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Happy half-hour: nine

Or, more realistically, day nein. I made two attempts to create a piece for day nine, both of which didn’t quite work out. A few (user error) issues with my timelapse camera set-up scuppered my attempt at another video, and the subsequent effort at a soundtrack for the (non-existent) video also stumbled somewhat. So the […]

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Happy half-hour: eight

Day eight’s challenge was to create something with the piece of cardboard pictured below, which I found en route home.           My idea was to use this to create a 3-D book cover, and create a book inside that is more of a sculptural object, and had pages that were of […]

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Happy half-hour: seven

Day seven. As mentioned on day four, I set myself another Happy half-hour task to create the soundtrack for the day three & four video clip in 30 minutes. Without using a laptop. I have to admit I didn’t time myself for this one, but I spent ABOUT 30 minutes creating a soundtrack, using Loopy […]

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Happy half-hour: six

The latest 30 minute challenge involved being outdoors, as the weather has begun to get warm. Having played around with the Panorama setting on my phone camera when documenting yesterday’s piece, I decided to experiment with this for today’s piece. Below are a few shots I captured in the half-hour I spent taking pictures. They […]

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Happy half-hour: five

Today’s 30 minute creative challenge was partly to find something to work with. Fortunately, a stray copy of GQ, some kitchen scissors and a roll of sellotape came to the rescue. Whilst documenting the final collage piece (the original is the width of 3 x portrait A4 sheets), I also had much fun with my […]

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Happy half-hour: three and four

A double-whammy for this one – days three and four of my project to spend thirty minutes every day making a piece of art. Day three was spent shooting 30 minutes of timelapse video on my phone. Not as easy as it sounds considering I was at home and it was dark outside. Day four […]

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Happy half-hour: two

Day two of my project to spend thirty minutes every day making a piece of art. This had its genesis in a blank CD cover that had sat on my desk for weeks, with the idea that I would ‘do something with it one day’. So I set out to make each of the 4 […]

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Happy half-hour: one

In conversation with my good friend and music ally Kay Grant about ways to become more inspired and beat creative block, we discussed setting aside a short period of time every day to do something creative. This could be folding paper to make an artwork or practising singing. The idea is to make something – […]