crafty-crafts

3 Ways to Explore Your Own Imagination

From Keri Smith (author of Wreck This Journal) comes the Adventure Lab boxed set, here to show you how to…

1. Observe! 

Artists and scientists analyze the world around them in surprisingly similar ways, by observing, collecting, documenting, analyzing, and comparing. Document and observe the world around you as if you’ve never seen it before. Take notes. Collect things you find on your travels. Document findings. Notice patterns. Copy. Trace. Focus on one thing at a time. Record what you are drawn to.

2. Find What Inspires You

Everybody is an artist, but sometimes it’s hard to find the keys to creativity. Luckily, you already have all the tools you need to fill in the gaps and unleash your potential. Think about what makes you happy, adventurous, curious, or passionate. Now collect those objects and ideas, think about them in a whole new way, and discover how your creativity blossoms simply by looking at things in a whole new way.

3. Imagine the Change You Want to See

To imagine something different, better, or more interesting is to push the existing world into a state of change. Some of the greatest revolutionary acts of our time came to be because someone had the courage to imagine something new. All you need in order to spark big change is a big imagination.

And for more on Keri Smith’s Adventure Lab boxed set, How to Be an Explorer of the World, Finish This Book, and The Imaginary World of … go here.

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So here is a something I have been working on…

This year at A-Fest 2013 I’ll be cosplaying Zacharie from the indie RPG game OFF by Mortis Ghost!

I’m pretty excited that the masks turned out pretty awesome (though the toad mask is going to be bananas to see through haha!) thank god for cardboard! 

As for the bag I went to the thrift store and picked up the perfect bag for .99! I then modded it to have the wings and the Alpha, Omega, and Epsilon symbols for fun (I def. need a con bag so here was the solution haha!)

I hope you enjoy and see you guys soon heh heh!

My friend commissioned me to make some stuffed animals of things from Castle Crashers (this is Pelter).  Originally I was going to crochet them, but I decided that it would look better to use fabric.  And so I did.  Use fabric.  Right.

So this is my very first venture into plush making.  EXCITEMENT.  For anyone who wants to know - it’s hand-sewn, made from fleece and felt, and stuffed with polyfill.