Creative Every Day Theme for April: Small
March 29th, 2011
At the end of each month I will announce the totally optional theme for the following month. For the month of April 2011, the theme will be Small.
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:
- *Fill a page with thirty 1" squares and fill one each day with drawing, paint, words, whatever!
- *Take your camera outside and focus on the little things around you.
- *Make a list of the small things you are grateful for in your life.
- *Write about what it was like to be small.
- *Work with your favorite medium in a small format. How small can you get?
- *Make a series of tiny paper airplanes, small boxes, or miniature charms.
- *Make or buy a mini sketchbook. Use a page to record each day.
- *Make a view finder to look at your world in a new way.
- *Eat a meal of small things...finger sandwiches, tiny tarts, small sips. Savor every bite.
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 art above is modified from one of my Itty Bitty Kitty art pieces.
A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark. ~Dante Alighieri