Tuesday 22nd November, 2011
As the year draws to an end, it is nice to have a moment to play. Term four is frantic. A shorter term, assessments, marking, reports and planning for the next academic year. Inspired by @malynmawby's 10 minute project and her "sandcastles" art work for @gcouros, I decided to spend 10 minutes completing a quick sketch. Click here to see Malyn's creative piece. I was due to pick up the kids from school, so the sketch had to be something quick.
As I was intrigued by the title of @gcouros "playing in public" I thought of sketching something to share with him as the idea was creating/playing/learning and sharing with the world. That idea of PURPOSE once again. Pretty powerful in my opinion. Purpose does give me a nudge! I do enjoy, for the sake of enjoyment's value but sometimes I need that deadline. The purpose to get started. Life can get very busy and there is always something that needs doing. You can read about @gcouros original challenge here: PLN challenge-playing in public.
Even though the challenge had ended, I wanted to give it a go. I sketched George's twitter profile pic.
I used a free app called itimelapse pro on my iphone to create the process of the sketch.
This is me playing in public take 2:
A funny story. Take one went well. In fact, it is probably a better likeness to George. However, I titled the sketch @gcourosa -with an 'a' on the end of @gcouros! Why? Mixing the two Couros brother twitter handles together in my haste. As you do. :) Older brother Alec's twitter handle is @courosa.
Here is take 1:
When embedding these videos, I came across another You tube video titled 4 George-playing in public by Shawn Urban. This is his blog post.
- Fun, Fun, Fun.
- Learnt how to timelapse a video- am already planning ways to engage kids using this technology in the learning space.
- My daughter viewed the final product and was intrigued so hence she had a go as well! Butterfly sketch by Jazzy
- Was very relaxing to "just be" to take time out from work and play.
- Gave my mind a break, therefore was refreshed and rejuvenated.
- Nice affirmations via twitter and views.
- The importance of setting time aside to play was reinforced.
- Realising that play doesn't need to take up a lot of time. Sketching both videos, rendering and uploading to You tube took less then half an hour in total. Twittering in between :)