- my own stories & memories
- Rob's and my memories together
- interested in BIG picture stuff
- very interested in capturing the little things and telling how I think they fit into my bigger picture (these little things have potential to surprise me in the future!)
What do I want from my creative life?
- feeling of accomplishment and finishing
- experience creative flow states
- my creative pursuits should be in line with my values and have some sort of purpose or utility
- explore the breadth and depth of my creative mind and soul
- inspire and teach
- share my gifts with others
- always be growing and improving
- connect with others while exploring my interests
The final step and creative prompt was to "create a project that makes you happy." Uff dah. So loaded! I had a really hard time getting started. I kept thinking, "omg, this is going to be the ultimate project! I have to make something epic because it's about the NUMBER ONE THING that makes me happy! Wait, what is the #1 thing that makes me happy??"
And the internal chatter ensues.
Finally I stepped away and decided to work on the past 2 weeks of my Project Life that I've gotten behind on. A few hours of that and BAM. I thought of something to make.
It's a digital scrapbook page about Ida and Isidor Straus, a couple who died together on the Titanic in 1912. Their story is hearbreakingly sad (not so good for a "project that makes you happy"!) but also holds a happy place in my heart. My boyfriend proposed to me in Straus Park in New York City, where this statue stands as a memorial to the Straus couple.
I included text from an article I found online (and tweaked it a bit). The quote under their photo is the phrase that's engraved on the memorial in NYC.
It's romantic and sad, but happy and hopeful all at the same time. And it's a story! Even though I didn't write it, including a story for a storytelling workshop gives me extra points, right? :)
Find Your Voice is a free summer workshop (started June 24) by rukristin papercrafts about finding your storytelling voice through pictures, photographs, social media, prose, and more.