Art Every Day Month is Right Around the Corner!
October 27th, 2009
Oo, la, la! Art Every Day Month is right around the corner! I've been busy putting the final touches on the Art Every Day Month Survival Guide and I'm so thrilled to be sharing it. I'm also super excited to jump into the Art Every Day Month process, creating and sharing my work every day, and connecting with the wonderful creative folks who join in.
The Creative Every Day Challenge and Art Every Day Month overlap a bit, although I think of AEDM as a more intense process as it only lasts for one month. But in both cases, I define art broadly, so if you want to create in one medium that's great, if you want to mix it up with different kinds of creating, that's fabulous too! And for both challenges, I consider art to be anything you can create, whether that be painting, sculpting, dance, knitting, cooking, jewelry-making, doodling, etc...
Because I love to work in mixed-media and 2-D art, that's where my focus will be. Some days I'll finish a whole piece and other days I'll work on a piece in progress. Every day, I'll be posting my work on my blo, but you can feel free to post your work in whatever way you'd like. I make the challenge low-pressure (and guilt-free) because my ultimate goal is to bring more creativity into my life and the life of others and I want everyone to feel welcome to join in and play!
The list of participants is now up in the sidebar, under the list of CED participants. I will continue to add people as they sign up (so if you find this after November 1st, you're still welcome to join in!)
So, are you ready? Do you want to play too? Simply let me know how you'd like to be listed in the list of participants. You don't need to have a blog. I can list your name (first and last name or first and last initial), a blog, or a flickr account. You can let me know you want to sign up by leaving a comment or popping me an email.
Every day I will have a Mr. Linky widget where you can link to a blog post or Flickr image of that day's creation. Not sure what a Mr. Linky widget is? Here's a snapshot of what it looks like:
Don't try to use this one, it's just a picture of what it looks like. You can see an active one on yesterday's Creative Every Day Challenge Check-in post, which I have up every Monday.
Want to join in, but feel like you need some extra support? Then check out the Art Every Day Month Survival Guide, which is a series of 30 emails sent to you, one for each day of November. Each email is filled with art, writing, prompts, and inspiration to help give you those little extra nudges to keep you going and give you ideas on how to easily fill each day of November with art-making fun. You can get all the details and purchase a Survival Guide right here.
For Creative Every Day Challenge participants, Art Every Day Month will be the theme for next month as that's all I'm going to be able to focus on! But as always, the themes are always optional, so you can continue participating and doing your own thing. Or if you aren't participating in AEDM, you can play with the idea of a daily practice in your creations for the month.