Creative Every Day Challenge Theme for October: Trees

September 28th, 2012

At the end of each month I will announce the totally optional theme for the following month. For the month of October 2012, the theme will be Trees. Thank you to Lori of What Remains Now for the idea! I can't believe I haven't done this theme before!

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:

  • *Get out amongst the trees and soak them in.
  • *Collect some fall leaves and create some rubbings or prints with them.
  • *Write about the cycle of trees through the seasons.
  • *Draw lines like bare tree branches across a blank page.
  • *Use the color of fall leaves as inspiration.
  • *Move like a tree in the wind to loosen up your body.

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!

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

10 Responses

This is just gorgeous, It is soft and full of atmosphere and bristling with birdsong…it’s lovelY!

Thank you Leah for this great site! What’s nice is you can link any day so if you miss one day, not to worry, just link it the next day! The second time I linked though, somehow I copied creative instead of My address :)
Wouldn’t you know, what I linked today has a tree in it! I really like your tree and the birds. Creative Every Day definitely is motivating me to do some little bit every day!

I love your creations, this one is simple but quite stunning!

Well this is a very timely theme for me, having decided to have a tree in the creative thing I plan to do for November’s creative every day month… I and I love you piece here x

Your painting looks awesome! The tree theme is great and inspiring.

Absolutely love this tree ~ excellently done ~ very creative ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Your art is so very dreamy and love those tiny birds …awesome!

[...] This morning, I noticed that October’s theme at Creative Every Day is TREES. [...]

I am new here :) Absolutely love the concept of being creative every day in so many ways! And…the theme of trees is right up my ally!

Hi! Love the tree idea – one of my favourite things! A new linkee – can’t believe I’ve never done it before!
Cheers, from Linda :-)

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