Tuesday, October 2, 2012

List It Tuesday, 10/2: 15 minute creativity


This week's suggested topic by Aimee at Artsyville (and inspired by Hwee) is:  "creative things I can do in 15 minutes or less."  This could have been a long list but since I'm using my small  moleskine journal, I narrowed it down to five inspired things that I do or have done in the past.  

15 minute creativity

1) Gesso journal pages - I'm using a lined composition book and like to give myself  a clean sheet to start with.  When I prepare my pages beforehand, then I don't have to wait for them to dry.

2)  I used to write a haiku for every necklace and art journal I made.  Haven't done this  lately...  But I was thinking, instead of using popular quotes from other famous people in my journal, why not write my own?

3) Wrap paper beads.  I need to cut my comic books (that I bought for this purpose) into strips.  Hey, that's a good short-term goal for me.

4) Filling in a calendar day is easy.  I do this instead of writing my thoughts down every morning, something I started with The Artist Way. If I happen to miss a day, it's not too difficult to remember what happened the day before.

5)  I  don't carve stamps too often, but when I do, I get on a roll and can make a whole alphabet, like this C and S, in no time.  It doesn't take a long time to carve, once you have your supplies in place.

14 comments:

aimee said...

paper beads!!!

amy said...

Drawing something for each calendar day--I love that idea. I just saw it in {I forgot which book!}, to grid a journal page and make a small sketch each day. Hmm. I think I will try that...

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Fun page...and it's amazing what you can do in 15 minutes when you plan ahead!
The comic book beads sound really cool!

Mary Walker Designs said...

Haiku's would be nice

nicole : three by sea said...

I've never tried paper beads, but I think they would be fun to try with the kiddo!

Fallingladies said...

LIke the calender idea as well!

Joan V said...

Your list is short and to the point. Great visual to get the mojo flowing. I need to investigate the stamp carving. Seems that a few of you that linked to Aimee's blog carve stamps. Now I am curious. Thanks for sharing your journal page.

Rose said...

This is such a great idea! It isn't hard to find 15 minutes a day to work on a project. Having options brainstormed ahead of times will help you make the most of those small windows.

T.L. Holmes Williams said...

Fantastic list! :)

Mary C. Nasser said...

Great list!
Love the idea of filling in a calendar day!
Have a wonderful week!

Splendid Little Stars said...

love your list!

Terrie Purkey said...

Great list and it's a good idea to put it in a notebook so it forces you to keep it short. I plan to add mine into my art journal next week.

Reiko said...

Lovely page and great ideas!!

Molly said...

great list! i've been trying to keep a creativity calendar each day. it has been a great way to keep a history and to provide inspiration going forward!

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