Welcome back to Show and Tell Friday. Today’s will be short: Brainripples HQ was washed out this week, so while I mop up, feel free to review previous Show and Tell entries, and other Brainripples features.
Wednesday we had my favorite kind of weather: rain. Our 100+ year-old cottage at the farm has its share of quirks, including an upstairs window that leaks buckets with a good storm. This week that rain came through the wall, into the floor, and out the lower-level ceiling, dumping gallons of water smack over all the computer equipment.
There’s nothing like a good minor disaster to shake up your world. With the house torn up, I’ve spent the last couple days cleaning, writing, sketching, and planning… and going outside as much as possible to get away from the drone of the fans. I’m also putting together a huge collection for the Purple Heart program and various Freecycle exchanges: a great way to make some mental space is by creating some physical space. Donate usable items!
You don’t need a minor household crisis to get your creativity flowing and set things in motion: it’s a lot easier to say than to do, but if you’re looking for a way to jostle your inspiration, try to unplug, step away from your other obligations for a few hours, and get out into the open air with a pen and paper. See what happens, and feel free to come back and share!
Do you have a project on your plate? Tell us about your latest and greatest in the comments, and share links to your posts.