Art Every Day Month Check-In: Day 17

November 17th, 2010


Welcome to the 17th day of Art Every Day Month. I love to hear how creating art every day is becoming a habit for many of you. It amazes me how I manage to squeeze it in to days that feel so busy. Eye opening!

The box below is a widget that I provide each day as an optional place to share a direct link (blog post or flickr image) to that day's creation. If you don't have something to share today, don't worry about it! Share when you can. In the meantime, be sure to check out what other participants are creating! Check out the links from today's post and the links on the participant page for instant inspiration. You can also see lots of great work in the AEDM flickr group. Feel free to share your work there too!

If you use the widget, please link to a specific blog post, not your main blog page or website (or you can link to a specific image if you're linking to a flickr page.) For example, for day one I would link to my first post: instead of my main blog page: This makes it easier for people to find your work.  If you want to share, but don't have a specific page to link to, feel free to use the comments section of this post to share what you're working on. If you're posting less than once a day, no problem! Simply use the latest one of these posts to share a link to your creation. For some, it's too much to keep up with posting every day, but don't let that get you down. Do it if you can and if you can't, just keep on creating, that's the most important part. If you get off track and miss a few days of creating, don't let that freeze you up either. Just pick up where you left off and keep moving forward. One foot in front of the other. You are making your life a more creative one with each step.

How to participate in Art Every Day Month: Check out the AEDM info page for all the details, instructions on how to get involved, and then visit the participants page to sign-up before you use the link widget to share your creations. The Information page also has instructions about how to use the widget below, if you're having any trouble with it.

Survival Guide: If you feel like you could use some more support, prompts, and motivation to keep going throughout the month, check out the Art Every Day Month Survival Guide.

Twitter: If you're on Twitter (I'm on there as @leah_art), I've been using the hashtag #aedm2010 to mark Art Every Day Month tweets. It helps to find others who are tweeting about AEDM!

Creative Every Day Challenge participants: If you're not doing Art Every Day Month, you can still use any of the daily Art Every Day Month check-in posts to leave your weekly link.

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. ~Joseph Chilton Pierce

22 Responses

Well…I made another piece of art so that is something. I had to take some time off, but I am trying to get back into the groove a little bit again.

Redo on bib necklace.

i had fun collaging ephemera from an old dictionary with my little drawings then painting over the whole thing. thanks for continuing to inspire me. hugs!

I did another ecard :-) Can’t believe it took me all day but I enjoyed it though.

My children and I got good and messy and started working on some wire and papier mache sculptures. Their patience waned before mine, but we’re off to a good start:) You can view the pre-painted pieces at today’s blog post and stay tuned . . .

I love your cardinal tree, Leah!

I missed a few days, but love getting back into posting.
This is a wonderful experience. Thank you, Leah!!

Doing an art project that will bebfit the homeless at an auction. Have been working on it (in between my other art projects) for a few days now. It’s fun to do something a little different!

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Leah – you know that pumpkin cornbread recipe you pointed to a bit back? made it – very very dry for cornbread. If you haven’t tried it, either skip it or find a way to moisten it up!

Im finding that as I progress into AEDM I am shaking loose of some of my confines and experimenting with things I have wanted to try for a while. I didn’t realize how STUCK (with emphasis on UCK) I’ve been feeling. I thought everywhere else, but not with my art.hahahaha

I think the best part of participating in AEDM is seeing what everyone else is creating!

Thank you Leah for creating this space. The doors of my imagination have opened up and blown my hair back! Appreciating you!

cut paper all morning – not so creative, but very therapeutic!

Just a little photopainting today. Hard to concentrate with all the pounding as my hubby finishes up the office redecorating :) .
Stay inspired!

17 day into the AEDM i realize that if i stick this out for the entire month I will most like have created a new habit.
I certainly see how pushing through low sections reveals unknown creative territory. I am enjoying this journey.


Today I’ve been doodling from inside a hyperbaric oxygen chamber.

Kat :-)

The pesky dragon of prize drawings showed up today.

Oh bummer! Bobbi made it too and loved it! Hmm. Maybe I’ll do a test run and see how it comes out. Thanks for letting me know!

Today was a big arty kinda day for me. I did the first day of the Art Heart and Healing online art course ( and surprised myself that wow I CAN draw a face that actually looks like a human face and not something scary!

Playing with some new techniques in between projects…it’s very freeing and energizing to step outside that ‘box’ :)

Playing in a New Sandbox

Hope you had a great Wednesday!!!


so here is something i made today for illustration friday. the theme was “burning”. i had a lot of different ideas but none of them seemed visually interesting to me. this is hand drawn and digitally painted. i was going to use watercolor but wanted scan the line work first and then got carried away on the computer. have a fun night everyone.

Another late update, but better late than never.

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