#creative UNblock no.6

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How is it already half way through this year of #creativeUNblock challenges? Crazy. Anyway, I’m so excited to do this project given to us by Boston based artist Leah Giberson {If you missed the first five projects, or have no idea what I’m talking about, you can catch up right here.} Ok, June’s project is all about rules, instructions, and “how-to’s”… kinda. Get your supplies, because this is going to be fun:

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#creativeunblock // june // by leah giberson p.131

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“Years ago I kept a visual journal filled with little collages, found paragraphs, and how-to diagrams. I’ve always had trouble following written directions and found it was more fun to turn these step-by-step guides into visual poetry.

1. Find a how-to diagram from a magazine or print one out from the web and then glue it down to a larger piece of paper. Acrylic gel medium or bookbinding glue are both good choices because they are less likely to wrinkle the paper.

2. Decide which elements you find most interesting and want to keep, then using gesso or acrylic paint, paint over anything you want to cover in order to obscure and alter the original activity being described.

3. With pen, or collage, or thread, etc etc you can then embellish what remains, extending or adding lines that might already exist so they become something else entirely.” ~ Leah Giberson

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Yes! I have a stack, and I mean a GIANT PILE, of Ikea instruction booklets that I’ve been saving… mind you, I had no idea what I was saving them for until this very moment! If you’d like to share what you make, just put it up on Instagram or Twitter and hashtag it #creativeUNblock. Relax, don’t worry about perfection, and have fun… see you out there!






comments (6)

  1. Vicki /// 06.01.2015 /// 3:02pm

    Thanks! Will do and enjoy…

  2. Lisa s /// 06.02.2015 /// 8:11am

    ok, I’m doing this one. I swear! I actually found a book with images of Christmas decoration patent diagrams a few years ago. That might be an interesting twist on this project.

  3. the jealous curator /// 06.02.2015 /// 8:13am

    that sounds amazing!!!

  4. Fábio Júnior B. /// 06.21.2015 /// 4:20pm

    Great!

  5. sam kimball /// 01.20.2016 /// 6:49am

    Had my wife buy me Creative Block for Christmas, and I have been doing the unblock exercises and loving them! Really infusing some new energy into my studio and my creative brain. Thanks for this great compilation of artists and ideas!

  6. the jealous curator /// 01.20.2016 /// 8:45am

    yay! thanks sam – that made my day!







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