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The Creative Itch

10 Nov

The Sketchbook Project: 2011

A Million Little Pictures: Photomobile
Most people have some sort of creative itch.  Mine is pretty much anything visual.  I basically love to just make.

Even though I have a background in the arts, I still find myself paralysed.  Perhaps it was over-training??  But then again, I think that most people with a creative streak experience this crushing feeling inside.  One day, looking at a blog I found a link to The Sketchbook Project, run by the Brooklyn Library.  So I signed up and excitedly waited 10 days for my moleskin diary to arrive, pleased with my selected theme of ‘adhere to me’.  I’d been thinking and planning what I’d do, I was ready to start.  I ripped open that beautiful, little brown package…. only to discover my theme was ‘make mine a double’?????  What happened???  I’m POSITIVE I didn’t pick that.  Hmm, I can be quite apathetic at times and I just decided it was too much hassle to try to change it. 

Well, I’ve had that little diary for about a month and a half now… been trying to think what to do, don’t want to do the obvious, which has been frequently suggested, to just do doubles of everything.  Now I have an idea and formulated a plan.  But what was meant to be a bit of fun, play, has gripped me with the fear.  I keep coming up with reasons of why I can’t start just yet.  For example, I have to get some pictures printed.  I have to go to the art shop.  I don’t have time at the moment……  And then, I discovered their photography project!!!

AMLP is the same concept, but photography.  Sign up, pick a theme and they send you a disposable camera to go nuts with.  YEAH!!!!!!  I love photography!!  I should have listened to my lecturer when I was at art school and change photography to my major but nooooo, I stuck to sculpture.  Why?  Financial and procrastination reasons mostly.  I knew that the photog majors had an assignment due every week.  Yes, every week.  To a natural procrastinator like me, that’s just majoring in hell.  Also, an assignment every week meant loads of $$$$ spent on photography paper and film.  Shheeeeetttt.  But my love of photography has never left, as you can tell if you’ve looked at any of my other posts.

So now I am anixously awaiting my package so I can get snapping.  My theme this time is ’27 days of’.  You will have to wait and see what the 27 days are going to be of.

I’m also hoping that getting the photography bit going will kick my butt into gear to get the sketchbook happening.

Maybe you should sign up too?

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