We had our fist creative caffeine group meeting today. While the group was small 4 out of 12 people showed up, it was a great first meeting. We decided to change the guidelines a bit and give people a choice of doing one or both of the exercises instead of 2 a month. We discussed the process and obstacles that we dealt with on each project. Here are some of the results.
1st exercises for January:
Our lives are filled with pattern. We see patterns in textiles, buildings, nature, even food. With as much pattern as we see it begs the question” Is anything random anymore” time to explore the answer. Grab a digital camera (your phone will work too). Your task is to take ten pictures of things in your environment that have no pattern or order. Find things that are completely random. Go!
2nd exercises for January:
Symbols and graphic depictions have been around since man first picked up a piece of burning wood and started drawing on walls to explain events and communicate ideas to his fellow cave-dwellers. Since then, certain symbols have become so ingrained in society that it is difficult to display them as anything else while still effectively communicating your message. – The task therefore is to create new recognizable symbols for:
1. A Sun
2. A Moon
3. A Star
4. A Person
Consider how these elements are associated, what they produce or even what we’ve learned about these items since the time of cave drawings.