Hear the sounds of nature along Spencer Creek... What can you hear? What can you see? Or, simply relax and follow the little yellow ball. Taking some time to just chill out is really good for you says all sorts of research out there (just Google it, if you don't believe me!).
... And then I had a bit of a creative tantrum, which was super cathartic. I feel much better, thanks.
A poem using the 'em' sound, a bit of piano playing, and 3 years worth of Instagram photos became this project!
It's cold and it's snowy in Canada in January but vow to be happy, despite the cold! Wear your favourite winter woollies and get out there! Happiness doesn't just happen so plan for it to happen; in fact, don't accept anything less! LIFE is a special occasion. And each individual moment that make life are special, too. Of course, a good life needs good health, so DANCE with the spirits - Zumba, perhaps! - Stay ACTIVE (& stay hydrated) to stay HEALTHY. GROW a PASSION - a passion for creating. Get your ZZZs and LET's GET HAPPY... get ready!, already! You got this. Make life a meaningful journey... be tasty. Normal? Really? Normal is clearly over-rated. Normal is boring! Never settle FOR GOOD ENOUGH. Imagine the world... it is often irresistibly surprising! Unleash the PASSION. Make a splash! BE STRONG!
Lab 1 -->> Smartphone 30/30...
This project emerged as a result of Lab 1 in Steve Sonheim's Creative Photography Lab - 52 Fun Exercises for Developing Self-Expression With Your Camera.
It's time to go beyond the single snapshot. The objective is to capture an experience by shooting a series of images. Tell a story by taking thirty shots in thirty minutes with your Smartphone. Take a shot of whatever grabs your attention at one-minute intervals. Don't think - just shoot!
Okay, here's what happened...
My ride didn't show up one day last week so I hustled to the bus stop to get the right bus; the one that drops me off right at my door! But, alas, the wrong bus showed up first. (Everybody knows that bus schedules, much like the Pirate Code, are more like guidelines, really.)
When I got off the bus, I faced a thirty minute JOURNEY HOME...
Splashes of colour command a second glance.
Here's to Happy Trails and Happenstance!
... I learned that sometimes wrong is only frame of mind;
Wrong is right if you make it so!
FEBRUARY 14, 2011
So…. three years ago there was some snow….
And, of course, Stompin’ Tom, a True Canadian Icon! – created at http://animoto.com
Celtic Memories has certainly proven to be an event that is sure to stick in our memories for quite some time! Thank you – for all of the hard work – to everybody involved… Each of you were an integral part of the success of this event. (Please help next year!)
Everything was perfect (or at least it seemed that way from the outside)… from the Master of Ceremonies, to both the generous donations and the supporters, to the location, to the food, and certainly the entertainment! A marvelous time was had by all! If I try to list everyone here, I would be sure to forget someone, so enjoy this video…
This is a picture of my Mom (Christina Mills, a current Board member) and myself (Nicola Schneider, a volunteer Social Media Officer)… see how happy we are!
Keep checking back to the website, http://www.friendsingrief.ca (a constant work in progress, but fully operational to you).
Also, there are new ways to get connected… How will you connect?
* Twitter –> https://twitter.com/FriendsInGrief
* Facebook –> http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-In-Grief-FIG/203324299699758 (where we encourage you to share your thoughts, comments and photos)
Today is a great day to create a great day.
This site is my attempt at gathering all of my creativity that I have strewn about out 'there'....
Everyday Art Every Day by Nicola Schneider is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://everydayarteveryday.weebly.com.