Creative Every Day Theme for September: Water
August 29th, 2010
At the end of each month I will announce the totally optional theme for the following month. Continuing with the elements theme, for the month of September, the theme will be the element of Water. As always, this month's theme for the Creative Every Day Challenge is totally optional. Use it if it inspires 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 exploring the idea of water in creative ways. You could play with water based media, go to sources of water for your inspiration, or play with the colors of water.
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:
- *Play with watercolors or other water-based media.
- *Take photos of water in still, moving, and/or frozen forms.
- *Sit by a body of water and write (one of my favorite things to do!)
- *Explore the colors of water in your art.
- *Go for a swim, a float, or even a soak in a bath.
- *Reflect on the fact that we are made up of up to 75% water!
- *Paint creatures that live in the sea.
- *Splash in some puddles!
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!
The sea pronounces something, over and over, in a hoarse whisper; I cannot quite make it out. ~Annie Dillard