In the last few months, I've finally found this part of myself that had been asleep or silenced for a long, long time. Letting myself create is bringing me to life in new ways. For me, the only thing better than this experience would be to bring creativity in it's many forms into community with you and those you know.
So, with the help of friends and the permission of emily, erin and tracy, I'm announcing the beginning of In-joy: A collaborative creative project open to anyone. This is in the spirit of Wordplay, a creative experience I've enjoyed watching several artist-bloggers create. The idea is that a word is given with 6 weeks to process and create something that uses that word in some way. The parameters of what you create and how you create it are wide open. A poem. A song. A photograph. A collage. A painting. A quilt. Anything. Really.
My hope is you will let yourself be free to create and not just enjoy what comes out at the end, but that you will learn something about yourself in the process. I'm really as interested in the process for you as in the outcome.
You are invited to post pictures of your creation on a picasaweb page. I wanted posting to be as easy as possible. Just email me at christin dot nevins at gmail dot com to get the id and password. To view postings, go to this link.
The word for this first In-Joy is light.
Postings are due on or before August 19, 2008. You can post as many creations as you'd like.
I'll give a new word on August 20.