The Daily Create for today is “Take a photo that represents the TDC idea of regular exercises of creativity.”
Loosely interpreting “photo”, I created a calendar in Microsoft Word, using an undated template. It was trivial to type in the words “Make Art!”, change font and color and highlight, copy and paste into every day, and change the title. However, it made a Word document, not an image. So, I saved it as a pdf. The pdf is an image file, so I imported that into GIMP, and without further ado, exported is a jpg.
What’s the story here? As a senior in high school I took a “humanities” class, and learned to appreciate the arts. Until then, I was all about science and math and reading science fiction, and philosophy. I started community college as a fine arts major, with no previous experience. After two semesters I dropped out and joined the Navy. Now, years later, I am making new forms of art. Yet, I still tend toward being a consumer rather than a producer.
So, do I really Make Art! every day? No. But since joining the ds106
cult MOOC thing, I have learned that I can be prompted by others to be creative, I can interpret instructions, and I can make choices about what to do, what not to do, and how much when.
I continue, an Explorer of the World.