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BOO! *shriek* November sign-ups!
Boris rat
niamh_sage
Hello and a Happy (and suitably scary) Hallowe'en to everyone who celebrates. >:}=

It's that time again, or rather, it's slightly past that time again (again) ... time, that is, to sign up for another month of 2xcreative mayhem.

As always, here's how it works:

- You put your name in the hat by commenting on this post (people without LJ accounts, please make sure to leave an email address!).
- After sign-ups are closed, I get all the names together and perform a feat of randomisation in order to produce a list of pairs, which I post here on the comm.
- You and your partner get in touch with each other to cook up a collaborative creative project, which you will have a month to complete.
- At the end of the month/beginning of next month, you and your partner come back to the comm to show us what you've made.

Sound cool? Okay, go to it! I'll leave the sign-up post open until Wednesday 2 November, 09:00 my time (GMT+1)).

One thing though - PLEASE only sign up if you intend to follow through on the project. There have been a few occasions recently where people's partners have not showed up. This is a big disappointment, so please, don't do that. Naturally, this doesn't include unexpected occurrences of Real Life, but if something comes up that makes it impossible for you to continue, please let your partner know as promptly as possible. Thanks!

One more thing: LJ has this spiffy new feature, a re-post button! If you'd like to spread the news of the latest 2xcreative sign-ups, you can do so by clicking on the button below and sharing this post on your own journal.



Sign-ups now closed

October pairs
Boris rat
niamh_sage
Hello all,

I was deliriously happy to see that, for the first time in ages, I had to do the little bits of paper in the hat thing to make the pairs for this month's collaboration. It's great to see more people taking part! :D

Enough happy wittering, now - here are the pairs:

rhondaparrish and jennythe_reader
teganwl and ariestess


Go to it! Have fun, and we'll look forward to hearing from you again at the end of the month :D

October sign-ups
Boris rat
niamh_sage
*schwiffff*

That was the sound of September flying past, about a foot above the corn, which they're already starting to harvest around here. So, who wants to sign up for an autumnal October 2xcreative collaboration?

As always, here's how it works:

- You put your name in the hat by commenting on this post (people without LJ accounts, please make sure to leave an email address!).
- After sign-ups are closed, I get all the names together and perform a feat of randomisation in order to produce a list of pairs, which I post here on the comm.
- You and your partner get in touch with each other to cook up a collaborative creative project, which you will have a month to complete.
- At the end of the month/beginning of next month, you and your partner come back to the comm to show us what you've made.

Sound cool? Okay, go to it! I'll leave the sign-up post open until Friday 30 September, 20:00 my time (GMT+1)).

One thing though - PLEASE only sign up if you intend to follow through on the project. There have been a few occasions recently where people's partners have not showed up. This is a big disappointment, so please, don't do that. Naturally, this doesn't include unexpected occurrences of Real Life, but if something comes up that makes it impossible for you to continue, please let your partner know as promptly as possible. Thanks!

One more thing: LJ has this spiffy new feature, a re-post button! If you'd like to spread the news of the latest 2xcreative sign-ups, you can do so by clicking on the button below and sharing this post on your own journal.



Sign-ups are now closed

Call for submissions
dearyouzine
Hello! This is a call for submissions to my new compilation zine project: "Dear You: Letters To Lost Friends". I've previously posted here calling for subs to the rather successful compilation zine: The Perfect Day and this would be my 2nd comp. zine.

What is this about?
Dear You: Letters to Lost Friends is a compilation zine project containing letters to people who for various reasons, are not in our lives anymore / are less significant.

It is inevitable that people who enter our lives, leave eventually. Dealing with people leaving is not easy, but it is the ways some of them leave that just make it a lot more difficult to handle. The sudden non-talking, the disinterest, the distance, death... This could be due to many reasons, major disagreements, moving away physically or emotionally, breakups, differences, changes in life circumstances, deaths and etc.

Writing letters could be a crucial part of the healing process.


Submit letters you've written to friends who were once in your life but aren't anymore / less significant.

For more information, kindly visit the project site here.

Thank you!

Best,
Janell

August 2xcreative project - ariestess's reaction
creativity tattoo
ariestess
I was paired up with teganwl to create a project for the month of August, right?

The Set Up
After several PMs and emails, we ended up deciding on a project of teganwl taking photographs that I would interpret via poetry. I was actually quite stoked by this idea, to be honest, as it was something different for me to try.

I was sent one picture in mid-August, but set it aside for nearly two weeks to get some other things taken care of first. Last week, I sat down to work on my poetry based on the single photograph I was given [due to issues with models for other photographs]. Normally when I write poetry, I start out in my poetry notebook, then finalize and type it up into a Word file, right? For whatever reason, this time I just started typing right into Word. Imagine my surprise Wednesday night when I went to grab said file and somehow couldn't find it to open it. At first I thought I must have had a corrupt file somewhere that I couldn't open. Then, after doing a search, I realized I simply couldn't find the file. Basically, I'd typed up the poems while doing other writing projects that involved opening and closing a lot of files, including some temporary files. Yeah, I closed out the poetry file without saving it, assuming it was just another temp file that didn't need to be saved.

