MEANINGFUL

 This spring, I am stretching my creativity by participating in #creativesprint , a 30 day prompt challenge. You’ll see my creative process in three parts: 1. Making an Image   2. Reflecting on Ideas and   3. Sharing insights and excitement about the Art Yowza Camp Heroes Journey.

1. IMAGE

 Create an  illusion of a window - looking out on to whatever you want - on a wall that doesn't have one.  #creativesprint 21

Create an illusion of a window- looking out on to whatever you want - on a wall that doesn't have one.  #creativesprint 21

2. IDEAS

I love to play with the ipad app Zen Brush. I chose a flecked black background to add a window with a happy cat.  I started drawing Dr Suess-like trees that created a sort of funny space.

Stability, trustworthiness and order are values conveyed by a square logo according to my quick intenet search.  The logos for Legos, Gap and Home Depo are not trianges.  Squares say planning and structure in a way circles might not.  Squares seem to represent foundational building blocks.

If not a window, what might my gold shape illustrate?

BINGO

On Mondays, HERO ADVENTURERS  figure out where we’ve been and where we want to go through Empathy Bingo.

CARRYING CRATE

On Tuesdays, MAGICAL MENTORS  help us feel secure and special by instilling a peaceful place in our minds where we can remember that someone believes in us.

ROCKET

On Wednesdays, WILD CHALLENGERS know we've been launched and are wondering what will happen next as we're moving fast into outer space going toward our hopes, wishes and dreams

FOURSQUARE

On Thursdays, FUTURE INVENTORS bounce a lot of ideas around and everyone plays their part to keep the fun going.

A GIFT

On Fridays, CHANGE MAKERS love to share with others the gift of purpose.

 

3. INSPIRATION

 How can a window be a strong metaphor in the Heroes Journey?

1. HERO ADVENTURERS frame their mission. Their point of view changes as they go through the window and enter the special world.

2 MAGICAL MENTORS help us see things more clearly and build our self-trust intuition through mirroring

3 WILD CHALLENGERS explore their perception by looking out and looking into themselves and reflecting on their decisions.

4 FUTURE INVENTORS are open to possibilities and letting in “fresh air”

5 CHANGE-MAKERS show their consciousness and insight on current events and implore you to share their outlook and perspective.

 

HEROES JOURNEY TIP

A Heroes Journey is your window of opportunity to create a meaningful life.


Creative Comments Challenge

Why is this cat looking in or out?


Change-Maker

This spring, I am stretching my creativity by participating in #creativesprint , a 30 day prompt challenge. You’ll see my creative process in three parts: 1. Making an Image   2. Reflecting on Ideas and   3. Sharing insights and excitement about the Art Yowza Camp Heroes Journey.

1. IMAGE

Make something using money (whatever coins or bills you an get your hands on) as your medium #creativesprint

2. IDEAS

I joyously spilled my jar of change on the table and thought about the beauty of finding shells on the beach.   It's so curious which ones you'll pick up, clean up, carry, keep and share.  I started sorting the change and created the word YES with the quarters, dimes and nickels.

I know a local elementary school has a fundraiser that starts with everyone bringing pennies on Monday, nickels on Tuesday, dimes on Wednesdays, etc.   I love the idea of starting small and building skills and value.  In fact each day of the week of summer camp builds on a heroes journey.

 

3. INSIGHT

We study 

  1. Curiosity and Hero Adventurers on Mondays

  2. Caring and Magical Mentors on Tuesday

  3. Challenges and Wild Challengers on Wednesdays

  4. Creativity and Future Inventors on Thursdays

  5. Change-makers and game changers on Fridays

Here's a brainstorm about how Yes, Change and Money are good teachers on a Heroes Journey.

ON YES

  1. Curiosity---Say yes to adventures

  2. Caring ---Yes is the magic word

  3. Challenges ---Yes, I can

  4. Creativity ---Say yes and you'll figure it out

  5. Change Maker ---Rise up, show up and just say yes.

On CHANGE

  1. Curiosity --- Why change?

  2. Caring--- What is the value of sharing change with another?

  3. Challenge --- How do you deal with change?

  4. Creativity --- What difference can change make?

  5. Change-Maker --- How can change be an investment in the future?

ON INVESTMENT

  1. Curiosity --- Get start to build dividends

  2. Caring --- Choose to invest in something/ someone that grows over time

  3. Challenge ---Discover how to invest wisely

  4. Creativity ---Attract growth and opportunities

  5. Change-Maker --- Offer intrinsic value and empowerment

Heroes Journey Tip

You can support yourself and your community through your creativity


Creative Comments Challenge

What could you change with $1? 

What could you not change with $100?