This week, I took a moment to consider what creativity actually is. For many, we think of it as something we have to create, make or produce without just taking it from the box. A creative person is someone who can take a blank canvas and make something; a non-creative person needs the lines to colour in between. This is only 50% true – in both cases the people are creative (but perhaps one might be considered more creative… but then you’re heading into the worlds of perception and objective opinion 🙂 )
But I also discovered another facet – creativity as an expression. This week, I decided to use the Eldredge knot to tie my tie…
and I realised that this in itself is creativity as an expression. Not only is it a creative pattern for a tie knot, it also is an expression for the person wearing it. Subtle, but very different from the norm. (I used Google to find the instructions…. I’d also suggest setting time aside to practice!)
OK, onto the week’s Photo a Day Challenges. At the end I’ve explained a few of them and the process to get to them. Enjoy!
Day 21’s theme was “button” and looking at the keyboard, I saw the “escape” button…
So I had my two figures pressing the escape button for somewhere sunny…. but amused me until I realised that firstly it wasn’t clear that the figure on the left was pressing the escape button, but also that these aren’t buttons… they’re keys (you know, keyboard, not button board…) But it was fun setting this one up.
For Sunday 26th’s photo challenge “aroma” I had decided that I would use the posable figure to be sniffing something (I didn’t want to take a photo of bread, or freshly mown grass… mainly because that would have meant Doing Something First).
It was only when I put the figure down and realised that his hand was covering his nose that inspiration struck.
The figure for “Half” on the 25th came to me after I had just built the Jack Sparrow and Captain Armando Salazar Lego Brick Headz figures. Jason Freeny is a sculptor/artist specialising in semi-dissected figures, such as Lego Men, Chocolate Bunnies, Balloon Dogs and his work has inspired at least one custom build of mine. So this was to be a fun challenge – and I think I got it. No instructions, this was built from the ground up using whatever spare parts I had. So hopefully the pictures below may inspire you to work out how I did it 🙂
Oh, and these are the two new Brick Headz figures…
Have a good week!