Art Every Day Month Check-In: Day 8

November 8th, 2012


Today is day 8 of Art Every Day Month! You've made it through the first week! Congrats! Remember to celebrate all you've accomplished and don't beat yourself up if you've fallen short of your own expectations somehow. You're doing great.

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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I’m having so much fun with AEDM and all the positive vibes are spilling into the rest of my life. Why have I not participated before? Silly me.

Need to take a better photo before I blog this one but there’s a link to the evidence. My first art journal page! eep! I’ve kept sketchbooks before but this is different.

Love your snow picture Leah :)

It’s such fun to try to post a little something, having fun with a little photography and refections on the beauty of the season.

New mandala jewellery for days 7 and 8.

Wishing you all a creative & joy filled day 8 :-)

Kat X

Filled with thankfulness on the creativity that this challenge brings every year.

Thank you to Leah for hosting, and to everyone who is visiting whether they comment or not.

I have posted a city scene, colorful line drawing. It would be really nice to know what kinds of work each of us do, so we could target sites and artists who are most interesting to us. It is fun to just shop around – but I’d like to go directly to see new paintings for example.

So happy to be working in my journal again. Painting is much more tactile than doodling!

Once again I’m a little late posting but had to finish my collage first. Hope you like it!

I look forward to visiting folks today/tonight. I enjoy each blog post I read. THANK YOU, Leah and everyone, for making this so much fun year after year!!

Yes, so fun! If it weren’t for this I don’t think I would have found myself writing on rocks today. This process really ignites my imagination.

Oh, you are right! We´ve gone over the one week mark! It´s flying by. Loving every minute. :)

It’s such fun to read all the above comments and then to go take a peak at all of the lovely art. You’ve created a wonderful spirit of community with AEDM.

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