Creative Every Day Challenge Check-In: September 7th-13th

September 7th, 2009

Ced2009Welcome, Creative Every Day Challenge participants! 

This weekly post is a place for CED participants to share their creative activities.

Ways to share: Leave a comment on this post and/or use the "Mr. Linky" widget below to link to a post (or posts) about your creative activities during the days of 9/7/09 - 9/13/09.

The widget below is an optional method of sharing your creativity that makes it easier for others to check out what you're up to. You can use it to link to a blog post (or posts) during the week listed. Or if you have a bunch of posts and don't want to link to all of them, you can link to your main blog page once. Do it in a way that makes sense and is fun for you! (If you're reading this in a RSS reader or email subscription, you will not see the "Mr. Linky widget", so click on over to the blog to use it.)

You can also take advantage of the great CED flickr group to post your images and see what others are up to.

Join in the Challenge: To find out more about the Creative Every Day Challenge check out the details here.

If you want to sign up to be a part of the challenge, leave a comment on this post or email me to let me know. When you contact me, please let me know how you'd like to be listed in the list of participants, which resides in the right sidebar (I can list you as your name or as a link to a blog if you have one. A blog is not required to participate!) Please email or comment to let me know you're participating before you start posting links in the comments or on the "Mr. Linky" widget.

Theme: The (totally optional) theme for September is inspiration. I'll be posting about the theme throughout the month. You can find out more about how you can use the inspiration theme here.

Happy Creating!

A creative train of thought is set off by: the unexpected, the unknown, the accidental, the disorderly, the absurd, the impossible. ~Asger Jorn

19 Responses

My inspiration the past couple of weeks has come from the Creating with Fabric book. I got out some fabric that I’ve been stashing away in vintage suitcases (since I don’t sew that much!) and coffee-stained some of it. My teenage manchild “donated” some of his well-worn jeans to me, and I’ve been using them in my latest creations as well.

I think I’m on a roll. I’ve had the sewing machine out for 2 days now! LOL

Here’s my first piece: And my latest pillows are here:

I hope everyone is having a nice holiday weekend. Looking forward to seeing what everyone has been creating!

I am a singer, songwriter, performer, multi-media artist and blogger. I have been wanting to particpate in something like this for a while so that I can get some of my creative juices flowing. It is not easy trying to be an artist full time and raise a child full time as well. I look forward to what is awaiting to come forth.

Hi Leah,

Hope you are having a lovely holiday weekend!

I’ve been playing some more with Photoshop and have rediscovered kaleidoscopes and am once again hooked on them.

C’mon over and see,


Hi Leah and all you talented Creative Everyday Players,
Sometimes inspiration comes from unexpected places…dark places or places that make you feel uncomfortable enough to take action and face them in your art. This can bring such healing and it gives you a chance to get it all out onto a page instead of stuck inside your heart. I had an experience like this weekend and I got reminded of a basic truth that I really want to live by.
Inspiration is everywhere…make your life your ART !

hello! i am swirling in inspiration right now. so many amazing and exciting ideas are flowing in. this is wonderful of course but it does get frustrating for me at times to have more ideas than i have time to work on them. so i take a deep breath and remember it will all happen in the right time. so this week i am going to keep going on my creativity kits which are turning into such a joy to create.

I am heading into the FINALE of my 100 in 100 days creative challenge. I can’t believe I’m already at 97 or so. Sometimes I can’t keep track of all the paintings. 100 goes fast when you just take it one day at a time. Remarkable.

Not sure what I have learned these last 100 days, but there’s been quite a bit of development. And quite a bit of adventure.

Hello everyone,
This is my first creative every day challenge; I am so excited, I tell you. I’ve felt a tremendous amount of creative energy for a couple of weeks now, and I have post-it-notes stuck everywhere on the 2nd floor of my house. Little reminders of ideas that, if not written down immediately, will be lost because I forget things most easily in my magnificent middle age! I keep post-its on my person at all times…

spent time in some lovely country this weekend- i am inspired, but no time to do much but think about it for a week or so…… nothing wrong with letting things ferment :)

Sorry to link twice in a day (there will be a third when I finish), but I have had so many comments about the kaleidoscopes, I decided to try a tutorial.

This is part one – selecting a representative triangle.


I lost my camera – left it with my knitting in a coffee shop or something and I have been in such a funk over it. No photos, less collaging, less photography… but I am writing. Always writing.

Working on my theatre stuff and more painting is happening.

And the blog post I linked to should inspire artists beyond just writers so enjoy everyone!

Hi Leah – hope the house move is all going well and that you’ll soon be settled and happy in your new home.
Hi everyone else too. Looking forward to coming to visit some of you!

I’m finding that letting the creative ebb & flow of my life have it’s way can be exhausting…but in a wonderful way. I wake up thinking about the next wonderful thing I will create. I dream of color combinations and jump out of bed to get it all down before it vaporizes. Being a full time artist is good…life is good!

My current inspiration is found in painting goddesses, and I’m finding that it’s transforming my style as an artist. Historically, my painting were female portrait studies with simple backgrounds, but the symbolism found in my goddess studies, is challenging with me to incorporate more complex imagery.

My Mum gave me a heap of her artist magazines so I am reading through all of those. Wow, there are a gazillion ideas flying through my head. I just write them all down for now, in the hope I’ll get around to experimenting with it one day soon. Talk about inspiration! I found it!

Leah, I hope everything is going smoothly for you. It’s a busy time, that’s for sure. We are all thinking of you.

Another kaleidoscope and more fun postcards in the mail.


Hi Leah and everyone else (because I often read everyone’s comments – such a talented group!). Love the theme of inspiration and all the wonderful posts about it – yours and all the guest posts too. I am nearing the end of 2 big projects, both the 100 in 100 challenge with Rowena and a big angel project I have been working on for months, so there is no lack of ideas for work. I hope your move is continuing to go well, and that you will soon be happily planted in your new home.

I was most inspired by you, dear Leah, by your invitation to write a guest blog post! So many marvelous inspirations!

Hi Leah and everyone,
I have just a few photos this week, a few beautiful roses for Leah to warm up the atmosphere in your new home and for all of you, if you like flowers.

I am working with watercolor again and loving it, but I need to get better at color mixing.

I am also having a giveaway; c’mon over and sign up!


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