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100 Ideas - Keri Smith Inspired

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Swap Coordinator:Tinkergirl (contact)
Swap categories: Newbie  Email  Journals 
Number of people in swap:20
Type:Type 1: Electronic
Last day to signup/drop:June 7, 2013
Date items must be sent by:June 23, 2013
Number of swap partners:3

I participated in a similarly themed swap back when I first joined Swap-bot and it was a lot of fun. I've been wanting to get back into swapping and decided to jump in and host my first swap while I'm at it...and since this was one of my most memorable swaps I thought I'd recreate my own version.

This is 100 Ideas, inspired by Keri Smith http://www.kerismith.com/. She's the author/creator of some of my favourite books...her most popular being Wreck this Journal.

So, you might be asking....what is "100 Ideas"? Well...it's a list...as follows:

  1. Go for a walk. Draw or list things you find on the the sidewalk.
  2. Write a letter to yourself in the future.
  3. Buy something inexpensive as a symbol for your need to create, (new pen, a tea cup, journal). Use it everyday.
  4. Draw your dinner.
  5. Find a piece of poetry you respond to. Rewrite it and glue it into your journal.
  6. Glue an envelope into your journal. For one week collect items you find on the street.
  7. Expose yourself to a new artist, (go to a gallery, or in a book.) Write about what moves you about it.
  8. Find a photo of a person you do not know. Write a brief bio about them.
  9. Spend a day drawing only red things.
  10. Draw your bike.
  11. Make a list of everything you buy in the next week.
  12. Make a map of everywhere you went in one day.
  13. Draw a map of the creases on your hand, (knuckles, palm)
  14. Trace your footsteps with chalk.
  15. Record an overheard conversation.
  16. Trace the path of the moon in relation to where you live.
  17. Go to a paint store. Collect ‘chips’ of all your favorite colors.
  18. Draw your favorite tree.
  19. Take 15 minutes to eat an orange.
  20. Write a haiku.
  21. Hang upside down for five minutes.
  22. Hang found objects from tree branches.
  23. Make a puppet.
  24. Create an outdoor room from things you find in nature.
  25. Read a book in one day.
  26. Illustrate your grocery list.
  27. Read a story out loud to a friend.
  28. Write a letter to someone you admire.
  29. Study the face of someone you do not like.
  30. Make a meal based on a color theme. (i.e. all white).
  31. Create a museum of very small things.
  32. List the smells in your neighborhood.
  33. List 100 uses for a tin can.
  34. Fill an entire page in your journal with small circles. Color them in.
  35. Give away something you love.
  36. Choose an object, draw the side you can’t see.
  37. List all of the places you’ve ever lived.
  38. Describe your favourite room in detail.
  39. Write about your relationship with your washing machine.
  40. Draw all of the things in your purse/bag.
  41. Make a mini book based on the theme, “my grocery list”.
  42. Create a character based on someone you know. Write a list of personality traits.
  43. Recall your favorite childhood game.
  44. Put postcards of art pieces/painting on the inside of your kitchen cupboard doors, so you can see them everyday (but not become deaf to them.)
  45. Draw the same object every day for a week.
  46. Write in your journal using a different medium (brush & ink, charcoal, old typewriter, crayons, fat markers.
  47. Draw the individual items of your favorite outfit.
  48. Make a useful item using only paper & tape.
  49. Research a celebration or ritual from another culture.
  50. Do a temporary art installation using a pad of post it notes & a pen.
  51. Draw a map of your favorite sitting spots in your town/city. (photocopy it and give it to someone you like.)
  52. Record all of the sounds you hear in the course of one hours.
  53. Using a grid, collect various textures from magazine and play them off of each other.
  54. Cut out all media for one day. Write about the effects.
  55. Make pencil rubbings of six different surfaces.
  56. Draw your garbage.
  57. Do a morning collage.
  58. List your ten most important things, (not including animals or people.)
  59. List ten things you would like to do every day.
  60. Glue a photo of yourself as a child into your journal.
  61. Transform some garbage.
  62. Write an entry in your journal in really LARGE letters.
  63. Collect some ‘flat’ things in nature (leaves, flowers). Glue or tape them into your journal.
  64. Physically alter a page. (i.e. cut a hole, pour tea on it, burn it, fold it, etc.)
  65. Find several color combinations you respond to in public. Document them using swatches, write where you found them.
  66. Write a journal entry describing something “secret”. Cut it up into several pieces and glue them back in scrambled.
  67. Record descriptions or definitions of subjects or words you are interested in, found in encyclopedias or dictionaries.
  68. Draw the outline of an object without looking at the page. (contour drawing).
  69. What were you thinking just now? write it down.
  70. Do nothing.
  71. Write a list of ten things you could to do. Do the last thing on the list.
  72. Create an image using dots.
  73. Do 3 drawings at different speeds.
  74. Put a small object in your left pocket (or in a bag), Put your left hand in the pocket. Draw it by feel.
  75. Create a graph documenting or measuring something in your life.
  76. Draw the sun.
  77. Create instructions for a simple everyday task.
  78. Make prints using food. (fruit and vegetables cut in half, fish, etc.)
  79. Find a photo. Alter it by drawing over it.
  80. Write a letter using an unconventional medium.
  81. Draw one object for twenty minutes.
  82. Combine two activities that have not been combined before.
  83. Write about your day in an encyclopedic fashion. (i.e. organize by subject.)
  84. Write a list of all the things you do to escape.
  85. Cut a random shape out of several layers of a magazine. Make a collage out of the results.
  86. Write an entry in code.
  87. Make a painting using tools from the bathroom.
  88. Work with a medium that is subtractive.
  89. Write about or draw some of the doors in your life.
  90. Make a postcard that has some kind of activity on it.
  91. Divise a journal entry using “layers”.
  92. Divise an entry using “layers”.
  93. Write your own definition of one of the following concepts, sitting, waiting, sleeping (without using the actual word.)
  94. List 10 of your habits.
  95. Illustrate the concept of “simplicity”.
  96. Your Choice
  97. Your Choice
  98. Your Choice
  99. Your Choice
  100. Your Choice

