I went out last night to see friends off on an epic trip round the world (they only return next July, lucky swines!). Another friend who was there found a picture frame in the toilet and insisted we all get our photos taken with it. In the toilet.
The other blokes who were using the toilet for more traditional purposes weren’t too happy about this invasion of their privacy but still, it was a lot of fun, and a bunch of very cool photos resulted (mine being one of the weaker examples but I didn’t want to incriminate everyone else by putting them up online!).
Below are some other photos I took recently, also highly random. One was of a man and his dog who were crossing the bay near where I live on what seemed to be a plank of wood. How bizarre… the others are of the wife and I with some of the cool “Jungle City” animals that are visiting Edinburgh at the moment to raise awareness about endangered species.
Maybe none of this is art that will last through the generations (ha!), but it is a nice reminder that you can find inspiration everywhere if you look hard enough. A lot of us get bogged down in big projects so it’s nice to take a few minutes and just take a photo or write a poem or do something that doesn’t take massive amounts of planning and organisation to complete.
And even though that is in fact an Orangutan above, here’s a nice quote from The Guerilla Art Kit by Keri Smith:
As an individual you can directly impact your environment on a regular basis. You can affect someone’s day or even change the world (one interaction at a time) just by presenting someone with something different than what they might expect. Like a random act of kindness, guerilla art has the potential to create a ripple effect.
What random acts of creativity have you done recently? Let me know in the comments!