So I wracked my brain last night, trying to remember enough of what I'd done to re-cobble the poems together, as I'd kind of liked them. But I couldn't do it. So today, I just started over. Four poems came out, based on the photo below.

The Project
The photographic half of the project.Collapse )

And now, the poems... I wrote 4 poems, each in a different form. They were all based on either a certain word count or syllable count. In order, the forms I used are diamante, mirror tetractys, double etheree, and triple naani. All formats were found on one of my favorite poetry sites, Shadow Poetry.com.

The poems based on the photograph.Collapse )

The Wrap Up
I really enjoyed doing this project. It made me look at my poetry with a definitely external source, which was a fascinating experience. I love that I was able to weave four different poems out of that one picture, each a little different from the next. Of course, looking at the picture and teganwl's titling of her post that has the pic, I'm seeing that she was working toward more of a zombie approach. But I suppose murder and killing aren't really all that far off, whether it's zombies or "regular" people, right? Just the initial intent and possibly methods would change.

Definitely interested in doing a project like this again.

September 2xcreative
Boris rat
niamh_sage
Hi everyone,

I am going about with permanent egg-makeup, it seems. My apologies for forgetting to announce the September pairs at the end of August. We had only two people sign up this time, ariestess and welkin_winged, so you two are paired for a creative project this month. Naturally, your deadline is extended till 2 October because of my lateness.

Have fun! We'll look forward to hearing back from you soon. :)

September sign-up
Boris rat
niamh_sage
Hi all,

Here comes September! Time to sign up if you'd like to take part in a 2xcreative project.

As always, here's how it works:

- You put your name in the hat by commenting on this post (people without LJ accounts, please make sure to leave an email address!).
- After sign-ups are closed, I get all the names together and perform a feat of randomisation in order to produce a list of pairs, which I post here on the comm.
- You and your partner get in touch with each other to cook up a collaborative creative project, which you will have a month to complete.
- At the end of the month/beginning of next month, you and your partner come back to the comm to show us what you've made.

Sound cool? Okay, go to it! I'll leave the sign-up post open until Wednesday 31 August, 20:00 my time (GMT+1)).

One thing though - PLEASE only sign up if you intend to follow through on the project. There have been a few occasions recently where people's partners have not showed up. This is a big disappointment, so please, don't do that. Naturally, this doesn't include unexpected occurrences of Real Life, but if something comes up that makes it impossible for you to continue, please let your partner know as promptly as possible. Thanks!

One more thing: LJ has this spiffy new feature, a re-post button! If you'd like to spread the news of the latest 2xcreative sign-ups, you can do so by clicking on the button below and sharing this post on your own journal.


August 2xcreative
Boris rat
niamh_sage
Hi all,

Looks like it's a quiet month for 2xcreative, with only two people signing up this time. ariestess and teganwl, I hope you have a great time! We'll look forward to hearing back from you at the beginning of September.

Happy creating, everyone :)

Extending the deadline ...
Boris rat
niamh_sage
Hi all,

Only one person has signed up so far for August. Is anyone else interested? I'll leave sign-ups open till the end of tomorrow my time (GMT +1).

2xcreative August
Boris rat
niamh_sage
Hi everyone,

I don't know if anyone else is amazed by this, but it's nearly August! (Last time I looked, it was nearly May ... argh. Sorry about that.)

Anyway ... sign-ups are now open.

As always, here's how it works:

- You put your name in the hat by commenting on this post (people without LJ accounts, please make sure to leave an email address!).
- After sign-ups are closed, I get all the names together and perform a feat of randomisation in order to produce a list of pairs, which I post here on the comm.
- You and your partner get in touch with each other to cook up a collaborative creative project, which you will have a month to complete.
- At the end of the month/beginning of next month, you and your partner come back to the comm to show us what you've made.

Sound cool? Okay, go to it! I'll leave the sign-up post open until Sunday 31 July, 20:00 my time (GMT+1)).

One thing though - PLEASE only sign up if you intend to follow through on the project. There have been a few occasions recently where people's partners have not showed up. This is a big disappointment, so please, don't do that. Naturally, this doesn't include unexpected occurrences of Real Life, but if something comes up that makes it impossible for you to continue, please let your partner know as promptly as possible. Thanks!

One more thing: LJ has this spiffy new feature, a re-post button! If you'd like to spread the news of the latest 2xcreative sign-ups, you can do so by clicking on the button below and sharing this post on your own journal.



Sign ups are now closed

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