creative assignment: twofer

September 10th, 2014

creative assignment: twofer

It’s been a little while since our last Creative Assignment and I’m ready for another! How about you? Just the promise of Fall has me feeling refreshed.

creative assignment: twofer

1. lincoln 2. banana 3. dj felix 4. cyclops 5. doorbell 6. diy sticker mandala

New ideas are the new thing these days. It sometimes seems our economy is riding on the hope of “new ideas.” As humans we are always looking for the exciting new thing. As modern humans we are looking to wow our boss or get famous or make bank, all with the one new idea.

But new ideas don’t come out of the blue; they come out of what is already here. Oftentimes the best ideas, or the most beautiful, or at the very least the most clever, come from 2 things. I looked around my Pinterest account to find a few examples of this. You can see them pictured above.

creative assignment: twofer

Some are useful, some are hilarious, some are even thought-provoking, but all are two things stuck together. They are all a Twofer. Incredibly creative, aren’t they? But when you look at them as this + that, the creativity doesn’t seem so unreachable. Now, two things smashed together can be crap too. The craft world is particularly good at this. See: mason jar + anything, chalkboard + everything.

creative assignment: twofer

This assignment will be in two parts (fitting). For the first part you need to leave a comment with a word. Nouns are probably easier to work with than emotions or philosophical concepts, but they don’t have to be nouns. You be the judge, because for the next part you will get 2 of these words to work with.

Make sure you leave your email address because for part two I will email you 2 words. Take those words and make something: a drawing, a mini quilt, a website, dinner, anything! But first things first, we need the words. So leave a comment on this post, or leave 10, but do leave good words.

Got it? Okay, go!


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70 Responses to creative assignment: twofer

  1. Kelly P says:

    How about metal?
    I’m kind of excited. Thanks!

  2. Jennifer says:

    Love it!
    How about “pinball”?

  3. Jen says:

    My word… EINSTEIN

  4. Amy says:

    Let’s do this.

  5. Melissa says:

    Grand Canyon

    BTW, I love this concept!

  6. Lexy says:


  7. alexa says:


  8. Cotton candy

  9. Jennifer says:


  10. Yeka says:

    It’s raining in my city now, so… RAIN.

  11. Sarah R says:

    The first thing that came to mind was SLEEP, but after that my brain fluttered quickly to ROBOT.

  12. Sarah says:

    Ah I love this Meg! Count me in! My word is…. Cactus.

  13. typewriter (just because it was the first thing I looked up at) What a great challenge!!

  14. This sounds like fun! My word: Black

  15. Tartaruga says:

    Love your assignments!
    I’m with my breakfast so… cup!

  16. Poll says:

    I’m in. My word is Dome.

  17. Stacey says:

    This sounds like so much fun. My word is . . . pickle.

  18. Meredith says:

    My favorite word… Pickle

  19. Michaela fuller says:


  20. Thea | mon ami says:

    I’m so curious to see where this goes….cloud

  21. Linda says:

    hmmm…. hair