Creative Jumpstart 2021

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Tuesday, January 15

the Whatevers -- a Catch Up Post

Last June two GREAT friends and I started a year-long project called the Whatevers. We each chose 4 vintage images, scanned them and committed to telling a story around these vintage pictures each month. Since we are HALF-WAY through our challenge I thought I would do a quick re-cap for January -- re-post all the images in case you want to join in, the rules and links to where you can find more about the Whatevers Project! And anything else you may (or may not) want to know about this fun and creative project.

The cover of my book -- a little teaser posted before our project started! 
In June I introduced Winston and Newton, the two main characters in my story.

July, meet Mother -- Cordelia Marie Faber-Whatever. She's got some crazy hair and eyes!

 August Mother, Winston and Newton travel to the beach to vacation with the evil cousins!

In September the focus is off Winnie and Newt and I've introduced Elizabeth, Art and Frida. Oh, and the Countess. 

In October the story is about Winnie and Newt's father, Winston Newton Whatever.
In November the story comes back to the US and what the evil cousins Boots and Hermione and their mother Elldridge are up to as they wonder about what is happening in Germany.  

 In December Newton and his Grandfather go out into the country and cut down a Christmas tree for the castle.

So many twists and turns -- wonder what's going to happen next month??

Want to play along?? We have just a few things to let you know about: 

  • Vicki, Nat and I have made a one-year commitment to each other and picked twelve photos with Whatevers whom we will give a story.
  • Every month – if possible always on the 15th –  each of us will do a post with an individual story that goes along for us with the same photo.
  • If you want you can play along and we will have the photo for you – just right click on it to safe it to download and show us your version of The Whatevers.
  • There are no rules to the story itself- it can be funny, sad, uplifting, breathtaking- WHATEVER
  • There are no rules on the length or the form of the story- it can be a short sentence, an essay, a poem or a soap opera – WHATEVER
  • There are no rules on the art form you choose – it can be a scrapbook layout, an altered art project, an art journal page – WHATEVER
  • Here is a rule though: if you take the photo you have to link back to us and show us your story.
  • These pictures are from our personal stash and are for personal use for you only! If you want to use them for a publication whether a book or magazine in print or digital form please ask for permission!
  • If you want to participate we’ll have a linky list for each Whatever Post.
  • You can also join our The Whatevers -Facebook Page 
And here are all the images for you: 







See you back here next month for the next chapter in my story! 


  1. What a fun idea this is. I like the creating a story part with the characters.

  2. Love your story. What a fun idea. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Can't wait to read the next installment.


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