Allow me a few minutes of your time to tell you about two positively disruptive creative projects.
Celebrate What’s Right
I met former National Geograhic photographer Dewitt Jones a few years ago. He was the guest of honour at an event hosted at the house of a common friend, Tania Carriere. After lunch, a small group of invited guests (thank you for including me, Tania) had the opportunity to listen to Dewitt share stories and ask him questions about his creative philosophy. I interviewed Dewitt after the discussion. That afternoon was a milestone in my creative life.
Dewitt recently launched a movement called Celebrate What’s Right. The guiding principle is captured in the first two sentences of the website… “Everyday we are inundated with messages that tell us what’s wrong with our world. It’s not surprising that we lose sight of all the things that are right with it; of all that is truly worth celebrating.”
People are invited to share creative that celebrates what’s right with the world. I will be participating. I hope you will, too.
My daughter and I were walking home from the grocery store one evening when we came upon the word Free. It was written on an envelope taped to a lamp post.
Curious, my daughter and I took the envelope down and opened it up. It contained two cards. One had a photographic print. The other has the heading “theXposedProject” and the text “please enjoy this free print” followed by contact information for the photographer, Dwayne Brown.
I exchanged tweets with Dwayne (@exposedproject), thanking him for spreading a little good cheer. His is a simple, creative and inspiring idea. The print he left in that envelope on display on my desk.
What creative project are you immersed in? How can you turn it into something everyone can enjoy and be inspired by?