Many of you probably don’t know what the DIY project is, nor the IdeaFM, nor even the 20% project.Are they different?
Actually, they’re pretty much the same. We get to make our own projects, whether it may be for the good of a foundation, a community, or a grade school. My English class is working on the IdeaFM project, aka Idea Farming project. It’s exciting, but very hard, managing the timing, the process, the actual work, and getting them approved by the teacher, and then to the head of the organization or school to be able to work on it.
Now for me, my project was something that occurred in my dream. I was holding a concert for a group of disabled children. I sang, while my friends and I danced, a great performance that the children loved, and grew to be a famous group. I faintly remembered wings in our t-shirts, and that moment when I remembered that dream, I was listening to Trap, a song by Henry Lau.
So I gave the project its name.
HashtagYPBeFree. Eh, pretty long, but with wings, it was cool. 🙂
I even had my artistic friend design my logo for the t shirts!
Isn’t it beautiful? I could just imagine this on the back of my t shirt….
Well, the problem was, it was harder than in my dream. In it, everything was perfectly laid out, everyone eager to do this concert, hospitals begging for me to come, and all the audience amazed by our performance.
But obviously you know that reality isn’t so perfect no?
So there I was with no where to go, and then my friend bailed out on me, saying she had too much to do. It’s, well, kind of expected. No place returned my emails and calls, no matter how professional I tried to sound, it would not work. I was a high school teenager with a dream that was only made by famous people.
So after a short talk with my teacher, I thought of another idea. There were many things besides singing that I loved to do. One is writing and scrapbooking. Whenever I got the chance (and the time), I would pull my artistic drawer, and grab whatever came to hand, a cute paper, a bunch of scraps, stickers, markers, scissors, glue, pictures, magazines, anything. Then I would make cards, scrapbooks, decor for my binder cover, about anything that came to mind. So I thought, why not do something that has to do with it?
And that was when I had the answer. I am going to make Poetry Grams!
Basically, I’m going to make handmade grams, specially decorated with the help of Aladria and her beautiful handmade stamps, and Uy-long (http://uylongngo.wordpress.com/), Kenneth (http://randomactsofpoetryblog.wordpress.com/), Ethan (http://ethannguyen24.wordpress.com/), and Albert’s (http://nguyenalbert15.wordpress.com/) poetry (also mine as well), and sell them, with the profit going to a foundation or such, or I’m also thinking of buying a couple of poetry books for a grade school library. Either way, it’s going to be exciting!!!
I will be only making 3 per month. So they will be extra special, each with their own characteristics, and it’s going to be first come first serve. They will be able to choose from a category, whether it be love to a female other, or to their best friend, or a birthday wish, or even just a have a good day, and I will find a poetry line or a short poem to put in the gram, and send it to their special person.
I’m thinking of adding some kind of goody to go with it, I’m not sure.
It seems pretty exciting! Not too unrealistic, it seems like something that might be able to work out!
The problem is the advertisement.
I’m still in the process of thinking, but the basis is, WordPress, Facebook, Instagram, and twitter. Oh, Tumblr too.
Oh my, my fingers are begging me to start working on it 🙂