Day 9: Creative Challenge

It's been a day of modest (but interesting) projects for the creative challenge team. Opera singer and strange bedfellow, Kanen Breen, has updated his sole remaining pair of unadorned specs to match the sequined jacket he created on day 3. With his jar of sequins and his trusty glitter dispenser in hand, there's not much this creative legend can't do. There's even a rumour circulating that he wore this ensemble to the Helpmann Awards last night. Stand aside, Dame Edna Everage. Your wisteria hair is no match for this vision in purple. Gladioli, possums?

Out "bling"ing Dame Edna. Kanen's specs: the final product

Out "bling"ing Dame Edna. Kanen's specs: the final product

Kanen's specs: Before and during

Kanen's specs: Before and during

I had a long working day today with little opportunity for creative endeavour. Stuck inside with no access to drawing materials or silversmithing tools, I created an image by layering a couple of different photos and then playing with the composite to get the moody, ethereal look I wanted. The image features MIster Mo, our beautiful 17.1 hand thoroughbred who passed away on 25 June 2014, may he rest in peace. The final image won't be to everyone's taste, but I like it. And when you're being creative, that's actually all that matters.

Scarlet's image: Emerging from the ruins

Scarlet's image: Emerging from the ruins

Stephen Bennett also struggled with a lack of time today. He took this photo in the heady days of last summer, but wasn't happy with the processing effect. With some new software at his fingertips, he was able to transform the image into just the look he was after when he composed the shot. He also started work on a composition for two acoustic bass guitars, and he wrote the part of the second bass today. His plan is to allow the piece to cogitate overnight. He's sure to wake in the morning with the part of the first bass surging around in his inspired brain.

Steve's photo: Lucy, summer 2014

Steve's photo: Lucy, summer 2014