One idea I had for this mission was to somehow juxtaposition the feeling of being at one with the stillness of nature versus the utter utter distraction and busyness of our modern lives – NOISY. So which one speaks this concept the best in your opinion (#1, #2, or #3)?
By Julie Yamamoto
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Here’s the idea for IBM Creatives interested in participating and looking for a little creative inspiration or motivation. Sometimes it’s fun to step outside what you normally like to do creatively, and it can also be fun to do something with or for other people too. So, as a community, we’ll come up with some ideas that we’ll use as our ‘creative mission’ – it could be a topic, theme, or even a photograph/image. Anyone who wants to participate can do their own creative expression of the mission (paint, draw, write, dance, song, etc.). Then share/post your creative effort with the group, and we may also vote on the group favorite for that mission at the end of each month. Here are some of the initial mission ideas that were submitted through our LinkedIn group:
-Personal History At A Glance
-Sparkle and Shine
And, for our first mission, we’ll do NOISY as that seems like a fun way to start. So IBM Creatives, show us what NOISY means to you. Share it by posting your link as a comment to this blog or to our Facebook or LinkedIn group. You could also email the link to us at ibmcreatives at gmail.
Most of all, have fun!
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Our planned day-trip to a nearby lake for our long holiday weekend was overtaken by rain, so we had to come with an alternative idea for fun. This is what we came up with…a family art game that everyone could participate in (even the two and a half year old). What’s cool about it is that we also ended up with a nice piece of art to frame as a memory of the fun too. Here’s the basic supplies and rules of the game:
1) Canvas large enough for everyone to have fun. We have 6 people in our family, so we used a 24×36 canvas which was a good size.
2) Any supplies you would like to use but it’s fun to have ‘experimental’ things. Here’s what we used:
Palette knife (large baker one)
Dyes (water based)
Straw (to blow dyes around)
Scrub brush (to flick specks of paint onto canvas)
Rules of the Game
1. Each person gets a total of 5 minutes to do whatever they want in rotation. So 5 minutes each, then next person and so on. You can only work on it again when the turn comes back to you.
2. You have to respect everybody else’s art. Which means you can enhance or paint on top of someone else’s piece but not obliterate it.
3. You have to respect the art supplies. Which means putting tops back on after use, cleaning brushes, not using in excess.
It’s really a lot of fun, and a creative way to spend some quality family time together. If you try it, share your experience with us!
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For the week of Oct 9, we added three new photographers from three different countries. We have an expressive photographer from Canada who specializes in dramatic compositions, a fashion and make-up photographer/videographer from Kenya, Africa, as well as a new amateur photographer in India. It’s been a busy month, and we still have several IBM Creatives in the queue for writing, performing arts, and other, so stay tuned for more to come soon! Here’s the quick list for this post:
- New Photographers – Ginette Miron (Canada), Anu Bhat (India), Kangai Mwiti (Africa)
We are now up to 38 IBM Creatives across 10 countries. Are YOU creative too? Then please join us at http://ibmcreatives.wordpress.com. Also on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
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