Thursday, October 6, 2016

Noteworthy Links Tuesday

I haven't been around for a few months (sometimes life gets in the way of one's hobbies) but I'm trying to resume the regular 'Thursday Links' postings.

I used to make this section quite long...full of journals, zines, self-help reference and such.  Perhaps I'll do that later when I have more time to peruse the internet.

For now, here are some really interesting links I think you might enjoy:

1)   The TypeWriter Project - 'The Typewriter Project is a series of site-specific literary installations which invite passersby to join in a citywide linguistic exchange that exists in both the analog and digital realms...'

A typewriter booth, equipped with a 100-foot scroll of paper, is placed inside a booth.  Passerbyers of all ages and walks of life are welcome to partake in writing.  However, the project is also equipped with a USB Keyboard kit which allows entries from a plethora to of people to appear online as distinct pieces of writing which can be viewed as a collective whole, or in part.

I love this idea!  I wish my city had a project like this.

You can find a collection of the writings HERE.

2)  I Choose Beauty  is the way one brave, creative lady chose to battle chronic depression.

With the winter months lingering, her therapist suggested she start taking photos and documenting all the things in life for which she was grateful.  What proceeded was a vast collection of beautiful photos and a distinct collection of gratitudes posted via Instagram.

She Says:  I’m a very visual person, so I decided I would document the beauty I saw each day with a picture,” says Aker. “After only a week, I noticed a difference – I started to feel hopeful. Days went by, and I was hooked. So much so that I didn’t stop when winter was over. I kept going. I’m on Day 1,000 now

Her story totally inspired me to take more photos in honor of all the wonderful things in life I have to be thankful for.

3)  Epic Exquisite Corpse is a cute online app I found.   When you're feeling creative (or bored or restless or stressed), you can compose your own poem/drawing on their blank page.  It works sort of like an online Paint program.  By using your mouse as a pencil, you can write, draw, and express yourself, then save and share your drawing via their gallery.

It's great to relax with when you need a coffee break!

4)  You can watch Vincent Van Gogh's work come to life in THIS video.  It's a short video, but amazing nonetheless!  And while you're already there, why not go ahead and watch the full documentary of Vincent Van Gogh's life.

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