Creative Every Day Check-In: December 19 – 25

December 19th, 2011

This weekly check-in post is a place for Creative Every Day Challenge participants to share their creative activities. To those who celebrate, I hope you have a beautiful Christmas!

Join in the Challenge: You can now sign-up for the 2012 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 12/19/11 - 12/25/11.

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 December is Winter, which you can read more about and get ideas for here.

Happy Creating!

...Ah, world, what lessons you prepare for us,
even in the leafless winter,
even in the ashy city.
I am thinking now
of grief, and of getting past it;
I feel my boots
trying to leave the ground,
I feel my heart
pumping hard.  I want
to think again of dangerous and noble things.
I want to be light and frolicsome.
I want to be improbably beautiful and afraid of nothing,
as though I had wings.

~from Mary Oliver's poem, Starlings in Winter

8 Responses

I love the quote from the poem! It makes me think. Thanks for helping us continue on our creative journey.

I love Mary Oliver’s work. Beautiful!

Thank you for sharing that beautiful poem – love Mary Oliver.

This week’s post is about go within, reflecting on the year, and releasing – which will culminate during a ritual on the Winter Solstice this Wednesday.

Looking forward to next year’s challenge. Happy Holidays and have a safe one.

Yes, Mary Oliver is always so inspiring! Thank you and Happy Holidays.

I have been having fun creating some stuffed toys (with re-purposed sweaters) for my Grandbabies…may the returning light of Winter Solstice bless you all…

I just signed up for the 2012 challenge (very excited), but this week I’ve been centered on brainstorming and writing… :D *thanks*

Thank you Leah for providing us all with an opportunity to connect with like minded folk and share without fear or judgment. Blessings to you and your family and all Creative Everyday spirits. Angela

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