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[Reverb10] Make

I woke up this morning and read today’s prompt: December 6 – Make. What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it? (Author: Gretchen Rubin)

I am not a maker.

I am not crafty. Nor can I draw.  I cook sometimes but nothing extraordinary.

I thought about it all day. I studied. I applied for jobs. I looked around my apartment for things I’ve made.

Besides a mess?


Except for plans.

And mistakes.

I am not a maker but I admire those who are.

I do take pictures but I don’t think I can say I made any of my photography.

Bring on Day 7 Reverb10.

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  • magnolia December 6, 2010, 7:52 pm

    yeah, it took me awhile to come up with something for today’s prompt. i mean, it’s good to challenge myself in my writing. i know that. but… meh.

    • PrincessQ December 6, 2010, 10:16 pm

      I like the challenge. Just not when I feel like I can’t contribute anything. <3

  • Grace Boyle December 6, 2010, 8:04 pm

    Your photographs are beautiful! That is most definitely creating something.

    My post? I created a Facebook page for my blog since it’s been over two years and I just hate self-promotion and I also made spanakopita for my friends yesterday evening. I mean, not too exciting. Nothing too crafty, but I still used my hands. I used my creativity (that is to each their own) to start something.

    I also think we mistake “making” with being an artsy type. Making can even be writing a Christmas card or a letter, making someone smile or even writing as your form (you have a blog and do so much of that).

    Not nada 🙂 I think you’ve got lots xo

    • PrincessQ December 6, 2010, 10:17 pm

      Aww, thank you!!

      Yes, I agree. Thanks for helping me get out of my own head 🙂

      You made me smile!

  • Melissa December 6, 2010, 8:59 pm

    Don’t sell yourself short. I agree with Grace that “making” doesn’t have to be art focused. If you made someone smile today, you made something. 🙂

    • PrincessQ December 6, 2010, 10:17 pm

      I do try to make as many people smile as I can in a day. Thank you 🙂

  • wholly jeanne December 6, 2010, 10:08 pm

    oh yes, you made me smile and that counts double. triple, even.

    • PrincessQ December 6, 2010, 10:17 pm

      I’m glad!

  • Deidre December 6, 2010, 10:23 pm

    I agree with the others, making stuff doesn’t have to be crafty.

    • PrincessQ December 8, 2010, 12:51 am

      I see that now 🙂 Thanks!

  • Alaia December 6, 2010, 11:15 pm

    Interesting post! I still haven’t written my for today yet. I kind of had similar thoughts to you. Other than the occasional food prep, I don’t feel like I make much of anything. I do write occasionally…

    I may have to take the prompt literally. In that case, I will probably end up writing about food!

    • PrincessQ December 8, 2010, 12:52 am

      Then go for it!

  • Debbie December 7, 2010, 12:40 pm

    I enjoyed this! I have not written my yet, I had to drop the critic that took over about not being creative! 🙂

    • PrincessQ December 8, 2010, 12:53 am

      Sometimes you just have to silence the critic!

  • Liebchen December 7, 2010, 1:04 pm

    The only thing I made last night was a plan to complete my finals, though, I suppose that’s more productive than creative.

    • PrincessQ December 8, 2010, 12:53 am

      I didn’t even make that. I fail.

  • Allison Blass December 7, 2010, 11:21 pm

    I would definitely considering photography “making.” I mean, you’re using a tool and skills to make a photograph. I always considered my art to be my writing because I’m so not artistic! I haven’t progressed my artistic skill since I was about 8.

    • PrincessQ December 8, 2010, 12:53 am

      I guess so! Thank you 🙂

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