It’s been a while since I’ve been able to be creative in the arts in any sustained way. I participated in a photo-a-day project for almost 2 years, and when one of the prompting services was discontinued, I discontinued too. I miss it, but haven’t been able to re-motivate my self to jump back in. Now that I’ve completed my MEd degree, I find myself thinking of ways to get some of that neglected creative stuff back into my routine. So I think that this summer will see a few projects undertaken.
Photography – Both my wife and daughter like taking photos, and we’ve decided that, as a family, we’ll try and do a photo-a-day for the summer. We’ll post them all on my Flickr account. We may use a daily prompt site like Today’s Posting or we may just make up our own topic. Depends on the day. I think it should be fun a family.
Music – I’ve been wanting to dig into using GarageBand, both on my Mac and on the iPad and iPhone. I’ve messed with them a little bit, but not extensively. I’m thinking that this summer, I’ll use these tools to post a song-a-day as well. I will record tunes as we sit around campfires, or where ever we happen to be. I’ve set up a SoundCloud account and will be using that for posting tunes. I’ve already recorded a few, and will be posting them daily. For a starter, I’ve embedded the first one below. It’s kind of a theme for the summer I’m hoping. It’s a great tune by one of my favourite Canadian folk singers Ian Tamblyn.
“I’m not trying to be no star, there’s enough of them in a summers night.”