Art Every Day Month Check-In: Day 7

November 7th, 2012


Today is day 7 of Art Every Day Month! Dare NOT to compare yourself to others as you create. Remember, there is only one of you who can do exactly what you do!

I usually post my art at the end of the day, but every morning there will be a check-in post like this one, where you can share your work whenever you're ready to do so.

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.


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Today I’ve been inspired by this Maya Angelou quote: “Just as hope rings through laughter, it can also shine through tears.’’

My creativity wants to do everything EXCEPT paint at the moment, so I put it to good use making collage packs. Which at least makes me want to do some collage. I expect I’ll get into my stride in about three weeks’ time. ;)

This keeping track is beginning to show benefits.

Hello today I’m posting a photo taken yesterday while on a glorious little walk with my little girl, the colors were so beautiful and mellow, a delight!

Today I posted the 3 pieces I did Monday & Tuesday (I didn’t manage to do anything on Sunday). This is a good challenge for me–thank you!

The best bit about this challenge is being inspired by all the amazing artwork everyone is creating :)

Today I write about teaching art to senior citizens. Does anyone else do this? There are very real challenges to this work and I can use all the help and ideas I can get

I feel so much more relaxed this year about not having to post every day. Some days, by the time I’m ready to take a picture of what I’ve been working on, it’s dark, and I never like how pics come out in artificial light. I love reading the other blogs and seeing everyone’s work. So happy to be a part of this!

I think it might be illegal to be having so much fun. I not only wrote my main check in post, I also wrote a post about my process and what inspires me to create this specific “genre” of art (if you could call it that?)

I can’t believe it’s day seven already. By doing this I’ve started a totally new project and I think this challenge will help me take it far!

Whew! I’m late posting today but I had a fun afternoon in my studio….

Inspired to continue digging into my art journal and adding color and images and words… yummy!

Fun stuff this daily creativity is!

I love the accountability of showing up each day!

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