I know this is a big shock to my regular readers, but I happen to be a huge fan of creativity – which includes making “stuff.” If you need proof, you can take a look at yesterday’s post, or maybe this one.
Apparently, I am not the only famous person who believes in the power of making. A few other people happen to think it’s pretty cool, too: Joey Hudy, Super Awesome Sylvia, Google, etc… Oh, and the band, “OK Go” and the President of the United States.
President Obama has declared tomorrow, June 18th, 2014, as a National Day of Making. On that date, the White House is sponsoring a Maker Faire. But you don’t have to be present to participate. Anyone can be a maker pretty much anywhere (although I probably would not say that sentence in front of my gifted students, as they would be more than happy to point out places that might not be conducive to making, such as a court room during a trial). For ideas on how to get involved, check out the video from OK Go embedded below, as well as some of these links:
5 thoughts on “National Day of Making”
Hi Terri. I follow your blog now, and I make things. So would you like to follow my blog? http://aac-jackandjude.blogspot.com/
Oh, goodness. I was busy making things and missed the June 18th recognition. Maybe next year … although I suppose I honored it in my own way, true to the spirit of the day, if not aware I was doing it.
Every day should be a Day of Making, right?
Yes, and it usually is for me. I express myself more in the things I make than the words I write and say, sometimes.
That is wonderful!