For all you creative types out there - SmartFone Flick Fest has introduced an 16 and under category (for those of you who are over 16 you can still enter the open competition. All you need to do is to make film on your smartphone or tablet. For more information visit https://sf3.com.au.
I love this video. Portrait of Lotte was filmed by Dutch artist and filmmaker, Frans Hofmeester who filmed his daughter every week for 20 years. It's a beautiful reminder that even though you are just a teenager, you have come so far and accomplished so much. Even if your parents are not filmmakers, you could make a photographic journey of your life so far. You could even write a list of things that you have learnt or achieved since birth. You've learnt to walk, talk, read, write, ride a bike, do math, perhaps you can surf, ride a skateboard, code, paint, pole vault or play a musical instrument - you are awesome!
A Piece of Rainbow has a tutorial on how to make a t-shirt yarn rug. This would be a great project to do over the holidays. It would also make a good Mother's Day gift. If you don't have some old t-shirts you can use you can buy some at your local Salvos or second hand store. You can also buy t-shirt yarn at craft stores. You can find the tutorial at www.apieceofrainbow.com. The are instructions on how to make the yarn as well. All you need are some old t-shirts, a hula hoop, some wool and scissors.
If you need something to cheer you up or lift your spirits try making a mood board of your favourite things full of photos, magazine cut-outs or drawings of your favourite things. Alternatively, print out our free Favourite Things list and fill in the blanks.