CED August Theme: Move
July 30th, 2009
The *totally optional* theme for the Creative Every Day Challenge in August will be Move! I'm thinking of the word move in terms of physical movement (dancing, stretching, yoga, etc...) and in terms of taking action (taking risks, boldness, forward movement, baby steps and so on.)
Funny bit of synchronicity: I had no idea when I picked the themes back in 2008, that the theme I chose for August would be so meaningful for me! The hubster and I have just had our offer on our first home accepted and we'll be closing at the end of August. So, not only will I be working with the move theme with you, I will also be really moving!
I will be posting about the theme throughout the month with different ways to approach it. If you need some suggestions, here are a few ideas to get you started. You could:
- *Dance wildly by yourself, with loved ones, or in a group of strangers.
- *Incoporate movement into your artwork.
- *Get bold and take risks in your art and your life.
- *Take baby steps in a project you've been putting off.
- *Get inspired by movement in nature: how animals move, how trees sway in the wind, how water flows.
- *Experiment with moving things around in your creative space to see how it changes things for you.
- *Try using physical movement (shaking, stretching, dancing) to help get you unstuck.
- *Create kinetic art
- *Make art about the body in motion.
How to use the CED themes:
If you're feeling creatively stuck or blocked at any point during the month, use the theme as a source of inspiration to get you moving.
Using the theme is entirely optional for CED participants. Use it if it inspires you, ignore it if it doesn't. I'll be sharing posts throughout the month around the theme (among other things) to get you thinking about how to incorporate it into your life. I'd love to hear how you use the theme in your creative world.
Feel free to focus on the theme in your creative activities for the entire month or as much as you'd like.
And have fun with it!
"Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather." ~Martha Graham
p.s. The art I used in in the left part of the banner is Leap.