Preparing for Art Every Day Month
October 31st, 2011
Tomorrow Art Every Day Month begins! We already have a great group signed up and ready to get started. If you happen upon the challenge mid-month, feel free to join in any time!
For the year-long Creative Every Day Challenge participants, last Monday's check-in goes through today. Starting tomorrow and through the month of November, Creative Every Day participants can feel free to check-in any of the daily Art Every Day Month check-ins.
If you're beginning Art Every Day Month tomorrow and you're feeling a combination of excited and nervous, you're not alone! I always get a bit of pre-AEDM jitters.
One thing that helps me calm the nerves and prepare for the busy month of creating ahead is to do a bit of a brain dump into a sketchbook. I might write out any ideas I'd like to try out during the month, any unfinished projects I'd like to work on, supplies I'd like to use, and supplies I might want to pick up. I also like to just play and sketch and see what comes up. When I let my pen move across the page, ideas will often flow out. I can then turn to these sketches later in the month on days when I don't know what I want to create. Having some ideas to start with is very helpful when I'm creating every day!
When I did some of that this weekend, I started drawing an image of a woman pouring leaves from her hands, which you can see above. I may want to play with this image during Art Every Day Month! It may change as I work with it, but I like having this spark of an idea to start with. (You can also see some of my pumpkin carving idea doodles on the same page! hehe.)
If you're all signed up for Art Every Day Month, but feel like you could use some extra support, motivation, and perhaps a daily prompt, then feel free to sign up for the Survival Guide, which provides a daily post on a private blog with ideas, inspiration, and encouragement to help you make it through the next 30 days of creating.
I'm so excited to begin this month of intense creating with all of you! It's going to be a blast!