Art Every Day Month 2019 Sign Up

October 14th, 2019, 4 Comments

Art Every Day Month is once again right around the corner! This will be the 18th year I have been creating daily for the month of November and inviting others to join in. Art Every Day Month (AEDM) is a low pressure challenge for anyone who wants to challenge themselves to create daily for a month. Low pressure means if you miss a day, brush yourself off, and get back to it. No worries. By art, I'm talking a broad view. You could be cooking, taking pictures, dancing, writing music, crafting for the holidays, painting, sculpting, writing poetry, making jewelry, sewing, knitting, art journaling, you name it. You could decide to do a small 2"x2" drawing each day or you could do something different every day. Up to you! I tend to do more drawing and painting because that's what I like, but you can follow your heart. This year, I think I'll mix painting in with children's book illustration. Take some time this month to think about what you might like to work on or just show up and create!

If you're on Facebook, join the Facebook group where you can share your creations as well. If you're on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook you can use the hashtag #arteverydaymonth2019. I'll also have a daily post here starting November 1st, where you can share links to creations you've made. 

Read more about the challenge here and then sign up below by leaving a comment. If you have a blog, website, flickr page, or instagram handle where you'll be sharing, share that below in the Mr. Linky form. If you aren't sharing your work online, then just leave a comment on this blog post saying that you're participating. 

The challenge begins November 1st! 

Creative Every Day Challenge October 2019

October 1st, 2019, No Comments

Welcome to October! I hope that you and yours are having a lovely fall. This month's totally optional theme is Empty/Full. I'm imagining playing with negative space, empty bowls, filling a space. See where it takes you!

In my mixed-media pieces, the background and figures are full of imagery. Here's my painting of The Lighthouse. You can read more about this piece and purchase prints here



As a reminder, you can learn more about the Creative Every Day Challenge here and sign up here. There will be a monthly check-in here on the blog and you can also share anytime in the Facebook group. If you share on Twitter or Instagram, feel free to use the hashtag #creativeeveryday2019. 

Creative Every Day September 2019: Figure

September 4th, 2019, No Comments

Happy September! Summer went too fast for me, but I had a lot of fun and quality family time! My daughter is now in 3rd grade and my son is in his second year of preschool. The first couple days went fairly well and we're already getting into the swing of things. This month's totally optional theme is Figure. Perhaps you will draw the human figure or write about a figure of speech?

I seem to draw/paint/collage the human figure quite a bit. Here's my painting of Ophelia. You can read more about this piece and purchase prints here



As a reminder, you can learn more about the Creative Every Day Challenge here and sign up here. There will be a monthly check-in here on the blog and you can also share anytime in the Facebook group. If you share on Twitter or Instagram, feel free to use the hashtag #creativeeveryday2019. 

Creative Every Day August 2019

August 1st, 2019, No Comments

It's August! Summer is flying by! This month's totally optional theme is WAVES. I have water on my mind this month, but see where this takes you! 

As a reminder, you can learn more about the Creative Every Day Challenge here and sign up here. There will be a monthly check-in here on the blog and you can also share anytime in the Facebook group. If you share on Twitter or Instagram, feel free to use the hashtag #creativeeveryday2019. 

Creative Every Day Challenge July 2019

July 1st, 2019, No Comments

Happy July! This month's totally optional theme is RISK. Where can you take a risk in your creations this month? 

As a reminder, you can learn more about the Creative Every Day Challenge here and sign up here. There will be a monthly check-in here on the blog and you can also share anytime in the Facebook group. If you share on Twitter or Instagram, feel free to use the hashtag #creativeeveryday2019. 

Creative Every Day Challenge June 2019

June 1st, 2019, No Comments

Happy June! This month's totally optional theme is COLOR. Springtime in New England is such a colorful time, so I've been endlessly inspired by all the color around me. 

As a reminder, you can learn more about the Creative Every Day Challenge here and sign up here. There will be a monthly check-in here on the blog and you can also share anytime in the Facebook group. If you share on Twitter or Instagram, feel free to use the hashtag #creativeeveryday2019. 

Creative Every Day Challenge: May 2019

May 9th, 2019, One Comment

Happy May! My daughter's birthday was this month and her birthday party of a sleep under (like a sleep over, but everyone goes home at 7) with 19 eight year olds, threw me off my schedule! So I apologize for the delay. Inspired by wonderfully optimistic 8 year old, this month's totally optional theme is Happiness

As a reminder, you can learn more about the Creative Every Day Challenge here and sign up here. There will be a monthly check-in here on the blog and you can also share anytime in the Facebook group. If you share on Twitter or Instagram, feel free to use the hashtag #creativeeveryday2019. 

Spring Fling

April 18th, 2019, 11 Comments

 

via GIPHY

Sam's Stormy Night
 
Boom! Bang!
Sam scrambled under his bed.
A pair of yellow eyes stared back at him.
 
“Stormy! You’re afraid of thunder too?”
“Meow!”
“Mom picked the worst name for you.”
 
Boom! Crash!
“Achoo!”
“Let’s get out from under the bed, Stormy. It’s dusty.”
 
Bam! Boom! Crash!
Lightning lit up the room and cast large shadows of Sam and Stormy on the wall.
“Ohhh, cool shadows,” shivered Sam.
With the next bolt of lightning, Sam made a bunny shadow hop across the room. Another flash! Sam made a barking shadow dog. When the room lit up again, Stormy swatted at Sam’s fluttering shadow butterfly. With each new burst, Stormy zoomed after her own shadow.
“Maybe Stormy isn’t such a bad name for you after all.”
 
Before they knew it, the spring storm had passed. Sam was soon sound asleep, snuggled up with Stormy, who purred as loud as rolling thunder.
 
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Hi all, I spotted this fun Spring Fling writing contest and decided to join in! It's a great exercise in creative play and has some great prizes if you write children's literature! There is still some time to join in if you're interested. The rules are that you have to write a Spring related story inspired by a gif in 150 words or less. You can read all the details here. Good luck to anyone who enters! 
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Creative Every Day Check In for April 2019

April 1st, 2019, No Comments

Happy April and Happy Spring! Yesterday I planted some flower and veggie seeds with my kids and we're excited to see them grow! Hopefully! haha 

As a reminder, you can learn more about the Creative Every Day Challenge here and sign up here. There will be a monthly check-in here on the blog and you can also share anytime in the Facebook group. If you share on Twitter or Instagram, feel free to use the hashtag #creativeeveryday2019. April's totally optional theme is Open. Be open to all the possibilities this creative month can bring your way!

Creative Every Day Check-In for March 2019

March 6th, 2019, No Comments

It's March! Sorry for the delay. I was away for a few days soaking up some sun in Florida and visiting family. It was hard to come back to snow!

As a reminder, you can learn more about the Creative Every Day Challenge here and sign up here. There will be a monthly check-in here on the blog and you can also share anytime in the Facebook group. If you share on Twitter or Instagram, feel free to use the hashtag #creativeeveryday2019. March's totally optional theme is Transition. Hopefully we'll be transitioning into the warmer temps of Spring soon. But I'm in New England, so who knows! Happy creating!