30 days of creativity
By Emily on June 30, 2011
This has been a good exercise, this 30 Days of Creativity project, for a lot of reasons. Not that I’d necessarily consider it a success, mind you. I struggled a bit too much, sort of dropped the ball more than once. It made me think a lot more about creativity in my days, or lack […]
By Emily on June 21, 2011
Not a bad place to have a couple of drinks with family and watch the sunset from the patio. A good Monday.
By Emily on June 17, 2011
Making some small changes around the blog, trying to prep for some bigger design clean up. It’s about time. In the meantime, these caught my eye. I am so, so incredibly tired of the rain and semi-darkness at this point. Flowers help.
By Emily on June 14, 2011
I never took woodshop – wasn’t offered at my middle school, didn’t seem like straight track to college/one more honors course in high school. My parents’ tools pretty much fit in a toolbox, with a saw hanging on the wall for cutting down a Christmas tree. We are not handy. I know that some of […]
By Emily on June 9, 2011
So, as I mentioned earlier, my nose was deep in New York magazine today. And when I say nose, I mean it. This morning, pre-magazine lunch break, I was thinking about my Day 9 post and about the various mediums at my disposal. Still photos. Video, if I get less self-conscious about it. The written […]
By Emily on June 9, 2011
Kinda missed my deadline on this one. Spent most of the evening facilitating others’ creativity (and at times my own) via a board meeting at the arts education center I work with – fueling the creativity machine in one way or another! I was thinking yesterday about the little ways we insert creativity into our […]
By Emily on June 8, 2011
The other day at A Home in the Making, Jenn revealed the anglepoise-style lamp she repainted orange, saying how she was scared it would be too bright, too orange. But it turned out great. And reading it, I thought, “Too orange? Is there such a thing in a classic lamp?” and then thought, “Well, who […]
By Emily on June 6, 2011
Remember that squirrel from yesterday? Well, he’s making himself known. This is what I woke up to this morning: Bastard. This means war. But since it was raining when I got home from work, war will have to wait a day. In the meantime, purple nails are going to be the most creative painting of […]
By Emily on June 5, 2011
An actual creative day! Planting flowers. Wandering the Home Resource store for furniture ideas. Discovering new music. And an afternoon of cooking, with lunch packed for tomorrow and company for dinner in the backyard. Pretty impressive since I spent about two hours being stalked by this same goddamned squirrel. I am held hostage in the […]
By Emily on June 4, 2011
Here’s looking on the bright side: after a week of rain, the pansies on the front steps have bounced back from the mowing by the deer. Take that, stupid deer.