Let’s Band Together

9 Jan

Welcome to the Club Creative Studio blog.  It is with pleasure that I share another post on the topic of creativity.  Today this quote comes to mind, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou.  It reminds me that creativity is all around us and it will always be there for us to appreciate and discover.  We can and should band together to acknowledge the creativity of humankind.  How interesting creativity makes our world.  Creativity brings beauty, humor, expression and variety to our lives.

Sometimes we may think that something has to be out of the ordinary to qualify as truly being “creative”. But looking at common items in a new light and using common items in a new manner can become extra-ordinary and even extraordinary.

Let’s bring to mind a simple, yet common item that is used by many from time to time, a band-aid.  How can one transform a band-aid so that is still recognizable but, has become a totally new item? Can you use your creative thoughts to visualize this?  Here are a few ideas that have taken the band-aid theme, take advantage of the sticky adhesive and infuse creativity at a very high level.    Get on the band wagon and see what type of creative situation you can come up with.  What a cool medium for expanding the imagination and discovering, then appreciating whatever flows from it as a finished project.

Can you imagine using a common band-aid as inspiration for art?

Take a minute to consider that band aids have great variety now-a-days.  They vary in shape, color, design and are made in various materials.  The next time you are in the bandage section of a store, stop and look at all the different brands, interesting prints and take note of the packaging as well.  I’ve discovered a few creative projects you may be inspired to try yourself.

 Art created using band-aids.

Band-aids were the inspiration to create these interesting and unusual rings.

Artist: Toby Jones, band-aid theme ring bands.

Band-aid earrings: Image from nreazon.com

Someone has a band-aid tattoo on their knee. Image: hippieman1234.com

“Ouch” is what comes to mind when I see this band-aid tattoo.

Last but, certainly not least I would like to share a few images of how you may use the tin band-aid packaging to create a cute keepsake container.

Image: franticstamper.com

Well, what are you waiting for?  If you are inspired… go raid the band-aid box!  Happy creating!

17 Responses to “Let’s Band Together”

  1. V. Campos-Hallstrom (@ClubCreativeArt) January 24, 2012 at 10:14 PM #

    Yes, definately, as well as what to do with a sticky situation! Thanks for stopping by to add a comment PeggyLee.

  2. V. Campos-Hallstrom (@ClubCreativeArt) January 24, 2012 at 10:11 PM #

    I know right? I love how the strangest things take a twist when a little creativity is involved.

  3. clubcreativestudio January 13, 2012 at 8:48 PM #

    LOVE it Roy, all great uses for band-aids! I never thought of them as “traffic signs” for birds to heed warning of a glass window or door.

  4. clubcreativestudio January 13, 2012 at 8:46 PM #

    I am amazed at what people find to use as medium as well.

  5. clubcreativestudio January 13, 2012 at 8:45 PM #

    I know, right? It’s fun to discover and uncover what is out there as people express themselves in a creative way through art. Stop in again to see what is new on the blog, and thanks for stopping by today.

  6. khushjenny January 13, 2012 at 3:26 PM #

    Wow, What a creativity??

  7. Lynn Brown January 12, 2012 at 12:11 AM #

    That is amazing Veronica. I love the creativity and thank you for sharing this!

  8. RAAckerman @ Cerebrations.biz January 10, 2012 at 7:52 PM #

    Now that I no longer have younguns in the house, i have been able to consider the other purposes for band-aids. For years, they were the magic wand to stop our children from crying, to assuring them their boo-boos were on the mend.
    Now, I have used the surfeit of leftovers for bookmarks, to secure plastic lids on items that are removed from the fridge- insuring their contents don’t end up on one’s lap or in one’s briefcase, and to alert the birds that this is a window and it hurts if they try to fly into it!

  9. Lisa Kanarek January 10, 2012 at 4:43 PM #

    I love seeing something meant for one purpose, used another way. It’s so important to keep our creative sides engaged. Doesn’t it always work out that when you’re searching for one solution, you solve something else? I miss those band-aid tins. They’re so useful!

  10. clubcreativestudio January 10, 2012 at 1:25 AM #

    I think the idea of transforming a common everyday object is so interesting. As far as decorating the tins go, it is a great recycling project and another item that can be used in the same manner could be a tin/metal spice container once that is empty from its contents.

  11. Roberta Budvietas January 9, 2012 at 10:27 PM #

    Talk about puny. And think of it – BandAid is a brand name for one company, Johnson & Johnson but here we have it used in a new creative area. I love the boxes, they are amazing.

  12. clubcreativestudio January 9, 2012 at 5:29 PM #

    This concept was new to me, sure wish I would have thought of using band aids on canvas! I can see something created in neon or glow-in-the-dark band aids!

  13. clubcreativestudio January 9, 2012 at 5:27 PM #

    It is all around us just opening our eyes and mind and discovery is around the corner. Stop by for the next Two-Cent Tuesday post as I share information on how to “think like an artist” they are points to ponder that happen to be FREE!

  14. clubcreativestudio January 9, 2012 at 5:24 PM #

    This is so true, blieve it!

  15. Sara Martin January 9, 2012 at 3:40 PM #

    Love the Maya Angelou quote. That is so true and gives me so much peace. It’s wonderful that all I need to do to increase my creativity is give it a little time and attention, then watch it grow.

    And where better to look for inspiration than everyday objects? Love the band-aid art!

  16. PeggyLee Hanson January 9, 2012 at 3:16 PM #

    Gives a whole new meaning to the band-aid fix!

  17. Hajra January 9, 2012 at 3:05 PM #

    Creativity all band aided! Just amazing!

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