Travel Break: Small Car, Big World Pinterest Project

The day I discovered Pinterest was the day I truly lived. In fact, on one of my Instagram accounts, I labeled myself as a “Pinterest junkie” in my bio section. Since COVID-19 has everyone self-quarantined, Pinterest has been my primary source of entertainment. Every day I’m discovering new projects to take part in. So far, I’ve done everything from spray painted mason jars, to designing watercolor bookmarks.

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In my search for something new to do, I came across a photo of a tiny vintage car sitting on a beach shore. It was clearly a photoshop project, but the photography was stunning. The artist manipulated the image to make it seem like somehow the car fits perfectly into the big world. I just had to try this. I ran to Walmart and luckily found a yellow Volkswagen Beetle. The next day I headed to Sister’s Creek and took some really great shots. The objective is to use the right camera angles to show the car somehow being a part of the bigger atmosphere. Yes, the scale will be evident, but that’s part of the fun! I spent an hour walking around and taking shots of the car on different surfaces doing different things. The results are fantastic!

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My friend, Maddy, also made great use of her time indoors. She’s taken an interest in building things from scratch using whatever wood boards she could find. Her recent project includes a bookshelf, a new dog bowl holder,¬†and shelves for her succulent plants.

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My other friend Jheanel, has taken up with painting and colored pencil drawings during her quarantine life!

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It is the amazing things that come from boredom. Commercials of people all over the world, creating ways to stay connected, show our infinite creative abilities. Hopefully, when this virus¬†finally goes away, we can continue to be just as innovative. I know I will. Pinterest is in my blood and isn’t going anywhere!

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Search “small car photography” on Pinterest to see more cool small car photography.

Using Creativity on the Rainy Days

Rain can put a definite damper on your day outside in the open wildness of nature. But why should rain stop you from being productive at your work?

I had plans to get out on my day off from both of my jobs and go somewhere new. Since I’m low on cash until payday, I just wanted a day with me, my camera, and a lot of batteries. The first thing I saw when I get home was “rain” in the forecast for tomorrow. Honestly, I’m was hoping the weatherman was wrong like most days.

Though these ruined plans make me sad, I figured I could fill the void by finding something travel related to help me keep sharp on my tasks. On the image/website sharing website Pinterest, I found an idea with journaling (specifically travel journaling). I found a lot of links that show you different ways to design up your own traveling journal. Honestly, these were much more attractive compared to printing photos and sticking them in photo album books. Travel journaling gave me a way to be creative in a different way. I get to tell my story in my own words and have fun.

Doing a travel journal not only gave me a way to be productive, but it inspired new ideas. Now I look at the pages and think, “what would make a really cool presentation in my journal?” The inspiration pushes you to look for cooler destinations so that one day someone would really envy you and your work.

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If you already have Pinterest, then you know the beauty and the massive amount of ideas you can get from any project you want to produce. If you don’t know what Pinterest is, then I would highly recommend becoming acquainted with the site. You won’t regret it.