In an attempt to live my life as an artist – in contrast to a life long list of to-do-things – I bought a Moleskin Art Journal. According to the introduction, meeting art is a personal experience and a dialogue between art and yourself. . . If to live is an art, then an Art Journal should reflect life in terms of art, its vocabulary.
I am just furnishing the journal. It is interesting to look for the effects of redefining some basic activities of contemporary life.
- My favourite places:
- Contemporary and Modern Art: Leading exhibitions: Conferences
- Contemporary Art History Timeline: Notes of Appointments and Meetings
- Wish list: My Goals
- Artworks: My To-Do-List
- My Collection: Knowledge Mind maps
- Books: My Travels and Tours
- Performances: My Ideas
- Auctions: Ideas for Scripts
- Happenings: My daily physical exercises and learning a foreign language
- Documentaries: Preparatory blog mind maps
But we may redefine life as a game. That could lead to the design of a daily planner for 30/31 days a month by using known board games. Games can be based on pure strategy, chance (e.g. rolling dice) or a mixture of the two, and usually have a goal that a player aims to achieve. If to live is a game, the monthly life game could be one of those:
- January: Go
- February: Chess
- March: Stratego
- April: Diplomacy
- May: Cluedo
- June: Monopoly
- July: Trivial Pursuit
- August: Scrabble
- September: Mensch ärgere Dich nicht or Sorry
- October: Solitaire
- November: Backgammon
- December: Bluff Poker
Each game functions as a metaphor for that month. It gives some clues regarding skills, strategy, rules, and risk to explore that month.
Of course, there are several other definitions of life – or metaphors – conceivable.
What metaphor would you use to redefine your life?
Photo”Front View Of Man Looking Through Frame” by imagerymajestic
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