Hooray, Another Giveaway! AEDM Survival Guide

October 21st, 2009

Art Every Day Month


I'm getting all giddy about Art Every Day Month which starts in less than two weeks! This will be year number 7 for me and although it's always a challenge, I get so much out of it. I love the art I create when I push through those moments when I don't think I'm in the mood. And I especially love the community that forms in the process of AEDM, the creative people I meet, and the connections that come from it. It's a beautiful thing. 

In case you're concerned that you'll start the challenge and fall flat, let me assure you that this is a low-pressure challenge. If you miss a day (or a week), you can just brush yourself off and get back to it. I'm also considering art in the broadest sense, so one day you might make a drawing, the next might be a fantastic meal, the next could be a piece of jewelry. Or you might focus on a project or one medium for the month. It's up to you!

I'll have a Mr. Linky widget here every day during November, so that folks can share links to their blogs or Flickr. And speaking of Flickr, there's a new .

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The Survival Guide

This year, I'm thrilled to be offering The Art Every Day Month Survival Guide as an option for folks who are planning to do Art Every Day Month and would like a little extra support, encouragement, and inspiration along the way. The Survival Guide is delivered in a daily email throughout the month with a mix of writing, art, prompts, links, and a weekly audio recording.

The Giveaway!

Today, I'm offering a free copy of the Art Every Day Month Survival Guide! Just leave a comment and I'll select a winner on Friday.

If you've already purchased a copy of the Survival Guide or if you purchase one before Friday, you can still enter the giveaway and if you win, you can choose a print from my shop and I'll mail it to you! Sweetness!

Update: The winner has been announced here, but you can still join in Art Every Day Month anytime by letting me know how you'd like to be listed in the list of participants. You can be listed as your name (first and last or first and last initial), a blog, or a flickr account and I'll add you to the list which will be up in my sidebar next week.

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heaven only knows I could use more/better sleep some nights. Sometimes I sleep like a little bear and others, like last night, visions of “whatever” dance in my head til dawn….yawn…..

i’d like to participate in aedm. please use http://mkonvalinka.blogspot.com as my link. looking forward to it!

I would love to join in the art every day month and please enter me for the giveaway as well (I can use every survival guide that I can get!!) Peace!

Hi Leah,

I’d like to participate in AEDM. You have my link info.

You know I would love to win a couple of your Survival Guide.


Sorry, Leah,

I am not trying to win a couple of your guides, but a COPY
of your guide.

AEDM sounds amazing! Your kit is a perfect way to stay on track ( or get going tee-hee). I love it.

Yay, thanks Leah!
I’m looking forward to November and your Art challange. I’m still learning the ropes around here, and loving it. I was working on a drawing last night, to start a new collage, I should post the drawing and each part of the collage, don’t you think? Each part is fun to make.
Thanks again : D

I had privately vowed to commit to Art Every Day Month, but this just gives me added incentive.

Yay, Leah!

This looks like it would a fun kick in he pants that I desperately need! :)

Hi Leah! I’ve never participated in the aedm before, but I would love to try it this year.

My link is http://wwwmoxiebluecom.blogspot.com/

Thanks for hosting these challenges. You do a great job! :)

I am super excited about Art Every Day Month! This will be my first time and the challenge I think will help push me along and past my fears…thanks!

Totally looking forward to the AEDM! Really delving into being more creative in my life right now, so this is perfect timing.

What a wonderful idea! I would love to win this.

Thank you!

I´m already hyperventilating about it. :D I´m afraid I could burn out by week 2. *Paula looks around and shifts feet* Hope not, I´m planning on big time crafting.
Is it November already? *giggle*

This will be my first year at AEDM, although I did participate in a similar challenge last year. These challenges are a really welcome way to stay creative during the rainy days of November. Sign me up!

I’ll be posting drawings and collages, along with some bookbinding projects, on my Flickr photostream – http://www.flickr.com/photos/shadowcabinet/

I’d like a shot at the Survival Guide as well. I need all the inspiration I can get!

That’s so funny, I just posted about giving away free stuff today on my blog! I have about three ideas that I’m currently bouncing around for AEDM, but I haven’t completely figured it out yet. I can’t wait!

Greetings from my cabin at the end of the road near the top of a mountain in Montana! First visit to your site:Love the light airy soft touchy feel of your *place* in cyberspace! Sign me up for ADEM and hugs to you for creating an inviting challenge!!

Yes, I want to play. I find my commitment to painting everyday goes in phases, but I really want it to be more consistent. I look forward to meeting more artists and being inspired by you all. My link is http://christinemartell.com

I would love to participate in AEDM, count me in!

Sign me up for AEDM. This will be my first time. The onset of the colder months usually has me feeling a little blue so this seems like a good way to keep my energy up.

Sign me up. I’ve been looking forward to this ever since I found out about it a few months ago and have been writing down ideas to keep me motivated.

I am excited to get started! I would love to win the survival guide.

