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Welcome to today’s suggested topic of inspiration for doodling and beyond. Each day in October, we are sending forth a different theme variation of PLACE to inspire doodles, art, writing, or whatever you want to create. This daily offering of ideas is connected to CLMOOC and Write Out. Today’s theme: Mountains You can share in your […]

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Throughout October, we will be releasing daily inspirations for doodles and art that are in connection with the Write Out project, an exploration of a sense of PLACE through writing and learning. We hope you find the topics helpful and inspirational, and use them to make art, and make connections, too. All topics were gathered […]

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CLMOOC Feldgang Feldgang Collage Art Remix flickr photo by Dogtrax shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license This is not the end of the trail. Not the end of the explorations. Not the end of the Feldgang. But the prompts here at the Daily Connect around the summer of 2019 Feldgang Variations are coming to […]

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Wishing upon a shooting star flickr photo by Xiu Yu SD shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license The sky is story. Peoples from many cultures all over the world stare into the night and imagine the Gods and Goddess, or some other spiritual beings, looking down on them. Stories helped make the unknown more […]

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Not all Feldgangs are of the outside open-air variety. For this explorations, consider diving into the world of CLMOOC blogs. Or should we say, the CLMOOC Planet? This RSS-fed site, set up by CLMOOC friends Greg and Sarah, gathers CLMOOC bloggers together. For this feldgang activity, take a wander through the feed and document your […]

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Exploring a space or object over time can surface contours of observation. For this prompt of patience, consider starting a page or photo collection to write or capture the essence of an object or place, and return to the same topic, but stretched out over time: maybe weekly, or monthly, or hourly. How does your […]

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(Simon’s Allotments Feldgang) A garden — either in full bloom of summer or in full fallow of winter — makes for an interesting space to explore. For this feldgang, find a garden (your own, a community garden, or sneak your way into a neighbor’s yard) and consider the garden as its own world. How will […]

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View of London from the Shard flickr photo by Dogtrax shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license We’ve focused quite a bit on the outdoors for this month of exploration of spaces and feldgang variations. But outdoors does not mean woods and mountains. For this prompt, discover or rediscover a city or urban space. Document […]

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Zooming-1 flickr photo by mariajo12 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC) license Authors such as William Least Heat-Moon and Wallace Stegner have explored in their writing the idea of a Deep Map to explore a geographical area in writing. Deep Maps are conceptually designed to layer more than what the eye sees in the mapping […]

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Gold Medal Park [explored] flickr photo by A Brand New Minneapolis shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC) license Look up. The sky is its own canvas of wonder.  Imagine this: we all share the same sky, just different parts of it at different times of day. Your sky is part of my sky, and mine, […]

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  A learning walk can be different things (in schools, it sometimes refers to a walkabout into classrooms for observation). Here, we think of it in terms of closely observing nature. Think of it as a way to closely observe a small space you have taken for granted, by looking at it closer, with intention. […]

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Your public or school library is a treasure trove of beautiful things. You probably know that already. For this activity, go into your public library space and treat it like a field. What flowers do you see? What seeds are being planted? Where is the shade tree? Use metaphor, it helps, or maybe create a […]

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OLD TREES NEVER DIE THEY JUST GET RECYCLED [TREE STUMPS, DEAD TREES, ROTTEN TREES IN ST. ANNE’S PARK]-115020 flickr photo by infomatique shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license You may remember doing this kind of activity from when you were a kid. If you were this kind of kid. You probably were. Old, rotting […]

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(Saxophone Feldgang by Kevin) A single object, seen through different angles, is another way of seeing. For this activity, choose one object and then observe it from different perspectives — either visually or with writing or whatever inspires you. How do you see it different? How about those who are viewing your object through your […]

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//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js While when we think of exploring the world, we think of the natural spaces. The outdoors. Not for this Daily Connect. (Maybe save this one for a rainy day? Maybe today is a rainy day!). For this assignment, grab some text you are reading — a book, a magazine, a website, a newspaper. Either […]