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: http://creativeeveryday.com/creativeeveryday/2010/11/the-owl-and-the-pussycat.html instead of my main blog page: http://www.creativeeveryday.com. 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.
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.