Gabe’s Summer Camp: An Experiment in Fun!

Life has felt exceptionally hard this year. As a result, I’ve felt the need to infuse my life with fun and joy! After watching a YouTube I like create 30 inventions in 30 days, it gave me an idea of ways of spending my summer off… Create a Self-Directed Summer Camp.

The plan is fairly simple.  Each day, I will create something from the following categories and interests. Some of things listed here, I have ether made before (like fabric design) and want to do more or I have an interest in it (like leather craft)

  1. Polymer Clay Jewelry
  2. Fabric design (screen print, block printing, dyeing, etc)
  3. Pyrography 
  4. Video/Film 
  5. Painting
  6. Sewing
  7. Collage 
  8. Houseware design 
  9. Jewelry design 
  10. 10.Paper embroidery 
  11. Music (make a beat)
  12. 12.Cook a new recipe
  13. 13.Poetry 
  14. 14.Floral design
  15. 15.Leather craft 
  16. 16.Yard design(something for the yard)

Whatever it is, I have to complete it (unless it is a multi day project)and I have to share it, either on social media or on my website. If I am on the road or travel for any reason, I will take a travel art kit with me. 

Additionally, I will either walk, ride my bike or yoga everyday and do strength training 2-3 times a week. I will also read for at least 20 minutes a day. 

I will strive to eat well and make sure I am getting enough sleep and limiting my time on social media outside of sharing my daily.

I will also go on weekly “field trips,” weekly adventures to places I’ve never been to or haven’t been to in a long time nearby.

I will also make weekly time to connect with friends locally and take monthly trips to places that require a train. 

If there are new things I add, I will come back to this post to update.

I’m very excited about this! What summer fun plans to do you have?

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