Collaborative Co-Creation

You know those wonderful sketches of the ladies that have enriched my statements on this and that? On awareness (or rather, medvetenhet since the post is in Swedish), judgement and compassion. Well. They are the result of a spontaneous co-creative collaboration with my dear friend Sus.

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I know she’s a lady of many talents, but I had no idea she was such a great artist until she started to play around on Paper by fiftythree, after she saw me do some doodles there. I highly suggest you check her work out in MIX.

And yes. There are several collaborative pieces hiding in the drawer, just waiting for me to get them into a blog post. Because I sure hope she’ll continue to play with me, for several reasons:

  1. It’s great fun to engage in a creative collaborative co-creating with a friend.
  2. When she creates an image to words I’ve written, she visualizes them in a way that sometimes opens my eyes to the word from a different angle.
  3. Her ladies makes me smile!

When did you last engage in a creative collaborative bit of co-creation?

Smile at the world today

I have a friend who runs peace missions, as a way to spread love and create more peace. One of them is something I know he does himself. So I figured, why not!

Hence, when I was in Tallinn at the My City Hotel, just before I left my room, I got out the roll of toilet paper in use in the bathroom, rolled out a couple of meters of toilet paper, gently, very gently, grabbed a pen and wrote SMILE AT THE WORLD TODAY! on it. 20140405-144753.jpg(Quickly discovered why Micke usually have a felt pen with him, ball point wasn’t really gentle enough for the paper, so I went for my lead pen, which worked ok.)20140405-144801.jpg

Then I carefully rolled the paper back onto the roll, and put it back in it’s place. I couldn’t keep it all in, so I published a photo of my feat on Instagram as well, giving the originator of the trick his due credit.

So a big heartfelt thank you to Micke Gunnarsson, you make me play more love-pranks in the world than I’ve ever done before!

Have you ever been the creator or receiver of a love-prank?

 

 

Say hello

At Tender Greens, Santa Monica, they had these pictures on the wall, with the most profound messages. I’m gonna share them with you because I think they are worthy of being shared, each and every one.

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I often say hello to anyone I pass out on the streets, even though I sometimes just smile. It’s funny, because in a way I think get the most out of it. It makes me feel good, acknowledging people, nodding, saying hej, morning, morgen, hi and so on. And smiling at people for sure make me feel great – and there’s even evidence to that.

Said hello or smiled to anyone today?