Small Rebellious Acts of Creativity #19

Small Rebellious Acts of Creativity (#SRAOC) is a monthly invitation to explore a word, or phrase, through whichever creative avenue, platform or modality the participant wishes. It is intended to be a philosophical or creative catalyst moreso than a straight up writing prompt.

As of September 2019 we will be approaching SRAOC as a collaborative adventure with someone beyond the collective, sharing our explorations in the following month.

Small

Make it accessible for yourself. Easeful. Invite yourself into a place and a space free from the pressure of overwhelm. Pressure to perform. Keep it simple. Small is not subjugation. Small is not less than. Small carries a power all of its own. Gift yourself 5 minutes. Sometimes it doesn’t need to be anything more.

Rebellious

Rebel against apathy, procrastination, perfection, self contempt, self doubt, lack of confidence, lack of time, other people’s antagonism, lack of belief, the voice of the inner critic, and anything else that wants to tell you ‘no’. Flip the bird at your Imposter Complex. Interrogate. Innovate. Initiate. This is a space for saying yes.

Act Of

Do. Doable. Doing. Done. Even if it’s five bed-headed minutes, on a Wednesday morning, with your first infusion of caffeine for the day, tapping a list of ten things into your phone. Make a space. Fill it.

Creativity

Make something from nothing. Anything. The possibilities are endless. Draw. Paint. Build. Dance in the shower. Play. Howl. Doodle. Bake. Cut up poetry. Block out text. Collage magazine pictures. Snap a photograph. Garden. Read something aloud. Send someone a card. Make a digital mash-up. Create a playlist. Hum a song. Journal. Daybook. Write a list. Instagram a favourite quote. Play the instrument you have buried away in your cupboard.

This month’s invitation is…

We will be back in October to share our meanderings and renderings and to see where ‘the silent shore’ took you during the week.

SRAOC #18 Perception

Small Rebellious Acts of Creativity (#SRAOC) is a weekly invitation to explore a word, or phrase, through whichever creative avenue, platform or modality the participant wishes. It is intended to be a philosophical or creative catalyst moreso than a straight up writing prompt.

This week’s prompt was: Perception

JODI

This was something I played around with while I was waiting for something to load on my computer.

SRAOC #17 Calligraphy…

Small Rebellious Acts of Creativity (#SRAOC) is a weekly invitation to explore a word, or phrase, through whichever creative avenue, platform or modality the participant wishes. It is intended to be a philosophical or creative catalyst moreso than a straight up writing prompt.

This week’s prompt was: Calligraphy of the heart and mind.

JODI

This reminded me how much I’d like to learn proper calligraphy as well as Japanese brushstroke like Adam has a crack at while he was away.

I’ve reworked Kim Falconer’s LOA Astro Flash for today. Image is Splendour of Love and Glory by Lourry Legarde.

ADAM

this doubtful faith
strange as neighbours
an estrangement of familiarity
from man’s capacity to be a vessel
for the divine, this leaking jar of clay
drawing forth from Jacob’s well
waiting for the overflow of continuous water
flooded from the spring to feed the source
and provide grace for this Judas

RUS

I’ve always had a passionate connection between love and ideas when putting the pen to parchment. It’s a magical thing to see my thoughts, pushed through the pen with love, materialize on the page.

I have several fountain pens that I have collected through the years – various nib sizes for different writing occasions. Each one serves a unique purpose. The fine nib – filled exclusively with purple ink – is for carefully composed thoughts. The medium nib – filled with a blend of blues and reds – is my madman writer, lines composed wildly and with no inhibition. The bold nib – filled exclusively with a blend of blacks and blues – is for invitations and notecard expressions to friends and loved ones.

Ink spilled on to the page is just about the most authentic connection my heart and mind can make with the world eternal. It is deeply meditative, spiritual, and revealing.

 

Small Rebellious Acts of Creativity #17

Small Rebellious Acts of Creativity (#SRAOC) is a weekly invitation to explore a word, or phrase, through whichever creative avenue, platform or modality the participant wishes. It is intended to be a philosophical or creative catalyst moreso than a straight up writing prompt.

Small

Make it accessible for yourself. Easeful. Invite yourself into a place and a space free from the pressure of overwhelm. Pressure to perform. Keep it simple. Small is not subjugation. Small is not less than. Small carries a power all of its own. Gift yourself 5 minutes. Sometimes it doesn’t need to be anything more.

Rebellious

Rebel against apathy, procrastination, perfection, self contempt, self doubt, lack of confidence, lack of time, other people’s antagonism, lack of belief, the voice of the inner critic, and anything else that wants to tell you ‘no’. Flip the bird at your Imposter Complex. Interrogate. Innovate. Initiate. This is a space for saying yes.

Act Of

Do. Doable. Doing. Done. Even if it’s five bed-headed minutes, on a Wednesday morning, with your first infusion of caffeine for the day, tapping a list of ten things into your phone. Make a space. Fill it.

Creativity

Make something from nothing. Anything. The possibilities are endless. Draw. Paint. Build. Dance in the shower. Play. Howl. Doodle. Bake. Cut up poetry. Block out text. Collage magazine pictures. Snap a photograph. Garden. Read something aloud. Send someone a card. Make a digital mash-up. Create a playlist. Hum a song. Journal. Daybook. Write a list. Instagram a favourite quote. Play the instrument you have buried away in your cupboard.

This week’s invitation is…

We will be back Sunday to share our meanderings and renderings and to see where ‘calligraphy of the heart and mind’ took you during the week.