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12.5.07

being an interesting person.



Next month, i'm excited to being going to Interesting 2007, a little conference that Russell Davies (kind of a big deal in adland) has organised. There are loads of speakers, whose only premise is that they will talk about "interesting things". I really like the fact that being interesting and interested is held in such high regard here and that a whole day's worth of gabbing on will revolve around it! Fantastic! There's more info here, here and here.

This post, actually, wasn't meant to be a straight up boast "I'm going and you're not, nah, nah, n-nah, nah!", but more of a link to a baby project that i've started, a long with my 'a gallery per day' thing.

Months ago, Russell (yes, that same Russell) posted a list about how to be interesting (and consequently, interested) and a lot of it centred around sharing. One of the ideas was to take a photo per day and upload it to flickr. I quite liked this idea, as the random images I capture can say something about what I'm looking at in the world and encourage others to the same. So, on my flickr account, i set up a monthly set called 'happysnaps'. April was a bit haphazard. May has been a little more frequent and I'm hoping that i finally get into the groove of it by June :) I haven't quite worked out how to organise them well on a free account, so at the moment they're all in one. Once I figure that out, I'll post another one of these lame posts! Yay!

So, basically, this was a very long-winded post to say - hey, check out what i'm looking at. Sorry about that.



UPDATE: My gorgeous friend, super-talented artist and fellow flickr fiend, jade pegler felt sorry for me and bought me a flickr pro account. so, now my happysnaps (and other art pics) are organised and pretty easy to navigate. everyone say thank you to jade. thanks jade!!

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At 13 May, 2007 01:29, Blogger peggy said...

Great link to the R.Davies, 'how to be interesting' list. Anything that helps overcome the great creative ennui I've been experiencing is welcome and appreciated. Thanks! I'll definetly take his suggestions to heart, hand and mind. I've been following your journey (artistically and geographically) and am thrilled for you that you're now in The Big Smoke. I recall with fondness my time in London (attending grad school) and know that the adventure you're embarking upon will be one of great discoveries- both personal and artistic. Good luck and have fun!

 
At 13 May, 2007 11:05, Blogger lauren said...

happy to be of help, penny. i'm never stuck for ideas, but i found it a super list anyway.

i'm also thrilled to be here. i'm going to try and get some creative stuff done before i begin to worry about money (nothing like financial pinch to squeeze out creativity) and am looking forward to it!

 
At 14 May, 2007 18:10, Anonymous NP said...

Russell's list is brill.

I want to know where you get you're ideas from too.

And I'm looking forward to Happysnaps.

Thursday is looking good at the moment by the way, I'll Twitter you.

 
At 14 May, 2007 22:03, Blogger lauren said...

thanks NP. i'm not quite sure if i'll be quite as articulate as russell about ideas, but i hope you'll find it a little interesting at least - especially now that they're organised.

twitter me re: thursday.

 

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