Everybody knows that the best part about homeschooling is that there is NO homework. I like not having to correct homework too. However, I do feel that there is a place for homework. This wonderful place for homework is called Blogland. You would be surprised at how many fun "homework" assignments I see in Blogland. You name the subject and there is homework. Take, for example, Amy. Amy is a photographer who specializes in capturing memories. She has been flexing her shutterbug muscle on the web and showing us her results on her blog, This and That. Lately she has taken on several homework assignments from another photo blog. Although it is fun, it truly pushes her to try things she otherwise might not focus on (pardon the pun).
The other day I was on Karin's blog The Mrs. She has a fantastic giveaway going on, BTW, for all those who like to sew or are brand new to sewing. Karin asked folks to share a story about creativity. Since I can go on for way too long with a story, I told her about a "creativity game" that I do instead. Rather than waiting a week before I have a meatier post, I thought I would just share a snippet from today, and today I played my creativity game. It is like my version of self-assigned homework.
So here goes ... the purpose of this is to push myself creatively so that I force my eyes to see the everyday world around me as one long continuous stream of creative possibilities.
grab an object - any object. I like to grab non-creative objects for this since it pushes me further. Today I grabbed a couple of empty water bottles that were on my kitchen counter.
I liked the bottom of them so I cut those off the bottles.
Then I took them to the studio and did a little doodle inspired by the bottle bottoms.
Then I did another one.
As I worked on the second one, I imagined many projects that could come from this homework assignment. I painted that one.
So, this is part one of the assignment. The whole purpose of doing these homework assignments is to push yourself. A doodle or two isn't going to cut it. You have to do more, otherwise it is more of a nudge than a push. I think you really get going around seven. I am going to do ten (yes 10) and see were I land.
If you are a regular here, on the blog, you will see the other nine as I go along doing all my other projects. If I figure out how to make another category before I log out, I will file this, and all future homework assignments in the Category listing on the right under "Homework".
Just looked at the time - 9:40 PM YIKES!
If I don't go to bed in the next 20 minutes, I will be dragging tomorrow - we do P.E. at 7 AM -YUCK
For all you folks that live overseas, P.E. stands for physical education in everybody else's book but mine. In mine, it all just stands for torture.
Until next time, Carolina
Oh, and BTW, if you want to do a homework assignment like mine - I want to see it, so let me know about it. Hugs.