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Art Every Day Month Check In

November 1st, 2016, Comments (4)

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Welcome to Art Every Day Month

The box below is a widget that I provide as an optional place to share a direct link (blog post or flickr image) to your creations. If you don't have something to share each day, don't worry about it! Share when you can. In the meantime, be sure to check out what other participants are creating! Check out the links from this post and the links on the participant post for instant inspiration. You can also see lots of great work in the AEDM flickr group and Facebook group. Feel free to share your work there too! I'll be traveling part of the month, but I'll be sharing my images on the Facebook group.

If you use the widget, please link to a specific blog post or image, not your main blog page or website (or you can link to a specific image if you're linking to a flickr page.) For example, in a past AEDM, for day one I linked to my first post: http://creativeeveryday.com/creativeeveryday/2010/11/the-owl-and-the-pussycat.html instead of my main blog page: http://www.creativeeveryday.com. This makes it easier for people to find your work from that day.  If you want to share, but don't have a specific page to link to, feel free to use the comments section of this post to talk about what you're working on. If you're posting less than once a day, no problem! Just keep on creating, that's the most important part. If you get off track and miss a few days of creating, don't let that freeze you up either. Just pick up where you left off and keep moving forward. One foot in front of the other. You are making your life a more creative one with each step.

How to participate in Art Every Day Month: Check out the AEDM info page for all the details, instructions on how to get involved, and then sign up here. The Information page also has instructions about how to use the widget below, if you're having any trouble with it.

Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: You can use the same #aedm2016 hashtag if you're playing along on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. A Facebook group has been created as yet another place to share. 

Creative Every Day Challenge participants: If you're not doing Art Every Day Month, you can still use the Art Every Day Month check-in posts to leave a link to what you're working on.

 

Art Every Day Month Sign Up

October 23rd, 2016, Comments (55)

Art Every Day Month is once again right around the corner! This will be the 15th year I have been creating daily for the month of November and inviting others to join in. It is a low pressure challenge for anyone who wants to challenge themselves to create daily for a month. Low pressure means if you miss a day, brush yourself off, and get back to it. No worries. By art, I'm talking broadly. You could be cooking, taking pictures, dancing, writing music, crafting for the holidays, painting, sculpting, writing poetry, making jewelry, sewing, knitting, art journaling, you name it. You could decide to do a small 2"x2" drawing each day or you could do something different every day. Up to you! I tend to do more drawing and painting because that's what I like, but you can follow your heart. Just create!

This year, I'll mainly be posting my creations in the  Facebook group where you can share your creations as well. If you're on Instagram or Facebook you can use the hashtag #aedm2016. I'll also have a post here on November 1st, where you can share links to creations you've made throughout the month. 

Read more about the challenge here and then sign up below. Use the widget to sign up if you have a blog, flickr, or other page where you'll be sharing your Art Every Day Month creations. If you don't have a place to link to, simply comment below and say you're joining in!

The challenge begins November 1st! 

Creative Every Day Check-In: August 29 – September 4

August 29th, 2016, Comments (2)

Going back to the weekly post! This weekly check-in post is a place for Creative Every Day Challenge participants to share their creative activities. 

Join in the ChallengeYou can sign-up for the 2016 Challenge here!

Ways to share: Once you've signed up, you can leave a comment on this post and/or use the "Mr. Linky" widget below to link to a blog post(s) or flickr image of your creative activities during the days of 8/29/16 - 9/4/16. 

The widget below is an optional method of sharing your creativity that makes it easier for others to check out what you're up to. You can use it to link to a blog post (or posts) or flickr image during the week listed. Or if you have a bunch of posts and don't want to link to all of them, you can link to your main blog page once. Do it in a way that makes sense and is fun for you! If you're unsure about how to use the widget, check out the "How to use the Mr. Linky widget" section on the Creative Every Day Challenge page. (If you're reading this in a RSS reader or email subscription, you will not see the "Mr. Linky widget", so click on over to the blog to use it.) If the Mr. Linky widget is missing from this blog post, it's probably a problem with their server and it will come back as soon as it's fixed. You can always leave your link in the comments. There is sometimes a slight delay in your link/image showing up in the Mr. Linky widget, so if you don't see it immediately, check back in a little bit.

You can also take advantage of the great CED flickr group to post your images and see what others are up to. If you're on Twitter or Instagram you can use the hashtag #CED2016! Find us on Facebook here.

