Creative Every Day Challenge Theme for December: Recycle
November 25th, 2009
When Art Every Day Month comes to a close at the end of the month, I'll be returning to my focus on the Creative Every Day Challenge, with its weekly check-in and monthly theme. And December's theme is Recycle.
As always, the themes for the Creative Every Day Challenge are totally optional. Use it if it sparks you, continue being creative every day in your own way, if it doesn't, or do something in between. For the theme of Recycle, I'm thinking in terms of re-using and recycling materials you already have, using found objects in your art, re-purposing clothing, bringing new life to old work, etc...
I'll be posting about the theme throughout the month. You can use the posts here for jumping off points or interpret the theme in your own creative way. If you need some suggestions, here are a few ideas to get you started. You could:
- *Find ways to use "junk" in your art.
- *Use recycled materials in your work.
- *Try re-purposing an item of clothing, making it new again.
- *Re-work an old piece that you've abandoned.
- *Tear up old art and use it in a collage.
- *Bind old computer paper into a sketchbook.
- *Create something with used wrapping and tissue paper.
- *Dig through your supplies and re-discover what you already have.
How to use the CED themes:
If you're feeling creatively stuck or blocked at any point during the month, use the theme as a source of inspiration to get you moving.
Using the theme is entirely optional for CED participants. Use it if it inspires you, ignore it if it doesn't. I'll be sharing posts throughout the month around the theme (among other things) to get you thinking about how to incorporate it into your life. I'd love to hear how you use the theme in your creative world.
Feel free to focus on the theme in your creative activities for the entire month or as much as you'd like.
And have fun with it!
Good art looks new because the artist has recombined something old to make something better. -Darby Bannard
p.s. I'll be posting about the 2010 Creative Every Day Challenge next week along with a nifty sign-up form, so stay tuned for that!