Creative Every Day Theme for January: Dark
December 30th, 2012
At the end of each month I will announce the totally optional theme for the following month. For the month of January 2013, the theme will be Dark.
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 2013 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:
- *Start with a dark surface, by drawing or painting on black paper or a black canvas.
- *Work with shadows in your writing or art.
- *Take time to imagine in a dark space or just close your eyes. Or work by candlelight!
- *Work in deeper, darker shades.
- *Focus your creations on the night sky.
- *During the darker, colder months, I like to get crafty and decorate. What craftiness could you get up to this month?
- I also love to fill the colder months with warm soups, are there any warm, comforting meals you'd like to try out?
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!
Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift. ― Mary Oliver