Creative Every Day Check-In: September 26 – October 2

September 26th, 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 9/26/11 - 10/2/11.

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 September is History, which you can read more about and get ideas for here.

Happy Creating!

Our life is a faint tracing on the surface of mystery, like the idle, curved tunnels of leaf miners on the surface of a leaf. We must somehow take a wider view, look at the whole landscape, really see it, and describe what's going on here. Then we can at least wail the right question into the swaddling band of darkness, or, if it comes to that, choir the proper praise. - Annie Dillard

18 Responses

The last week of September already. Wow! I’ve got my art studio back and am hoping to be extra creative ;) .
Stay inspired!

It’s amazing how time flies!! A new project – hopefully ‘inspiring’ others:

celebrate the history and heritage of your corner of the world by supporting local farmer’s markets!!

Haven’t posted much on my blog this week, but have been working on creating some new brain connections. Went to a fabulous writing workshop this weekend, and am still percolating. Can’t wait to see what comes out of it!

I submitted, early some efforts that I have made toward the history theme. I am actually feeling more inspired by the autumn season, yes, even in California! We have had warm weather but the air and atmospheric light is different in our part of the world which signals autumn. Anyway, I am working on a painting interpreting a photo I took one wet day a year ago at this time. Please go by and see what I did (two posts) for the history theme and tell me what you think?

Oh, I am a historical costumer as well and attend ‘period’ events. This past summer I went to a Bastille day picnic – please take a look at living history on my blog

Cheers and happy fall!

Oh, I love the Annie Dillard quote. She writes so beautifully…. the blog post I leave with you is about creativity and the White Canvas… and how I did some creative stuff this week but it isn’t visual arts related. Somehow I always feel compelled to apologize for that… anyway, thank you, Leah, for all you do.

I am so happy to find your blog. It will be a challenge to focus on being creative every day. It is just what I need.
I will be looking forward to seeing what everyone is creating!

thank you, as always for the inspiration and chance to share our art! blessings to you in your art of nurturing your beautiful daughter!

Thanks you for this site it is a great inspiration. I am working on a series of painting both in water colors and acrylic on canvas….got a bit carried away. Next week they should all be finished or ruined! My post is a few little watercolors.

My creativity this week was a warm cowl for the coming “Autumn” weather…

I have to just face the music – I totally missed September. Oh I was creative posting five new plein air paintings, many photographs from photo shoots and even a few new images with my shiny new big girl lens. But I never made it by to check in. I had no idea what the theme was for September until today….. so moving right along to “autumn” I posted a photographic meditation taking us to the end of summer today on Creative Potager… does that count?

Best of the week everyone!

Finding my way to my strength through an amazing dream and a confrontation with a lion.

No art lately — but I finally managed to write about meeting our sponsored child in El Salvador. I thought the word well was dry — it’s been so hard to process everything. But once I turned the tap on, the words did begin to flow ;)

A few doodles from the last week. Finding the courage to get through a chronic illness that doesn’t want to calm down.

Been a slow week so far but managed to re-purpose an old hospital letter as part of my TIC TOCC this week. I guess the letter reflects a piece of my recent ‘history’. And I sure did prefer it after I covered it in paint, cut it up & used it in my art journal! :-)

Late to sign in this week. Hope everyone having a happy & creative week so far!

Kat Xx

My first commissioned piece. Family counts. Right? Terah

I took some photos yesterday. my dad’s illness is worse and being able to get out and take photos was a blessing.

I’ve posted my first ‘painting in progress’.
Thanks to CED, I discovered Tara Leaver and have been so inspired by and enamored with her sharing of the various stages of her paintings.
I’m not nearly as dedicated as she at documenting the layers/stages but I’ve captured at least a few layers and hope to share more as this piece progresses.

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