Art Every Day Month Check-in: Day 9

November 9th, 2010


Today is day 9 of Art Every Day Month. I'm so inspired by the wide range of creativity everyone is sharing! The doodles, cooking, jewelry, photography, knitting, collage, assemblage, crafts, and on and on, are amazing and fill me with energy. Thank you for sharing a piece of yourselves with all of us!

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.


It takes courage to follow your fascinations, wherever they may lead. Yet, creativity demands that you trust and stay on the path despite obstacles. The good news is that it's possible. ~Gail McMeekin, The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women

23 Responses

I love the quote for today…. I am going to have to write that down.

So glad it’s possible….

I made another piece of jewelry with thread, hook and beads.

Had a busy day today (as I post today’s as tomorrow’s, since it places much less pressure on me) but did manage to squeeze some yarn dyeing in.

Yay – Day 9 and I’m still here :) .
Stay inspired!

I did some sketches today :-)

Leah – this is has been a great exercise for me so far this month. I admit, I do create most days, but forcing myself to make something every day has been a telling exercise. It reminds me that I don’t have to make a finished painting and that there is so much joy in a simple doodle too! My piece today was inspired by your delightful bird (leaves) being blown from the trees.

I am so excited because I have finally broken through my artists “block”! It was so much fun yesterday to be in my studio and not having to “force” something creative to happen.In my post today, I explain how I got my engine started again…

my blog is on enhancing an existing piece and musings on repeated images. thanks for reminding my the making art doesn’t have to take a long time, & it doesn’t have to be a completed, ready to show the world piece!

My post is about keeping up with it even when it gets hard. I didn’t even read the quote before I posted.

I’m starting to wake up in the morning thinking, what will I work on today? They say that it takes 30 days for a habit to take hold. Maybe by the end of this month I will be in the “creative every day” mode!!! I hope so!
Thanks to you, Leah!

Feeling the stretch!

Trying not use my hand so much…but still need to participate…so into Photoshop this morning and played with yesterdays painting.

I’ve gotten to the point where I can’t wait to come and see what everyone has done. It’s so fun and inspiring, and the people who are joining in are such a sweet group.

mine was a scribbled reflection of Art Every Day itself! i do better with the manic creating it seems. worried i’m going to get depressed come December…

I was inspired by a little shrine that I keep in my office desk drawer. I’m turning the concept into wall art.

Day 9, let’s party1 It’s my 100th blog post, come over to my blog for a party!

Been making my collage a day, and boy, does that process make one have to be disciplined! In the midst of all that, we are opening our new gallery this weekend so life has been quite hectic. Feels good though to be busy living a creative life. Love the quote today too!

just a few words today, on space for the soul…

Just a quickie post today, I’m on my lunch break :) Here’s my journal page of the day!

It’s Okay To Be Different”>

I just realized I left a link for the brave girls club post I linked on fb last night..oops…but hey go read that, too….it’s an excellent post!

Today all my creative work has been around a musical theme -collage, card making & playing music!

The day has been made all the better for Leah’s fantastic news! :-)

Hope you’re all having a good day 9.

Kat X

Missed a couple of days of posting but I have been immersed in creativity of one form or another, anyway. That’s what it’s all about. :)

I feel creative in the sense that I’m starting to move away from all my preconceived notions of creativity. This post might be a great example of that …

Tina in San Diego

I had a busy day and didn’t have much time to create, but I did finish a couple of pieces I was working on and enjoyed spending time in my studio. I even blogged about it tonight! I hope that this month of doing this will make this daily practice more of a routine for me that will carry over to future months. There are a lot of people doing this challenge this year! Bravo to all of you who are attempting this!

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