I have participated in 100-theme challenges twice now, and I really liked some of what I produced because of them. This year however, I wanted to put my own spin on things. I wanted to come up with one myself. A lot of my list can be interpreted in therapeutic ways (though admittedly, some were inspired by objects/events in the living room at the time of its creation), so I thought I would post it here in case anyone wants to participate. The rules are simple: interpret the prompt however you see fit. You can choose to post your work publicly somewhere, or keep it to yourself. It can be in any form you wish as long as it can be considered creative in some way (drawing, painting, sculpting, writing, music, sounds, pictures, words, collages, performance, anything). It’s really just supposed to give you topics you may not have thought of on your own to help spark creativity… I have liked the challenges in the past because I did things I never expected to do. It forced me to take time out for creativity and story-telling. Since I have been focusing more on my own art therapy of late, I figured this next one could be a way to help me express to De what I need to get out. I will try to post anything I do of relevance. I must warn you however, I go in spurts with these things. Sometimes a whole bunch of work will show up at once, other times, there will be months without anything. What I’m trying to say is: don’t hold your breathe for me to get the list finished in a timely manner. I have had 2013’s list for the past year and only this past month have I started it… I really liked that list though, so I will continue working on that one as well (rather than incorporate stuff from that list into this one).
Without further adieu, here’s my 2014 100-theme challenge:
1) candlelight2) magnified3) left standing4) aftermath5) breaking ground or ground breaking?6) reaching out7) trust8) broken9) in the daylight (everything is different)10) rats in the walls11) shattered12) open to interpretation13) flashbacks14) heaviness15) lighter than air16) combustion17) lights18) hope/hopeless19) under pressure20) disclosure21) history22) presence23) disappearing from…24) gone away25) at the dinner table26) unbalanced27) highlights28) even snakes get the blues29) enlightenment30) despair31) rave with me32) the itch you can’t scratch33) slippery slope34) in my travels35) it’s the end of the world36) here there be dragons37) firefight38) spirals/spiraling39) a blank canvas40) just a thought41) reflections42) big trouble43) happiness44) wrath45) associations46) to the world47) on the inside48) truth in advertising49) memory50) deception51) hollow52) survival53) turmoil54) bad choices55) comfort56) falling (is like this)57) open up58) feety pajamas59) what would you do?60) superpowers61) once upon a time62) AWOL63) hunger64) the light’s gone out65) running66) awareness67) transition68) humility69) conscience70) memorable71) convergence72) destroy73) buildings and bridges74) the last time75) vision76) burning bridges77) why78) the first time79) meditation80) technology81) walls82) containment83) distraction84) anxiety85) heart86) it hurts like this87) play it again88) talk to me89) open book90) animals91) brutality92) nature93) family94) obsession95) release96) skeletons97) peak performance98) water99) drowning100) rescue
1. Break Away 2. Bites the Dust 3. Innocence 4. Drive 5. Sound of Settling 6. Mother Nature 7. No Time 8. Standing Still 9. Two Roads 10. Foreign 11. Breaking the Silence 12. Keeping a Secret 13. Blind Man’s Bluff 14. Waltzing 15. Traps 16. Mischief Managed 17. Lazy Days 18. Hot/Cold 19. Anyone Out There? 20. Seeing Red 21. Through the Fire 22. Between the Raindrops 23. Safety First 24. Puzzle 25. Gateway 26. Fantasia 27. Everyday Magic 28. Irregular Orbit 29. Change in the Weather 30. Nowhere and Nothing 31. Charge 32. Turn the Car Around 33. Colorless 34. Assassin 35. Daughters 36. Instant 37. Don’t Be a Hero 38. Born Without Time 39. Sound Effect 40. Little Bombs 41. Freak 42. American Boys 43. Clue 44. True Believers 45. Portable 46. Caption 47. So Close 48. Under the Red Hood 49. Dragon 50. Making History 51. Rivalry 52. Death 53. Excuses 54. Colors 55. Family 56. Music 57. Off Topic 58. Black and White 59. Memories 60. Song Title 61. Fighting Chance 62. Childhood 63. Shenanigans 64. Elements 65. First Time 66. Lost 67. Strangers 68. Insanity 69. Mirror 70. Silhouette 71. Zodiac 72. Dreams 73. Hope 74. Misunderstanding 75. Relationship 76. Stay Gold 77. Beauty 78. Alice in Wonderland 79. Runaway 80. Our Own World 81. Kiss 82. Little Things 83. Secret Admirer 84. Sweet Dreams 85. Past 86. Present 87. Future 88. Forgotten 89. Human 90. Silence 91. Breathe Again 92. Breaking the Rules 93. Fairy Tale 94. Death 95. Umbrella 96. Pattern 97. Season 98. Clothing 99. Animal 100. The Ones We Left Alive