Creative Every Day Theme for January: Cosmos
December 30th, 2010
At the end of each month I will announce the totally optional theme for the following month. For the month of January 2011, the theme will be the Cosmos. This theme was suggested by the lovely Lianne Raymond. Thank you, Lianne!
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. You can sign up for the 2011 Creative Every Day Challenge anytime. More info can be found here and the sign-up page is here.
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:
- *Go stargazing and make up your own stories for the constellations.
- *Paint the night sky.
- *Make a mobile of the solar system.
- *Explore the myths of your favorite planet or star and write a poem about it.
- *Get inspired by the ways the cosmos have been represented by different cultures and art forms.
- *Wish on a star.
- *Play with the ideas of order and chaos.
- *Create a mandala that represents the cosmos.
- *Focus on the lunar or other planetary cycles this month. Create a dreamboard for the full moon (January 19th.)
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!
We are a way for the cosmos to know itself. ~Dr. Carl Sagan