You do NOT have to do all of them! For this swap pick ANY 20 ideas from this list and complete them (each idea is open to your individual interpretation). Find a way to document each one...take a picture, scan the item, journal about it...record them all somewhere that is easily accessible for any member of this swap...such as flickr, a blog, etc. If your interpretation of an one of the ideas isn't obvious, please explain how it connects to help your partner understand. If you want to do more then 20, you can, but it is NOT required.

This is online. When you are complete you will send a link to where you have documented this swap to each of your partners. Also, tell your partners what your experience was like with this project. Did you have fun, was it frustrating, more/less challenging then you expected? Make sure you label what each idea is that you document. Also, please send me a copy! I'd love to see everyone's work...and that way I can also make sure you're rated fairly.

Does this make sense? Any questions? If there is interest in sharing everyone's work publicly among the participants I will create a group were we can all upload our work...but it wouldn't be a requirement for rating as long as your assigned partners can see it.

Now for the rules. This is open to anyone who is in good standing (hasn't received any unexplained 1's in the past 3 months) AND who has a completed profile. We'll each have 3 partners. I will be checking profiles to make sure you meet these requirements. As this is online, Newbie friendly...however you must have logged in within 24 hours of the sign up deadline.

You'll have at least 14 days/2 weeks from the sign up date to send your link to your partners. You don't have to wait to start working on this so there should be LOTS of time to have this completed in time.

If I'm forgetting anything, please let me know.

Most importantly have fun!


wadesay 05/13/2013 #

if I want to document these 20 ideas on my blog, should they be documented in one posting, or I can divide them into some postings?

Cupcakelovesyou 05/13/2013 #

Can we put our ideas onto pinterest then send a link to our partner?

Tinkergirl 05/13/2013 #

wadesay, I see no problem with multiple postings as long as long as they are clearly marked and easy to find.

Cupcakelovesyou, sure, pinterest sounds good too...maybe have a specific board dedicated to this swap :)

Unmutual 05/14/2013 #

This is cool, and makes me want to start a physical journal to do the lot.

Could I document it on a google docs, and share the link with only my partners that way? I don't have a regular blog.

SchrödingersCat 05/14/2013 #

Would someone want to do that as a physical journal? Maybe we can set up another swap where you send an actual journal if it's ok for @Tinkergirl ? Or maybe someone wants to do that as a private swap with me? Just contact me! I'm watching this for now.

Tinkergirl 05/14/2013 #

Sure @Unmutual google docs works too :)

@Schr ¶dingersCat if someone wants to start a physical journal swap separate from this one that's fine too

Tinkergirl 05/14/2013 #

okay...sorry SchrodingersCat...it won't let me direct link to you and I am not sure how to make the right "o" symbol for your name

SchrödingersCat 05/15/2013 #

@Tinkergirl Thank you. Maybe I'll just join this one and make a journal for myself and upload the pictures for my partners to see. I know the ö makes it hard to link to my name, didn't think about that when I chose it ;-)

Tinkergirl 05/17/2013 #

sounds good :)

Desolateros3 05/18/2013 #

SchrödingersCat pm if you are still interested!

