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Just for Fun: Archetypes – What’s Yours?

archetype circle graph

Source: http://www.archetypes.com/

Once in a while, I veer off my “gotta-be-productive” road and crash into a bunch of fun, time-sink, black hole websites. Usually this happens after the holidays, or when we’ve had a whirlwind of non-stop activities and I just want to sit, veg, and do nothing. (Yes, that really does happen.) A long time ago I hooked on the IKEA Name Generator, then there were a few graphic design generators, and games… more recently I found archetypes.com. I took a quiz on the site that basically gives you a summary of your personality type, your tendencies… and it spit out what I knew about myself, although I did expect two different archetypes. I just find personality quizzes fun – a remnant of the high-school-me.

So, like the graphic shows, I have creative, advocate and visionary tendencies. And the website goes on and explains the archetypes.

  • The Creative appreciates all beautiful things, in art and daily life. The creative act is essential to who they are. Unique Challenge: To overcome the fear of being unoriginal.
  • The Advocate is the one everyone wants on their side. In the name of justice, they are not afraid to challenge authority or speak up for others. Unique Challenge: To find causes that engage my strengths, not my personal agenda.
  • Leave it to others to live by the status quo. The Visionary is interested in new ways of seeing, solutions not yet imagined, products not yet built. Lesson To Learn: To believe in my vision, however great or small, and my creative potential to change lives.

The unique challenge and lesson to learn certainly piqued my curiosity.

Which ones are you: creative, athlete, rebel, caregiver, visionary, royal, performer, spiritual, tastemaker, explorer, advocate or intellectual?

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Labor Day Crafts: A Few Projects to Do

red, white and blue nails – patriotic?

My kids had no idea what Labor Day is all about, even though I’m sure I remind them (more than once a year) that through hard work lots of people help make the world a better place.

(And moms, parents, we know we all work hard… like 24/7.) So a special cheers to virtual friends and digital moms everywhere who share their love of crafting, cooking and homemaking while running around all over the place with kids… hoping to craft in my house today after some computer work and chores.

Source: That’s What {Che} Said

Helping Hand at Kids Craft Zone – quick paper/card craft

Paper Chain and Necklace at The Holiday Spot

Simple Patriotic Pinwheel Wreath at That’s What {Che} Said

 

 

 

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30 Days of Creativity – Days 21 and 22

Time to pull this all together! 30 Days of Creativity has turned into something like “months-and-months” of creativity. I’m wondering how many others have kept up with this challenge. And that’s exactly what it’s been… challenging.

Day 21: Find and photograph one object in your home and create something inspired by it.

Our stairwell. It greets me each morning – and when the sun is out, an amazing amount of light comes pouring in.

I’ve been sketching lines upon lines trying to capture the geometry, but I still want to incorporate some shadowing. So, the project isn’t done… yet.

Day 22: Take time today to thank your favorite creative people for their talents.  Comment on their blogs, Facebook and Twitter.

If you have a little time, visit these sites of goodness!

Mod Podge Rocks by Amy Anderson | Angry Chicken with Amy Karol | Ashley at Film in the Fridge | Architecture at Searching for Silsbee

Churchmouse Yarns & Teas | Share the world of tea with TeaLula

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30 Days of Creativity – Day 18: What I Wear

Day 18: Does the way you dress show your creativity?  How?  If not, why not?

I definitely have friends who have the most creative wardrobes I’ve ever seen… maybe I’m too mainstream to pull it off. I love Amy at Angry Chicken and her periodic pictures of bias-cut skirts. Let’s say sometimes… Sometimes my outward appearance reflects my creativity. It probably shows more in my accessories, because lately, I’ve been enjoying my bracelets. Some are thrifty finds or vintage, some are just sentimental… and I’ve been eyeing and admiring handcrafted jewelry.

Secretly (well, not anymore), I wish that I could be more pulled together since what I wear is pretty typical: jeans with a t-shirt, hoodie, tank top or sweater. I don’t look too disheveled, but, with kids’ schedules, it’s easy to get in a rut. It’s true for me, when I take time to dress in the morning, I feel so much better. Maybe it’s time to go through my closet and revamp the wardrobe… I just sold some clothes in our garage sale, and gave the rest that didn’t sell. So, how does one add a little creative twist on their wardrobe? I think I have a few DIY places to start. Enjoy!

Dip Dye White Denim Shorts at P.S. – I Made This

Whole Living shows the recycled T-Shirt Necklace

And a fun Ruffle Shirt tutorial at Tea Rose Home

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30 Days of Creativity – Day 13: Mixed media

Day 13: Try something new!  Play today with a new form of art or craft!

Not long ago I reviewed some pretty cool art supplies for Craft Critique and made this mixed media mini-scroll (rubber stamping on fabric). I have to say, those gelatos are super fun to use! And even though mixed media artwork (artwork in which different materials are used) might not be new, it’s a form I haven’t explored in a very long time.

Mini-scroll

Any readers trying something new this summer? Here are a few sites for you to check out. Won’t you share some of yours too?

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Cards

If you’re like me, and life is moving at the speed of light, you’ve realized that you have yet to make a Mother’s Day card. I’ve actually worked ahead and have my mom’s gift ready… personal shadowboxes which I’ll have to share after the fact because I never know when she’ll be reading this!

Here are some great links to last-minute Mother’s Day Cards. If you have anymore links, please feel free to share in the comments! Enjoy the weekend, everyone!

Mother’s Day Printable Squirrel Family Card From Canon’s Creative Park

A Kokeshi Doll Mom’s Day Card from Joy Charde (CreativeMamma.com)

A Mother’s Day Card and Tags with a New Orleans/French feel (at least to me, it does) at Living Locurto

Check out the bookmarks and coloring sheets there too!

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