I’m so excited to finally be launching (and not just because I have no more hair to pull out). I’ve put a lot of work into building this site because I never want to change URLs again. EVER. (Which means, it’s true, I’ve given up the dream of one day changing my name to Lilian Nancy Magill.)
But that’s okay because I love it here. Look at the banner art by my enormously talented and generous friend, Pam Carlson. It’s a compass, designating North, with zebra stripes and hearts and kites all worked into the design. It’s my whole online history in one gorgeous image. Here’s what it looked like in its original form.
So… click around! Explore! (Read my updated About Page.) There’s a lot here, and there’s going to be more: some groovy new stuff for The Shop, a “Get Inspired” page, a new adventure for the Playing page, additional doodles … and more.
But for now, honestly, I’m SO ready to play. I even have a special prize for you.
I’m going to continue the Creativity Interviews, in which I ask badass creatives to answer five questions about living a creative life. Four of the questions are always the same. For the last one, I’ve asked my
victims interviewees to make an imaginary something out of a list of imaginary items. I love that question because it invites the people I ask to get creative outside their areas of expertise.
That said, I’m not terribly crafty myself and I struggle to come up with items. So far I’ve given them glitter, trash, duct tape, scrap metal, beach glass, a hanger, super glue, fishing line, nail polish, sea shells, colored post-it notes, a wheelbarrow, Tiger Lilies, a bag of antique jewelry, a string of brightly colored lights, a drawer full of old magazines, a strobe light, a typewriter and a tether ball. (Phew! Read the interviews to see the incredibly imaginative – and hilarious! – answers I’ve gotten.)
So, here’s where you come in. In the comments section, I want you to suggest more items… or even a whole new fun, odd, irreverent question – what would you like me to ask your favorite badass creative?
But wait! There’s more!
I’ll pick one comment at random and doodle the winner a postcard. If I know the winner well, I’ll doodle whatever comes to me. If not, I’ll send you an email and ask you three (utterly ridiculous) questions, and THEN doodle whatever comes to me.
Okay, so get crazy. Have fun. Help me unknot my tense, overworked shoulders. (And if you’re not feeling creative, just say hi. I’ll love you forever AND put your name in the hat for a doodled postcard.)
Note: If you subscribed to get email updates from Zebra Sounds or A Human Thing, I’ll be attempting to transfer those lists over, so there’s nothing for you to do… I hope… Wish me luck.