Creative Every Day Check-In: February 1-7

February 1st, 2010

This weekly check-in post is a place for Creative Every Day Challenge participants to share their creative activities.

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!

Ways to share: Once you've signed up, you can 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 2/1/10 - 2/7/10.

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) or flickr image 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. If you're on Twitter, there's a growing Twitter list of CED participants and you can use the hashtag #CED2010 to help others find your Creative Every Day tweets!

Theme: The (totally optional) theme for February is Home. I'll be posting about the theme throughout the month and you can feel free to use it to inspire your creations, follow your own muse, or do some combination. You can find out more about this month's theme and some prompts to get you started with it here.

Happy Creating!

Update: If the Mr. Linky widget is missing it means their service is temporarily down. You can always leave your link in the comments or check back later. Thanks!

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. ~Twyla Tharp

28 Responses

Hello Leah, Hello Everyone!
My Grand Finale for January’s body theme is up on my blog. Looking forward to discovering what comes to mind for the home theme. Happy February, everyone.

great theme leah . home one of my favorite places ~ elk

love the home theme- i may actually get some themed work done this month! meantime, lots of set up/ prep last week, more than making art. hopw to change that this week- cheers!

I know it’s been said before… the theme really is a great one. Happy homely February to you Leah!

i love this theme! i love my home so much… i have been very creative with every piece of furniture and the paint colours and everything. my home is a perfect nest and it nurtures my creative spirit.
this week i am being creative creating new workshop ideas, knitting, art journaling and writing. busy week planned :)

Hey Everyone:
I am thinking of adding more color and art to my home by making hand-painted cloth covers for my dining room chairs. I’ve never done this before. Any tips on an easy way to make this happen? Keep in mind that I am a much better singer than painter. :)


New posts with latest journal entries and some good news. I need to focus on getting my art area less cluttered which would tie in with Feb. home month very well. It will take some creative genius to solve this problem. ;-)

I’m starting this month by letting everyone into my craft room.Change complete,for the time being.I need to do some good home cleaning.I get more inspired to clean when spring arrives.I can’t wait!

I finished a project today!! I’m feeling a real sense of accomplishment for that. It’s a sketchbook holder, for the drawing pads that I have to carry around. I haven’t posted it on my blog yet, so you are the first to know!! I guess it ties into the January theme in a way (it carries my body of work).

I think that need and problem-solving help me to be more creative. I can see the end product easier if there is a problem to solve and a need for something.

Oh WOW! Brand new baby boy born last Wednesday and then three days without electricity due to the ICEPOCALYPSE! It has been an exciting week for us, to be sure.

Well, I’ve had an outpouring of creativity on my blog – the theme of the body was wonderful for me as I spent much time exploring Conscious Embodiment – which I blogged alot about in January!

So – HOME! Well, that will be interesting to blog about!


Blessed Imbolc, everyone. May the Lady of Creativity infuse you, inspire you, and guide you through the coming year!


A Blessed Imbolc and Happy Groundhog Day!!! I have three home-related projects that i will be working on throughout the month–first is a house-shaped book that is my art journal of our hunt for the perfect house…next are house-shapes Christmas ornaments (i will elaborate more on the eventually in my blog) and finally, a “hearts and home” art quilt that has a sorted story all its own…lol…

these are only three of the 10 projects i have going on simultaneously!


My project was not home today – but it does involve trophies for a kids’ sporting event in the aim of giving them some extra inspiration. Mind you – the wine crates I made them out of graced my home for quite a while ;-)

I’m just joining the CED 2010 challenge now.
I’m excited about the theme of ‘Home’. It’s something I look forward to exploring and I love how broad you are in your definition of ‘creative’.

I love your painting for the home theme– letting others in. Thought provoking. I am not working on the theme and am not even able to be creative everyday, but I am getting in a couple of days per week. Right now, I am working on learning how to paint with pastels, mainly pan pastels.

My daughter and my husband are home-bodies. I’ve learned to love being at home. I’ve been a hermit for several months now, just wanting creative time, music, and wine. Love my home. Great theme! Thanks Leah :D

I cant find this week Mr. Link. I tried different browsers. Direct links, email links, rss links- everything! And nothing:(

I am ready and so excited about this months theme. I am going to post my entry very shortly on my blog with a link back to here Leah. Now off I go! And thank you for being you and all that you do.

It has been quite a while since I have checked in – I am sorry. I hesitated to do it since I haven’t blogged in so long. I have been doing artwork, just not sharing it much. Anyway, this is not exactly in the theme of the month, but I did finally blog today with some of what I have been creating in the last month. I am starting to catch up and hope to do some more artwork now too. I love the themes, just haven’t been able to motivate myself to go down the steps to my studio as much lately. Hopefully I am back on track now. :)

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I’ve been creating diligently (do those words go together?!) but not good about linking here and checking in. Now that I’m getting the hang of the daily activity, I’m hoping to become more involved here at the site (and using the correct hashtag on twitter, gah!).
Thanks for this wonderful challenge!!

I’m still finishing up my body theme project but, have home in the back of my mind! I too think I’ll start Feb with some home and studio cleaning. Much needed (especially in my make shift studio)!

Hi everyone,

Today I was thinking of this month theme and I decided to clean my desk and I straightened up my room a bit. Tomorrow I will tackle the pile of books beside the desk and do my laundry. It feels better to clean up one thing at a time. Then now I’ve thought of making a vision board of my future home. I’m currently living with my mother and I want to move out sometimes this year or next year so I want to think about what I would like my home to be.

I’m excited to be creative with the vision board of home! I will post of it on my blog soon!


I found (the) Mr. Link! :P

Still creating atc’s using my take on zentangling. I am totally hooked on making this mini-works of art using rubberstamps from my collection. True zentangling does not use rubberstamps, but I wanted to do something different *smiles*

I’m a little behind, but hopefully it won’t happen again!
I love this months theme and posted photos of our recent home away from home. Enjoy!

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