Creative Every Day Theme for March: Mixed-Media
February 28th, 2012
At the end of each month I will announce the totally optional theme for the following month. For the month of March 2012, the theme will be Mixed-Media.
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. I'm thinking of mixed-media in terms of the style of art, but also in the broadest sense of mixing medias. Get creative with that! If you need some suggestions, here are a few ideas to get you started. You could:
- *Create art in a mixed-media style.
- *Write words with condiments across a plate and serve dinner on it.
- *Create a design with a mix of items from nature and art supplies.
- *Film yourself at work and share it.
- *Put on a piece of exciting music and draw the way the music makes you feel.
- *Create a collage of items found around your house (junk mail, screws, keys, bits of yarn.)
- *Start with a collage base, paint on top of that, then draw and write on top of that.
- *If you've never tried it before, express yourself in the pages of an art journal.
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!
Paint with whatever material you please – with pipes, postage stamps, postcards or playing cards, painted paper, or newspapers. ~Guillaume Apollinaire