Art Every Day Month Check-In: November 23rd

November 23rd, 2009


Today is the 23rd day of Art Every Day Month. What medium, color, or material is calling out to you today? Listen to that still, small, inner voice today and follow where it leads you.

The box below is a widget that I provide each day as an optional place to share a direct link (blog post or flickr image) to that day's creation. If you don't have something to share today, don't worry about it! Share when you can. In the meantime, be sure to check out what other participants are creating! Check out the links from today's post and the links in the sidebar for instant inspiration. You can also see lots of great work in the AEDM flickr group. Feel free to share your work there too!

If you use the widget, please link to a specific blog post (or specific image if you're linking to a flickr page or other website) instead of your main blog page or website. If you want to share, but don't have a specific page to link to, feel free to use the comments section of this post to share what you're working on. If you're posting less than once a day, no problem! Simply use the latest one of these posts to share a link to your creation. For some, it's too much to keep up with posting every day, but don't let that get you down. Do it if you can and if you can't, just keep on creating, that's the most important part. If you get off track and miss a few days of creating, don't let that freeze you up either. Just pick up where you left off and keep moving forward. One foot in front of the other. You are making your life a more creative one with each step.

If you're new to Art Every Day Month, check out the AEDM info page for all the details, then send me an email to sign-up before you use the link widget to share your creations. (If that email link isn't working, you can email me at leah at

Instructions: Please see the Art Every Day Month Instructions post if you have any confusion about how to post your link or how to sign up.

Twitter: Are you participating in AEDM and you're on Twitter too? I'm on there as @leah_art and I've been using the hashtag #aedm to mark Art Every Day Month tweets. I also started a Twitter list for AEDM which can help you easily find Twitter folks who are participating. If you're not on the Twitter list yet and would like to be, send me a DM (Direct Message on Twitter.)

Be brave enough to bring your life and life experiences into your work. There is something only YOU can give to art! ~Mary Todd Beam

16 Responses

This marks a week of hard work! I designed and knit and photographed, and edited a pattern for Olympic Red Mittens for the Vancouver 2010 games.

This is my first time drafting a pattern, and I have learned a lot about the technical side of my craft. Usually I knit and make things up as I go, and it turns out looking nice, but I have no idea HOW exactly I did it. This was totally different! Making instructions for someone else to use to create a similar garment is a BIG challenge.

I’m excited to be selling the pattern on Ravelry, and through my website (using paypal).

Please pass on the URL to any knitters you know who might be interested.

Thanks for everyone who has given me such supportive comments during the design process.

Time to celebrate accomplishments now!

It was a gorgeous, restful, connective day. I managed to squeak in some a-ha’s, too, in relationship to my ongoing Art Every Day Month project which made me feel very grateful.

Today I used someone’s early posting as an inspiration. I don’t remember whose blog this was from. It is with India ink and watercolors (at least I think it was watercolors. Whoever you are…thanks for the inspiration. I had fun.

I didn’t have a lot of time for creativity last week while I was traveling and stressing out over work, so I made up for it on Friday by taking the day off and spending most of the day painting. What a fun day it was!

I love today’s quote. I look forward to reading those every day. Thank you!

I’m still allowing myself to write without censorship.
It’s very freeing, and the one place that I can really say what’s on my mind without having to worry about the judgment of others.


My post today is about a different kind of creation. If life gives you rotten bananas, bake banana bread, today’s creative endeavor. Read about a client emergency call this morning, and how I helped her make “banana bread” from the rotten bananas she was dealt. Thanks again to you amazing artists with so much soul and love for your wonderful heartwarming comments on my blog!

my post is like me under sadness but with hope because i participate of this programm

Since last Friday I was quite frutstrated with my creation, I took a break over the weekend. I also am crazy busy getting my home ready for the family coming over for Thanksgiving! Today, I tried Leah’s idea of the ink blots as a starting place.

I’m late checking in today as I was running around getting Thanksgiving supplies in. Today I will make some greeting cards for my creative project. I find that to be a relaxing thing to do. Fun too!

Hi! MsKitty’s back; going coastal! If you need a dose of color on a gray November day, well, check out MsKitty!

Dear Leah,
Hope you are well, and had a healing weekend.
I continue to work on my friends crewel embroidery birthday present. It is actually coming up to the day to give it to her. My friend turns 60 on wednesday and I am meeting her tomorrow evening, so I’m going to finish this piece tonight, soak it than stretch it and sew it and than find a frame piece for it tomorrow. Thing is, have to figure out where I want it to stay in an oval shape for a frame or have it as square as than I have to search around for an oval frame tomorrow, whereas a square is much easier to find. I’m sure it will come up.
Have a nice evening.

I’m linked! :)

I’ve been working on listing a bunch of new things in my etsy shop, but also had time over the weekend to create these sweet “Merry Mini Canvases”:

Hope everyone has a creative week and lovely Thanksgiving!

I think I was “supposed” to do this yesterday, but I barely got to the drawing in the first place. Hoping to catch up with what other people are doing tomorrow.

This Thanksgiving I am grateful for this project. I want to thank everyone for the kind words and inspiration.

It was a good day all around, even if I have been craving sweet potato pie.


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