reflect > review > stay focused > how did it end up> thoughts> not a sprint> rather a marathon!
First I would like to say that this is the first time ever using a WordPress blog, or any blog at all. I found it to be fairly simple to maneuver through after the first week of blogging, and if anything Project 54 has inspired me to create my own blog.
At times I was not sure I if I would be able to get post’s done by the deadline week by week, but fortunately I turned up the pace and was able to catchup for the long hall. I like how this class is described as a “marathon” rather than a “sprint”, meaning that you can keep up at your pace as long as you catch up and stay on track with the number of posts. I think Project 54 is designed almost perfectly so that its fair and fun for the student working on the specific brand for the semester….this one being TIDE. Project 54 was designed in any other format I think people would be royally screwed in terms of getting things in by the deadline and staying caught up.
When you sit down and have an idea you feel like you are heading down the right path. You may be on the right path, but when I finished the idea and hit “update” on the WordPress blog, is when I had a feeling of accomplishment/satisfaction with my work. This whole creative process and quest to find out what being curious really meant is difficult and at times seems somewhat never ending and almost nearly impossible to finish. The only thing that kept me going forward was knowing that I finished X amount of work and preparing ideas for the next group of directives given.
For example, when given a directive like “axiom”, a term I have never really seen or used before, I can say I have a better understanding of how to incorporate a specific directive with the brand Tide. As the weeks passed by, I found that I was able to produce more work at a faster and more focused pace than in previous weeks. Some of the biggest difficulties that I faced were trying to stay focused on the Tide brand while incorporating the directive that was assigned each week. Believe me it is not easy; it takes time, planning out and failure in work before anything positive will come. But once I realized I could complete these directives and make them work for my blog,I knew it was not impossible, and in fact Tide can very well be used with just about any random directive that was chosen. It’s all about how you go about your creative process and whether or not you are thinking outside of the box per say.
There were a great number of ideas that I originally wrote down and were never chosen to make the blog… here are some of my creations that never quiet made it 😦
these guys are supposed to describe what Tide would be as a character once poured from the bottle
a painting my buddy was working on at a show in all Tide colors and concentric circles sort of like the Tide logo design.
some flowers from my backyard I was messing around with for ideas… spelling out Tide for a possible directive.
this one is for Will…. a former Curiousness student, Melissa’s cat …Smokie
….. this was just a bad idea…when you mix water with several Tide pods…a huge mess ensues and I am not sure if Tide can handle cleaning it up either! SMH!
was going to make a Tide swimming pool….but that never really worked out for me
was going to do a what’s wrong with this picture post? What is wrong with the picture?? Well this is taken at Radford “University” yea right lol…. but what’s wrong is that there is more Tide in this house than alcohol….they must stay clean…but I’m not sure about sober!
this gif was a cool idea for an evil post