What color is it?
It’s easy to say “blue”, but before you do that, really go and look at it. Is it light blue? Dark blue? Or maybe it’s not blue at all, but black or gray or yellow or pink or gold or purple. Maybe it’s green.
At different times of day, with different types of weather and at different times of year, the sky will be different colors. And it’s probably not one color.
Look at it again. In the blue sky, do you see traces of darker and lighter shades? What about some white?
Think about the colors.
Then, for each color you see, think about 2-3 other things that are also that color.
Now, spend a minute thinking of ways you could use those things.
For instance, right now, the sky is a pearly gray, with some white clouds thrown in and a few really dark rain clouds that look almost black.
My Wii balance board is white. So is my printing paper. So are the thin curtains on my windows.
My dog’s old worn out toy bear is black. The back of our TV is black with a light sheen of dust, so it matches the clouds almost perfectly. My husband’s work hat is also a dark gray/black.
(Note: It doesn’t have to be something you see. It probably shouldn’t be. But since that’s what I came up with, that’s what I’m using.)
I could use the soda cans to build a tower. I could use them to set up just inside the door to scare the dog if she tries to come into the bedroom. I could tie them to the back of a friend’s car (actually, I think that’s illegal now). I could string them together to use as a phone. I could cut them into pieces and paint them and have pretty little ornaments for my Christmas tree.
I could use the walls of my basement as a fortress. I could also use them as a practice ground for aspiring archaeologists. I could probably also use them as an art canvas.
The old army shirt… I could sew it together and make it into a pillow – after he wears it, of course. Happy dreams guaranteed. I could stuff it for a Scarecrow in October. I could cut it up and use it to make a quilt. I could also cut it up and use it as a dishrag.
That’s all I’m going to share. But what about you… what can you think of?