Nat S Ford (natf) wrote,
Nat S Ford

I am going to try to do this

30 Reasons to participate in #30daysofcreativity | 30 Days of Creativity

30 Days of Creativity is a social initiative encouraging people to create stuff (anything) every day for 30 days in June.

I did ask @ createstuff on Twitter, 'I assume that "create something" = "be creative" rather than "make and finish something"' and got the reply, "Open to interpretation, but we want to see what you're being creative with. :]".

The thing is, I am creative almost every day as it is. I knit, write, take photos sometimes and even, very occasionally, draw or paint. This is almost like me saying that I will spend 30 days in June doing what I do every day. If the deal was to make/finish something every day that would be a lot harder because the knitting, at least, is usually more of an ongoing project. I guess I could try to post pictures of progress, post some new writing and/or post new (or old but as yet un-posted1) photos. Making the LJ post about how I have been creative that day might be one way to do it.

Maybe I could take this as the excuse/reason to start going out for walks with my camera again!

One thing I can see might be a problem is if I have a bad day health-wise. That always derails me when I do things like this. Maybe I could let myself post to LJ retrospectively if, for example, I have knitted in bed but not taken photos or progress until I am well. I can only see there being a REAL problem doing this if I am REALLY ill and unable to even do that.

Another concern is my weird "day" shape. Almost nocturnal and with no regular pattern to my asleep and awake times. For the purposes of this I will define "day" as delimited by my meds, meals and the "going to #bed" and "#wakingup" tweets on @natdaylog. Hmmmm. That could work.

Just thought of something else. For me, reading is creative and something that I do not always have the brain to be able to do. I often read online whilst knitting but am currently, for example, reading a library book on paper! which is both a chance for me to lear (which is creative to me) and also a minor form of exercise as I work out how to hold the book so it does not hurt much.

So, I think I can do this. I don't think there are any real RULES and so I think it might work out.

1 That feels a little like cheating except that posting the 1000s of unposted photos in my archives has been on my to do list for years.
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