I’m excited about the enthusiastic response to yesterday’s invitation to create a daily Double Page Spread Challenge. The ideas and iterations that I’m hearing from you are so inspiring.
Since this is a creativity challenge, it’s no surprise that you’re coming up with personal ways to participate: doodling on your iPads, making collages, and incorporating writing with photographs to name a few.
It sounds like you’re interested in sharing through Facebook and Instagram, and I’ll throw Google+ into the mix for those of you who may be moving into this new and exciting social media network.
I also hear that some of you would like prompts for inspiration.
To make this easy, here’s a little breakdown on how we’ll get started (but I’m open to suggestions!)…
Sharing your Double Page Spread
Facebook: There are two ways to do this:
- Upload a photo of your DPS to your own Facebook page and add the tag @tinkerlab so that the group can see your work
- Upload a photo of your DPS directly to the Tinkerlab Facebook page
- Upload a photo of your DPS with the hashtag #tinkersketch
- My username is tinkerlab, in case you’d like to follow me
- Start by following me on Google+: Personal: https://plus.google.com/u/0/115253684246786075784/about Tinkerlab page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108125825905952841714/about
- It may seem like there’s nothing happening over on G+ right now, but it promises to be a happening spot in the near future.
- Upload your DPS photo to your own page. Tag me @rachelle doorley and/or @tinkerlab .
- Add the hashtag #tinkersketch
Here’s my first DPS — we were painting rocks with paint markers, so I used what we were working with to quickly put this together. 3-year old N encouraged me to add green stems to the “flowers”.
1-year old R’s sketchbook
If you’re doing this with your kids, feel free to add just your own DPS or your child’s as well — it’s up to you!
I’ll post prompts on my site at the beginning of each week. Some of you requested them, others did not. Feel free to use them if they work for you, or ignore them completely.
Prompts for this week (from yesterday’s post):
- Draw small objects that you collect on a nature walk.
- Wrinkle and flatten tinfoil. Glue into sketchbook and color with Shaprpies.
- Cut out and glue magazines images that make you happy.
- Make an all-over pattern of flowers, dots, circles, stripes, waves, etc.
- Find an image or pattern on a favorite shirt/hand towel/sheet and draw or repeat it.
- Stamp it with rubber stamps and found objects
- Make a version of whatever your kids are doing
Let’s get started
Working along with you will keep me motivated to show up and I look forward to getting to know this community of like-minded souls.
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