creative challenge – Day 3
FEP ( = Flying Elephant Project)
Day 3 – Wednesday September 11th 2013
Today, be “cra·zy “ = extremely enthusiastic, out of one’s mind, not in one’s right mind.
I think we are all too often in our own mind, in our “right mind” and getting stuck in there.
To be creative requires to leave your own mind and to be out of your right mind. It does not need to be harming and we can still follow our core ethical values, we just do not need to conform all the time, with what one is supposed to do.
If we would allow ourselves to go by our internal guidance instead of the voices of the “others” , we could learn more about our own unique potential. Something behind the picture of who I am, or who I supposed to be.
a. Challenge for your mind:
list 10 things of what you would like to do, if it would not be too crazy. Keep this list with you for the next two month (or longer) and look at it from time to time.
You will not have to share the list, this will be just for you…
b. challenge to practice:
Tattoo something with a pen on your skin before you leave the house, it can be on your arm or leg, it does not have to be visible to others and it does not have to be with a permanent marker.
It can be an image, a symbol, a word or a sentence, something which reminds you on being crazy.
– be crazy for today or for at least an hour. Don’t forget to take a photo of it!
c. challenge to getting lost in time:
go get crazy, experiment with something you did not do before. Challenge yourself to paint something you find too crazy…
Judy: Here is my tattoo reminder for today.
Heike: My tatoto is a dolphin. I have seen this on somenes ankle many years ago and always thought I would like one, but never did it…
Heike: crazy challange. Someone asked me to comission a modern Jesus Ikon, I am not quite sure if I will be able to pull this off
Judy: Here is my painting for today. Watercolor mode in ArtRage app on my iPad. Believe it or not I was fearful to attempt this and then have you see it. Hard for me not to Post something I think is perfect. Hugs to you all! Be fearless and find joy!
Peggy:I this partly with yesterday’s assignment of doing a bird, and today’s being crazy! I had fun creating “art” with a few of my favorite things. Rainbows, colors, feathers from my parrot, ribbon, a rose from my garden, a heart from India. Created my version of the bluebird of happiness. Can you see me smiling in the picture? I went with the flow, got that fun crazy feeling required for todays assignment. Love the feeling! FREEDOM!!! Maybe this bird is taking off for a long overdue flight? Tomorrow or maybe later today, I may try this with watercolor.. which is my true love. But what happens when I use it is a bit daunting. However, I am gonna try my fledgling wings.
Gail: This is a reminder for me of the Field Beyond Inspiration that I experienced in deep meditation 25 years ago. I smile as I notice that I wrote this reminder on my non-dominate hand.
Gail: So how did I get here today? I decided to go on a cra:zy Art trip early this afternoon just to see what might appear. After a quick trip to downtown Vallejo to check out the new Artist’s lofts there, I went to a new fast food place, The Habit. (No the significance of the name is not lost on me) While I was eating my Cobb Salad, a young man walked by wearing a T-shirt similar to my drawing. I burst out laughing when I read “Everyone wants to Sleep with Me” and saw the cute Teddy Bear. I thanked him for giving me the opportunity of a grand chuckle. While I spent a few minutes thinking about the possibilities of cuddling up in the safe arms of a life-sized teddybear, I also went on to consider using T-shirts as a print medium for my Art. I hope this brings you all a chuckle too! Today’s iPad art created with ArtRage app using mostly the crayon and inking pen tools.
Sandy: I decided to do what I wanted today- I didn’t want to write on my body, so I didn’t… I made cards with scraps of old paintings and papers- relaxed spontaneous response to colors- playing, not important, fun and easy. The I went back and painted more on my “bird”- still not sure about that…Guess I am just doing what I want, and sharing that- well, that is me, now, today….