How-To Survive a Make Emergency

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Don’t you just hate it when a great idea comes to you while you are out somewhere, and sadly, you have no way to capture it except scribbling on the scraps of drinking straw on the floor of your car, or a soggy cocktail napkin.  You are smack dab in the middle of a make emergency.  You need a make emergency kit.

Sure, sure, some of you are thinking, thanks to my Smart Phone I never have that kind of emergency anymore. But the truth is, at least for me, nothing beats the hand-feel of pen on page. Something about that feel just sparks the fire.  So here’s my how-to for creating your own survival kit.  Hope it helps.  By the way, I still like to scribble on scraps too.  Maybe that should be a make, drinking straw poems.  Hmmm, let me get my kit.

1.An eReader, because it’s easier to carry around books that inspire you this way 2.Sun block and lip balm, because it’s hard to make cool stuff when you have a sunburn  3.	Sunglasses, because makers are cool 4.	A disposable raincoat: perfect drop cloth, good weather protection, and you can make cool stuff out of it 5.	A journal, for stealing, remixing and thinking on the go 6.	A book to inspire you, motivate you and push you to make cool stuff 7.	Umbrella, because you never know  8.	Advil, for long hours spent in one position  9.	Tide Stick, for those times when you eat and make, and make a mess 10.	A bag of stuff: markers, paints, pencils, sharpeners…because you’ll need tools 11. A “smart” phone (not pictured) because you’ll want to share your “cool stuff”

1. An eReader, because it’s easier to carry around books that inspire you this way
2. Sun block and lip balm, because it’s hard to make cool stuff when you have a sunburn
3. Sunglasses, because makers are cool
4. A disposable raincoat: perfect drop cloth, good weather protection, and you can make cool stuff out of it
5. A journal, for stealing, remixing and thinking on the go
6. A book to inspire you, motivate you and push you to make cool stuff
7. Umbrella, because you never know
8. Advil, for long hours spent in one position
9. Tide Stick, for those times when you eat and make, and make a mess
10. A bag of stuff: markers, paints, pencils, sharpeners…because you’ll need tools
11. A “smart” phone (not pictured) because you’ll want to share your “cool stuff”

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3 thoughts on “How-To Survive a Make Emergency

  1. Beth,
    I love it! We definitely need to be prepared for a make emergency…and you give some good suggestions. I might trade the umbrella for something else (not sure what just yet) because it almost never rains around here! And I love the idea of straw wrapper poems–our young writers were just writing on the eucalyptus tree bark that they find all over campus the other day, scraps come in lots of variety! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Kim

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