Something Creative Every May

Hello down there!FrankenmacPolice CarsFor want of a sound recording copyright symbolRobot riding a Fire EngineA brighter day for RyanAn Excitable SideboardSea PretzelAmerican Candy BarRonPowerful ButtonsHaven't Done Nothin'TagsTigreA Running BathMeat in your EyesParking WardensInternet Shopping Wheel of FortunaPMNot So MiniReturn of the PinboardBeing BotheredPaper ShuttleHe Is BopPinboardWeddings not WarfareSec-GenRural

I feel a lot happier about my SCED project this month. Sure, there have been some less exciting bits over the past four weeks, but there have also been some sturdy ideas, and – shock – even some good executions of ideas too! I think the aforeblogged public greeting (which has so far survived its first 24 hours in the wild!) was a great idea, and if I have to pick favourites, it is probably a toss-up between this post-it dodecatych (did I invent a word there?) or the cryptic police cars.

Greatest Hits

On a mostly-related note, I have started a new SCED set on Flickr, Something Creative Every Day’s Greatest Hits. I realised that well over 500 daily creativities of varying amusement was a bit sprawling, so this set is serving to gather all of my favourite things from the project into one place. Cool!

A Non-Permanent Unrequited Public Art Installation

Since I moved to Rickmansworth a few years ago, I have taken an almost-daily walk around the local park, the Aquadrome. I chuckle at all the waterbirds and see child after child fall off their micro-scooters on my travels, but it mostly serves to keep me fit. None of my jeans fit me any more, which is a nice problem to have.

A couple of months ago, I noticed these two frames erected by one of the entrances:

I figured they weren’t filled at the time so the concrete they were affixed with could set. So many weeks have now passed that the seasons have changed but the frames still haven’t been filled. The Rickmansworth Festival in the park came and went too, and I thought for sure they would be filled in time for that. Alas, they stayed empty.

Then the idea hit me – why not fill them myself?! I’m not down with vandalism, so I figured I could staple some canvas to them without causing any lasting damage, and I had a nice little project for the Bank Holiday.

I took a little bit of inspiration from Austin, Texas’ Hi How Are You? frog, which has become a bit of a landmark around there as they seem to appreciate the greeting. Perhaps my people will appreciate it too?

Something Creative Every April

Cardboard ColspecsFifty Candles Going into a Black HoleNothing to See HereOh TrashbotMysteries of the Easter BunnyA completely unsolicited minimalist MacRumors makeoverBig HBringing Tony's album to lifeA Webpage for some AustriansTHERE IS NO LOCAL ELECTION IN YOUR AREATrickartt is getting into the mobile phone design businessA Pod of WhalesLobsteedDon't Forget...Stretch BX'Get back in your box you doodler'UninspiredYikes!United BiscuitsReading is Great!Bacon PartySolid ShadowsThe worst canvas stretcher I've made in a whileRicky Trickartt's two-storey facial hair growth patternViking CarriageOatmeal Raisin DoughSpecial Shut DownCowboy Business

It’s been a weird month of daily creativities this April, blogland. I’ve been feeling generally uninspired all month and I think it shows in my output here. I can’t believe I made that terribly wonky stretcher almost a month ago but still haven’t painted anything on it, for example. My letterpressings have been coming out nicely at least!

Oh well. Here’s hoping the next month is more inspiring. If it isn’t, I might have to take a holiday!

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