Do you know Elsie Marley yet? She is kind of amazing. Megamind behind Kids Clothes Week, and all around creative genius. And in case you were wondering – no, her name is actually NOT Elsie Marley. It’s Meg.
Well last week I was catching up on some blog reading when I stumbled across her Twofer post.
This is where her creative genius comes in.
Meg has a whole system of ways to help combat artistic block, and this…twofer…this is one of them. Last week she handed out an assignment to anyone who was willing to jump on the bandwagon. I was feeling squirrely and (as with most things), jumped on in without thinking twice about it.
“Twofer = two things stuck together.”
As you can see from my lead photo, these are 2 totally random items, that people creatively combined to make something fresh and new.
My input was something totally ridiculous, I am pretty sure I said ‘butterfly’. My girls were running by in their fairy wings at the time.
That is how I ended up with my own personal Twofer.
Insect + Glitter.
I am not even going to lie. What was supposed to inspire creative genius ended up completely stumping me. Asides from the obvious glitter insect (which is what I did end up doing), I was s-t-u-m-p-e-d. I kept trying to think of something super cool to make, something as awesome as Abe Lincoln holding an iPhone. I mean, really. That is just cool. And all I can come up with is a glitter insect. A butterfly no less. Because my kids pretty much hate all other insects. Besides worms, they do like worms. Is a worm an insect though? I don’t think so…I digress.
So here is my totally uninspired and obvious….glitter butterfly.
I used this free butterfly wallpaper and essentially photoshopped it with some glitter.
I did make a cute graphic to go with it…because what would blogland be without cute graphics.
Amen to that.
So there you go, my totally uncool – yet still cute – Twofer. With an awesome Amen at the end.
On the other hand, I did try to make this….
And I had an idea about a snail leaving a glitter trail….
It is a totally amazing idea and assignment, I love it when I see fresh things in blogland that make me want to jump up on my seat and say YES! I cannot WAIT to see what everyone else comes up with. I know of some incredibly creative people who signed up, they are going to knock it out of the park. I know it. Check your blog feed for ‘Twofer’, go ahead – be amazed.
Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time…