Droodle Doodle Call

Droodle Call

Droodle at a meeting (or elsewhere)
 tdc1114 (Submission stream from participants)

No meetings today – so doodled while having morning coffee and conversation. When I look back at notes from meetings – anything that still has a paper agenda has doodles!!

Some interesting articles and research on doodles:


A doodle from the other day…..

Another doodle

This daily create was done with low tech colored pens and paper. Digital photo of outcome uploaded to Flickr and shared.

Popcorn Snacking WordArt

Create a word painting tdc1113


Many of the challenges are tempting to take farther and probably will show up somehow in an assignment, a reflection, a more full production. HAvE TO REMEMBER TO KEEP THEM IN PLACE! Enjoy them, have fun with them and think of them as my “sloppy copies” of great things to come!. I am pacing and repeating to myself to stick within a 10-20 minute timeframe so they become the appetizers or the energy juice towards a fuller more detailed creation. These are not suppose to be more than just playing with ideas and looking at things you might not have done otherwise. To create something each day and see how it may one day grow into a more complete creation. Also to keep one open to new ideas, processes and opportunities. Staying the course keeps it within reality and doable without losing out on the opportunity to create and stretch mind and imagination.

For this one I used a photo I took and added the word art through Photoshop.

What Storytelling means to me at the start of ds106

What do I associate with the word storytelling?

  • history and the future
  • reflection of an event or time looked at thru heart and soul
  • colors, textures, voices, music – whether it is actual or in words
  • tales to explain to others visions and beliefs
  • humor
  • people I know, want to know, or really don’t know at all

Storytelling is an art work and a medium that communicates to others ideas, feelings, and possibilities in a way that engages the senses and emotions.

There are a few individuals who made storytelling memorable to me. My Dad and my father-in-law. Both were able to captivate and hold interest as they would tell stories of family and life. They both created their own stories and built them from their own experiences rather than just being good narrators of other’s stories.

When you add digital to storytelling it captures those stories as well as adds visuals, sound, and messages that words alone can not. Digital allows sharing to more people. Oral history and great storytellers of long ago are memories – but we do not have their gifts to pass on to others. With digital stories sharing is exponential.

DIY, Errands, Relax-One Day Collage

My Day Collage

Compose one photo that consist of at least 10 photo of your day. Starting with the morning and ending with the night. A collage of your day. tdc1112

Had to remember to take a picture at different times during the day. Also forced me to get into Picasa in order to create the collage and keep it all under 20 minutes of effort for the day. Not an exciting day – but a productive one. All this creating got me to wanting to create in my environment – my home. Walls in the basement were taped and ready for paint and have been since we moved in 7 years ago! So today, primed and painted! Love all this creating!!

Eyes Have It


eye selfie

Make your eye selfie to support the idea of interpersonal attentiveness and become part of the art installation now doing the rounds in Europe.

One of the tasks that breaks the illusion of who you are and what you look like. I see age and a longer journey in my eyes that is not present in others. It also brings to reality that from the other side of the lens you see yourself differently. The outside packaging doesn’t always match what is inside. 🙂

Also have now learned that when cropping and editing a photo it may not pull into the dailycreate stream nicely – all I have is part nose and edge of glasses in the stream LOL. Oh well – maybe it gets people to click and move farther than they would otherwise…..yup, I am going with that thought – just trying to help community connections. 🙂

Really don’t like this one. Where did all those wrinkles come from?!! It is so not the view from the other side eyesof the lens!  As a photograph I do like it – the lighting the highlights and shadows. 57 years but hoping and working towards another 30+ to go and have no intention of my inside being anything like the outside as I go forward. Too much to learn, too much to experience and too many people to meet. Love diversity and change. Thanks for the companionship along the path of life – no matter who you are.

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