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my lunch break in August 2012
I spent all of last winter wondering why I couldn't get myself off my duff and be productive, even while I watched my husband sit every morning in the living room teaching himself to read Chinese with several apps and online web tools. I admit it. I was jealous of his dedicated efforts to better himself and to do something productive with every spare minute of his time. He'd be working on his Chinese character apps in line at the diner for breakfast or riding on the Metro, all because he's love to be able to read Chinese legends and folklore in the original text some day. (By the way, in his not quite two years of doing this he is already up to memorizing 2500 characters -- a person who reads Chinese newspapers needs about 3000 characters. Now, that is dedication for you!)
This listing post was inspired by a fellow artist-blogger, Aimee who over at Artsyville, with her post, "list it tuesday: 15 minute creativity." I met Artsyville on Facebook due to a post by another web-savvy artist I love, Jill K. Berry. (I adore how the Internet can bring like-minded people together across time and space, even if they would never perhaps met in real life.)
As I continue with my focus on my artistic life, I am looking to other artists who share their ideas to help me. It is such an inspiration to see other people out there who love their art and who think it's important enough not only to do it every day, but to share it with the world also. So big thank yous to those artists like Aimee, Jill and others who share!
So here's my list to add to the blog roll:
~runningwave's~ Creative Things I Can Do in 15 Minutes Or Less
1) Collage, paint, or draw on an ATC* or other small-scale project during my lunch break
*ATC -- for those of you who don't know it means, "artist trading card"
2) Add a few more pieces to my collage projects begun at the August classes taught by Tim Holtz at Queen's Ink
3) Brainstorm for ideas on my next collage pieces
4) Paint color backgrounds for my next collage art journals
5) Organize bit 'n pieces in my studio area
6) Make Zentangle drawings in my notebook
7) Take Instagram photos or mess around with the filters for my other digital photographs
8) Knit another few rows in my current fiber art project
9) Doodle in my handy journal
10) Rubber stamp some backgrounds to be used later
11) Start making my holiday cards
12) Look around me for artifacts and objects that can be incorporated into a collage
13) Browse the blogs of artists to gain inspiration
14) Finally read a bit more in that book on maps and imagination to insights into my own mapping project agenda.
15) Go outside and enjoy the weather; breathe; observe nature
And, of course, make more lists . . .
I am working on an Autumn project to share very soon. Stay tuned.