Creative Every Day Check-In: April 4 – 10

April 4th, 2011

This weekly check-in post is a place for Creative Every Day Challenge participants to share their creative activities.

Join in the Challenge: Read all the details and sign up for the  2011 Creative Every Day Challenge here!

Ways to share: Once you've signed up, you can leave a comment on this post and/or use the "Mr. Linky" widget below to link to a blog post(s) about your creative activities during the days of 4/4/10 - 4/10/10.

The widget below is an optional method of sharing your creativity that makes it easier for others to check out what you're up to. You can use it to link to a blog post (or posts) or flickr image during the week listed. Or if you have a bunch of posts and don't want to link to all of them, you can link to your main blog page once. Do it in a way that makes sense and is fun for you! If you're unsure about how to use the widget, check out the "How to use the Mr. Linky widget" section on the Creative Every Day Challenge page. (If you're reading this in a RSS reader or email subscription, you will not see the "Mr. Linky widget", so click on over to the blog to use it.) If the Mr. Linky widget is missing from this blog post, it's probably a problem with their server and it will come back as soon as it's fixed. You can always leave your link in the comments.

You can also take advantage of the great CED flickr group to post your images and see what others are up to. If you're on Twitter, you can use the hashtag  #CED2011 to help others find your Creative Every Day tweets!

Theme: The (totally optional) theme for April is Small.You can read more about the theme and some ideas to get you started here.

Happy Creating!

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. ~Lao Tzu

33 Responses

Thanks for hosting and keeping us inspired.

I guess I’m still focused on last month’s theme, because this week I wrote about my reflections of motherhood – and the journey to realizing that it’s a role I would be proud to have.

Thanks for this inspiring theme!

After a couple of weeks of crazy, have-to-make-a-thing every-day panic, this week I’ve found a much better pace for myself. I worked on some projects that will take a little while, and made some photos as well.

I’m finding time to be creative daily and enjoying it!

I still am not able to be creative every day in a way that I’d like, but I certainly am way more creative than before. I enjoy it. I wish I had more time to visit more artists and see what they are up to. One day I hope to get there.

The theme of {small} is ever-so helpful for me … I likened it to sowing seeds. Tiny bits of Hope planted in the heart. ✿

I have a flower for you, he said..

I’ve been busy painting, glueing and working on my weekly TIC TOCC inspiration prompts (see my blog if you’re interested as I’d love some company). I’ve also been trying to catch up on the blog world and am amazed at all the super talented and inspirational people out there in cyberland.

I’m liking the “small” theme and I was working on creating small things on Friday. I like the idea of minute detail and of good things coming in small packages :-) I intend to explore the ’small’ theme further.

Wishing everyone a happy creative week.

Kat X

Well, I moved the rhubarb to a new spot with full sun and it is time to plant the peas between painting for a new solo show that will open at the end of June. I have three more large canvases to complete before the end of May. This should give me a total of 15 or so paintings. The title of the show is “A Study of Blue.” But for now, focusing on small begins with a post this morning “A walk to the blossom tree.” Best of a creative week everyone!

Hey there my sweet creative mama,

Sending love as always…. and it’s certainly not small (-:


This was a big week for my art – I committed to an open studio event at the end of the month. So nervous, and so excited!

I’ve drawn smaller things in my journal so maybe this is just a small effort to not let my blog fall too much behind. LOL

New painting on my blog–celebrates spring!!! check it out :-)

Hi, this month I participate in International Fake Journal Month. So far, I really enjoy it A LOT. Blogging won’t be daily though, since my real life and schedule are as busy as Fake-Me’s schedule.

It dawned on me that I have been creative every day and didn’t even connect the dots. In March I started a project called Making A Mark and began to go into the studio and play every day. I’ve just begun my second month. I’m learning a great deal with this simple practice, especially how this process shuts off the inner critic and judgments.

Can I be an April Fool, 3 days late?

Working on re-balancing and re-committing this week/month.

The theme, Small, will help me make adjustments and help me understand that each samll step is so powerful.

Even though it wasn’t by choice, per say, the project I am working on is small scale at only 7″x7″, and the painting I am working on is also a small one!…So I suppose I am kind of with the theme right now! :)

This would have been better for the ‘nest’ theme perhaps! I’m decorating my home at the moment and each little thing is one step closer to it being exactly how I’d like it.

I’ve been missing from this list lately. Gone underground. Fallow. But I’ve been feeling the small seeds of creativity stirring and taking my babysteps to coming back.

So there’s the theme. Small seeds, babysteps.

Plus I’ve been drawing again on small pages. And writing small poems in the morning.

It’s the only way I ever get anywhere. Baby steps.

Just had a day spray painting some new backgrounds. You sure can do fun things with a can or two of paint.

It looks like you had some wonderful celebrations…

I like the theme this month, but haven’t gotten started yet. I’m inspired by a blogger who is drawing thumbnails of the gifts she notices in daily life. I think I’ll try it!

Lovely shower photos, Leah. Thanks for keeping us posted. Your baby girl is so loved already!


Your baby and local babies are on my mind as I create “small” afghans for layettes provided to the two local materninty departments.

As someone who loves taking macro photographs, the Small theme is perfect. I think I’ll branch out, though, and try painting, too….

Okay, I’m a little slow getting this all figured out… Now I see where to comment. I’m feeling inspired by the April challenge. Small is just right this month. XO

I think I have to accept I’m incapable of producing work for the theme. :) I joined 21 Secrets and have been art journalling, but even that I can’t keep in a book and have to do big on the wall!

This week I went pink. Color is important right now. Just drinking in the colors I need. Helping the heart flow.

Diving into the small details. Two new posts on this Blog.

I believe I accidentally linked twice this week. Sorry! I’m participating in the A – Z Blogging Challenge, so I’ve been extra frazzled…

I’ve posted a textured piece of ’sculpture painting’ that I did in the past. I am really excited to get back into doing this kind of art again.
And I realised that… WOW… it’s been over a month since I’ve posted on my blog… and not since last year have I posted an actual piece of art! I’m hoping to feel more motivated now that spring has sprung :)

Most of my daily art is small ~ I do watercolors at the moment ~ and usually 4×6 size or a watercolor journal that is even smaller ~ 3 1/2 by 5 ~ so I am practicing every day ~ thanks for this great site ^_^

I put together a slideshow review of my Making A Mark: Deconstructed project.

I took Silky Hart’s Paint Writing Class at 21 Secrets… so cool!,

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