I Thought I'd share an opportunity that I've learned about, that sounds like fun. Actually, there are two of them, both created by the Art House Co-op. Both involve your creativity, a nominal fee, and being a part of a bigger whole.
One is called the 10,000 People Project, where you sign up and they will send you a piece of paper with a word on it. You interpret that word, in an artistic form, as will 9, 999 other people. In the end all those artistic interpretations will be shown in an exhibition. ($5)
The other project is called the Sketchbook Project, in which you sign up, they send you a moleskin sketchbook, you fill it with your artwork (on the unifying theme of "everyone we know") and send it back. ($18) Once again, the collected works are displayed, this time in a traveling exhibition which is hitting seven scheduled locations so far. You can opt to have your sketchbook returned to you - just provide the postage.
I love the idea of these open projects because of the range of work, imagery, and ideas that are bound to emerge. It's an opportunity to have some fun, be part of a bigger community, and stretch your creative wings.