The challenge: Be an explorer of the world: observe the world around you, collect useless objects, wander around and live by the rule that everything is interesting.
Two weeks ago I had a flat tire. Bummed out at first for having to walk to university, my walk turned into an interesting and fun journey in which I started collecting feathers I found along the way. I would have never picked them up while being on my bike. I probably wouldn’t have seen them.
I like to wander around without knowing where I will end and discover new parts of my neighborhood and little things I haven’t noticed before. I barely ever do this though. We often go through our day in the same routine, without thinking about our actions or noticing the things around us. This week I want to pay special attention to the value of exploration. So I want to go outside, wander around, get lost, collect useless objects, arrange them, be curious, start random collections of my own, look at everything like I’ve never seen it before, make up stories about the objects in my life and have fun.
Lucky for me I bought the ultimate handbook last week for this challenge, titled ‘How to be an explorer of the world’ by Keri Smith. I love her. I think she is inspiring and challenging in a good way. She makes you think, stop and wonder.
Below are some example pages of the book. I might use these. For those interested in joining me in my creative challenge, you could take the pages as inspiration and starting point for your explorations as well.
October 31, 2011 at 14:37
This is amazing! I love the first one on how to wander aimlessly! :)
November 1, 2011 at 08:31
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the comment!
There is not a single thing I do not love about your header picture! Theres so many polka dots, I love it! This is a lovely post, I’m going to link it next week in my Monday ‘start your week off with..’ feature. So keep an eye out!
Have a great little week!
November 2, 2011 at 20:49
i also love that first page you posted! i often find myself wandering in the city…
Magical Day Dream
November 2, 2011 at 22:17
@ Steven: Me too!
@ Lauren: Thank you so much! And I will.. :) You have a great week as well!
@ Chantilly: Good for you! I have been wandering around more than usual this week so far.. :)
November 3, 2011 at 13:05
Ahh.. wanderlust! Love the post… nice to meet you and your polka-dot saturated blog! :o)
Keep being a creative spirit – its a beautiful thing!
The Love Hanger
November 3, 2011 at 21:28
Such a cool idea! Your blog is so cute! Thank you for commenting on my Halloween post. :)
November 4, 2011 at 07:37
That’s for your lovely comment on my blog – you have a cute little creative blog here. I am always trying to find ways of being more creative in my life – so now I’m a follower:D
November 8, 2011 at 20:20
What a great idea! I am linking to this! Thanks.
Magical Day Dream
November 9, 2011 at 07:42
@ Melissa: Nice to meet you too!
@ The love hanger: Thank you :)
@ Trees: Yay! We could both try to live creatively! I think the awesome thing about the blog community is the ability to share and inspire each other.
@ Halley: Thank you, that’s great! Can you leave me the blog/post link? (your profile isn’t public, so I can’t click through).