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Creative Every Day Theme for August 2013: Cycles

July 31st, 2013, Comments (17)

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

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:

  • *Explore the idea of life cycles in a piece of art.  
  • *Write about life, death, or rebirth.   
  • *As we begin to transition seasons, reflect on the cycle of the seasons in your creative outlets.   
  • *Take a bike ride and see things from a different perspective.    
  • *Work with circles, wheels, things that move, in a piece.   
  • *Explore your own life cycle and where you are in it as you create 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!

p.s. The art above is adapted from my art piece, Memory Cycles, available here