Happy Creating!


Creative Every Day Check-In: August 22 – 28

August 22nd, 2016, Comments (0)

Going back to the weekly post! This weekly check-in post is a place for Creative Every Day Challenge participants to share their creative activities. 

Join in the ChallengeYou can sign-up for the 2016 Challenge here!

Ways to share: Once you've signed up, you can leave a comment on this post and/or use the "Mr. Linky" widget below to link to a blog post(s) or flickr image of your creative activities during the days of 8/22/16 - 8/28/16. 

The widget below is an optional method of sharing your creativity that makes it easier for others to check out what you're up to. You can use it to link to a blog post (or posts) or flickr image during the week listed. Or if you have a bunch of posts and don't want to link to all of them, you can link to your main blog page once. Do it in a way that makes sense and is fun for you! If you're unsure about how to use the widget, check out the "How to use the Mr. Linky widget" section on the Creative Every Day Challenge page. (If you're reading this in a RSS reader or email subscription, you will not see the "Mr. Linky widget", so click on over to the blog to use it.) If the Mr. Linky widget is missing from this blog post, it's probably a problem with their server and it will come back as soon as it's fixed. You can always leave your link in the comments. There is sometimes a slight delay in your link/image showing up in the Mr. Linky widget, so if you don't see it immediately, check back in a little bit.

You can also take advantage of the great CED flickr group to post your images and see what others are up to. If you're on Twitter or Instagram you can use the hashtag #CED2016! Find us on Facebook here.

Happy Creating!


Creative Every Day Check-In: August 15 – 21

August 15th, 2016, Comments (0)

Going back to the weekly post! This weekly check-in post is a place for Creative Every Day Challenge participants to share their creative activities. 

Join in the ChallengeYou can sign-up for the 2016 Challenge here!

Ways to share: Once you've signed up, you can leave a comment on this post and/or use the "Mr. Linky" widget below to link to a blog post(s) or flickr image of your creative activities during the days of 8/15/16 - 8/21/16. 

The widget below is an optional method of sharing your creativity that makes it easier for others to check out what you're up to. You can use it to link to a blog post (or posts) or flickr image during the week listed. Or if you have a bunch of posts and don't want to link to all of them, you can link to your main blog page once. Do it in a way that makes sense and is fun for you! If you're unsure about how to use the widget, check out the "How to use the Mr. Linky widget" section on the Creative Every Day Challenge page. (If you're reading this in a RSS reader or email subscription, you will not see the "Mr. Linky widget", so click on over to the blog to use it.) If the Mr. Linky widget is missing from this blog post, it's probably a problem with their server and it will come back as soon as it's fixed. You can always leave your link in the comments. There is sometimes a slight delay in your link/image showing up in the Mr. Linky widget, so if you don't see it immediately, check back in a little bit.

You can also take advantage of the great CED flickr group to post your images and see what others are up to. If you're on Twitter or Instagram you can use the hashtag #CED2016! Find us on Facebook here.

Happy Creating!


Creative Every Day Check-In: July 2016

July 6th, 2016, Comments (0)

This check-in post is a place for Creative Every Day Challenge participants to share their creative activities. I'm doing a monthly check-in instead of weekly this month. Feel free to post as many links in this post as you like as you create this month! 

Join in the ChallengeYou can sign-up for the 2016 Challenge here!

Ways to share: Once you've signed up, you can leave a comment on this post and/or use the "Mr. Linky" widget below to link to a blog post(s) or flickr image of your creative activities during the days of July 2016. 

The widget below is an optional method of sharing your creativity that makes it easier for others to check out what you're up to. You can use it to link to a blog post (or posts) or flickr image during the week listed. Or if you have a bunch of posts and don't want to link to all of them, you can link to your main blog page once. Do it in a way that makes sense and is fun for you! If you're unsure about how to use the widget, check out the "How to use the Mr. Linky widget" section on the Creative Every Day Challenge page. (If you're reading this in a RSS reader or email subscription, you will not see the "Mr. Linky widget", so click on over to the blog to use it.) If the Mr. Linky widget is missing from this blog post, it's probably a problem with their server and it will come back as soon as it's fixed. You can always leave your link in the comments. There is sometimes a slight delay in your link/image showing up in the Mr. Linky widget, so if you don't see it immediately, check back in a little bit.

