Creative Every Day Check-In: October 18 – 24

October 18th, 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 10/18/10 - 10/24/10.

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 October is the element of Earth. 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 October's theme here.

Happy Creating!

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles. ~Anne Frank

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I’ve been fairly creative every day of late (especially writing), but not in an “art” kind of way, which is what I’ve been yearning for. But I found some time this week to do a small piece with some pressed leaves that I collected LAST fall. It felt good :)

This week I’m happy to have a new large painting ready to share – a street scene from the winding streets of Assisi, Italy. Working on this painting every day has made me long for some travel!

wonderful quote from anne frank, and it is perfect with the fall photos i posted yesterday- the simple beauty of nature is in abundance this time of year.

With two new paintings completed and posted last week, I took some time this morning and wrote about my recent attendance at a screening of the documentary film WINDS OF HEAVEN directed by Michael Ostroff and released at the Vancouver Film Festival a couple of weeks ago. The film is about one of my most loved artists Emily Carr… I hope you get to see it Leah. Actually I hope many people get to see it. A most incredible work.

yah! since signing up for art every day month i’ve already started doing more art! it’s so magic :)
this week though my focus is on writing and recording healing circle meditations.

Alas, I still feel as though I am in a creative slump. But maybe it’s just from an arts perspective. Maybe I’m being creative in other ways and I’m just not thinking about it that way. We’ll see what the new week brings!

Feeling like I’m trying to peddle a tricycle as fast as I can. Working hard but getting nowhere fast. Been creating jewelry for an arts crafts fair coming quickly and my post is about my winter work…snowflakes. I love how snowflakes blanket the EARTH and transform it into something wonderful and peaceful. Looking forward to the snow this coming winter!

Life has been on the close side of crazy this past week. I have to opportunity to open a new art co-op in the heart of the arts district in our city but have to make a decision this week. Gosh, hate last minute time lines because the stress and exhaustion of the business side of life seem to stifle creativity for me. My collage a day series is my saving grace though because it’s one project that is giving my structure and discipline to create everyday. Kathleen, I find that in moments where my muse is apparently on vacation, I allow myself to embrace creative chaos, even to the point of making bad art as long as I am making something. It surprises me every time how quickly I find it again. Peace to all of you this week! Ardith

Hoping to create something magical this week :) .
Stay inspired!

Last night I took a journey to the old west. My inspiration blossomed from the loneliness of being stranded in a desert.
I had fun with it!

OK, I’m back after a few weeks hiatus. And I’m wishing I’d had my idea for this week’s contribution back when the themes were “Fire” or “Water.” But no, “Earth” gives me only mental mud, HA!

I have to apologize to everyone for missing blogs, not posting much myself. I don’t know what has happened to the second half of this year (well, I do – our move consumed it) but I’m trying to get back on track. November will be a challenge – Art Every Day as well as taking care of a 3,5 an 6 year old while my daughter has #4.

My post this week looks like a little bit of earth shot from the skies above :-)

i am very happy to art everyday of the month, it was so nice last year, bringing a new hope and made me step somewhere new with my work. i did my red dress project start after art everyday of the month; and there is still some artists sending me some red dresses.
i will do my best to post everyday in november. thanks a lot for giving us inspiration and a page to publish and share

I’m published in a book for the first time! I’m excited to have been a part of this project with Pamela Hastings.

Congrats, Miz! :-)

Please join me at my post about enjoying the Earth on a very unusual rainy day in San Diego’s Balboa Park. I overcame some fear about posting my first YouTube video in this post, as well. I hope you’ll comment and thanks so much for your community, Leah and everyone!
Tina in San Diego

I am starting to look forward to the AEDM. Today I was looking at creating by design. I know that I have been lazy about posting and being part of this community that has had such an impact on me. I am going to make it part of my design to get back into participating in the community.

Hi! Found your page from Creative Potager. I create multiple blogs, including poetry and photography. The Daily Aries ponder, Morning Trip, Purple Profundity, and Purple Shoe Photography. All of these have links from Elisa’s Spot over on Wordpress.

Thank you for the Creative Everyday creation, I’ll use it to simply create and to share my joy. Often the others are a sharing or a teaching of sorts and I can miss the Joy aspect of them. Now, I just need to hijack a neighbor child and get them all muddy for an Earth creative photograph of happy fingers!

Well hello Elisa… good to see you found your way here from over yonder on Creative Potager. This is my favourite Monday morning visit:) And Wow! looks like a good crowd this morning Leah.

I am busy getting ready for two Open Studio days Nov. 13th and 14th as well have the inventory of photographic canvas prints, cards and calendars ready for local retail story. Busy time of year for artists I think. Not so busy I couldn’t go searching for Mayne Island Tree Spirits though which resulted in a mysterious post on Friday and like a special calendar – I can find a moment to get it pulled together. Best of the week everyone!

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