Today's fabulous find is one that I've actually been following for quite sometime. Jeffrey Yamaguchi is the author of 52 Projects. The premise is that engaging in a creative project, elaborate or completely simple, can impact your life in a positive way.
I often hear friends of mine comment that they have no hobbies, no interests outside of work or socializing, and that they would like to do something creative, but they are not creative people. I've always believed that every single person is creative to some extent. Of course, Picasso is more creative than most of us would believe ourselves to be. But that isn't the point. The point is all humans need an outlet. A way to express themselves & attain the self-satisfaction of seeing a project through from start to finish.
I have not yet bought the book 52 Projects, although I intend to eventually. But I'm going to go ahead & recommend it to everyone, especially those that are looking for a way to get involved in something creative.
On Yamaguchi's blog, you can also post your own projects. These will most likely serve as inspiration for you as well. Now get out there & make something. Anything. With wild abandon. If it turns out looking like a 3rd grade science experiment, then tell everyone that's what you were going for. And don't be afraid to share. I'd love to hear about the projects each of you tackle. Enjoy!
52 Projects Blog: http://www.52projects.com/52_projects/
Posted by Funky Finds at 3/27/2006 06:46:00 PM