Creative Every Day Theme for March: Nest
February 25th, 2011
At the end of each month I will announce the totally optional theme for the following month. For the month of March 2011, the theme will be Nest.
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:
- *Draw, paint, or sculpt images of our fine feathered friends.
- *Feather your nest. Focus on bringing more creativity to your space.
- *Build a nest of sorts to create in. Maybe something like a blanket fort!
- *Get out in nature, snapping pictures of the building blocks of nests: trees, branches, bits of string.
- *Remove clutter from your space. See how it opens up your creativity.
- *Create an altar to honor your creative self.
- *Write about your ideal space. Draw a picture of it. What's one small thing you could do to get closer to that?
- *Create a piece of art inspired by Mary Oliver's "Wild Geese" poem.
- *Pick up a home decorator's magazine and use a color scheme in it in something you're making.
- *Use natural elements (feathers, branches, leaves) to create prints from.
- *Ever had dreams you could fly? Paint an image of it or a write a poem about how it felt.
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!
To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life.”