July 2014

Creative Challenge – Day 30!

We had a couple of days of intermittent internet service on the site which made uploading posts impossible, but here we go! It’s the last day! Just one left to go and then we’re finished! that brings up an interesting question: how do you know when something is “finished” and you can stop tinkering with …

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Creative Challenge Day 27

Colors drive our vision, they can impact our mental states, and are one of the fastest ways to add emotion and impact to any visual work that we create. Focusing on colors in writing draw attention to it and with some clever emotional investment on the words of the author, it creates a lasting impression, …

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Creative Challenge, Day 26

When creating, sometimes it becomes necessary to take the point of view of different people. Artists may need to consider different perspectives on their work, writers need to be able to get in the heads of several characters at once. But what about animals? Have you ever considered writing or creating art based on the …

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Creativity Challenge, Day 24!

Alien environments and weather have already been talked about during this creativity challenge, but something that hasn’t been hit yet is extraordinarly sized perspectives on what would be a standard environment. Take your living space…it’s probably fairly comfortable, equipped with everything that’s around you right now. You know the space well enough to navigate it …

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Creative Challenge, Day 23

Getting out of your comfort zone can be good artistically. It makes you think about things in a different way and see things in a different light. The challenge for tonight is to get out of your normal creative medium. If you normally paint, write instead. If you normally write, draw something! Break down some …

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Creativity Challenge, Day 22!

Don’t be afraid to think like a child! Children have some of the best imaginations in the world, and between school and college and the corporate world, many of us have that beaten out of us when it comes time to utilize our imaginations as adults. To kids, everything is possible, everything is wonderful, and …

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Creativity Challenge Day 21!

We’re at three weeks in! If you’ve managed mast of the days so far, you’re doing an excellent job! With record cold and record heat romping all across the United States (in the same week), let’s take a look at environmental stress in our creative endeavors. How often does it come into play? Many times …

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Creativity Challenge, Day 20!

I’m sure you’ve heard this one before: In the darkest places of the world, ancient evils slumber. This trope is common to fantasy and horror. For your challenge today, take this trope and give it a twist. To help you get started, try making a list of everything this trope makes you feel. Then make …

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Creativity Challenge, Day 19!

Last night I went out and saw Transformers: Age of Extinction. It was pretty bad, but I thoroughly enjoyed it anyway. Today’s Creativity Challenge has a similar theme, in that it encourages you to go against your better judgment – create something in a genre that you would normally not think to touch. If you’re …

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