Creative Every Day Check-In: August 9 – 15

August 9th, 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 8/9/10 - 8/15/10.

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!

Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow. ~Helen Keller

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Took a break from making charm necklaces and started a pen znetangle-ish drawing of a girl that reminds me of one of those old psychedelic album covers from the 70’s. Once I completed her hair though, I lost inspiration. Grabbed a glass of wine and got inspired to create a tag instead.

I guess as long as you keep the FIRE burning, you can always find another project to start and/or finish right? :)

Musing on my blog today about my daily creativity practice. Since this is “Creative Every Day” I’m curious – what is your daily creativity practice? Do you have one? Stop by and comment:

This week I have three portraits in progress as well as a large Italy scene. I’m hoping to get as many of them finished as possible by the end of the week, plus fit in some smaller works, as well. Full plate!

I will attempt some creativity this week, though the body is fighting against me.
Stay inspired!

for make it creative, because fire was like a feeling

after a week with no time, got creative this weekend- sometimes banking the creative fire helps it burn brighter-

Fun theme, Leah; I’m having fun coming up with ideas.

yah! i’m diving into my creative fire with lots of writing this week.

I am working on posting and creating something every day this month. It is the best thing to keep some sort of creative routine. I’m still not quite there. I’m excited to see where I end up, though.

Moving between landscape and still life work this week. I am drawn toward the one but feel a strong challenge in the other.

Well, there are no literal flames in my art this week, but I’m “on fire” alright — super busy at work! That can be good & bad, but in my case, I’m good if I can still manage to complete some “just personal” art. Thankfully, I did, so that makes it a good week. Hope others fared as well!

Finally finished a painting, and I’m feeling great about that. It’s got a great fire and smoke feeling to it that meshes with our Fire theme! It’s actually raining for the first time in weeks, so I’m looking forward to a little less fire today in my life, a welcome break from the heat.

I made an intuitive giant self-portrait that I am totally in love with.
Phew. So surprised by THAT!

Just got back from vacation and am trying to update my blog with some pre-trip creativity before I get back to current stuff:)

I’m in the process of painting Thom Yorke of Radiohead. I think it’s coming along very well. Pleased with the painting so far.

How appropriate that my first post here in August has to do with a quilt inspired by the sun, and thus, Fire! Please come and visit my blog, and enjoy the project on my design wall, a Tropical Sundance quilt I’m blazing through!
Tina in San Diego

My writing this week goes along with the fire theme well. I am still working on the poem….

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Inspired by the fire theme. I’ve started working on a juicy ‘fire’ themed painting and getting lots of ideas for other work!

Orange Sun settles on the sea and the sailboats… included image with my new Artist Biography that I posted yesterday to support Sept 3rd solo exhibition.

Fire, breath of fire, forest fire, sun. August’s heat on the tomatoes. Fire:) thanks Leah… Terrill

It’s been a while since I posted. It’s good to be back! :)

My daughters (8 + 10) are learning to sew on our new sewing machine, quite a feat for us! We started by sewing paper. We’ve also created a container garden on the back porch and I’ll post pics this week. Hard, hard work, gardening in the TX summer.

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