Creative Every Day Check-In: December 28 – January 3

December 28th, 2009

Welcome, Creative Every Day Challenge participants! 

This weekly post is a place for CED participants to share their creative activities.

Ways to share: Leave a comment on this post and/or use the "Mr. Linky" widget below to link to a blog post(s) about your creative activities during the days of 12/28/09 - 1/3/10.

The widget below is an optional method of sharing your creativity that makes it easier for others to check out what you're up to. You can use it to link to a blog post (or posts) during the week listed. Or if you have a bunch of posts and don't want to link to all of them, you can link to your main blog page once. Do it in a way that makes sense and is fun for you! If you're unsure about how to use the widget, check out the "How to use the Mr. Linky widget section on the Creative Every Day Challenge page. (If you're reading this in a RSS reader or email subscription, you will not see the "Mr. Linky widget", so click on over to the blog to use it.)

You can also take advantage of the great CED flickr group to post your images and see what others are up to.

Join in the Challenge: You can sign up for the  2010 Creative Every Day Challenge anytime! Find out more and fill out the sign-up form here to join in!

Theme: The (totally optional) theme for December is recycle. I'll be posting about the theme throughout the month. You can find out more about how you can use the inspiration theme here. The (totally optional) theme for January will be Body.

Happy Creating!

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist. ~Albert Einstein

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got some play in over the holidays. the map piece incorporates recyclying- old map, sheet music, cardboard hand from a glove) & and image that i use over & over again (the barns); the bench piece has a worn out something from my husband’s bike; the tree transfer is, again, an image that i use often on a metal piece that my friend cuts from old signs…. great week to all, happy creating!

I got some watercolor pencils, some fine multi liners and a colorless blender from Santa so I’ve been recycling some of my plain pencil sketches by coloring them in with the watercolor pencils and outlining them with the markers and it’s amazing how different they look!

The blog I am posting is a Blogspot Blog, not my usual – it will return shortly. Experiencing mild (and easily fixable) technical difficulties. :-)

sending out new year’s wishes to all the creatives here.

i am all filled up with inspiration. i have stocked up on inspiring and exciting art supplies and am playing playing playing.

I’ve been working on a painting of a dream I had. It was really nice to get back to painting, I’ve been so busy with crafting presents for family and friends. I hope everyone is having a lovely holiday and has some fun plans for New Year’s Eve!

The creativity continues, a little slow over the Christmas holidays,but it is good to be getting back into the swing of things.

I have been working on some spreads in my art journal. We have been snowed in for several days (with more snow on the way) so I have been pretty productive…creatively speaking. :)

Instead of buying manila tags, I’ve been cutting up used manila folders instead. Saving money and using up old folders *smiles*. AND, you can make them any size you wish to make them! I’m just sayin’ . . .

I did a lot of “recycling” this month–reused tissue paper and gift bags for Christmas presents. I used leftover cutup origami paper for homemade Christmas cards. I also reused post-it notes to add more notes to myself. I also believe that recycling is a form of rejuvenation for myself, so I rested, slept, and did a lot of catchup with TV shows and movies. It was refreshing and a well-deserved holiday present for myself since I was working so hard with work and school this past year. At any rate, it was a quite accomplished and fruitful month! :)

Happy New Year, everyone! :)

hope I’m doing this right – this is a big place!
I just finished up a 365 project, and loved doing it, but found it took away from other pursuits. I was really looking for something that would allow a lot of different ways to be creative, not just photography, so I’m glad to find this challenge. I have stuff on the needles, on the spindle, in sketchbooks, and in the camera. Looking forward to the explorations to come.

So excited to take part in 2010 Creative Everyday! And I adore the theme, “Body.” How perfect for someone who lost 50 pounds last year :-) Oh the places we will go this year.

My first blog post for 2010 is also my Illustration Friday post – RENEWAL … and my graphic was created from an ending of 2009 flower painting and a 2010 beginning flower painting with words I want to live by in 2010 … hope everyone enjoys it as much as I enjoyed creating it!

My first blog post of 2010 is for my Illustration Friday topic – RENEWAL – and is a combo multi media graphic created from an end of 2009 flower painting done in watercolor and from a beginning of 2010 watercolor flower painting and the words I want to live by in 2010.

I am excited to start 2010 with this group. I am a quilter who wants to be more creative with textiles and express myself more fully. I received a subscription to Quilting Arts Magazine. It is a magazine which I love and it gives me loads of inspiration. I hope to try some gelatin monoprinting soon. As a gift I received an appointment for a massage. During my massage yesterday, I realized how appropriate the theme for this month is BODY. What a great way to welcome in the new year.

I made three “celestial bodies” today. Feels so good!

I’m on board and posted a SoulCollage today at Sacred Ordinary. Thanks for making this creative home for us, Leah.

seems I’ve been floundering lately and I’m hoping that this challenge will help me to focus more on my art.

Happy 2010 everyone.

I’ve just started an online class with Suzi Blu, and am learning to draw faces and bodies, so I’ve been sketching lots of bodies this week.

This is my first time doing the CED Challenge. The January theme of body fits in perfectly with all the sewing (shorts, dresses, diapers) that I’ve got planned over the next few weeks.

Art journal entry sometimes you are given a piece, but don’t know here to put it.


I’m hoping to keep up with this challenge. Thanks for doing it for us xx

Yeah My first check in! Made 2 loaves of Magic Fruitcake and they turned out awesome!! Being creative is something I aspire to each day. Some days it’s hard to figure out what I have time to do. I am one of those people–I do so many different kinds of things…Settling down to one particular craft is just so limiting to my mind.

Thanks for giving me a chance to play with you all!


I was back to work on Jan 1, so getting a little late start on the New Year – hey, there’s 365 days. I have spent some time with the yarn stash, completed the three things that were on the needles by Dec 29 and now started two last night. I knit baby caps for NICU and red scarves for WomanHeart. Using new colorway for baby and new yarn for hearts. It’s a new year. I cant work on my illustrated journal right now since the Christmas cards are occupying that workspace, but I have hopes of finishing them this afternoon and getting back on the page. I am grateful for this place to sort it all out. Happy New Year to all.

I got a very odd but fascinating image stuck in my head on January 1st and blogged a description of it with a promise to try to visually create it down the road. On January 2nd, I grabbed what I already had on hand – LEGOs – and made a sort of playful first-attempt at capturing the image in my head. The resulting image (with some help from Photoshop) is on my blog. I’ll probably send it up to the Flickr group, too.

Tonight I finished writing the Christmas cards and thank you notes. Dont laugh, some years this has lasted into February. There is a little more work to be done in that area, but the artwork/journal spot should be clear by mid-tuesday. And some of those cards and letters were very creative. :-)

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