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Four of the First Week of February’s Daily Creates

Hiya! Here’s this week’s Daily Creates that I participated in.

I completed these on February 1, 2, 4, and 5.

One of the main things I kept in mind as I created these was that I’m not supposed to take more than 10-15 minutes to make them. I am a perfectionist, and I like to take my time when making a project. I was surprised to find that it was not as difficult or stressful to do these in a short amount of time as I thought it might be.

For the first two Daily Creates (“Create an affirmation poster” and “Catastic Poetry”), I knew I’d be making graphics. It was easy for me to pop into Canva (my favorite tool for creating visuals) and create them in a matter of minutes.

For my third Daily Create (“Caption this”), I saved the image and opened it in Preview on my computer to annotate it.

For my fourth Daily Create (“Photo of Emptiness”), I scrolled through my library of photos I’ve taken on my phone. At first I thought I might find a fitting nature photo, but then I ran across the picture of my dorm room bookshelves (posted above). Immediately, I knew that was what I wanted to use.

I don’t think I spent more than 10 minutes on any of these (except perhaps the catastic poetry—I looked up multiple poems about birds that would be suitable for changing to fit the perception of a feline hunter!). While I’m interested in doing more Daily Creates, I won’t deny there’s a part of me that’s nervous that I won’t be able to think of something creative enough in as short amount of time, or that I won’t have the skills in certain tools or software to effectively make something. I know the idea is to get myself into the habit of creating things regularly, and I will have to face that fear of not being able to come up with an idea quickly enough or not knowing how to use certain types of technology. Honestly, it does feel good to be creating something every day, even if it’s something small. And whether or not I think I could have done better, it’s practice in getting myself to do something new and creative, and I’m all for that!

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