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The Whatevers – A Creative Storytelling Project

The Whatevers – is a creative story telling project founded by Cat ScanlonVicki Chrisman and me in 2012.

Have you ever been to a flea market and then had this weird sensation of those faces from long ago times looking at you? Sometimes you find a little trace of the history on those photos, the name and city of the photographer, a scribbled note or year on the back of the photo…but that is it. There is no more ….Really…no more? They are forgotten as long as they have no name and no story…

Watch our intro video from 2012:

We want to give those Whatevers a name- we want to make them part of our family and if you want…you can make them part of your family too.

In July 2013 we asked two additional friends Carmen Sanchez and Martha Richardson to join us.

the WHATEVERS 2 A

 

We posted this video for introducing Cuchy and Martha to our group:

What all five of us have in common (besides enjoying each others company and having a blast)  is the love for vintage photos, whether it be family treasures or sometimes found ones.

Here is how it works

  • Vicki, Cat, Cuchy (Carmen), Martha and I 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 to download and show us your version of The Whatevers. The photo will be posted at the end of our blogposts- not on Facebook!
  • There is no rules to the story itself- it can be funny, sad, uplifting, breathtaking- WHATEVER
  • There is 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 is no rules on the artform you choose – it can be a scrapbook layout, an altered art project, an artjournal 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

 

Here are our WHATEVERS from Round 2 – click on the images to get to the story and photo (this is running now) – started July 15, 2013

more coming soon …

Here are our WHATEVERS from Round 1 – click on the images to get to the story and photo

Comments (10)

  • fran allen

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    i am just so happy you have all these wonderful ‘whatevers’ available to us. thank you so much love all your stories and your journals in general fran

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  • samara

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    Nat….I LOVE this. How do we get the photos when you say they are for us? I LOVE THIS!!!!! It is brilliant!!!!!!!!! And your pic creations are absolutely awesome. The white stockings is hilarious! Lovies, Samara p.s. please email me …(I only go on facebook 1/month. Thanks.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Hi Samara,
      you can just rightclick on the picture and save it to your desktop – and then you have it :)
      I took your email addy out of your comment to keep your privacy
      Looking forward seeing what you do with it :)
      nat

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  • samara

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    What I also find hilarious is my 15 year old keeps telling me to stop saying “Oh Whatever!” Now I will have a legit reason but will have to say “Oh Whatevers!” hee hee

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  • sabelljones

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    So funny! And what a great idea for fun! Love it, and love your artwork! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Susan

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    I love the Whatevers! So creative and so much fun. I do have a question – do you adhere the images directly to your page or do you transfer the images to the page? I’ve been playing with image transfer techniques but can’t seem to get the hang of it. Please share how you get your images on the page. Thanks.

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  • Darlene Winter

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    Thanks for the opportunity to make stuff up!! Love the photos you chose!! Thanks for sharing.

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