sentences exchanged


submission for the adventureclubinteractive sentence exchange v. 12.2014 assignment

the work of an artist

him and his fingerprint

why does captain crunch

enable the impossible

definitely not 14

don't you think youd be safer on the ground




adventure check (off) list

submission for the daily adventure check list assignment. by- Courtney

1.  Take a photo everyday

… (yeah and I KNOW I just bought a new camera…)

2.  Write

I met my morning pages ritual head on this week. (My ritual is 3 pages of free-writing every single day in my journal.) I also adopted a new organizing method inspired by index cards and the following news article:

3. Express yourself

The more you give, the more of yourself you put forth…does equate to getting more. This week I remembered what it means to be on a team with your friends and what it feels like to accomplish something in stride. This week I invited a new friend to a new yoga class that I’d been saying for a very long time, I would try. I will remember this when I put something off again…and again for someday…later…


Annual 5K run in the mud, Del Mar fairgrounds, San Diego, California.

intro acro yoga

I attended my first AcroYoga class this weekend.

4.  Submit

I sent a one-liner to the local newspaper for a “headline this cartoon” contest  (I have yet to see if it made it to print.) I submitted 25 lines based on the photo prompt for Writer’s Digest Magazine (contest #61.) My dad and I finally compiled a video clip highlighting some of our adventures on our hunt for Forrest Fenn’s treasure this summer. We submitted the video to a production team that has expressed interest in our quest. Perhaps a camera crew will accompany us on our next trip to the search site in 2015 and perhaps it will all be made into an episodic series, coming soon to a television near you.

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jucy fun!

The Thrill of Our FIRST Chase (in a Jucy rental)
Nony and Courtney, July 2014.

daily adventure check list.

check list

living an adventurous life does not usually happen in an instant.  it is a constant and consistent effort to move towards the daring, the uncomfortable and the exciting.  adventure is a mindset, it is a habit, it is a choice.

this week we urge you to be consistent in your adventures by completing a certain number of tasks daily.  but how can adventure be formulated into a list you ask?  freedom through discipline.  freedom through discipline, our adventure seeking friends!

adventure check list:

1.  take a photo everyday.  this photo should be interesting, exciting, thought provoking-something that you are proud to display.

2.  write.  a paragraph, a story, an anecdote, or even a well crafted sentence.

3.  find yourself in an uncomfortable situation.  express your opinion.  challenge the status quo.  frighten yourself.  impress yourself.

4.  submit your work!  there are countless writing competitions and photo contests out there.  go find one!  in fact, find one every day and go for it!  because, why not?!  put yourself out there! someone has to win and it might as well be you, adventure seeker!

post a record of your completed check list every day and make adventure become a habit.  share your experiences with us at

directions followed.


submission for the adventureclubinteractive follow the directions assignment by- Courtney

If I may… and I must… take a step back…
Stephanie and I are ALWAYS at our best and of our highest, and at our peak… when it comes to inspiration- in those special hours between one completed assignment and the next.

There are many weeks when that inspiration, of the current adventure assignment, seems to sustain itself or even increase. I’ll find myself increasingly excited day after day to carry on with the work of the week. On the other hand, inevitably, there are certain assignments that drop off from the radar of my undivided attention- sometimes they fall down a gentle downhill slope and sometimes, even as early as Tuesday, their luster, their sparkle, their once promising appeal to inspire me to embark on great adventures- is completely dulled. Vanished. Lost.

The follow the directions assignment inspired me at the outset. On the second day, I walked out a couple doors, turned in circles, took some deep breaths… looked up. I followed the directions and took uninspiring pictures. It was beginning to seem like one of those aforementioned assignments that would run out of steam. I was tempted to give up and look forward to next week. For whatever reason, I did not.

I continued to follow the directions out of just about every door, when I wasn’t completely in a hurry or too caught up to remember. The pictures became a bit more interesting. Forgettable maybe, but not complete trash.  But most interestingly, I became aware of my own unique ability- or culpability  rather- to follow directions.

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I found myself in more than a few alleys. Depending on how high I was directed to look, of course, I chose to look not very high. I began recognizing the little voice inside my head that rationalizes with itself (or with…myself) and it wasn’t going to get wrapped up in specifics. I didn’t want to take pictures of the sky over and over again. So, in the alley photographed above, I simply looked up, not much higher than my nose.

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I loved that following the directions lead me to look above a building I see almost every day…without ever having noticed the up above it. I thought it ironic to be directed towards a ladder aimed nowhere towards the sky.


And other ladders leading somewhere… So I realized that just because you follow directions, doesn’t mean the end point is obvious. Ladder after ladder… hmm… was I supposed to continue on up?  I struggled with whether or not that was part of the directions, whether I even cared if it was or wasn’t, and ultimately if this was some sort of meaningful adventure I was meant to have… Alas. I didn’t climb either ladder. But I still wonder.


Reflecting on this photograph, I realize (for the first time?) that the doors I walk out of in my daily life, are surrounded by incredible places, scenery, and diversity. I see this building almost every day but I never appreciated all the angles and curves, the symmetry of lights and windows and the tiers of rooftops. Did someone need to give me directions to get here, pause, and appreciate the mundane, the obvious, the overlooked? Do we all so often fail to see what’s to see unless we are specifically told to,”see it?” And when we look at something, do we always remember to “look up?”

photo-copy assignment

ISE see and feel difference

how much do you know about adventureclubinteractive?

this week’s assignment is about all of you:  adventure seekers. friends and faithful followers. fans and skeptics. artists, creatives, artist wannabes, wannabe creatives and creative artists. this week’s assignment is about you getting to know us. whether you give us the casual, curious click around every once in awhile or are an an occasional visitor or frequent flyer with our website… this week’s assignment will familiarize you with us and us with you. and what’s more, we think that you’ll like us so much, be inspired by adventureclub so much, you’ll find so much of our work that you appreciate so much… that you will want to do exactly as we do.
you might even… try to… copy us…

photo-copy assignment.

(suggested research for the assignment)


  • choose three photos that you like, love, or are inspired by. choose photos that you would like to capture through your own lens. it’s up to you how you will take on the adventure of photographing our photos. in your own way, our three photos will become your three subjects for the remastering…


  • when you think about it, in many ways, copying is the easiest thing in the world when it comes to producing. how can you make this assignment challenging and adventurous? or will you opt to make it more accessible, if not simple or basic? again, it’s up to you. our suggestion is to approach the process of photo-copying, on a spectrum.
    for example, photo one, choosen from our website:  you might photograph it’s perfect mirror image, down to the color of the wall or the shade of a blade of grass- making an exact replica of everything in the photo- position and composition, pixel for pixel.
    for the second photo, maybe you let out a little slack on the precision settings in your perfectionist mind. though you still search for the opportunity to mimic our (second) photo closely, this photo-copy might include an embellished twist or a subtle flaw. maybe the blue isn’t a wall and the shade of green isn’t a blade of grass…
    the third photo would be even looser an interpretation off the (third) original. far away at the other end of the scale of copy. the third photo you choose is for a chance to be outrageous and rebellious. take this third photo because you’re inspired by our photo, but let creativity take the reigns and surprise yourself at how how uncommon a copy, a photo and a photo-copy can truly be.

submit your three photos and three links (or titles) of adventureclubinteractive photos that you chose to photo-copy, by the end of the assignment week. we look forward to sharing your masterpieces of our blog for public view.
please submit via email:

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