Creative Every Day Theme for February: Night
January 26th, 2012
At the end of each month I will announce the totally optional theme for the following month. For the month of February 2012, the theme will be Night. Thank you to Cat of sea.sky.stone for the theme idea!
As always, this month's theme for the Creative Every Day Challenge is totally optional. Use it if it inspires you, continue being creative every day in your own way if it doesn't, or do something in between. You can sign up for the 2012 Creative Every Day Challenge anytime. More info can be found here and the sign-up page is here.
I'll be posting about the theme throughout the month on the blog to help keep you inspired. You can use the posts here for jumping off points or interpret the theme in your own creative way. If you need some suggestions, here are a few ideas to get you started. You could:
- *Reflect in writing about the darkness of this time of year.
- *Make a garland of planets and stars.
- *Research a constellation and make a creation based on the story around it.
- *Make art by candlelight.
- *Make a creation based on the dreams you dream at night.
- *Create vision boards to honor the new and full moons.
- *Take a walk in the evening and gather inspiration in the quiet.
- *Do some creating in the wee hours. How is it different from daytime creating?
How to use the CED themes:
If you're feeling creatively stuck or blocked at any point during the month, use the theme as a source of inspiration to get you moving. Feel free to focus on the theme in your creative activities for the entire month or as much as you'd like.
Using the theme is entirely optional for CED participants. Use it if it inspires you, ignore it if it doesn't. I'll be sharing posts throughout the month around the theme (among other things) to get you thinking about how to incorporate it into your life. I'd love to hear how you use the theme in your creative world.
And have fun with it!
I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. ~Vincent Van Gogh