Creative Every Day Theme for April: 5 Senses
March 27th, 2010
At the end of each month I will announce the totally optional theme for the following month. April 2010's theme will be: The 5 Senses (sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch.)
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 exploring with our 5 senses, making art about them, creating art with them, and noticing how we use our senses to create. 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:
- *Create a poem from the perspective of one of your senses.
- *Capture a representation of each sense in a photograph.
- *Choose a favorite scent, and paint with a color that represents it.
- *Make sculptural or textured art that's fun to touch.
- *Get quiet to notice all the sounds around you, capture what you hear in writing or art.
- *Create delicious food art!
- *Train your power of observation with contour line drawings.
- *Collage an homage to your senses.
- *Try new flavors of teas, different spices, a new kind of chocolate: inspire your taste buds!
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!
I think this is true for all artists. My senses are very important to me. ~Sharon Olds