Creative Every Day Theme for February: Light

January 29th, 2013

At the end of each month I will announce the totally optional theme for the following month. For the month of February 2013, the theme will be Light

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:

  • *Get out in the sunshine. I know it may be cold in your world, but the sunshine is good for you. Let it inspire your work.
  • *Write about how light or lack there of impacts you.
  • *Fill your space with different kinds of light as you create. Light some scented candles. Let the atmosphere inspire you.
  • *Paint with the colors of the sun.
  • *Draw and/or doodle with a light-hearted attitude. Have some fun!
  • *Create something that will light up someone else's day. A special meal, a sweet valentine, a bunch of gerber daisies?
  • What makes you feel lighter? Movement, releasing your thoughts through words, painting, talking to someone? Add more of what makes you feel light this month.

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!

People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

p.s. The art above is adapted from Spring Thaw. Prints are available here.

16 Responses

A good choice for Feb. It is so gloomy in Feb- waiting for Spring. Planting seeds this weekend- will need plenty of light!!

Your art work is wonderfully done ~ love the ‘light’ and she is beautiful!

Carol of: A Creative Harbor

PS. Love your new look on the website ~ maybe it is not new ~ but to me it is and marvelous!

ah ha! this is what we need in the heart of the winter….let there be light in all our creations! =)

Oh this is wonderful~ what a delightful theme and a perfect follow up to last month’s! Love your take on it too, what a beautiful painting you’ve created!

Leah, you are such an inspiration! I love visiting you, I love your artwork and I love the way you write – it reaches me, like no other. xx

This is beautiful, so full of hope and energy. Graceful and elegant as all your lovely art works Leah!

Leah, i love your work. There’s hardly ever ONE thing you paint that i don’t love. Very hopeful, this one. Beautiful… thank you for sharing! xox

gorgeous painting!! Such wonderful uplifting energy.Love the stained glass quote too.

Hi Leah,
This theme is enchanting! The interpretation in your painting is so charming and uplifting. Thank you for your inspiring ideas each month. The stained glass quote from Elizabeth Kubler-Ross is a glowing illumination for February’s “Light”. Thank you! Janet xoxo

This is amazing. She looks like winter surrounded by a sunny spring dream. Beautiful ;-)

Hi, Leah! Came to participate in your challenge :) And I have a totally light related post for Feb! Thanks for organizing this challenge,

love the theeme light….and she is beautiful! :)

Wow. That quote is an anecdote for the dark night of the soul. I think one too many have experienced that.

Leah, hope you are okay with the extreme weather happening back your way. Thanks for continuing to inspire and support us all.

I am new to challenges so your blog postings are very helpful to me.

Hello Leah,

My friend Michelle Anglin and I dual-host an art blog for which we create four works of art a month, all relating to the same fairy tale myth or fable. The story changes once a month, but the prompts remain the same – except for yours. We liked your site so much we decided to use your monthly prompt as our fourth prompt of the month and post our fourth-prompt effort with you individually as our response to your promt. I believe I’ve suceesfully added your icon button to our sidebar. I’ll be ready to post my “light” collage by the end of the week. Meanwhile, thank you for the beautiful site and your abundant creative energy.

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