Every “boost your creativity” book and website I’ve talks about the benefits of physically taking a pen or marker to paper and making something. The DIY culture has taken off in a big way and the maker culture is even reaching all the way to the White House.
In an earlier post, I talked about how March is National Craft Month. I’m definitely using March as a motivator to get some of my own projects done. What can you do? I thought this article had some good high-level tips to get involved, but I’d like to talk about ways we can tie this back to comics, fiction, and games.
Things like designing or decorating:
- Bookmarks and Book Covers
- Dice Bags and/or Book Bags
- Character Portraits
- Props or In Universe Paraphenalia
- Book/Game Trailers
Of course, there’s really no end to the geek hobbies you can engage in, either. The point is not to be good at what you’re doing — just to do it! Have to start somewhere, right? Here’s a few sites that have some cool patterns and the like:
Have any sites to recommend? Contact me via this link and I’ll round ’em up for another post. Otherwise? Get to craftin’!
- Mood: I saw the sun. I’m in shock.
Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: There is no nation like caffeination.
Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: HAH HAH HAH HAH HA H
In My Ears: The Son of Flynn remix by Daft Punk/Sander Kleinenberg
Game Last Played: Sonic All Star Racing Transformed
Book Last Read: Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
Movie Last Viewed: Can’t remember. It was some horrifically awful “but my husband t’aint really dead” movie.
Latest Artistic Project: *Still* *still* *still* need to take pictures… It’s on the list!
Latest Fiction/Comic Release: Last
Latest Game Release: Freedom Flyer
What I’m Working On: Primarily tie-in games work and novels.