Thursday, January 28, 2010

Best of Creativity Boot Camp Part 2

During the course of the class our instructors, Karen and Ursula, presented us with a couple different challenges.  The first was speed.  We were split into two big tables due to the layout of the room and therefore divided into 2 teams.  Each team would compete in a card making relay race to earn a prize.  We were doomed from minute one.  We stamped in the wrong ink, so the copic markers got all smudged, we didn't cut our ribbon.  It was a pretty sad excuse for a card, but hey, it was lots of fun making our team's train wreck.  Needless to say, despite the cut corners, our team didn't win.  I was okay with that because the runner up prize was M&Ms.  I've never been so happy to be in second place!

For our second challenge, they wanted to make us think outside the box and design something using a color we don't naturally go for.  It is all too easy to get stuck using the same color palette over and over again.  So, they passed around a bag of crayons and we each reached in to pick our assigned color.   Maybe picked isn't the right word here, we didn't choose the color, it was more of a grab bag.  Mom got green and I got blue.  I think we did pretty well considering all the crafty holdups we tend to have. 

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