I’m so excited!
Join me in this experiment to play, created in my Invention Room in my Idea Emporium.
A few facts:
- Do I have to post every day? You can post once, a bunch, or all 31 days. Post on Instagram or Facebook, or Pinterest or whatever. Tag it: #ideaemporiumhalloween so we can bounce around the net and see your creations. The challenge is in that you play at all, not on how many days you participate! (I totally tanked the last 100 Day Project challenge).
- I can’t draw! Well, then post a poem, a sonnet, a funny line, a photograph, a doodle, a sewing project, a song, part of your novel, basically, a creation. Get out there and be your creative self. Each number on the list of prompts is a day in October. That creative prompt is your muse! Such as, 4, is October 4th, which is Magical Mushroom is the prompt.
- What is the Idea Emporium? It’s my imaginary mall, of course. A place where the imagination can play safely. It’s filled with lessons and inspiration, and magical crows. Look around and see what’s here to get a sense of the themes. (It’s also a book in the making). Be sure to sign up for the newsletter!
- Can my kids play? Of course. The challenge is for folks of all ages.
- Any other rules? Play nice with each other. Only post original creations that are yours. No cheating. No running with scissors. No trolling. And no spamming or catfishing each other.
- Why are you doing this? I’m going to Graduate School for Education/Instructional Design, and it’s been busy, busy, and I didn’t want to lose touch with my drawing. I also crave real creative connections and friends on Social Media, and wanted to get everyone together for one creative party.
- So let’s have fun! It’s an experiment so we might have three people, we might have hundreds. We don’t know. Hopefully, everyone’s creative juices will be overflowing from this experiment and you will pick up the pen, the paper or the sewing needle again! I will be sharing my posts on Instagram, FB, and Pinterest, and right here and they will be doodles and drawings.
Here’s the prompts:
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©designing fairy 2018
Today’s Inspiration Sheet
All last year I’ve been making Inspiration Sheets in my Brain sketchbooks. They started out as an idea or jumping point and then sometimes I pair them with music to listen to and branch off into other resources I find. This is the first one I am sharing with you to give a little juice to maybe make your own stuff.
I watched a documentary this weekend when I was forcing myself to finally rest, Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards (on Netflix, by the way). I had heard of and seen Manolo shoes from when I used to receive The New York Times on my doorstep and there were often his fun, expressive shoe drawings in some of the ads. Being a design lover, I was curious who this flamboyant designer was and excited to find this documentary. Lately, I’ve been attracted to the tiny design details — the perfect stitches, the flounce of ribbons, the shiny rhinestones. His shoes burst with all of these. Even his “crazy” designs are clean and make sense, like his patchwork red stripe number in the sketch above. These aren’t messy craft projects you sometimes see on Project Runway. These are work of art. I took notes on jumping off points for my creative juices. I like that he names all his shoes. I need to name all the creations in the mall.
I sketched his shoes for over several hours. These shoes so belong in the Idea Emporium Mall, don’t you think? I wonder if he would be interested. The designs inspire me to draw and create my own crazy designs, although, my designs are not nearly as classy as his. (I will share on my instagram.) How about you? Inspired to start doodling and designing?
Until next time,
The crows often sneak out of the Idea Emporium on Halloween to go trick or treating in the human world. They figure no one would know and think they are very small children. Lucille goes for the Milky Ways and has the best mask.
Take out a sketchbook and draw and doodle ideas for…if you could catch Stars in Jars. In the Invention Room, they do just that. And later sell them in the mall. If you are a writer, write about it. Tell me about this invention. Tell me about stars.
Are the stars pointy? Do they light up? Do they need plenty of room to spread out in? Do they require water or lots of air to sit in?