Creative Every Day Check-In: August 23 – 29

August 23rd, 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 8/23/10 - 8/29/10.

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.) If the Mr. Linky widget is missing from this blog post, it's probably a problem with their server and it will come back as soon as it's fixed. You can always leave your link in the comments.

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 August is the element of Fire. 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 August's theme here.

Happy Creating!

Playing to me, in those years, sounded like a house on fire. ~Leonard Rose

23 Responses

i have so much creative fun planned for this week. i am getting caught up on a lot of unfinished projects so make space to start fresh new projects in the fall. i am finishing up kits and prepping for workshops and painting and sewing and playing. i love this week already!

sending happy smiles to all of the creatives.

The summer heat is zapping my creativity today, but I’ll drag myself to that easel yet!

OH for another, Creative Week! I’m “fire-less” out here in on the Washington coast…burn ban and fog! It’s been fun playing with lighters!

i had a lovely “art date” with a girlfriend visiting from out of town … we talked about supplies (”goodies”) and then worked in our journals, drank tea and fed each other’s creative fires. i definitely want to plan future dates with others creatives! i also finished up several pages/spreads started while on vacation AND i began an online sewing course (i know, i am crazy!) and finished 2 projects. i am excited for the next sewing project because it is a tool caddy for my brushes – how cool is that?!

guess i am living the august theme – on fire! and this week begins another painting adventure with the ever-fabulous Connie of Dirty Foot Prints Studio. YUM!

xo Lis

I haven’t produced much in the way of “fine arts” this week, but I am certainly living a creative life & I posted proof. And I’m thankful I didn’t start a grease fire with my latest play in the kitchen, HA!

Surviving and hope to do some creating this week.
Stay inspired!


I just completed a”Miracle Makeover” on a cancer patient’s room–turning it from a sick place to a space of healing. I incorporated classic painting therapy with Colette–the cancer patient. The room is a 3-D art “heart” expression that has helped her past her
Dr.’s 5-15% chance of survival prediction.

The inspiring video is ready to see and I am hosting a Miracle Party this week that you all are invited to participate in!

Stop by and read/see all about it and the makeover. Art does heal!!

Love you! Have a beautiful week.

Thank-you Leah for hosting this event.

Kelee Katillac

My challenge everyday lately has been to keep the fire of inspiration burning. blech.

I’ve been in the “creative zone” this past week…so much so, that I’m behind in taking pictures and posting my work. Good problem to have.

Leah and other Creative Everyday friends, I’m still a little overwhelmed but thought I would let you know that Sam Juliano from the blog “Wonders In the Dark” posted an interview with me today “Artist and nature lover Terrill Welch Mayne Island’s Resident Creative Potager” . Please, come on by and sit by the fire and enjoy the connections.

What it reminds me of is a passion which explodes when webs of connections with other creative people deepen in our wonder about the ordinary. The ordinary of our lives that somehow seem extraordinary when told by another.

Wow! Great to see everyone getting “fired” up for another week. I have been away sooooo much over the past few weeks and have had no time to create art in the formal sense. But I’ve been generating ideas and collecting bits and pieces on my travels. Got a huge new easel yesterday to support my goal of creating some large pieces. Woohoo! Exciting.

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Computer troubles are keeping me from posting everything, but creativity has been running rampant in our home of late :)

Computer troubles are keeping me from posting everything, but creativity has been running rampant in our home of late :)


August is in it’s last week and I feel reflective, a bit tired. I’m looking back at this years CED challenge posts and notice a rather obvious drop in the number of posts. Why? Hm it’s not for lack of creativity, I’ve been creative and doing a lot of things everyday. But i don’t write about the process. And I know that is about to change, maybe it’s a shift, like the change in weather and the early signs of the change in the seasons that will trigger me posting more CED accomplishments. But I hesitate to post my link here on weeks where I simply know in advance I won’t be updating my blog much.

Yet I want to just make a point, the CED is wonderful and a very welcomed part in my life every day, for it keeps my focus and makes me appreciate my “productivity” even if I don’t post about it on my blog and share it with the world.

creative muse to you all
:-) ines

After creating the start of our veggie garden early this winter, I am finally seeing the ‘fruits’ of our labors!

Tina in San Diego

Loved your yarn piece for the fire theme Leah.
But yeah, I know what you mean about touching the gooey yarn. Bummer time.

This will be a new journey. Being inspired by joining in the: Miracle Party. Sharing “just feelings” in a positive way through my digital art. I am greatful. I am ready to become aware of “Creative Awakenings.
Thank you, Amber Rose

I have done a couple pieces in orange and red lately, I guess that can relate to fire theme this month. After my surgery this is really the first art I have done. Feels great to be back at it.

I love you “fire Beneath” painting. I can so totally relate. I’m struggling to find my voice in art. It certainly is a struggle even though the creating is still wonderful.

I actually got two drawings done this week…. but I was checking out links this morning from this page and if you haven’t gone to soulcomfort’s post you should… she posted a link to a great video about a homeroom teacher…

I’m back from a healing week at the Omega Institute and posted a drawing I did there on my blog.
It flowed out of me in response to an amazing healing session I had with a woman there – I gifted it to her as a thank you :-)

A belated check in and a blog post (Fire in the sky) about trying to keep up a creative practice during the school summer hols….

Hope you’re all having a wonderful creative weekend!


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