Art Every Day Month Check-In: Day 18

November 18th, 2011


Today is day 18 of Art Every Day Month! Another beautiful day to be creative!

The box below is a widget that I provide each day as an optional place to share a direct link (blog post or flickr image) to that day's creation. (If you're receiving this post via email, you'll have to click through the blog to see the widget.) If you don't have something to share today, don't worry about it! Share when you can. In the meantime, be sure to check out what other participants are creating! Check out the links from today's post and the links on the participant page for instant inspiration. You can also see lots of great work in the AEDM flickr group. Feel free to share your work there too!

If you use the widget, please link to a specific blog post, not your main blog page or website (or you can link to a specific image if you're linking to a flickr page.) For example, last year for day one I linked to my first post: instead of my main blog page: This makes it easier for people to find your work.  If you want to share, but don't have a specific page to link to, feel free to use the comments section of this post to share what you're working on. If you're posting less than once a day, no problem! Simply use the latest one of these posts to share a link to your creation. For some, it's too much to keep up with posting every day, but don't let that get you down. Do it if you can and if you can't, just keep on creating, that's the most important part. If you get off track and miss a few days of creating, don't let that freeze you up either. Just pick up where you left off and keep moving forward. One foot in front of the other. You are making your life a more creative one with each step.

How to participate in Art Every Day Month: Check out the AEDM info page for all the details, instructions on how to get involved, and then visit the participants page to sign-up before you use the link widget to share your creations. The Information page also has instructions about how to use the widget below, if you're having any trouble with it.

Survival Guide: If you feel like you could use some more support, prompts, and motivation to keep going throughout the month, check out the Art Every Day Month Survival Guide.

Twitter: If you're on Twitter (I'm on there as @leah_art), I'll be using the hashtag #aedm2011 to mark Art Every Day Month tweets. It helps to find others who are tweeting about AEDM!

Instagram: You can use the same #aedm2011 hashtag if you're playing along on Instagram.

Creative Every Day Challenge participants: If you're not doing Art Every Day Month, you can still use any of the daily Art Every Day Month check-in posts to leave your weekly link.



Keep showing up for your side of the job and give genius a chance to do its part. ~Elizabeth Gilbert

23 Responses

Day 18? I can’t believe it! Well done Leah and everyone x

I am really happy to be connected with this wonderful creative group. :-) It inspires me to work on my art better. :-) It makes me feel that I belong.


Can’t believe it is so late in the month. Will you do anything in December such as ‘CED December’? Even if you don’t manage to have such a thing, at least now I have found your blog and will come and see your lovely paintngs.
Thank you Leah!
Gwen xx

The quote at the bottom reminds me (is from?) of Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED Talk, which I absolutely loved. She helped inspire the name of my blog with that talk. Recommended viewing for all!

Sorry I have linked twice. The first time did not have my full name/ address.
Gwen x

I’ve been experimenting today

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I had a good record until today. I’m doubling up Day 17+18 but I am going to go easy on myself. Work and life have gotten hectic:) The holidays coming are also something to adjust to! I’ve tried my hand at another portrait/likeness/caricature…hard to do but fun.

Not sure what I will do today, but trusting the inspiration will come!

I’m so grateful for everyone that has visited to check-out my work. This has been very playful for me since I’m a “baby” artist. Thank you, Leah, for putting this together so all experience levels can make art every day. My AEDM project picture for today is at the end of my regular post.

Today is another aedm catch up blog post where I discuss being creative through challenging times, within limitations and focusing on the can-dos rather than what I’m not able to do at the moment.

The one thing that makes me sad is that I’m not able to visit everyone like I would if I could. But a big thank you to everyone who has visited me and left me such lovely supportive comments :-) It means a lot. What a fabulous community you’ve fostered Leah! Thank you. XX

Kat Xx

enjoying all the art even though I haven’t been able to participate this year. I look forward to the new year and a fresh start with my art though I am using my writing skills more these days. Keep up the good work, everyone!!

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I love this! I love seeing what everyone is doing. xoxo terah

Great to see everyones posts, I could quite easily spend all day visiting!

Um, I didn’t sign up for Art Every Day Month. However, I have been making art every day this week. I hope you all don’t mind that I have posted again this week even though I am not a participant. There was a wonderful outpouring of visitors after my post yesterday that made me feel so connected and inspired. I went to many sites and saw wonderful art of all forms. Congratulations to all of you who made this commitment. I salute you!

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Happy Friday everyone! It’s so cold around here it makes me feel like it’s going to snow!

finally back after a goofy router, and a 4 day migraine. ive missed this!!

I am very happy that I won the battle with my perfectionist self tonight! What a freeing feeling!

A little experiment with acrylic encaustic and one ruined canvas later…:)

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