Last month, I didn’t do much creating, but I was involved in some other forms of creativity:
My friend, Eve, set up a dance challenge for some of her family and friends. She sent us a link to a Youtube video of a Bollywood dance workout and asked us to learn it to perform at her house. She wanted all dance abilities to feel comfortable, so we didn’t perform the dance for each other. We all danced it simultaneously without facing each other. It was a lot of fun, and it was a great challenge. Afterwards, we informally talked about our experiences learning the dance and had a buffet of Indian food. It was really fun and inventive. I had a great time, and I can’t wait to see what her next challenge is!
Nick has been putting together a competition that he calls “The King of Gaming.” He has chosen a variety of video games for his friends to practice and compete against each other for the quickest time or largest point value. There is a qualifying round and the final competition. He is treating the competition as if we are applying to become agents. We get emails written as if we are applicants, had to fill out an application, had a photo taken, and the finalists are received a packet full of information about the final games they will be playing and information on the other agents. It’s really inventive, and it’s been fun to help him get the packets together and make sure everything is matching the theme (I helped him with the prepress and designing the logo). We are even competing for a trophy! I doubt I’ll win the competition, but I’m having a lot of fun!
I also went to a talk about the website mnartist.org that the Eagan Connect group hosted. It was both good and bad. Good, because it was very informative and seemed like a great website and great group. But bad because it made me wish I had more time to create art. I still haven’t decided if I’m going to join the group or website. I want to, but I’m not sure if it makes sense to have a profile that isn’t updated regularly. And the group seems fun, but I feel a bit like an imposter, since I don’t create regularly. Although, they did talk about creating a group that would get together and draw. That could be a good place to start and get some creating done!