Art Every Day Month Check-In: Day 5

November 5th, 2011


Day 5 of Art Every Day Month has arrived! I hope your weekend is a fantastically creative one!

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.



Take imagination breaks... Relaxed attention is one of the most important states of mind for creativity, and sometimes it has to be learned. ~Nita Leland

29 Responses

I’ve been Actual Painting! I got really excited yesterday and did more than I’ve done in ages. Time to look at everyone else’s work now…

Really starting to feel the momentum of painting every day. Love it!

Hi, I have just found this site and have posted one already – Sketching Shadows. This is so much fun. Now i need to catch up for the first 4 days of November!

Just uploaded my second piece of work. Hope you are having a good day!


I love Art Every Day Month. I actually get excited! I like getting extra comments on my website (make that ANY comments!) and I know I do extra art during the month. :) I follow you all year, Leah, and I just love your paintings. Someday I am going to buy one for myself, but right now there are other needs in my family. :( We can’t have everything, but at least I can look!

Last day for fabric flowers. The picture of my AEDM piece is at the end of my regular post. Not sure what I’m going to have for tomorrow and next week. I’m going to be playing around with that idea today.

I’m really enjoying this process and I’m already imagining what an interesting collection of creations I’ll have by the end of the month.

Thank you for the inspiration.

I thought that I’d check in here today since I haven’t updated my journal recently. Each day, I have been doing a square from a grid in my art journal. That is sort of my fail-safe, in case I don’t find time for my other endeavors. I have been crocheting and designing some new pieces, as well as sketching plans for photo shoots. My camera stopped writing to card yesterday, so I’m waiting for a new one at present.

Thanks. xo

Loving this linkup…so much creative fun!

Thanks for your comments – I’m so enjoying this challenge; it’s keeping me on task and focused on creating instead of just thinking about it.

Still having fun with this challenge and looking forward to it every day :)

I’m loving this challenge, it’s making me work at a ‘project’ rather than snippets here and there. It’s also exciting to wonder what tomorrow will bring when I look at today’s work with fresh eyes and the thought ‘what’s next?’

I am choosing not to be frustrated by process. In this blog post, I celebrate my journey from frustration to celebration.

Loving everyone’s art!

Definitely the place to be, great challenge and so good to be amongst so many inspiring creatives!

Loving seeing all the work represented here!! Always fun visiting new blogs and making new friends!

I love November!! Day 5 and there are progress photos of my painting Pretty Please on my blog. It’s a little girl with her hands clasped together, hoping and wishing for something. Maybe a new toy for Christmas? Not sure. Maybe you do?

The journalling of art every day is a fun challenge. So far, 5 posts for 5 days. Hooray!

Today was unique. A little bit of several things … Something for everyone? :)
Thanks much!

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I’m trying out different mediums at the moment, so it’s the same doodle, but different!

A day of stitching my art journal, quite refreshing!

While it hasn’t been everyday it sure has been close! Thank you for the push!

Next road trip installment: went street art scavenging in the city of my youth!

I almost missed posting today. 5 days straight. I’m on a roll.

I really like the quote for today. Although my creativity took several hours, it was relaxed attention that produced a result I was pleased with.

Finally, something to show for myself!

More catching up…thanks for the kind words about my day 5 post, Leah!

I had a hard time thinking of what to do today. I had a long week at work. It was Saturday. I wanted to complete veg. BUT I love a challenge, so I just pushed some paint around and doodled to make a journal cover. It did not take long. And I feel accomplished.

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