So this is what happened this week…
“Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.” — Anonymous
I really wanted to watch this together on stream today. In an elective media class I took in University we watched Blade Runner literally frame by frame. My favourite theme that I focused on was that of photographs. This scene stuck with me all of these years later.
Photography is woven into my world view. Photos and the art of taking them, has layers of meaning for me. One that I often encourage is to take a photo each day. It can be anything. Looking at the world around you with meaning and mindfulness is enriching. In my opinion.
Shout out for this simtographer on Simstagram that always catches my eye. They use reshade to get their look, and give us the additional tip to “learn how to work with the light”. Check them out. https://www.instagram.com/ simnematography_gj/
Learn a new word and something about photography. This isn’t technically a true vertorama, but it has that up and down imagery vs the side to side of a panorama.
I didn’t end up taking many photos here, but I used it to show some camera tricks. RGR makes some great lots for story set designs though so be sure to check them out.
We were exploring some different camera tips and techniques today and captured a few story-worthy photos.
Below: Today’s story prompt image shared by Oneyka001
Today’s stream was inspired by this fantastic instagram page. Check them out!
Write for 5 minutes anything that this image sparks in your imagination.
We created photo collages today inspired by the Nothing is Ordinary Instagram above
and last but not least, thank you all for another great stream day. Here is your parting words of inspiration from the Happy Day box.
Let your heart soar. Have a great week.
Next week’s theme Alleyways. HERE
Below is an example for inspiration.
Peapod created a fabulous little art class and took this photo.
A few list prompts to get you thinking about academic themes and get ideas for writing: The idea of lists is to start to focus on a theme and look for what sparks your writer’s imagination.
List things you would like to learn about or learn to do
List things that you are proud of yourself for having learned
List your favourite subjects or things you learned in school
List stories, movies, series’ that are about or set in a school setting
Today’s wheel spin rolls…
And a bonus colouring page that you can print. It goes with the Unicorns bit above…
If you do colour it then be sure to tag me so I can see it.
Journal prompts for Sunday… Listening Skills! Your kindergarten teacher was right. Listening is important! List a few times when someone didn’t listen to you and describe how it made you feel. Wanna bet you’ve done the same thing? Take a moment to consider whether you need to STFU when someone is speaking to you. How can you be a better listener?
Try using the word of the day sometime this week.
Retrolark gave it a go with a mini story inspired by the theme and the worries of a teacher returning to school. Then we created two additional shots of her prep for back to schoool.
Divanthesimmer submitted Klass Klown, a student upset with his professor and he wrote this poem story for us to work with creating story images.
Thanks to everyone who joined in today. See you next week. See the next theme HERE
Saturday and Sunday were tied together with the theme of HOT that aligns with the Monthly Simlit Short Story Challenge. Find out more if you would be interested in joining this month with your short story.
If you can use the word “febrile” in your story, a new Sim in CAS, or micro-simlit (a single image with a few lines of text that tell a story) then tag me and use #minraedminis as the hashtag. Keep scrolling for the prompts and inspirations shared over the two weekend streams.
Above is what is called a sentence stem; try writing a short description of what is happening to lead to this image of a scorched sim.
Saturday’s spin of inspiration wheel…
Today’s creative spark came from using the first submission for the HOT #minraedminis, Lady Valentina and the home that I gave her in stream today.
When you hear of me speaking of “micro simlit” this is what I am hoping to inspire – very short story bits with a corresponding image.
words that either mean hot or are used to describe hot in metaphorical ways maybe helpful
Then continued on Sunday…
The top rhyme is an old fashioned thing I used to hear my day say. The bottom one features Peapod’s #minraedminis submission. We made a set, a photo and Menabuchner wrote a little poem.
Thank you for joining in. I hope you enjoy the mindfulness and writer’s self care prompts for this week. For next week’s theme click HERE
I am not exactly sure when I knew I would actually streaming, but I went from no intention at all to full out planning. I’m glad I did it. So thank you everyone for your initial support as I get the feel for it all. Wish me luck on this journey
My first trial adventure was to share the plumbobber app that I so love as a way of starting off character creation. When I participated in the Plumbobber Sims challenges before it was the character that jump-started the story. Today the community helped me create this cutie patootie. She is in the gallery and you can find more about her
HERE Find out more about what the Plumbobber App can do for your creativity HERE I was introduced to this through a challenge held by Oneyeka001 on WordPress https://onyeka001.wordpress.com/plumbobber-sims/
I can’t believe who threw this name out there, I’m sorry. Anyway, the name Aubra Gine or Aubrey Gene came up and I loved it so much that I knew we needed this Sim to come to life. So this week we had a mini CAS challenge. I’ll show the at next Sunday stream. A writing prompt: I remember the exact colour of… Feel free to use this for a quick writing exercise. Above is the image I created after writing this for my writing club. And finally, a card to send everyone away with positive thoughts. I hope to see you again and to see more of you at future streams full of writing, creative prompts, inspiration, laughs, thoughtful mindfulness and self-love.