Rosanne Hansen's Sprint Story.
In December 2015, I discovered 365: A Daily Creativity Journal: Make Something Every Day and Change Your Life! by Noah Scalin. It is filled with daily prompts to help guide your artistic journey. I thought to myself, ‘you could do this; make art every day for a year.’
After completing my first Daily Creativity challenge in January 2017, Creative Sprint has given me guidance to continue my creative journey.
My favorite day of this Creative Sprint was Day 20: Make 5 of the same object and leave them behind for others to find. I really liked this challenge because it was an easy way to share my art with multiple people. I hid small origami balls around the school I work at and a few other places in town. It was fun to go back later and see which balls other people found.
My most challenging day was Day 28: Collaborate with a fellow Creative Sprinter. I was going to be out all day dress shopping, so I decided to collaborate with friends instead. We ended up making a zoo out of straw wrappers at lunch. The creation part also ended up being a challenge as straw wrappers are hard to work with when you have a limited supply.
The most surprising thing that happened this month was that I only kept five of the projects for myself. During my Creative Marathon up to this point, I had kept nearly every project, as I looked back over my posts from this Creative Sprint, I realized that I had disposed of, eaten, or given away most of my projects. This turned out to be a great surprise for me; less to store!
I tried a few new things this month, but the one that stands out to me the most that I would like to try again is galaxy egg painting. Rather than dying eggs the traditional way, I painted an egg using a paint brush and food coloring. I loved how it turned out and can't wait to try it again.
My biggest piece of advice is to stick with it and share your work. Making a project everyday may be frustrating at times but the compliments you get from sharing your work are worth the frustration.
The Creative Sprint experience has caused me to be more aware of my surroundings, always looking for potential projects. It has also encouraged me to branch out and try new things.
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