Art Every Day Month Check-In: Day 26

November 26th, 2011


Today is day 26 of Art Every Day Month! We're getting so close to the end! Are there any loose ends you want to tie up before the month is over? 

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.



I have no idea of what it's going to look like when I start a piece. Making art is like having a relationship. You want to bring in some ideas, but if you don't allow it to develop naturally and speak to you as it develops, you end up imposing and projecting upon it. ~Nick Bantock

12 Responses

I have no idea what most of my paintings are going to look like, either. Colors, styles, everything besides subject matter just kind of develops along the way.

Today I’m interviewing another ‘creative’ soul.

[...] asked on her AEDM Day 26 check-in today whether we had any loose ends we’d like to tie up before the challenge ends. [...]

Today I am actually starting to feel satisfied with the work I am doing, like the climax of the month is almost here… and my job is to ride its wave!

Hope to visit more of your blogs today!


Last day of paper projects. The picture of my AEDM project is at the end of my regular post.

Home from family visits, and glad to have my paintbrush in hand!

Loving the watercolors I’ve been painting, sparked by AEDM!!! Love today’s quote, Leah!

Hope you are well today Leah. I know you are travelling; safe journey!

Catching up, yet again! I cannot believe that I am actually sharing some of my craptastic creations on here with everyone…lol! But a redeeming susprise-I am sharing a lovely painting my guy did, as we enjoyed a side-by-side Thanksgiving creative session! :)

Today I supported a small, local business and fellow artist for Small Business Saturday. And I did a bit of sketching.

I’ve discovered the magic of my brayer when time is short for making art, or if I’m just not up to an extended painting session. Fifteen minutes and I have a background in waiting!
ps – I love the quote Leah, thank you.

A walk in the woods…. Ah, that’s more like it!

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