aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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20 of 52: Winterish
Posted by dav at 2008 February 10 11:51 PM
File under: Art

Ok, this one is lame. But Whatchagonna do. Inspired by some truly amazing art produced from normal sheets of paper, I made a little winter scene using cd-roms as a frozen creek and little paper trees lining the river. My exacto knife cuts like a butter knife and I'm bleary eyed from lack of sleep so this is all I got this week. I really need to stop trying to get something done after dinner on Sunday.

You should check out the inspiration though, perhaps then you'll forgive me for wasting your time.

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I'd like to try some more things in this vein using the laser cutter in the future.


For me, I have to keep reminding myself that doing anything creative at all is a victory in itself. Sometimes that thing you might think is lame is the seed of something larger. Other times it's just lame, but it's necessary lameness. It's like you're getting the creative dreck out of your system in order to make way for better ideas.

Congratulate yourself for doing something (anything) in the face of (possibly) feeling like just saying "I'll just skip it this week... it won't matter".

Posted by: Thomas on February 11, 2008 11:57 AM

You're totally right. The point of participating in this series of projects was specifically to get my creative juices flowing, not create superb things. My utter inability to execute on a creative idea didn't really take anything away from thinking creatively in the first place :)

Posted by: dav on February 18, 2008 11:27 AM

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