Creative Every Day Theme for March: Stories
February 23rd, 2010
At the end of each month I will announce the totally optional theme for the following month. March 2010's theme will be: Stories.
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'm thinking of this theme in terms of telling stories, making art about our favorite stories, and examining the stories we tell ourselves. 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:
- *Tell a story in a piece of art
- *Illustrate your favorite story.
- *Write a story of your own.
- *Take a look at the old stories you tell yourself and make new ones.
- *Make story books.
- *Read stories out loud to your loved ones.
- *Tell a story through dance.
- *Re-imagine an old story and empower the characters to create better endings.
- *Create a comic-strip.
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!
p.s. The art I adapted for this post is from my mixed-media piece titled, Storyteller.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~Maya Angelou