Creative Every Day Theme for January: Past, Present & Future
December 31st, 2013
At the end of each month I will announce the totally optional theme for the following month. For the month of January 2014, the theme will be Past, Present & Future.
I thought this might be a fun theme to explore as we reflect on 2013 and look forward to the months of creating and living in 2014!
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 2012 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:
- *Photocopy images from your family history and use them in your artwork.
- *Do a stream of consciousness writing about what you'd like 2014 to look like.
- *Create in the present moment, just letting it flow with no plan in mind.
- *Do you have a word for the year? Make a piece of art to celebrate it and help remind you of it for the rest of the year.
- *Put together a photo album celebrating 2013.
- *Write down the things from the past year (or more) that you want to release and burn them or release them to the wind.
- *Move to music from your younger years.
- *Take a piece that has been sitting unfinished and bring new life to it.
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!