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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Friday Challenge!

My hope for the Friday Challenge is that it inspires creativity. That's it. Inspiration to create art, inspiration to live artfully, and inspiration to the curiosity which is the antidote to fear. When you take on a challenge you can post about the outcome here, if you like, or link to your blog, or be very private about it. You have the whole week to complete it or you can do it whenever it amuses. All fine!
Here is this week's Friday challenge:
Collage Work or Transiting Memes!
I have gathered these into three rough categories but feel free to do any one or all of them! Don't restrict yourself - for we are all wordsmiths, visual artists and householders...
Wordsmiths - Choose a page or two in a magazine or a newspaper. Read it and as you read it underline those words or phrases that resonate with you today. Once you've done that with no other tool than your intuition - go back and pluck out those phrases. Using nothing but the phrases and words create a poem. You can repeat phrases and words but not reorder them with the phrase. For instance, if you underlined the phrase "All for one, and one for all" you might repeat it as the refrain of your piece but you must not change it to "all one" or "for and". Get it? I hope so.
Visual Artists - (photographers, designers, painters and drawers, collagers and textile artists) Gather a collection of your work either in photos or in the material they were created. Going through the collection using your intuition pluck out the pieces that resonate with you today. After doing this - go back and assemble them in a way that pleases you without changing their inherent nature. Like the above exercise you can replicate but not bifarcate! Take a photo of the assemblage.
Artful Householders Walk through your home and with your intuition choose objects that resonate with you today. Collect these objects and place them in a way that pleases you without changing their inherent nature. Take a photo of this arrangement.

By all and every means - have fun! To create is to play...

7 comments:

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

These are some good ideas, Jan. I think I'd rather turn today's newspaper into a poem! The news in there is so rotten...

The Time Sculptor said...

Good comment Elizabeth, and lovely, creative ideas Jan! I've just finished a fiddly post, so I'm going to go off and do the Wordsmith challenge this afternoon. Now... I just need to choose the perfect publication! Thanks for the inspiration. Jane Gray

Helen Ginger said...

Very interesting challenge. I shall try the Wordsmith one.

Carol Kilgore said...

What a great idea to get the words flowing. Thanks!

Dorte H said...

Oh no, you mustn´t confuse me so! As if it isn´t enough that I zap around among bloggers from Australia and Saskatchewan, never knowing if it´s Wednesday or Tuesday (or perhaps Thursday?), and now YOU claim it is Friday!

Amish Stories said...

Greetings from the Amish community of Lebanon,Pa. Richard from Amish Stories.

Jan Morrison said...

Elizabeth – fine choice! Have fun…
Jane – I used the Times Supplement first time I did it – worked a treat!
Helen – anxiously await your poem…
Carol – you will be surprised at what happens when you do this!
Dorte – ha ha! Everyday is Friday over at my house…
Richard – I look forward to checking out your site…