Entries Tagged as: tree

Blackbirds and The Survival Guide

October 27th, 2012, Comments (1)

Hello, all! We're on the brink of Art Every Day Month, which is very exciting. I haven't had a lot of time this month to share things I've been doing along the tree theme, but here's a doodle I did this week. I have to say, that even though our lives are filled to the brim with creativity, finding time for painting with my toddler (who doesn't nap very long and is up at the crack of dawn) is a challenge. But I'm looking forward to AEDM because I know it will help me to make the time happen. It always does!

If you're thinking about embarking on Art Every Day Month, but are a little worried about how you'll make it happen, check out my Art Every Day Month Survival Guide. It's a private blog with daily posts filled with prompts, inspiration, art and extra support. There is also a weekly audio exercise included. You can sign up for the Survival Guide here.

Creative Every Day Challenge Theme for October: Trees

September 28th, 2012, Comments (10)

At the end of each month I will announce the totally optional theme for the following month. For the month of October 2012, the theme will be Trees. Thank you to Lori of What Remains Now for the idea! I can't believe I haven't done this theme before!

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:

  • *Get out amongst the trees and soak them in.
  • *Collect some fall leaves and create some rubbings or prints with them.
  • *Write about the cycle of trees through the seasons.
  • *Draw lines like bare tree branches across a blank page.
  • *Use the color of fall leaves as inspiration.
  • *Move like a tree in the wind to loosen up your body.

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!

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson