Creative Every Day Theme for August: Fire
July 25th, 2010
At the end of each month I will announce the totally optional theme for the following month. I've been wanting to do a theme about the elements for some time now, so for the month of August, the theme will be the element of Fire. It seemed like the perfect month to play with this element as August is blazing hot in this part of the world and it's also the month of the firey sign, Leo. As always, this month's theme for the Creative Every Day Challenge is totally optional. Use it if it sparks you (no pun intended), 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 exploring the idea of fire in creative ways. You could focus on the idea literally and make pieces using heat, focus on your own creative fire, or play with firey colors. 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 about your own creative fire, what sparks it, and how you keep it burning bright.
- *Play with a medium that uses heat, like encaustic.
- *Use firey colors in your work.
- *Light something on fire! Play with burnt edges in your work.
- *Note what fires you up, explore it in a piece of art or writing.
- *Be a sun worshiper. Spend some time in the sun and notice what it inspires.
- *Burn some candles while you work.
- *Try a hot yoga class.
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!
My candle burns at both ends.
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -
It gives a lovely light.
~Edna St. Vincent Millay