Title: The Bemused Banana
Date: March 2, 2012
Inspiration: Unstuck: 52 ways to Get (and Keep) Your Creativity Flowing at Home, at Work, and in Your Studio by Noah Scalin
Materials: Leftover breakfast (apple core, banana peel, cottage cheese, and some napkin bits)
Background: Scalin’s super-fun book gives 52 project ideas, all purposed to get creativity flowing. I got this book a few weeks ago, and love it. This morning, I asked my husband to choose an emotion at random, and after a few moments, he said “bemused.” I went to work using my left-over breakfast to fashion a face that embodied bemusement. A collaborative effort, we came-up with the hipster-’stached Bemused Banana that you see here.
Random Thoughts: This project successfully sparked a little creativity, especially after a uniquely tiring week. Rather than go through the usual routine in the morning, we took 5 minutes to work on a silly project and have some fun. We left for work smiling. What if we could rally this type of artistic collaboration on a larger, citywide scale? Could we find a place to gather random strangers for the purpose of completing one of these projects, as a group? What type of partnerships and ideas might form? I’m sure we could make our city smile.