Sometimes the universe sends you a challenge that is just out of your comfort zone. It takes a creative mind to rise to the occasion.
A recent survey conducted by Trident (you know, the chewing gum company) discovered that 9 out of 10 Canadians said they find fun in the little things every day. I agree with 65 per cent of Canadians who believe that fun is all about discovering something unexpected like taking a spontaneous road trip (73 per cent) singing at the top of their lungs (49 per cent) or running through a sprinkler on a hot day (39 per cent). And a whopping 96 per cent of Canadians say it’s important to share fun things with others.
Then I was asked by Trident to write about what I do for fun. Hmm....Well, I work. That's my idea of fun. Pathetic, right? I can tell you when I go to Clevelands House Family Resort, it's about relaxation, not fun. I run to feel great. I shop when I'm stressed. But I wouldn't categorize any of the above as simply good old-fashioned fun. I'm kind of a curmudgeon like that. Ask Sharon DeVellis. She knows this about me.
And then I saw this fun video done by the Trident team, and was inspired.
Instead of lying on my back looking for animals in clouds, I took the concept one step further.
Here's what I did for fun this past weekend.
I sat down and asked people I really like to stand around me in a messy circle. I pointed my trusty iPhone camera up and shot their faces against the clouds. It looks kind of goofy but when we put a few of them together, it's not bad. In fact, I think I may have discovered a new genre of portraiture.
Here's a portrait I took of my clan who indulged me in some silliness. Freaky, huh? We look like Siamese Twins. For this my technique was different. I used the forward facing lens, and while I held my phone, my son pressed the button to take the shot.
Here's a few YMC Bloggers who let me have some fun with them. They look good even upside down!
Then, I tried it out a family portrait for Sarah Gunn. Apparently this is the best portrait they've ever had done. (Kidding, mostly.)
School is starting. These days it's all work and no play. So, I appreciated this little reminder to add some fun into my multi-tasking day.
If you want to participate in the Trident Fun-Raiser for a chance to win some free gum, here's what you need to do:
Go to www.facebook.com/tridentcanada, complete the task, snap a photo with Instagram, use the hashtag #seewhatunfolds and watch the fun-meter go up.
Once the weekly goal is met, Trident will release 1,000 packs of FREE Trident Layers gum!
This is proudly sponsored by our friends at Trident.
Trident is helping Canadians to See What Unfolds by spreading fun across Canada. Stay on top of the fun and follow the hashtag #SeeWhatUnfolds or check out the Trident Fun-Raiser on Facebook.