Thursday, October 16, 2008

Artistic Frenzies

Now that winter is making an early bid at taking over autumn, it's a good time to sit at your desk or kitchen table, coffee at hand, and indulge in a flurry of creative expression.

For those with an artistic bent, 24 Hour Comics Day is a free international celebration of comics creation. On Saturday, Oct. 18th, cartoonists around the world will take on the challenge of trying to create a complete 24 page comic story in 24 straight hours. New Mexico will have two locations for this free event: at Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe and at the Harwood Art Center, 1114 7th Street NW in Albuquerque.

If you're strictly of the literary persuasion, National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo to its participants, strikes on Nov. 1st. Fueled by Halloween chocolate, you can write a 50,000-word novel until midnight, Nov. 30th. And as the site says, it's all about quantity, not quality.

So indulge in your creative side this weekend or next month. Once the snow and icicles appear in earnest, you'll be glad you got the creative juices flowing.

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