love again

17 04 2008

Color Wars 2008 launched a really great project: They asked their site users to “recreate childhood photographs.”

In other words, you’re supposed to dig up an old picture of yourself and then recreate it NOW to the best of your abilities. It reminds me of the assignments on Learning to Love You More: Like, “Make a Field Guide to your Yard” or “Record the Sound that is Keeping you Awake.”

It’s been a shattering couple of weeks for me. Bad. Debilitating. Etc. So right now I’m struck by how wonderful it is to keep on our toes by creating games, instructions, and activities to make life less dull and to help us observe all the beautiful things we are often too busy to observe. I think art is just living. That’s cliche for a reason, folks.