Category Archives: 30 DAYS OF CREATIVITY
Well, the 30DoC comes to a close with STAR as the theme for Day 30! And to help produce my final creative effort I’m calling on one of the greatest creative geniuses of all time … painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer … Leonardo da Vinci, the original polymath or Renaissance Man as he creates what will become the second most famous portrait in the world featuring yet another enigmatic smile.
30 DAYS OF CREATIVITY JUNE 30, 2012
The 30DoC inspiration calendar said the theme for the 29th day of June would be BUILDING BLOCKS! Well, my childhood building blocks actually turned to sawdust quite a few years ago. So I had to come up with a replacement … so I created my own set of blocks using the images I had created this month for the 30 Days of Creativity.
And as an extra creative touch, I also included the Renee Sock Puppet I created for one of last year’s Days Of Creativity.
30DoC — Day 29
I have been jotting things down in notebooks for years. Notebooks that ranged from the cheap class notebooks that were used to hurriedly scribble down notes from a teacher who talked too fast and knew you would be never able to decipher the scribbles you were hurriedly scribbling; to the legendary Moleskine Notebooks that you used for notes and ideas that would be later be turned into something that was truly monumental.
Now for the 28th day of creativity the daily theme is NOTEBOOKS and I finally get to use the collection of notebooks I’ve been filling with notes, sketches and ideas for more years than I want to count.
I was always told to record your thoughts and ideas in pencil so you would have to feel bad about correcting, rewriting and improving what you had written. Also pencils write faster than ball points. In addition to the notebooks I also use a binder for clippings and photos related to the notes I’ve jotted down.
30DoC — Day 28
BIRTHDAYS ARE REFLECTIONS OF OUR LIVES
A multitude of changing images –
And no two ever alike.
Good … bad…
Happy and sad.
Each a part of us
That make us who we are!
Oh, to be that boy of seven again!
While I had a birthday cake every year,
I never had a birthday party.
Sure we cut the cake with Grams and Gramps,
And Uncles and Aunts.
But never a party to which I could invite friends.
And now I share a self-baked cupcake with Mlle. Renee.
It’s called growing old(er).
30DoC - Day 26
Sunday morning is the only day of the week when I actually start my day with a cup of coffee. The rest of the week I start my day with a bowl of cold cereal with 2% milk. And the cold cereal will be either corn flakes, Rice Krispies, Grape-Nuts, Kix, Cheerios, non-denomination Puffed Rice or Shredded Wheat. But on Sunday, because I’ll be reading the Sunday Post, I just have coffee and perhaps a cookie to keep me going until I decide what to fix for Brunch. This morning I had a Gouda’s Gilde ORIGINELE STROOPWAFELS that have been made in Amsterdam since 1864. My niece picked them up for me at the Airport Schiphol where she was making a connection on a class trip from Switzerland back to the school in Lagos, Nigeria. The Stroopwafels is about a 1/4″ thick waffle filed with caramel. You let it set on top of your cup of hot coffee to melt the inner caramel. It’s like a waffle with the syrup built into it.
My coffee mug is my old standby Sherlock Holmes mug. It is filled with a Kona Blend Coffee in my Keurig Coffee maker.
I don’t know why I read the Sunday Post-Dispatch? As you can see, there’s not any news on the front page of the paper. It was once a great daily newspaper … actually the first newspaper founded by legendary publisher Joseph Pulitzer. Today, it’s about a step down from the level of a local weekly advertiser. This is what’s left of the newspaper that scooped the world with the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.
Also this week I had a dish of ripe Bing cherries with my coffee and cookie.
And in case you’re wondering, the all-star city to our west is Kansas City, MO.
30DoC – Day 24
OK, here’s the premise … it’s Midsummer’s Night and all the stuffed animals in the house decide to throw a PRIDE PARTY for the Rainbow Bear.
This is a fantasy pride party where LIFE IS JUST A BOWL OF CHERRIES! Hope everyone … everywhere … is able to celebrate the weekend in the lifestyle that they choose.
30DoC – Day 23
THEME – HAPPY HOUR
Everything seems to be going to the birds today, since the 30DoC calendar theme is THE BIRD’S THE WORD. So I put my Origami skills to work to create a horny little owl that promptly took up residence in the lower branches of my 20-foot tall Colorado Spruce tree. Since I only had white paper available, the owl was hand tinted.
Naturally, the bird’s word was left over from Wednesday’s challenge.
30DoC – Day 22
The Bird’s the Word!
The 30DoC theme for day 21 was that walking billboard … the not so humble T-shirt that also inspired my not so humble Haiku …
Summer sizzles hot!
Just like my blazing T-shirt
Tells it like it is!
Please note that the T-shirt was given to me by my adoring fan club of nieces and nephews and I only wear it on special occasions … like papal visits and BOGO sales at the shoe warehouse.
The runner-ups for today’s creative project was this classic T from the Saint Louis Art Museum …
30DoC – Day 21