I feel a lot happier about my SCED project this month. Sure, there have been some less exciting bits over the past four weeks, but there have also been some sturdy ideas, and – shock – even some good executions of ideas too! I think the aforeblogged public greeting (which has so far survived its first 24 hours in the wild!) was a great idea, and if I have to pick favourites, it is probably a toss-up between this post-it dodecatych (did I invent a word there?) or the cryptic police cars.
On a mostly-related note, I have started a new SCED set on Flickr, Something Creative Every Day’s Greatest Hits. I realised that well over 500 daily creativities of varying amusement was a bit sprawling, so this set is serving to gather all of my favourite things from the project into one place. Cool!
Since I moved to Rickmansworth a few years ago, I have taken an almost-daily walk around the local park, the Aquadrome. I chuckle at all the waterbirds and see child after child fall off their micro-scooters on my travels, but it mostly serves to keep me fit. None of my jeans fit me any more, which is a nice problem to have.
A couple of months ago, I noticed these two frames erected by one of the entrances:
I figured they weren’t filled at the time so the concrete they were affixed with could set. So many weeks have now passed that the seasons have changed but the frames still haven’t been filled. The Rickmansworth Festival in the park came and went too, and I thought for sure they would be filled in time for that. Alas, they stayed empty.
Then the idea hit me – why not fill them myself?! I’m not down with vandalism, so I figured I could staple some canvas to them without causing any lasting damage, and I had a nice little project for the Bank Holiday.
I took a little bit of inspiration from Austin, Texas’ Hi How Are You? frog, which has become a bit of a landmark around there as they seem to appreciate the greeting. Perhaps my people will appreciate it too?
Although it’s the obvious kind of content for me to be writing about, I’m trying to avoid making my blog into nothing but a series of case-studies into the latest album I have artworked. Having said that, here I am talking about my latest work to hit the music industry- London Elektricity’s ‘Yikes!’. It’s a good’un! Read the rest of this entry »
It’s been a weird month of daily creativities this April, blogland. I’ve been feeling generally uninspired all month and I think it shows in my output here. I can’t believe I made that terribly wonky stretcher almost a month ago but still haven’t painted anything on it, for example. My letterpressings have been coming out nicely at least!
Oh well. Here’s hoping the next month is more inspiring. If it isn’t, I might have to take a holiday!