Photo Projects from Miranda July: When homework feels like love

Hair, sky, and sunEver feel like you need a boost of artistic inspiration? Something to jolt you out of a creative rut? We’ve got just the thing.

Miranda July, the woman who wrote and directed the delightful “Me and You and Everyone We Know”, publishes quirky “artistic assignments” that get you thinking outside of your norms and acting creatively.

Remember art class in elementary school? Finger painting and collages and pottery wheels? This is like that, but ten times more fun.

You’ll be surprised at how good it’ll make you feel.

Here are some of our faves:

Assignment #11: Photograph a scar and write about it

Assignment #27: Take a picture of the sun

Assignment #30: Take a picture of strangers holding hands

Assignment #39: Take a picture of your parents kissing

Assignment #50: Take a flash photo under your bed

Set aside some me time and dig into a few. There are no due dates, and you’re guaranteed an A+ in feeling good.

Miranda July’s Learning to Love You More