challenge. It is also nice that we can share our posts on our personal Facebook walls. I wanted to take this a step further and include my blog and my theme about creativity. Good luck in creating your own daily reflective space.
As a means to document my posts in a tangible manner, I made a simple, yet colorful painted sheet of paper that I will copy and compile later into a small flip book. Each page will be filled in with the numbered day and my hand-written declaration of thankfulness for that day across each colored stripe section. The day numbered will be written to the far left on the sheet and the black line will divide the section where I will write my thoughts of thankfulness.
Club Creative Studio flip sheets for daily journal.
The pages were copied and resized from one larger quick painting of colorful stripes painted across paper. I decided to make my whole book pocket-sized so I reduced my original sheet by 50% when I printed it out. That method also saved some of my computer ink.
You can create your own artful single sheet and copy it just as I did. I could have made this elaborate and with mixed media but I will save that effort for the “cover” of my flip-book.
If you want to copy and paste this image below of my single sheet. I have included it as a larger photo and you can copy and paste it to your computer.
For more information on the 90-Day Gratitude Challenge please check the recent Club Creative Studio Facebook page.
No question about it, Club Creative Studio Art is unique.
I posted on the Club Creative Studio Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/ClubCreativeStudio a photo of small plastic disks. The disks are used in golf as markers for golf ball placement and they are pushed into the ground and stay put by the protruding part in the middle of the disk.
I use golf markers differently
I pose the question: What might someone do with this item that is different from it’s intended use? How creative can you be? Think hard. Do you know a way that a common item can be used differently to help you?
I recently posted a great definition of creativity on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/clubcreativeart ”New thinking leads to new possibilities.” I do believe that you need to be able to open up to new experiences to gain the opportunity to see things in a different light. Also, being brave is a big part of creativity. One has to step out-of-bounds to experience a different view from the world of rules and expectations. When speaking and referring to creativity, risk-taking is a desired characteristic. Being strong and willing to look deeper with new materials and techniques is what can transform creative juice into a totally new concoction.
I have used a common golf marker disk in an uncommon way in art. The disks now help me in my business because it makes a job easier. It was a challenge for me to take a photograph of a bead because of its potential to roll. It is now an easier task for me as I conveniently place an individual bead onto the golf placement disk. It is held secure, still and is a solution to better picture-taking. The ease and swiftness of attaching my bead leads to a smooth photography session, and ultimately a better photograph. Yeah for thinking outside of the box and making it work for my needs.
Club Creative Studio Hand-Rolled Clay Beads
Enjoy admiring the details of my hand-rolled polymer clay beads. I enjoy creating one-of-a-kind, limited count beads in various sizes, shapes and with hand-mixed colors. You will find some beads are also hand-glossed and some are left sanded and in their natural state after baking. These wonderful beads are so fun for me to create. Most beads involve upwards of 13 steps before completion of a single bead from start to finish. Club Creative Studio beads are a labor of love to say the least. Items that incorporate our hand-made beads are considered ART THAT SETS YOU APART because of uniqueness and special visual qualities. I strive to BE CREATIVE EVERYDAY!
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