My post is a little different because I started my Daily Create Challenges on Feb. 3rd. I have been doing them for a few weeks & those that read my blogs (thank you for that by the way) have seen some of my challenges. I have learned to appreciate & actually look forward to my ds106 daily assignments. I do them daily then do one big blog on Fridays. It seems to be working well for me.
Then: I am familiar and comfortable with writing, drawing, and photography but the whole video and recording thing was too much for me.
I would do my 15-20 min. project & just post it to my blog
It seemed like an introduction to something new but actually seemed like busy work
Now: It’s not busy work—it’s a chance to step outside of my comfort zone & try something new
I’m slowly becoming comfortable with the recording & video but it still scares me a little.
It is helping me “up my creative game.”
It’s a great way to experiment with different media “medium” using various internet-based outlets and sites.
Seriously? You don’t have to pay? What’s the catch?
No catch! It’s an open-enrollment course. Come as you please, leave as you please. No cost, just daily participation as long as you want.
Pretty sweet, really.
My favorite challenges so far:
In general, my favorite part of the daily challenges is that they give directions, yes, but they can really be interpreted as each person sees fit. Some days I’m pressed for time so I take the quick route but other days I can explore numerous options & I choose my favorite & go with it. I like the open-ended assignments that give a chance for the creativity to flow.
Anything using Photos and photoshop are my favorite because I am able to use something close to my heart usually. I find that using pictures & events that are directly related to my life help me to be creative & give me confidence to put it out there for the creative world to see.
Also (like I said, I’m still a little shy about the video and recording) so anything that uses drawing is so up my alley. I don’t draw like I used to but I honestly enjoy it. The coffee stain picture was fun. It took about 10 minutes to complete & was cute as a finished product.
So what’s next?
Now that I have just over a week left of my ds106 challenge I am going to try to push my creative envelope. I have been leery so far & this week I want to BUST OUT of my shell & see what I’m really made of…creatively I mean. I know there is more in this brain of mine, I just need to push to find what I can really come up with.