Schpouik 05/27/2013 #

Okay, my question might seems stupid : Do i make the list for myself, or do i make the list for somebody else? I come from France amd live in Holland, and still, my english is not perfect ;-)

blessedtwox 05/27/2013 #

You have a flaker in your swap, @Mznavi has a swap on her dash that she hasn't sent due over 2 months ago and two more that weren't sent due over a month ago.

Tinkergirl 05/28/2013 #

@Schpouik you pick any 20 from the list and do them yourself....and document them online...it's the link where you documented them that you send to your partners

@blessedtwox thanks, I've been made aware by a couple people and @Mznavi will be banned before partners are assigned unless by some miracle they manage to have things completely turned around

helloduffymoon 05/31/2013 #

Hi there,

This sounds very exciting and I am thinking of tackling the whole list - not necessarily for swap purposes but because it all looks so fun and fantastic!

May I send my "evidence" to my partners via email? or must it be uploaded somewhere?

principeta 06/ 2/2013 #

If someone is for physical journal in private swap let me know,please.We could choose our entries.

Tinkergirl 06/ 2/2013 #

@helloduffymoon I'm fine with that as long as your partners are able to see/access it all

Schpouik 06/ 3/2013 #

my list is ready, im so excited to start it!!!

AprilShowers 06/ 6/2013 #

I'd love to join but have too many other obligations right now. I hope you run this again in the future.

Lola10 06/ 6/2013 #

I love this Idea!! I really would like to join! and I'm going to do these 100 ideas on my own! Because at the moment I have exams :( so I need to study the whole day long! But it is a lovely Idea and I really like it!!

Tinkergirl 06/ 6/2013 #

@Schpouik you can start your list any time you want...you just have to send the results to your partners before the end date

Tinkergirl 06/ 6/2013 #

@AprilShowers and @Lola10 darn those other obligations...lol. No worries, I understand. I highly recommend getting your hands on a copy of one of Keri Smith's books if you can. Now that I said that, I need to pull mine off the shelf, dust it off, and enjoy it again. She has a lot of really great and fun ideas. Also, feel free if you're ever wanting to run a swap like this yourself, to go ahead if there isn't one running at the time. :)

Tinkergirl 06/ 9/2013 #

Just wondering if anyone is interested in me setting up a facebook group/page so we can all share our results with each other. It wouldn't obviously count for ratings, as only your partners can do that, but thought it might be cool to see everyone's results when we're all finished. Let me know. :)

lezzerby 06/10/2013 #

I think a facebook group/page would be really cool, I'm very interested in seeing what everyone has done.

Schpouik 06/17/2013 #

I am a bit lost, at the end, where do we show what we do?

Tinkergirl 06/17/2013 #

@Schpouik anywhere online that you want as long as it accessible to your partners...so you could make it a blog, make a public facebook album, flickr, tumblr, etc. Or you can just send it all in an email to your partners. As long as they can view it it's okay.

Tinkergirl 06/17/2013 #

I'm trying to create a facebook group so we can all see each others work if we want (not required but fun) but it won't let me without inviting friends already on my friend list. I'll try a page and see what happens but not sure if we can all share to a page the way FB settings are or not. Anyone have any suggestions?

Tinkergirl 06/18/2013 #

Here's the facebook page if someone wants to see if they are able to post to it and then let me know. I'm having trouble getting the link to work so you'll have to copy and paste. https://www.facebook.com/100IdeasKeriSmithInspiredSwapBotSwapGroup

lob 06/20/2013 #

I sent mine by email and am happy to send it to anyone else if you PM me.

Tinkergirl 06/20/2013 #

Hi @lob I'd love to see yours...will send a PM. I'll be posting a link to mine on the FB group shortly.

fawnscrafts 06/27/2013 #

Sounds like a cool swap.

I found wreck this journal for 75 cents and quickly snagged it for that price.

I want to join, if my muddled brains works later.

fawnscrafts 06/27/2013 #

told you my Brain is muddles.

Tinkergirl 06/29/2013 #

@fawnscrafts awesome find! This swap is already finished but feel free to start your own. :)

ebgroovy 12/24/2013 #

What is going on with this??? is there a new one??? this sounds great but sounds like a 1 partner thing... how does this work exactly?? please pm me... thanks


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