Art Every Day Month: November 3rd

November 3rd, 2009


Today is the 3rd day of Art Every Day Month. I enjoyed Kara's post yesterday about how important it is to make "bad" art, how important it is to fail and not be ashamed of it. I so agree! It's all part of the process. Being willing to fail helps us to stretch and grow. And it often leads to new ways of creating that we might not have found if we hadn't given ourselves the chance to suck at it first. So, I want to encourage you to be willing to create crap this month. It's good for you. And it's fun. :-)

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.

An artist is the one who can fail and fail and still go on. -Agnes Martin

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

26 Responses

doodles this evening….a little play

For the month of November, I am following the activity on Art Every Day Month and challenging myself… not just to being creative every day, but to adding uncertainty and risk to what I am doing. On this project I’ve got no guarantees and I’ve got no safety net.

My ground-rules? Watercolor paints on a quarter sheet of watercolor paper. Every day for the next 30 days. Work through the fear. And accept the results. And turn the fear into anticipation and excitement for tomorrow’s painting.

my challenge is to make time to be creative in everything I do. Sometimes its just scribbling with coloured pencils with little messyfish, sometimes, its leaving the house work when he sleeps, and doing some art instead…

[...] November is also Art Every Day Month I know I won’t have a problem with the first part of the month since I’ll need a few more days to finish this up. [...]

Hi Leah!
I get to my craft room once all the day chores are done and dusted. That means that by the time I can post my art for the day everybody has left and turned the lights off. ;) So, from today on, I will be linking to the previous day work.
That is, work on the actual day, post the following one.

hi leah- thanks for stopping by & commenting- i see that you’re having fun with glass bead gel too- that’s what’s on the bottom piece that you commented on!

my first day – I’m going to make my creative time a priority. I often feel I can’t play with things until all the other ’shoulds’ are done (dishes, bills, sweep, laundry). But you know what? Those dishes will still be there after I play and create. And perhaps someone else in the house will help!
This is a great challenge Leah – thanks!

Day three is going to be a challenge for me as I will away from my studio most of the day. But I plan to find the time.

another angel. I’m off with hubby to the Cape. Be Back later :)

This is such a learning experience for me. I am really enjoying it. I always thought I had to wait for the stars to be aligned to start a project and therefore I never did. Until now.

Love seeing everyone’s work…let’s all keep at it! yay! I agree with the idea of experimenting and realizing not everything will turn out as a masterpiece!

Everyone is showing interesting work. It is neat to think of so many people being creative at the same time toward making art everyday for a whole month. This is also counting as my risk I am taking everyday for the Joy Diet by Martha Beck.

Hi Leah, I was Mr. Linky challenged this morning and accidentally posted twice, with yesterday’s link and todays link. Oops. #38 may be deleted. This is fun; everyone is so generous and supportive!

I love the variety of everyone’s creative and artistic work every day! Today I went a little different and decided to share some of my professional design work that I’ve been donating to the community. :)

I am doing something creative everyday. I am going to take photos, draw, paint and more!

Thanks so much for creating and hosting this! I only wish I found it sooner… but better late than never!

yes, please i would like to be in your twitter list, i sign in and follow you, now what’s next? please let me know

Everyone is doing so well, it is proving as a result. I am enjoying visiting all your blogs and discovering who you all are. This is truly magic. :)
I posted mine up, though today it’s not an actual composition, rather an act of creativity through kindness of peace.

Hi AEDM family! I am digging this process. I borrowed Jenn Lee’s idea and purchased a journal. I played with the cover and had a great time creating a groovy boho Buddhist collage. Loving this process. It is all about PLAY. The quote for today was so true for me: An artist is the one who can fail and fail and still go on. -Agnes Martin. Thank you Leah and everyone for the creative camaderie and community!

yipeee!! day three. I think I finally got the url thing. Could you please delete the first 2 I posted? Thanks.

I think I linked successfully… Three days done and having such fun! Thanks for organizing!

I’ve continued on with my Sublime Stitching embroidery. Actually started a pattern that incorporates many different stitches. I’ll be working on it for the next several days – I’ll keep posting my progress! :)

Today I dyed merino rovings with kool-aid and food colouring. I’ll be spinning and knitting the resulting yarn over the next week.

I am enjoying meeting so many new and creative friends! Thanks for all the support and interest in my crafts.

Day 3 was kind of challenging for me. Nothing seemed to go right with either the novel or the paintings.

Good luck everyone.

Day 3, mandala love continues with a sunflower mandala in pitt pen that I’ll colorize tomorrow with pitt pens and gellyrolls!

[...] Art Every Day Month 3 Busy day as I jumped randomly from one thing to another today.  Here’s what I did for day 3 of Art Every Day Month. [...]

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