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.