What Doug does, I do

That’s this Doug of AlmostWisconsin who’s doing the daily exercises from “A Daily Creativity Journal” by Noah Scanlin.

They’ve so inspired. Without the book, I’ll pull the prompts off his blog and do as Doug does. So to speak.

To catch up, I’ll combine two.

Thing 1: Make something that fits in the palm of your hand using only the materials in your immediate environment.

A gazebo garden for faeries.

Ingredients:
a stray plastic sample cup
coffee grounds
toothpicks
embroidery thread
flowery knickknack
tree jasper from my gemstones collection
leaf from bouquet of artificial flowers

Thing 2: Use your favorite animal as your inspiration.

The eagle is the favorite animal. Moose, the neighbor’s traveling Zen samurai kitty, happened to be visiting so I set this on his favorite window sill, stood back and watched for a shootable moment (a challenge with the camera-avoiding cat). Ended up a lucky twofer of beloved bird and moose Moose.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Erin Michel
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 16:07:52

    What a fun idea!

    I forget, or perhaps I never knew: did you name Moose, or is was that already his name? At any rate, it’s nice that he comes to visit.

    And the garden faeries are surely grateful.

    Reply

    • allycatadventures
      Jan 17, 2011 @ 17:07:35

      @Erin – Moose is the neighbor’s cat and named by him.

      Funny story about his name. I’ve blogged on it and don’t mind telling again.

      The apartments have wood floors. Moose’s “owner” lives alone and works a lot, so Moose was always indoors alone.

      This was before Moose, a shelter cat, had a name. He’s so full of character and bigger-than-life force and during his days alone, he’d race up and down the long wood hallway of P.’s apartment. One day the neighbor below P. said: “It sounds like a moose up there.”

      And thus his name. Very fitting I will add. 🙂

      Reply

  2. Doug
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 18:48:05

    I’m picturing Tinkerbell in there, thumbing through the latest Buds & Blooms whilst sipping a few gimlets. So cozy!

    Reply

    • allycatadventures
      Jan 17, 2011 @ 19:00:21

      @Doug – Absolutely! BTW, the gazebo — call it a “development” sprung from my initial plan gone awry. Turns out I like it better and reckon Tinkerbell and kin do too. 🙂

      Reply

  3. fotografzahl
    Jan 18, 2011 @ 02:37:24

    Nice capture of Moose and funny story about his name indeed.
    Couldn’t imagine life without cats…

    Reply

    • allycatadventures
      Jan 18, 2011 @ 13:28:54

      @fotografzahl – Thanks for commenting. I love animals and while I’m not a cat person, Moose is an exceptional fella and feline who thinks he’s a canine so it works. 🙂

      Reply

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