I love your website and would love to do this challenge! I am art journaling and would like to try some collage / mixed media projects. Please enter my name for the survival guide. Thanks!

Oh I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance.

What a great giveaway! I love the internet! I love CED!

I am getting very excited about AEDM (it’ll be here very soon!) Please enter me in the drawing for a copy of the survival guide! – Michelle

I am very excited to try this challenge. I am a little apprehensive though since art every day sounds a little daunting, but it will be good to try. Please enter me in the drawing for the free survival guide, I might need it.

I can’t believe it’s time for AEDM again already. My how the year flies. Definitely sign me up. It’s time for me to revive my art blog!

AEDM is just what I need to get back in gear! I could always use a little boost. Please include me in the giveaway and as an AEDM participant!


I’m planning to take part in AEDM anyway, but this would be an added bonus to really get me going.

I would love to participate in your November challenge… :)

be well,

Leah! How very fortuitious that I stumbled upon your blog today and learned about your upcoming AEDM challenge. I’m so excited that I am practically jumping out of my skin! (I hope I can calm myself enough to effectively participate in yoga class in an hour!)

After 15 years of practicing law, I left my law practice on September 30 to find my place in the creative world. In the 21 days since, I have started a blog (http://melony.tyepad.com/journey) to chronicle my journey from attorney to creative genius and am now searching for different ways to indulge my creativity. Your AEDM challenge is just what I needed to kickstart my creative flow. So thank you!!!

See you November 1!


I am very excited about AEDM. This will be my first time. I feel so blessed to have discovered your site a few months ago. Please enter me in the drawing.

I’d like to try the art everyday for a month challenge.and I would love to win your guide,sounds interesting.

I’ll be joining in the fun! You have my link info, I think!

What a terrific idea!

I’m so looking forward to another year !!! And I would love to win!

You had me at hello! Count me in. This will be great.

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What a great idea! I stumbled upon your blog and cant wait to participate.
Thanks for the inspiration

Hi Leah – I’m planning on participating, and I’m excited about it! I think you have my link, but just in case,here it is: http://www.nankestuff.blogspot.com/
Thanks! nancy

This blog inspires me to remain creative in some form every day, although I have yet to post the results of my efforts. I plan to use AEDM as the “excuse” to finally share my artwork. Thanks for providing such a warm and inspiring enviroment here, Leah!

Oh boy!
I’ve been living it already this month, to the point that it’s turned into work instead of play, and my body AND my mind are screaming!
YES I need a survival guide!

A warm hello from sunny South Africa. While there are many reasons to be grateful for the warmer days, the dark shadow of a creative life unlived hangs heavy over me. I have promised myself, after many years of creative hibination, to again inch towards the light, my own inner light and voice that longs to be expressed. I want to thank you for being a beacon, a lighthouse in the darkness. Your regular doses of inspiration have helped me reawaken from my slumber. You and your site are a creative sanctuary. Thank you and keep up the amazing work.

I am very interested in AEDM! If I sign up around the first, will that be all right? Or do I need to sign up before that? Also, I would like a chance at winning your survival guide….

Ahhhh, just reading your posts inspire me to do more art.

Thanks for another giveaway! I would love to win this and be creatively inspired every single day during my birthday month!

I’d like to sign up for AEDM, please, and a chance to win your survival guide. I create artist trading cards for one of my sites (http://writershelves.com/) and AEDM is a great challenge to help me ‘get ahead’ on those for my posts for the next few months. I also love how you are so open with what the art can be, from a meal to jewelry. Thank for you this!
– Heidi

Hi Leah,

I have been so excited about AEDM and telling everyone I run into out here in the SF Bay Area. Some friends might join in the fun, even in an un-official capacity, because they are inspired by the idea.

Thank you for instigating creativity!

Haven’t decided if I’ll join in yet… Already doing nanowrimo and I don’t know if I can do two projects :S

But I want to, badly.

J’aime beaucoup l’idée de la créativité chaque jour, c’est aussi mon combat pour éviter la monotonie et la routine !
J’aimerai m’inscrire …

This sounds like the perfect challenge to re-awaken the hibernating artist inside me! i would love to be entered in the drawing for your guidebook! :-)

I think I must join the art everyday challenge. It will be my birthday present to myself!

Oh wow! I have been participating all year and would love to continue with your wonderful inspiration in AEDM. Please consider me for your giveaway to your guidebook!

thanks for getting up and being creative. i love the spirit of creating and your energy to cheer others on is a wonderful thing! sonja

This sounds like a wonderful gift to win. Crossing fingers!

Oh I would love this. I’ll probably buy it if I don’t win, I need all the help I can get! LOL

I would love to read & learn from this book!

Hi Leah!
sign me up! I have a commission to finish before the end of the month but I can’t wait for November!

my link is http://fripperee.wordpress.com/

I would absolutely love to join but I fear the angst and frustration. Would the Survival Guide provide the nudge and comfort I need? I would really like to find out.

Hi Leah, can you please add me to the list of participants please!? Looks like a well needed project for me, and lots of fun!

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