A Creative Nudge or two…

Creative Nudge 1: a fabric collaged page

Diana Trout (who wrote the inspirational Journal Spilling book) wants to nudge all of us into creative action. She is starting a new “thing”, something that everyone can join and play with. And she is calling us The Creative Revolutionaries. I love that name!

I feel like I am already a part of that movement, inviting you to my creative life via this blog (creating posts like 49 Creative things You Can Do Today) and the art journal class 21 Secrets etc. I am very creative but I believe that everyone can benefit from a creative nudge (or two) every now and then, me too! And creativity is what its all about.

I made the fabric collage above after reading the first Nudge that is a journaling prompt:

    Take a handful of fabric or paper scraps, a glue stick or double stick tape and your journal. Play and arrange and then, here’s the scary part: stick ’em down.

Not much fabric has been used in my art journal but it was interesting to try! I like the spread showing bits of my favorite scraps and also the underlaying parts of the page in my altered biology book.

The second Creative Nudge says;

    Take your camera with you today. That’s it. Just take it everywhere you go. To work or the grocery store. To pick up the kids from school. On a walk. Spin around and shoot off a few pictures. Take a picture of your shadow or the sky or your front stoop. Take a picture of the book you are reading, your desk, your co-worker. Take a picture of your dinner.

Join in, and post journal pages and playful photos to Diana’s new flickr group The Creative Revolutionaries!

Taking my camera with me is what I do all the time as you might know, but still, I’m brining my camera out right now. I’m meeting a friend in town and I will spin around and take a few pictures. Nudge, nudge.

Until next time – take care!

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4 Responses to A Creative Nudge or two…

  1. Zura says:

    I so love the colors you used! You have such fun fabric. I’ve done a few with soft florals and lace, but now I must try some bolder colors! Thanks for the info on the Creative Revolutionaries. Off to check it out now.

  2. kasia says:

    Nice nudge – I can’t remember the last time I played with fabrics. I’m sure I have some scraps stashed somewhere, in addition to the almost-forgotten larger boxes with larger pieces. Maybe it’s time to get them out of the closet :)

  3. Fanie says:

    I love this idea, Hanna. :) I don’t know why, but I tend to not bring my camera with me, unfortunately. And it’s always during thoses moments that I could catch an interesting subject! Doh!
    It make me shy sometimes to take pictures of people without them knowing… But I’m getting better at it since I’m hanging with a friend who always does that. ^-^ And, by having a blog, it also helps me because I know that I have to take pictures for my blog.
    So, from now on, I shall always bring my camera with me around! ^-^ AND take pictures. ;-)

  4. Carin says:

    Yeah, you! I lov Diana’s idea too but haven’t gotten aound to doing any of the nudges yet. Have a few projects I want to complete (or be as close to completing as humanly possible) before 21 secrets start. Only one more day to go- woohoo! Tissue paper at the ready lol!

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