Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Try this on for size

updated 9/29...pictures of the prizes added!
Do you like to have fun?

Do you like to document those fun times had??

If you answered yes to either of the questions above, or are just a person who is reading my blog, you should enjoy this.

Vimeo's "One Day on Earth" is a project involving artists and others around the globe on October 10, 2010 (10.10.10...get it!?). Essentially, you document your day and make a video out of it. In their own words: "Across the planet documentary filmmakers, students, and inspired citizens will record the human experience over a 24-hour period. By participating in this historic event you will help capture the diversity of experiences of life on this planet. Together we will create a document that is a gift to the world."

Now I would like to issue a challenge to my blog readers. Wherever you might be on October 10th, whatever you might be doing, document your day. I will probably be waking up early to get Lucas off to swimming with Dad. Then bumming around the house for the whole day while waiting to go eat some turkey somewhere for dinner (thank heavens for Thanksgiving Day weekend!). And I will be scrapbooking the heck out of that day! Pictures and mementos and all that good stuff.

Here are some ideas:
- Interview the people who spent the day with you...names, ages, occupations, their favourite colour or jungle animal...whatever! Write it down, and make copies for everyone.
- Document your day in photos...grab a disposable camera and just wander around your city or neighbourhood and take lots of random photos. Make sure you get at least one of yourself! Put all of these together in a little album, just for that day.
- Find the day's headline (it's a Sunday, so it might be a sleepy news day), or an article in the paper that interests you and frame it. Write the story of your day, as if you were reporting it for the local paper, take a photo and print the whole thing out and frame it.
- In the spirit of Vimeo's project, you could make a mini video about your day. Grab the closest video camera, or regular camera with video capabilities and record something. Challenge yourself to make it under 5 minutes, or 2 minutes, or whatever. Involved your roommates, your partner, your kids, your dog...
- And for the scrapbookers out there, make a mini album or a layout to fill with your thoughts and images of the day. That's what I'll be doing!

This is just for funs people, not homework! But isn't it neat to think that people from all over the world are contributing to this project? That there will be so many unique, wonderful, happy, terrifying stories to come out of this? It excites me more than you can know.

If you post your project online somewhere I would like love to see what you came up with! Please share it here as well, even just by including a link in the comments! I'm excited to see what the world has to share.

In tribute of this fun day, I am setting up a giveaway! Yes, another one! Please leave a comment here to win one of the following super fun gifts:
#1. A disposable camera to document 10.10.10 in photos

#2. A fun little photo album in which you may stick all your 10.10.10 photos
10-10-10 Prize

#3. A handmade, Lisa-original mini album to fill with scrapbooking goodness of your 10.10.10
10-10-10 Prize

#4. A second handmade, Lisa-original mini album to fill with yadda yadda yadda 10.10.10
10-10-10 Prize

When you leave your entry comment, please specify which gift you would prefer to be entered to win. Deadline for entering is October 5th (so I have enough time to mail out your gift before 10.10.10). 

If you are a winner you need to contact me with your mailing information. I could probably chase everyone down, but that is not how I roll!

later skater alligator

1 comment:

  1. I think that it is a GREAT idea to document these neat days. I mean how often do we take the time to really think about the date??? To most people it is just another day on the calender. To note 101010 I will be sending out 10 postcards to 10 people :-) Hope others will take the time to have fun!


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