Creative Every Day Theme for May: Big
April 26th, 2011
At the end of each month I will announce the totally optional theme for the following month. For the month of May 2011, the theme will be Big.
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:
- *Paint big! Tack sheets of paper to the wall and get painting. Add more sheets as needed.
- *Dream big! Write down your 5 *big* dreams. Take one small step towards one of them.
- *Get out in nature where you can feel small in a big world.
- *Take photographs, looking up at large things. Or make small things look big with the angle of your shot.
- *Take big risks with your work.
- *Free associate in writing about what the word "big" means to you.
- *Take up space with your body, your attitude, your work. Act big instead of small.
- *Create a mural or draw an extra large chalk drawing (get help from friends or children!)
- *Write large and loud.
- *Draw with large, sweeping strokes. Get your whole body into the action of it.
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!
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it. ~Danny Kaye