Art Every Day Month Check-In: Day 30

November 30th, 2012


Welcome to day 30 of Art Every Day Month! As I seem to each year, I'm feeling a mixture of sad that the month is over and ready for a little break to take care of some things I put on the back-burner during this month of intense creating. I really loved this year's AEDM though. I think it may have been my favorite yet. And it surprised me how much I thrived on having so little time. It was a mixture of being in a place where I was feeling good (not completely exhausted like I was last year), knowing where I'm at as an artist, and making things doable with the time I was allotted each day.

Again, I want to thank each and every one of you, those who participate and those who witness, for being a part of this journey along with me. I'm endlessly inspired by all that you create (from the food, to the photos, to the crafts with your children, to the paintings, jewelry, patterns, knitting, and so on. You are all amazingly creative. Keep on creating, folks!

I'll have information about December's (totally optional) theme for the Creative Every Day Challenge shortly. And the sign-up page for the 2013 Creative Every Day Challenge will be up next week!

The box below is a widget that I provide each day as an optional place to share a direct link (blog post or flickr image) to that day's creation. If you don't have something to share today, don't worry about it! Share when you can. In the meantime, be sure to check out what other participants are creating! Check out the links from today's post and the links on the participant page for instant inspiration. You can also see lots of great work in the AEDM flickr group. Feel free to share your work there too!

If you use the widget, please link to a specific blog post, not your main blog page or website (or you can link to a specific image if you're linking to a flickr page.) For example, last year for day one I linked to my first post: instead of my main blog page: This makes it easier for people to find your work.  If you want to share, but don't have a specific page to link to, feel free to use the comments section of this post to share what you're working on. If you're posting less than once a day, no problem! Simply use the latest one of these posts to share a link to your creation. For some, it's too much to keep up with posting every day, but don't let that get you down. Do it if you can and if you can't, just keep on creating, that's the most important part. If you get off track and miss a few days of creating, don't let that freeze you up either. Just pick up where you left off and keep moving forward. One foot in front of the other. You are making your life a more creative one with each step.

How to participate in Art Every Day Month: Check out the AEDM info page for all the details, instructions on how to get involved, and then visit the participant sign up page before you use the link widget to share your creations. The Information page also has instructions about how to use the widget below, if you're having any trouble with it.

Survival Guide: If you feel like you could use some more support, prompts, and motivation to keep going throughout the month, check out the Art Every Day Month Survival Guide.

Twitter: If you're on Twitter (I'm on there as @leah_art), I'll be using the hashtag #aedm2012 to mark Art Every Day Month tweets. It helps to find others who are tweeting about AEDM!

Instagram: You can use the same #aedm2012 hashtag if you're playing along on Instagram.

Creative Every Day Challenge participants: If you're not doing Art Every Day Month, you can still use any of the daily Art Every Day Month check-in posts to leave your weekly link.


22 Responses

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Wow, can’t believe how fast the month has flown by, but it has been fantastic! Thanks for hosting this every year, it’s always an inspiring and fun experience. Grazie mille!

Over already? Thank you so much, Leah, for inspiring us through yet another November.

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Thanks for hosting yet another fabulous AEDM challenge, Leah! I can’t believe how fast this month has flown by! I have appreciated all the visits and comments and I hope to keep in regular touch with other members. You are all awesome!

This was my first year, and what a wonderful experience! Deep appreciation and gratitude to you for creating this, Leah.

Thanks for hosting this amazing challenge. I can´t believe november is almost over. I have taken/edited/published 28 photos focusing on gratitude, and I feel so very thankful to have been able to do this… I will publish the last two photos along the day. This has been a wonderful experience and sharing it here has been very inspiring. I will keep on with this project (but not every day) because it is being a gateway to serenity

Leah, I cannot say enough how much I appreciate this community and your leadership of it. This was my first year to participate and I am amazed at how Art Every Day Month has energized my creative life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Leah, thank you for hosting this amazing month of energizing creativity. Thank you!!!

I love visiting and participating here, thanks so much Leah!

Help me out and vote on which feather you like the best…

Hard to believe that AEDM is over today – it just flew by. But now I go into CED – Creative Every Day! with new vigor and excitement.

I am saddened that I can not link to AEDM, but rest assured, I have posted every day this month. I plan to create a wrap-up post later today, and continue to share my art with CED each Sunday.

Thank you for everything you have done to make this a successful month of art and artistry, Leah. You helped make it go so smoothly and flawlessly. Thank you again.

Wow! We did it! A whole month of creativity in all forms and shapes. What a great group. Hope everyone will still check in as often as possible as I want to see more, more, more!!! Leah, love your Footsteps painting and love you for providing this wonderful forum. xoxo

Thanks for this month Leah. Your art was stunning all month, as always! xo

I have to agree, Leah. This year has been the best yet. It just continues to get better and better…. I am so inspired I find myself crossing my fingers that there will be a Creative Every Day check in on Monday because I have so much yet to share! :~)


Hi, Leah, please remove #45. It’s my wrong link.

I really appreciate that you host this fun challege.
And your art works are amazing. I just love them all…. :)

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Woohoo! Make it through each of the 30 days! Thank you, Leah, for setting this up each year.

Thanks again everyone… and thank you to you wonderful folks who commented and gave me encouragement on the work I posted. I gained a lot from you. See you all next year!

Thank you, Leah, and all the wonderful participants of AEDM 2012! It has been a joy!

Thank you, thank you, thank you my dearest Leah for wrapping up this year’s AEDM with a shiny bow and for having more energy than last year. You are amazing!

This was my 1st year participating in AEDM, it was amazing! Thank you for hosting & generating a wonderful community for all of us.

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