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

p.s. The art above is adapted from my piece, Geese Flying Over, available here.

26 Responses

Dark and mysterious:)

Leah, shut the front door! This is so ME right now. I’m totally doing the mixed media thing, so this will be so encouraging for me. Thanks for another great theme. :-)

Mixed media is my most favourite form of art! Very excited :)

Love this theme! I am totally a mixed-media artist, so this is perfect for me! Thanks!

Okay girl! Now you’ve got us all excited. You really know where we live, don’t you!xoxoxo

Hello Leah, thanks for visiting dreamcolour. This new theme is fun, I love mixing paint and collage together, but must say I’m having great fun with photography of late, mixing old paintings with photos and loving the effects. All the best Leah, take care. xx

Oh, I love it–awesome theme for March!!! Can’t wait to get started…

Just found the creative every day challenge today and signed up! I’m learning to paint as a creative challenge to myself right now but I’ll try to incorporate some mixed media elements in next month as well. :)

Just chanced upon this blog and like this idea a lot. Signed up already! :)

Great theme!

Love this theme and your mixed media piece is stunning with those reds & textures!

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I love this theme Leah because it is right up my alley. Just posted a mixed media piece today on my blog using pencil, cray-pas and charcoal. Mixed media is so rich in possibilities that I’m grateful to have it as our theme for March. I love your featured work for this subject. It is very rich and mysterious!

I would love to be a part of this. Will try to note down my progress everyday in a notebook and maybe do a weekly update on the blog.
Thanks for the inspiration.

I love creating with mixed-media so am very pleased that this is March’s theme! Fab :-) And I’ve just posted a mixed media piece so will link to it on Monday.

Hope you’re okay sweetie & continuing to heal with the help of your gorgeous family.
Kat Xx

Hi, I just signed up for Creative Everyday 2012. Your sign up post said to leave a comment but I didn’t see a comment section. So I’m leaving it here. I’m excited about the theme for this month! :)

Great theme choice. I’m on a mixed media roll. Thanks for providing the opportunity to link up.

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Leah, I love your suggestions for exploring mixed media this month. I hope to try some!

Thanks for your great ideas for mixed media prompts. Looking foward to trying some this month!

Hi Leah! I have not been on my blog in a long while due to my Daddy being ill. I am now President of the Art Council where I live! This Saturday I will help have a class. I have already done rubber stamping and taught a paper doll class based on Julie Nuttings book “College Couture”. I didn’t have a clue what to do until I came to your blog. We are going to collage with Objects Found. So thank you for having this blog! It was a life line for me today!

I think this is pretty uncanny. I just finished writing my first CED2012 post in a long time. Maybe it is my second this year?

Anyway – in it I tell of my relentless pull to create more pieces for my “Women’s Sphere” body of work… all mixed media pieces. Tee hee hee….

If you want to check out this cool synchronicity, my blog post will be up within minutes!

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I have never tried mixing paint and collage – this is going to be so much fun.

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Finally uploaded the picture of my finished mixed media piece!

Looking forward to working on the language stimulus :)

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