Creative Every Day Theme for February: Home
January 26th, 2010
At the end of each month I will announce the totally optional theme for the following month. February 2010's theme will be: Home.
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.
I think this theme may be less emotionally charged than the theme of body, but I also think it's an excellent transition from January's theme, as the body is our home too. I'm also thinking of this theme in terms of clearing clutter, creating in a space that inspires you, making art about the home, making art to decorate your home, and exploring what the concept of home means to you. There are endless ways you can play with the theme and I'm open to any interpretation.
I'll be posting about the theme throughout the month on the blog to help keep you inspired. 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:
- *Write freely about what the idea of home means to you.
- *Make a vision board of your ideal home.
- *Focus on clearing a little bit of clutter each day.
- *Shift things in your space and see how it impacts your creativity.
- *Make art about the homes you've lived in.
- *Find your favorite nook in your home and draw it.
- *Sculpt houses out of clay, play-dough, or paper pulp.
- *Create a sacred space in your home.
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. Feel free to focus on the theme in your creative activities for the entire month or as much as you'd like.
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.
And have fun with it!
Home is the nicest word there is. ~Laura Ingalls Wilder