Hi there. It's June here in the city, and it means a couple of things. Mostly that it's hot, but also that the city opens up and becomes a living, breathing thing in a way that it just isn't in the winter.
Summer also means that I don't have classes! I do have an internship at MSK that I'll be doing, buuuuut it's a different mindset. Because of that, I'm going to try and keep up my creative, design side by doing a summer challenge. That's right! I'm giving myself summer homework.
This came about during my studio this spring, when my professor noted a collaboration he did with Simon Ellison, another worker in a co-working space. This worker decided to make one thing everyday for a month. Talk about dedication. Below is one of my favorites. It's a bike lock but instead of keys or a combo, you have to solve a brain puzzle!
While I'm not going to do that (although maybe in the future?), I am aiming to do something new and creative each week. I've come up with a list of ideas and am posting them here to keep myself accountable. I won't do them all, but I'm aiming to do one a week for at least 2 months.
My current ideas include:
Make 3D model of something in SketchUp
Make 2017 books read infographic
Make 1 song! 3m
Watercolor houses of cuba
Light Art: make a lamp for a desk
Midnight Stories - podcast of late night adventures
Learn to algorave
Circuits! Make a circuit plant for desk
Hand letter 5 signs (1/day for a week!)
Mural or graffiti (side note: I've always wanted to do this!)
Write a short story
Ceramics! ...I really just want to make a water pitcher.
I'll be posting the results here on the blog, so keep a look out!