Prepping for Art Every Day Month

October 16th, 2013

Art Every Day Month is right around the corner, starting on November first and running for 30 wonderful days of creating. I want to remind you that this is a low-key challenge, so if you start and fall flat, you can pick yourself up and get back to it. Or if you find the challenge late, no worries, start where you are.

I also want to remind you that I define art in the broadest sense. Your daily art might be a painting, or the beginning of one, or it might be a photo, a song, knitting, cooking, chalk drawings with your children, sculpture, poems on napkins, art journaling, crafting, dancing, etc...

People have written to me asking how they'll share their work and how they'll see the work of others. The easiest way is to come here ( every day and look at the daily check-in post. There, people will be sharing a link (to their blog, website, flickr image, etc) to what they've worked on that day. Or if they don't have a place like this to share, they can talk about what they're up to in the comments. 

If you've joined in and are worried that you need some extra support, motivation or a daily prompt, then you can sign up for the Survival Guide, a private daily blog with prompts, encouragement, inspiration and a weekly audio exercise. 

And here's are some tips about getting ready for the month. Everyone will approach this differently. Some people like to have a project in mind they'll work on all month (like a large piece), or a specific act of creativity they'll do each day (1 photo each day), while others will do whatever they're inspired to do each day. I tend to go with the flow, but I also like to do some sketching sessions in advance, so on days when I'm feeling less than inspired, I already have some ideas ready that I'd like to explore further. And when those ideas aren't calling to me, I just begin and let my intuition be my guide. Some days the work is wonderful, some days it is not, it is all ok. What I have found is that the process of working every single day, is powerful and interesting things always come up. It's fun. And even more fun doing it with a group of people. So get excited, folks, this is going to be fun! 

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its funny that you posted this, I was just thinking about this earlier in the week and I began on Monday doing some pre-planning of my own! I am excited about participating this year and carrying through with my theme till the end!
Have a great day!

I’ll be joining in, Leah, and I’ll also be publicising AEDM on my blog, so I hope that will get you one or two more on the team.=) More soon….

I will take up scrapping again. It is the only month per year that I do! :D
I also started a Facebook group to post a picture a day. This year I´ll add a twist, the pics will be taken with my phone. A record of daily life on the go.
If you evee feel like playing along we are here:

wow – time flies and AEDM is right around the corner. I’m joining – but have taken a part-time position so will have to give myself a break on the everyday. But I can’t *not* participate and break my long standing tradition! Looking forward as always!

I am looking forward to this coming month. I have decided to do a painting a day for the whole month.

So excited! I have a fresh new sketchbook that I bought ages ago for this event, and so glad to be able to participate this time! I’m recovering from some health issues, so not sure I’ll be able to post at my blog or be able to participate much every day. But I will be creating each day and greatly looking forward to the challenge. Also looking forward to meeting the other creatives taking part too. I’ll be doing a combo of painting/mixed media and fiber art. :o )

I have a whole host of ideas for projects for the month.

And will probably end up doing something totally different :)

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