You can also take advantage of the great CED flickr group to post your images and see what others are up to. If you're on Twitter or Instagram you can use the hashtag #CED2016! Find us on Facebook here.

Theme: July's theme is Memory.

Happy Creating!


Creative Every Day Theme for July 2016: Memory

July 5th, 2016, Comments (0)

At the end of each month I will announce the totally optional theme for the following month. July's theme is Memory

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 2016 Creative Every Day Challenge anytime. More info can be found here and the sign-up page is here.

When time allows, I'll be posting about the theme 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:

  • *Write freely about a favorite summer memory.       
  • *Collect memories in a scrapbook or photo album.         
  • *Collage old photos or letters into a piece of artwork.               
  • *Share memories with your friends or family through storytelling.     .           

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!

Creative Every Day Check-In: June 2016

May 31st, 2016, Comments (1)

This check-in post is a place for Creative Every Day Challenge participants to share their creative activities. I'm going to try doing a monthly instead of weekly check-in post this month. Feel free to post as many links in this post as you like as you create this month! 

Join in the ChallengeYou can sign-up for the 2016 Challenge here!

Ways to share: Once you've signed up, you can leave a comment on this post and/or use the "Mr. Linky" widget below to link to a blog post(s) or flickr image of your creative activities during the days of June 2016. 

The widget below is an optional method of sharing your creativity that makes it easier for others to check out what you're up to. You can use it to link to a blog post (or posts) or flickr image during the week listed. Or if you have a bunch of posts and don't want to link to all of them, you can link to your main blog page once. Do it in a way that makes sense and is fun for you! If you're unsure about how to use the widget, check out the "How to use the Mr. Linky widget" section on the Creative Every Day Challenge page. (If you're reading this in a RSS reader or email subscription, you will not see the "Mr. Linky widget", so click on over to the blog to use it.) If the Mr. Linky widget is missing from this blog post, it's probably a problem with their server and it will come back as soon as it's fixed. You can always leave your link in the comments. There is sometimes a slight delay in your link/image showing up in the Mr. Linky widget, so if you don't see it immediately, check back in a little bit.

You can also take advantage of the great CED flickr group to post your images and see what others are up to. If you're on Twitter or Instagram you can use the hashtag #CED2016! Find us on Facebook here.

Theme: June's theme is Floral.

Happy Creating!


Creative Every Day Check-In: May 30 – June 5

May 30th, 2016, Comments (1)

My apologies for the late post. I thought I'd posted, but it never went through! This weekly check-in post is a place for Creative Every Day Challenge participants to share their creative activities. 

Join in the ChallengeYou can sign-up for the 2016 Challenge here!

Ways to share: Once you've signed up, you can leave a comment on this post and/or use the "Mr. Linky" widget below to link to a blog post(s) or flickr image of your creative activities during the days of 5/30/16 - 6/5/16. 

The widget below is an optional method of sharing your creativity that makes it easier for others to check out what you're up to. You can use it to link to a blog post (or posts) or flickr image during the week listed. Or if you have a bunch of posts and don't want to link to all of them, you can link to your main blog page once. Do it in a way that makes sense and is fun for you! If you're unsure about how to use the widget, check out the "How to use the Mr. Linky widget" section on the Creative Every Day Challenge page. (If you're reading this in a RSS reader or email subscription, you will not see the "Mr. Linky widget", so click on over to the blog to use it.) If the Mr. Linky widget is missing from this blog post, it's probably a problem with their server and it will come back as soon as it's fixed. You can always leave your link in the comments. There is sometimes a slight delay in your link/image showing up in the Mr. Linky widget, so if you don't see it immediately, check back in a little bit.

You can also take advantage of the great CED flickr group to post your images and see what others are up to. If you're on Twitter or Instagram you can use the hashtag #CED2016! Find us on Facebook here.

Theme: May's theme is Empty/Full. June's theme is Floral.

Happy Creating!


Creative Every Day Theme for June 2016: Floral

May 28th, 2016, Comments (0)

At the end of each month I will announce the totally optional theme for the following month. April's theme is Floral

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 2016 Creative Every Day Challenge anytime. More info can be found here and the sign-up page is here.

When time allows, I'll be posting about the theme 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:

  • *Collect wildflowers to decorate your space.       
  • *Press flowers between books to use in your work.         
  • *Write freely about your favorite flower.               
  • *Set up a flower arrangement for a still life to photograph, draw, or paint.     .           

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!