Creative Every Day Theme for December: Air
December 1st, 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 December, the theme will be the element of Air. 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'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:
- *Get outside and take pictures of the sky at different times of day.
- *Use hot air in your work. Try blowing wet media with a blower or try encaustic.
- *Capture the movement of wind in drawing or painting.
- *Make clouds out of fabric.
- *Focus on the air or negative space in your work.
- *Write a poem about the way air feels on your skin.
- *Turn on a fan and take some fun wind-blown self-portraits.
- *Create more airspace around you, by clearing out some clutter.
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 sky and the strong wind have moved the spirit inside me till I am carried away trembling with joy. -Uvavnuk
p.p.s. I will have info about signing up for the 2011 Challenge later this week. In the meantime, I would love to hear some of your ideas for monthly themes for next year. Brainstorm away in the comments!