Creative Every Day Theme for May: One
April 29th, 2012
At the end of each month I will announce the totally optional theme for the following month. For the month of May 2012, the theme will be One.
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 was inspired to choose this theme because my daughter, Annabelle, is turning one year this Wednesday, May 2nd. I can't believe it's been a year! I was thinking we could explore this theme in many ways including monotone, focusing on a single media, a single object, a solo adventure, or the concept of one moment, one year, or one day. 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:
- *Create art in a monotone theme. You could go black and white or choose one color.
- *Focus on a single object in a piece of art or writing.
- *Use one day, month, or year in your life as inspiration for your work.
- *Take yourself on a solo artist's date.
- *Choose one word to base a poem on.
- *Make a drawing using one kind of mark.
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!
You can't hear your thoughts, your voice, without solitude. ~Leo Babauta