Hi everyone and welcome to this months creative challenge! This month, is all about Chiringuito Life!
Summer is in full swing here on the Costa del Sol and we have many Chiringuito’s which are full of colour, cocktails, beach umbrellas and fun! A Chiringuito is a bar/restaurant on the beach – some are just huts with beers, others are full-blown restaurants. So much fun!
Our Creative Costa images above were taken at the local Chiringuito where I live.
JOURNAL PROMPTS: Before you start creating, take some time to think about walking along the beach and coming across a fun, colourful bar. Full of lovely music, glasses, chatter, colourful decorations and lots more. Imagine yourself taking a rest and enjoying all that this Chiringuito can offer.
What are the initial thoughts that come to mind when you think of this?
This challenge is to create something with the theme of a chiringuito / beach bar. Let’s play with the look and feel of this place during summertime.
I believe that when we create in the form of play, beautiful things will happen. We let go of the expectations of what the final result will look like and loose ourselves in a blissful creative zone. This is my wish for us this month. To lose ourselves in the joy of creating, just because it is fun! Because we are ‘just playing’ anything goes!
THE CHALLENGE: Create something inspired by a Chiringuito
Here are some ideas to get you started:
• Gather photos of a beach bar near you if there is one and share with the group or collect images on pinterest for your own inspiration.
• When you think of a beach bar/chiringuito, what are the words, feelings and colours that speak to you? Cut these out of magazines or write them out and glue onto your image or just collage them onto a blank piece of paper. Perhaps pick out certain things that you associate with this.
• With your pencils or paints, create an abstract interpretation of what Chiringuito life might mean to you.
• Choose a particular element to create – such as the beach umbrella, a cocktail, the look and feel of a beach bar. Let your imagination spark your creativity
Print off a pdf of the challenge here: CCChallenge_chiringuitolife
I am excited to see your creations!
MORE TO COME!
Over the month, I will be sharing my own progress with the group using different materials, so I hope these inspire you to explore further and give you some ideas. All images will be posted into the facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/creativecostainspired/
I Also set up a Pinterest board with a collection of hibiscus inspired creations, so if you are craving more image inspiration, here is a lovely eye candy start!