It’s a little ironic that I was nominated for this award, considering how inexplicably horrible I am at art…
Anyway, thanks for RMA YA Books for nominating me for the Aesthete Blogger Award! This award was created by the amazing Ashmita@ the Fictional Journal, and I have to say I love the idea. It’s such a unique award and I was really excited to have a chance to do it!
“This award is to honor every creative person, irrespective of their number of followers and views. Because, as long as you create, that is all that matters. This award is for those bloggers who put an insane amount of thought in each of their posts and for those who spread creativity like wildfire! Just wow!” — I love this sentiment.
- Use the official logo/graphic of the award and display it on your blog.
- List the rules.
- Show some love to the one who nominated you!
- Mention the creator (Ashmita@ the Fictional Journal) and link it back to the original post.
- Tell me a something about this world that you admire.
- What is your favourite form of creativity?
- Nominate 7 lovely people and notify them by commenting on their posts; spread some love!
- Ask your nominees 4 questions.
- Share something you created. (can be anything!)
- And lastly, just so you know: I LOVE YOUR CREATIONS!
Tell me something about this world that you admire.
The amount of interesting things there are to learn about! When I was a kid I wanted to know “everything about everything” and got really sad when my parents told me that was impossible, but I still think it’s unbelievably tragic that you can’t ever know everything about everything.
What is your favourite form of creativity?
Now, some people will say this doesn’t count, but I firmly believe that programming is a type of creativity. If you’re working on a project like an app, there is so much work that goes into the design. You have to figure out what the screens will look like, what colors to use, how the user will interact with the screens, and then you have to figure out how to organize your code and think of the most efficient way to do things.
Coming up with a project is definitely creativity. But even if you’re just doing a programming challenge, coming up with a way to solve the problem in the lowest time complexity and with the fewest lines is a creative endeavor itself. Go on any of those hackathon websites and take a look at the thousands of different ways people solve each probelm!.
This was a long answer, but I feel particularly passionate about this because my English class last month was having a debate about creative classes at school, and no one seemed to realize that more “technical” subjects are creative too as well as art, music and writing. People tend to assume I have no creativity since I’m more involved in science, math and coding and have close to zero conventional artistic talent, but I don’t think that’s fair. Thanks for coming to my TED Talk.
If you could be remembered for creating one thing, what would it be?
Hmmmmm well just like everyone else in the book blogosphere… I’d like to write an amazing book of some sort. What genre? I don’t know. What topic? I don’t know. Trust the process.
What creative activity have you always wanted to learn?
Hmm, well I wish I were better at painting/art, so maybe taking a class work help me? I don’t know though, because every time I draw something I get made fun of by my sister who is so good at art she has a YouTube channel about it (go check it out here)
I also want to re-learn how to play the violin. I played in my elementary school orchestra for two years, but stopped to focus more on piano. But I love violins too…
Also, being able to thrift-flip or make clothes seems really fun, even though it isn’t something I could ever see myself doing. I can’t sew at all and it seems boring, but making your own clothes seems fun. It’s complicated.
Update: now I’m learning how to crochet so I can make sweaters(pretty much the only things I wear). I’m not great at it, but it’s relaxing.
What song would play during the closing credits to the movie of your life?
This is a really deep question that I really cannot answer…
I don’t know, hmm what song is like an “ending” song?
“Closing Time” the most depressing ending song I can think of.
When you imagine yourself perfectly content and serene, where are you?
Sitting by the edge of a lake with mountains behind me and it’s sunset.
Share something you created:
My Questions for You:
What is your favorite (creative) hobby?
If you had to choose just one, would you choose visual art or music?
Do you like to write? Why or why not?
Who is your favorite artist, of any kind?