In September 2016 a good friend Ezi decided to launch a new business. Her aim was to create a learning environment for the 9-14 year-old age group which is so rarely catered when it coed to holiday activities. Sure there are plenty of summer camps where kids can go canoeing or swing from trees, but finding activities that are both fun and educational creates a real challenge.
And so Camp Evolution Ltd came to be. Together with Co-director Shola we've worked on building the camp and its activities. It's been probably the most challenging project I have worked on in a creative capacity both in terms of copy and graphics.
I've learned so much about marketing and pushing social media engagement further than I have ever done before. I've learned to use products such as mail-chimp, mail-munch, eventbrite and so and and so forth. But, perhaps the most challenging area was and still is the website.
Not being a coder myself I chose a free wordpress theme. I would say that rarely a day goes by without my tweaking something here or there. I've experienced the white screen of death but through use of an FTP I've managed to bing back the site and create a child theme.
Hours have been spent in web chat with the support team from ThemeGrill's Spacious guys.
Why not check out the site and my content (both in written and graphic form). I'd really appreciate feedback as I still find it hard to be objective. And, so I continue day by day tweaking here and there, redoing, undoing, moving, deleting etc etc etc.
For anyone who has created a website I'm sure you'll agree that it's a long process especially when you're a relative novice like myself.
This challenge, by the SAA, aims to get the nation painting and welcomes all levels of artist.
The SAA will be inviting all entrants to come and visit during a series of special open days so you can soak up the full impact of the exhibition in person. They also plan to produce an online review of the exhibition for you to enjoy.
So how do you participate?
Using an 89mm x 64mm painting surface, simply get busy creating!
It can be a picture of anything you like; any theme, subject matter, style or medium.
Once completed, simply fill in an entry form available on the SAA's site making sure you complete all the details and then pop it in the post to the SAA.
From there, they will acknowledge receipt of your entry within 28 days and will be in touch in due course to announce the outcome of the challenge and with details of the exhibition open days.
Launched in September, paintings have been flying in ever since. The range of subject matter, style, medium, array of colour and imagination is quite incredible. The SAA are totally overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and talent.
The response is so exciting with over 1,600 entries received to date, from all corners of the globe, the furthest one has travelled so far is all the way from Australia!
For more details please click here to be redirected to the Society for All Artists' dedicated webpage or view the info below.
A well designed mobile storytelling app called Steller was introduced to deliver on a simple premise: that our smartphones can do more than serve as our cameras or a quick way to post images to social networks like Facebook or Instagram, they’re also capable of being creative devices.
The app allows you to turn your photos and videos into stories, using a set of simple tools, designed from the ground-up for mobile devices.
You can also interact with those stories, by leaving comments and using hashtags. In addition, both hashtags and @mentions work in the comments and within the stories themselves, allowing users to reference other topics or other creators, connecting the stories together in more of a social networking structure.
This is a great way for artists and creatives to showcase their work. Until now (lack of time) I have used this app to story tell a networking event, a trip to Snowdonia and to story tell a seminar.
Here's the first story I created: Trip to Snowdonia