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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

100 Ideas - Keri Smith Inspired

Hello everyone!

Kinda getting busy lately with school work and internship, so I don't have much time to post lately. But anyways, I'm just posting this to document the things that I need to do for an email challenge I have with 3 friends. 

  1. Go for a walk. Draw or list things you find on the the sidewalk.
  2. Write a letter to yourself in the future.
  3. Buy something inexpensive as a symbol for your need to create, (new pen, a tea cup, journal). Use it everyday.
  4. Draw your dinner.
  5. Find a piece of poetry you respond to. Rewrite it and glue it into your journal.
  6. Glue an envelope into your journal. For one week collect items you find on the street.
  7. Expose yourself to a new artist, (go to a gallery, or in a book.) Write about what moves you about it.
  8. Find a photo of a person you do not know. Write a brief bio about them.
  9. Spend a day drawing only red things.
  10. Draw your bike.
  11. Make a list of everything you buy in the next week.
  12. Make a map of everywhere you went in one day.
  13. Draw a map of the creases on your hand, (knuckles, palm)
  14. Trace your footsteps with chalk.
  15. Record an overheard conversation.
  16. Trace the path of the moon in relation to where you live.
  17. Go to a paint store. Collect ‘chips’ of all your favorite colors.
  18. Draw your favorite tree.
  19. Take 15 minutes to eat an orange.
  20. Write a haiku.
  21. Hang upside down for five minutes.
  22. Hang found objects from tree branches.
  23. Make a puppet.
  24. Create an outdoor room from things you find in nature.
  25. Read a book in one day.
  26. Illustrate your grocery list.
  27. Read a story out loud to a friend.
  28. Write a letter to someone you admire.
  29. Study the face of someone you do not like.
  30. Make a meal based on a color theme. (i.e. all white).
  31. Create a museum of very small things.
  32. List the smells in your neighborhood.
  33. List 100 uses for a tin can.
  34. Fill an entire page in your journal with small circles. Color them in.
  35. Give away something you love.
  36. Choose an object, draw the side you can’t see.
  37. List all of the places you’ve ever lived.
  38. Describe your favourite room in detail.
  39. Write about your relationship with your washing machine.
  40. Draw all of the things in your purse/bag.
  41. Make a mini book based on the theme, “my grocery list”.
  42. Create a character based on someone you know. Write a list of personality traits.
  43. Recall your favorite childhood game.
  44. Put postcards of art pieces/painting on the inside of your kitchen cupboard doors, so you can see them everyday (but not become deaf to them.)
  45. Draw the same object every day for a week.
  46. Write in your journal using a different medium (brush & ink, charcoal, old typewriter, crayons, fat markers.
  47. Draw the individual items of your favorite outfit.
  48. Make a useful item using only paper & tape.
  49. Research a celebration or ritual from another culture.
  50. Do a temporary art installation using a pad of post it notes & a pen.
  51. Draw a map of your favorite sitting spots in your town/city. (photocopy it and give it to someone you like.)
  52. Record all of the sounds you hear in the course of one hours.
  53. Using a grid, collect various textures from magazine and play them off of each other.
  54. Cut out all media for one day. Write about the effects.
  55. Make pencil rubbings of six different surfaces.
  56. Draw your garbage.
  57. Do a morning collage.
  58. List your ten most important things, (not including animals or people.)
  59. List ten things you would like to do every day.
  60. Glue a photo of yourself as a child into your journal.
  61. Transform some garbage.
  62. Write an entry in your journal in really LARGE letters.
  63. Collect some ‘flat’ things in nature (leaves, flowers). Glue or tape them into your journal.
  64. Physically alter a page. (i.e. cut a hole, pour tea on it, burn it, fold it, etc.)
  65. Find several color combinations you respond to in public. Document them using swatches, write where you found them.
  66. Write a journal entry describing something “secret”. Cut it up into several pieces and glue them back in scrambled.
  67. Record descriptions or definitions of subjects or words you are interested in, found in encyclopedias or dictionaries.
  68. Draw the outline of an object without looking at the page. (contour drawing).
  69. What were you thinking just now? write it down.
  70. Do nothing.
  71. Write a list of ten things you could to do. Do the last thing on the list.
  72. Create an image using dots.
  73. Do 3 drawings at different speeds.
  74. Put a small object in your left pocket (or in a bag), Put your left hand in the pocket. Draw it by feel.
  75. Create a graph documenting or measuring something in your life.
  76. Draw the sun.
  77. Create instructions for a simple everyday task.
  78. Make prints using food. (fruit and vegetables cut in half, fish, etc.)
  79. Find a photo. Alter it by drawing over it.
  80. Write a letter using an unconventional medium.
  81. Draw one object for twenty minutes.
  82. Combine two activities that have not been combined before.
  83. Write about your day in an encyclopedic fashion. (i.e. organize by subject.)
  84. Write a list of all the things you do to escape.
  85. Cut a random shape out of several layers of a magazine. Make a collage out of the results.
  86. Write an entry in code.
  87. Make a painting using tools from the bathroom.
  88. Work with a medium that is subtractive.
  89. Write about or draw some of the doors in your life.
  90. Make a postcard that has some kind of activity on it.
  91. Divise a journal entry using “layers”.
  92. Divise an entry using “layers”.
  93. Write your own definition of one of the following concepts, sitting, waiting, sleeping (without using the actual word.)
  94. List 10 of your habits.
  95. Illustrate the concept of “simplicity”.
  96. Your Choice
  97. Your Choice
  98. Your Choice
  99. Your Choice
  100. Your Choice

#25 Okay, so it wasn't really one day. I started reading the book around 9-10 pm of Sunday, June 16. Then the following day, June 17.. I picked up the book again and continued on reading. But, I did managed to read the book within 24 hours. 

If I can post pictures, then I would. 

Hoping this one could be updated immediately. 

This post is not entirely "snail mail".


  1. Happy to see that you are busy with that too :-) I like it, it make me move my ass, and go ahead on stuff that makes me happy

  2. I think making a list is great..you get more done that way.

    Zefaniya (follow me #12)

  3. Great idea! I love lists!

    Follow Me 12

  4. Some great things on that list :)

    Pookledo Follow me #12

  5. I like your ideas!
    #12 Make a map of everywhere you went in one day - I should do this also :)

    -- cfchai (Blog Comment Hop #2)

  6. So many great ideas for keeping our imaginations working and our memories fresh! I am going to have to try almost all of them for myself. lol I can already scratch off the "read a whole book in a day" one because that is a bad habit of mine. Having a baby has pretty much broken me of it though! And I can no longer hang upside down without getting tremendous headaches, which is a real shame as I spent a good portion of my childhood in that position and loved it. Anyway, thanks so much for sharing!

    Aurelas (Follow Me #12)

  7. I nearly signed up for this swap; so many fun activities are listed. Then I realized I could use the idea of challenges to get "real" projects done and my blog was born! In my spare time I can still do some of these activities. Have fun with it!
    April Showers/Follow Me #12