February 21st, 2007

onto a new theme tomorrow!

February 20th, 2007

methods implemented (in order of appearance):
scotch tape
clothing snaps
needle & thread
blue ribbon
red sticker
paper clip
duct tape
blue wool

February 19th, 2007

today i had a creative block, you have to figure going for 28 days straight it’s bound to happen. so i just wanted to get this one out, and get a fresh start tomorrow. the exercise is as follows (click image for full results):
1. Choose an experience from your day (this is subject #1). today i was speaking to a friend about intuition.
2. Ask a friend for a subject. (subject #2) My husband told me to research the sound artist Toshiya Tsunoda.
3. Conduct research on both subjects, and make connections between them.
note: the point at which you start to believe that they have nothing in common, is where it usually starts to get interesting. at some point in my research i found a common denominator which was fascinating to me; both subjects are based on the reading of electromagnetic fields! upon figuring this out I triumphed and felt like my work was done here.
off to read in bed. looking forward to tomorrow.

February 16th, 2007

The exercise for today on the connections theme:
1. Find four photos/imagery you find interesting.
2. Go to the library and write down the titles of the first four books with red covers.
3. Relate the titles to the photos.
process: I found just doing step one was useful in creating some intriguing connections. juxtaposing the images creates a tension and the brain attempts to create meaning from the combinations. after putting the grid together i felt that this was interesting on it’s own without the titles.
description of images:
1. antique postcard from dieppe, france.
2. wooden beads found in a junk shop that I keep in a jar on my desk.
3. shoe box.
4. trees in my backyard. (photo by jeff pitcher)
book titles:
1. Women in Dada
2. the Arts in higher education
3. Art & Culture
4. Performance
(next time I will pick books from different sections.)

February 14th, 2007

this one was inspired by an article that I read (i can’t recall the source), about a housing complex that installed the electricity meters beside the front door on all of the houses. which resulted in energy costs being reduced by 30% by all tennants. the idea being, if you are aware of how you impact the world you are more likely to alter behaviours.
so i created a dish soap bottle that is covered in statistics about water pollution, and the impact of chemicals on human beings and the environment. just so i am a little more aware each time I reach for the container.
statistics source: Naturally Clean by Jeffrey Hollender
the website for the creative act has changed to http://thing-a-day.com

February 13th, 2007

chalkboard surface
change the message whenever you want.
claim your food.
leave love notes.
record purchase date.
make a rating scale.
track consumption.

February 12th, 2007

arrive on time AND with fresh breath.

February 11th, 2007

partake in practicle acts while eating your breakfast.

February 7th, 2007

my studio is a bit messy.
game: see if you can match the list with the items.

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