Creative Every Day Theme for June: Metamorphosis

May 26th, 2011

At the end of each month I will announce the totally optional theme for the following month. For the month of June 2011, the theme will be Metamorphosis. Thank you to Staz for the theme idea!

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:

  • *Are you going through a metamorphosis in your life? Focus on it through art this month.
  • *Write a poem about the biggest change you've gone through this year.
  • *Capture the metamorphoses that occur in nature through photography or video.
  • *Record the changes the in yourself through a daily portrait.
  • *Write free-form about the changes, big and small, you'd like to make in your life.
  • *Make a mobile of colorful butterflies.
  • *Take the time to go through the caterpillar phase of change, get quiet and still.
  • *Change up something in your daily life through your wardrobe, the way you go home from work, or what you eat for lunch. See how it changes the way you look at life.

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!

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.  ~Richard Bach

14 Responses

Weird. I was just thinking of this today and how that feeling of “metamorphosis” is all around me – and you – lately. Love it!

Oh what a wonderful theme. Just the word “metamorphosis” speaks to me, its such a beautiful word – and aren’t we all in that fase all the time (almost)? I bet you are very much in that right now in all kinds of ways. Hope it is gong well at home. Take care!

with my dance work lucy i talk about this theme

A wonderful theme for spring…

What a great theme! Can’t wait to get going on this one. The ideas are already circulating.

Metamorphosis metamorphosis
How do you grow,
Beauty, Love, Peace,
That’s what I’d like to know

Change is good
Change is great!
A phenomenol feeling
Be it early, or late
Metamorphosis is the magic
Key to anticipate

What a great theme, and I love the quote from Richard Bach. It’s perfect in so many ways :) xox

hi,, I just joined your challenge,, I’m a newbie blogger and this is just what I was looking for ,, thank you so much for offering this,, I love your paintings and this months theme is thought inspiring for sure!

This is a great theme…. and Tanya Tanya what a great poem…

Love this theme! Artwork is also beautiful.

Perfect for this time of year when everything is metamorphosizing!!!

Metamorphosis resonates with me this month because I have been wrapped up in a cocoon of worry and fret over whether or not I will have a job. As an educator it is really difficult to get a job especially if you have a lot of experience. Budget cuts will create a situation where inexperienced teachers will be more cost effective. Doesn’t mean inexperienced teachers are not worthy – in fact I know many who are fabulous teachers and with experience will really impact learning in this country. However, for me the worry of not having a job because I decided to go back into the classroom (administration is not for me after 5 years), I was truly stuck in my cocoon of worry since getting hired was proving difficult. In that cocoon, my creative wings desired to be released – they were growing but practicality and worry kept the cocoon crystal hard. But I remembered to turn on the light in that dark place and the warmth has softened and I am emerging not only with a new job in place but a job which will give me more time for my art. I am so blessed…so metamorphosis is really state of being right now. I am out of the cocoon of worry, sitting in the light warming strengthening and will be ready to fly soon. Thank you for the theme. I will be working on some pieces and will hopefully have something to share within the week or month. Cheers to you all!

Hello, I am another new blogger that has just joined your challenge :) I had read about it in a magazine and it inspired me to create my own blog.

I will start on this theme right away, I cant wait. It will give me something to think about after my exams at school this week.

Cant wait to get some stuff to post!

Thanks lots!

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