We had a long weekend at work due to President’s day. Normally we only have one show on Sunday, but we switched it up so people could enjoy the theater on their holiday night off. We had a sold out audience so it was entirely worth it, but it was loooong. And I am whooped.
Here’s a few images I captured over the last few days for the most excellent and so far successful 365 daily creations project I’m working on.
One of the hanging lights from my Vday night out.
A view of our hangout spot at work. I saw a lot of it this weekend.
Our stage manager took pity on us and baked us some amazing bread.
If you look closely, you can see the sign for my theater in this shot.
First, a little catch up on my daily creations:
Well, color me corrected. I’ve decided to just cut it out with the prompts for Daily Creations
because I simply wasn’t doing them. And because it was stressing me out. The other day I thought “I’ll at least finish this month,” and then 2 days went by and I didn’t do anything (except take photos of what I wanted).
I did enjoy the small creations I was making, like the crown and chair, so I’d like to incorporate that on occasion, but I am hereby wiping the stress out of my 365 project and going back to whatever I want.
I AINT THE BOSS OF ME!…. wait…
It definitely feels like quitting, but if it keeps me from completing my 365 project, then it’s got to go. Have you ever had to make a decision like this?
What a beautiful sight the storm was. Too bad it melted away in a matter of hours. But every photographer’s best friend is a wet street, so I can’t complain too much. #freeforall #andcreations
Can you believe it? We’re getting buried in snow and I still have to go to work? Whoever said “the show must go on” is dead to me right now.
In other news, here’s my crown for today’s #andcreations prompt. I love making all these little crafts and shooting them. It’s more fun that I thought it would be. This one is made out of notebook paper and a new bronze sharpie. You can even see my fingerprint on it!
Well, into the snow with me now. *sigh*
Today’s #andcreations prompt is “typeface” and as I was considering it, I remembered these signs I recently walked passed. Both of them are from the same store, separate windows.
Yesterday’s prompt was “pin stripes” and I had no idea it would lead me to such a fulfilling process. I’ve always loved fixing up old photos with Photoshop (and would love to make a job of it someday), but this was probably the most satisfying fix I’ve completed.
I was looking to test my skills, so I searched around Flickr. There’s a group over there that does Photoshop challenges which is where I found this original image.
This is by far my favorite “creation” since I began the project and I haven’t been this zoned out on a project in awhile.
I’m three days behind on my daily creations project because I simply SUCK at keeping it together when I’m feeling low. I had a rough couple of days emotionally and unlike most good artists, my reaction is to sit & stare. I wish I had that amazing ability most creators had where I could turn my dark energy into creative energy.
Maybe that’s something I need to start practicing more diligently.
Anyhow, without further ado: #’s 3-5: Buddy Holly Glasses, Chair and Scissors.
I don’t own any Buddy Holly glasses, so I made some out of paper and hung ‘em on my wall. WIN!
I was stuck at work so I made a chair out of toothpicks and gaffers tape. Techie win!
My most favorite pair of super old scissors that I probably stole from my mom. So much winning!
You may or may not know that I started a daily prompt for the month of February that’s also part of my Daily Creations project. Won’t you play along?
I chose snowflake for my first day because, dammit, I miss the damn snow. Two years ago we saw some of the most amazing snow here in NYC. In fact, it was 2 years ago today that we had our second big storm that winter. I know that because I went to San Francisco 2 years ago today and I was the first and only plane to make it out that morning.
We’ve barely seen a light dusting since then and I’m tired of it.
I started doodling snowflakes. I even tried cutting a few out of paper, but I just kept thinking of past storms and how I wished I was taking photos of the snow. So instead I went back into my archives and layered a few of my old shots to make the new one you see above.
Maybe a little wishful thinking will go a long way?
I know it’s been done so many times… but I want in! I love creative prompts. I love making stuff. I love keeping up with my 365 project (and damn do I want that to be a success). It only makes sense that I come up with a list for the month. Plus I was also a bit inspired by yesterday’s Draw a Dinosaur day when I found myself wishing it was every day…
BONUS! You can play too! I hope you do
This isn’t just a photo or a drawing-a-day project. It’s an anything goes project. So if you join me, just let the prompt lead you. Photos, doodles, macaroni art, poems. I don’t care. It’s the act of creating here that’s important. Spend 5 seconds or 5 hours. That’s entirely up to you.
And if you’re feeling really crazy, share it with me! Either on Instagram or Twitter with the #andcreations hashtag or simply upload something directly to the A&D Facebook page! OOooh! The ease of sharing in the modern age!
Don’t feel like you have to start from the beginning. Or even play along every day for that matter. Set your own rules and create away.
It is one of my absolute most favorite days of the year: Draw A Dinosaur Day!
My hilarious and incredibly talented cousin Todd created this day 7 years ago and it’s grown in popularity ever since. Dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes (and mediums) pile up every year!
Only have a minute? Grab a post-it and a pencil and submit. And don’t forget to tell your pals! In fact, here’s a handy Facebook event for invites.
Here’s mine. I’m at work all day, but I have my journal and my super duper awesome traveling watercolor kit for all my dino making needs. Show me yours?