Collectif Creativity: 28Aug2002

by Bud Thompson

In July of last year my wife, (Tina Whitman), and I became proud grandparents of a beautiful baby boy, Gabriel Racioppa. 

In the beginning of May, with his 1st birthday only a few months away, I started designing a Rocker for him.  I had built a traditional Horse Rocker for his mother when she was a youngster and I wanted to carry on the tradition.

With the Biker side of me kicking in, I decided to move away from the traditional Horse Rocker and design a Harley Davidson Rocker.  Below are a few pics of the design and the final product.And here is a video.  


So many ways to be creative! Collectif members, share your impulses! Send JPG image(s) to with up to 100 words per image describing what you did, materials used, inspiration, etc. Share how/if creativity affects (controls?) your life. Please include size (height by width), title & media for all images.  

Writers – we really want to hear from you too! Send poetry, lyrics, an excerpt. Please try to include an illustration of some sort. 

Share informative, inspiring Show & Tell demonstrating the creative mind.


  1. Wow, that is amazing! Such a original gift to pass on to other generations of the family to enjoy and treasure. Thanks for sharing!


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