DAY 19 – CARDS
STAN: Hey, Woody, I hear that Usher guy lost his job on that singing show.
WOODY: Yep, so I heard.
STAN: I’ve got a deck of cards, maybe we could build him a house of cards to cheer him up?
(A Bad Literary Pun)
(Paying homage to my friend Becky C.)
If yesterday’s creativity theme was INSIDE, you just had to expect today’s theme to be OUTSIDE. So I spent my afternoon outside in the shade of the tall cedar trees with a good book, my camera, my easy chair, and a lot of GNATS!
30 DAYS OF CREATIVITY – JUNE 18,2013
The first thing my mother did when we got the family pet after moving to West Walnut Manor, was to place IN CASE OF EMERGENCY PET INSIDE RESCUE NOTICES in the front and back windows of the house. The was a jet black cocker mix named Cindy for cinder. Ever since it has my job to update and refresh the alert information every year. For the last dozen or so years. I’ve just been writing the information on the outside of the glass with and indelible marking pen. Today when I saw the 30 Days Of Creativity topic of the day was INSIDE I decided to refresh the information on these warning stickers.
30 DAYS OF CREATIVITY – JUNE 17, 2013
Back when I was a student at Washington University, one of my classes was Advertising Layout and Art Direction. In that class I learned everything there was to know about printing, type, types faces and how to hand letter the copy in the layout for the ad you were creating. I don’t want to age myself, but that was some time after Gutenberg invented the printing press and a long time before Steve Job made the computer a must at every work station in the country. So my day of creativity is a salute to those days of hand layouts, hand lettering and type and type faces.
30 DAYS OF CREATIVITY – JUNE 16, 2013
DAY 16 – TYPE
Yesterday’s Creative Challenge ELECTRIC left special guest star Woody in a very shocking cliffhanging situation where he could be flattened (and unwrinkled) by an oversized ELECTRIC controlled by the uber-villian Snively J. Snark!
30 DAYS OF CREATIVITY – JUNE 15, 2013
DAY 15 – A SMALL BIG THING
Just as the steaming iron was about to bring our hero to a rather depressing end ..
Who should appear at the small GIANT Electric Appliance Store, but …
WERTHER, THE WANDERING WIZARD, who looked a lot like …
Famous Artist Leonardo Da Vinci!
And with a single swizzle of his small, but shimmering
big thing wand …
Werther gestured hypnotically …
And STOPPED the decent of the depressing iron!
And Woody was saved to guest star another day!
(And it wasn’t easy to keep the iron balanced on end, focus the camera and gesture hypnotically at the same time.)
No action figures were injured in the filming of this flight of fantasy!
And the back story for today’s creativity goes something like this …
Woody (our recurring guest star) has been lured to a small ELECTRIC Appliance store
By uber-villian Snively J. Snark,
Who captures Woody and soon has him in a rather perilous pressing position
With a giant electric iron.
30 DAYS OF CREATIVITY – JUNE 14, 2013
DAY 14 – ELECTRIC
CAN WOODY BE SAVED …
OR WILL HE BE PRESSED INTO A PUDDLE OF PLASTIC!
Tune in tomorrow for DAY 15′s thrilling creative conclusion!
A SMALL BIG THING!
Oh, I do believe in RECYCLING … today’s theme for the 30 Days Of Creativity challenge. But, I’m going to be creative in my recycling. I going to take two different origami pieces that I completed this spring for my own ORIGAMI CALENDAR CHALLENGE, and combine them in an all new scene. On March 26, I folded a double sail sailboat of which I was particularly proud . And the next day I actually folded a turbulent ocean … this involved some of the most complicated folding I’ve ever done. It required thirty-eight individual folds, and an equal number of refolds. It took me most of an afternoon to complete the project.
Here it is, RECYCLED in an all new photo tableau.
30 DAYS OF CREATIVITY – JUNE 13,2013
RECYCLED ORIGAMI TABLEAU – SHIP ON STORMY SEA
The theme for the 11th Day of Creativity is NOSTALGIA, and out special guest star Woody is back with something he discovered last week when he was hanging around in a stack of clutter. It was a commemorative medallion dating back to 1968. He agreed to pose with it at the sight of the original historic event almost 50 years ago.
30 DAYS OF CREATIVITY – 11 June 2013
THE DEDICATION OF
THE JEFFERSON NATIONAL EXPANSION
May 27, 1962
Pack rat, hoarder, litterbug, clutterer … for land’s sake you know that is impossible for me. I’m a VIRGO! So it was a real challenge to simulate the appearance of clutter in my office for the 8th Day of Creativity photo-shoot. Look closely, and you will find some classic memorabilia in that carefully constructed heap. And you know it going to take me all day to refile all that paperwork.
30DAYS of CREATIVITY – JUNE 8, 2013