Monday, February 11, 2013

Day 365 :: Monday December 30 :: Mississauga, ON

Make something loud today. And let everyone know it's the last day of your year!

Funny that... The Last Day. If someone had told me when I started this project about where I'd physically be on day 365 – "by the way, you'll be in the parents' basement of some Prodigy guy!" – I'd never have believed them. But it makes sense really... so many of my friends have come through ultimate, Rookie included (we only met in July of this year).

So back to today. It was again more of an 'experience' than a physical thing... This afternoon i went to a friend's wine and cheese gathering in Toronto – so much fun to catch up with people I hadn't seen in a while, and there were definitely some loud moments! And now it's early evening and I currently feel like Rookie's two-year-old nephew is taking care of the 'loud' thing on my behalf as he's running around upstairs (my futon's in the basement)! Time for a short rest before going out later.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Day 364 :: Saturday December 29 :: Moncton, NB

Create a new birthday song or tradition. Bonus: Get people to sing or do it at the next birthday party you attend.

The set up: I was originally supposed to fly to Toronto early tomorrow morning, but unfortunately a monster snowstorm is making its way up the coasts and my flight got cancelled. Due to the magic of smartphones, I was able to rebook myself on a flight leaving tonight instead. This flight was supposed to leave at 9:40pm, but it's now 11:17pm and I'm still at the airport. Delay after delay, new departure time is 0:15 – which will especially suck for my poor friend who'll be picking me up when i land at 2am!

With this in mind, below is not so much a new song, but a semi-crappy poem titled 'Ode to a delayed flight'.

Oh, little plane, where could you be?
You were supposed to be here hours ago
I should be on my way already
Close to Toronto by now
Oh, little plane, where could you be?
The airport isn't that cozy
Watching the time go by
Trying to stay awake
Oh, little plane, where the f**k are you?
Just get here already
Just let me get on board
Just fly me away

Day 363 :: Friday December 28 :: Edmundston, NB

Extend an existing photograph or painting beyond its current edges.

Straight out of British Cosmo's fashion pages, I present you: girl in dress lying on her back, extended version. And now I'm going to bed.

Day 362 :: Thursday December 27 :: Edmundston, NB

Make a rainbow from everyday objects. They can all be the same item (like book spines) or a collection of random things.

Being in a hotel room tonight severely limits the material I had at my disposal, but I still managed to make a decent rainbow – mostly clothing – with my parents' help!

Day 361 :: Wednesday December 26 :: Moncton, NB

Coming soon...

Day 360 :: Tuesday December 25 :: Moncton, NB

Use an internal organ as your inspiration today.

First, MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Second... Internal organs aren't very Christmas-y (my mom pulled out the heart out of the turkey earlier, I considered using it for about two seconds before my sister sent it flying into the trash can with a loud 'EWWW'!), so instead I'll feature the place cards I made for our family Christmas dinner. At 19 people, it was the largest my grandma had ever hosted – and it was a blast!

Day 359 :: Monday December 24 :: Moncton, NB

Make a city out of objects you have on hand.

I wrapped several presents in the late afternoon, and it was fun to arrange them as a little city afterwards. I especially like the 'sun' above it!

Day 358 :: Sunday December 23 :: Moncton, NB

Freeze time. Create the illusion that time has stopped and something or someone is frozen mid-action.

Illusion fail. These two are my sister's and my grandma's dogs, and are usually always in motion... So really, this is a rare moment were they are both stopped. Not quite fulfilling the prompt, but the best I could do today - too much running around getting ready for Christmas!"

Day 357 :: Saturday December 22 :: Moncton, NB

Make something natural look digital (jagged edges, pixilation, made from ones and zeros, and so on).

The holidays are officially here! The snowstorm sitting over the Ottawa area over the past few days meant  many, many hours/delays in airports today, but I finally made it to Moncton for a week of family time. This picture shows me bonding with my 'nephew' (my sister's dog) shortly before bedtime. The pull-out couch will surely be more comfortable than the padded airport bench I napped on earlier :)

Day 356 :: Friday December 21 :: Ottawa

Create a new book cover for your favorite book. It can actually cover the existing book, but it doesn't have to be a practical item.

Make a snowman!

It snowed all last night, and was still snowing this morning during my walk to work. Of course, it was that big, thick, perfectly sticky snow, and I couldn't resist making a little snowman on the bridge ledge :)

Day 355 :: Thursday December 20 :: Ottawa

Half and half. Take two things that don't go together and find a way to make half of one and half of the other fit together into one new thing.

There is definitely not enough time in my days right now, especially with getting ready to fly home on Saturday... did i mention that i haven't started packing yet?! So, of course, tonight seemed like a good night to go out for dinner with a friend and catch up. I originally wanted to do this assignment with a combination of our food orders, but it slipped my mind until the moment the plates were getting cleared post-meal. &^%$#!!! I told my friend this, and once he caught his breath from laughing too hard, he replied with 'just put a pompom and a meatball together'. Done! Thanks Jeff!

Day 354 :: Wednesday December 19 :: Ottawa

Work with only candy or chocolate today, wrapped or unwrapped.

M&Ms were the perfect combination of tiny and colourful to make this Christmas tree! And yes, that's Santa's sleigh in the sky :)

Day 353 :: Tuesday December 18 :: Ottawa

Coming soon....

Day 352 :: Monday December 17 :: Ottawa

Add wings, fur, and/or a tail to something that wouldn't normally have them.

This is my work's delivery van. It now has a scribbled-in-road-dirt wing along one side :)

Day 351 :: Sunday December 16 :: Ottawa

Design a uniform for a job that doesn't normally have one. Extra credit: Make it and wear it!

Hmmm, I printed various fabric textures for this one, but couldn't really settle on a proper uniform... so here are two stick figures, in teeny cut paper outfits. Hope it's okay! :)