Create Art Everyday UPDATE 2-14-2012

I have given myself this challenge, and I have to remember, I am not necessarily looking for the next masterpiece every day, but rather, that I DO something creative. Some days, it is more an exercise in creativity to SEE that something was creative than to actually create.

I am in a challenge group to get some of my quilts that up until now have not managed to get finished, finished!

So, a good number of the daily creativity will as a result reflect this.

Also, creativity to me is puttering on the computer, playing with Lightroom or PSE…(which don’t always result in RESULTS)

Without further ado, here are the photos from the first two weeks, in no order at all!

A pretty orange pepper I found at the grocery store the other day:

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Layla:

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Timmy and I, self portrait at the beach:

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A pair of Lampwork earrings:

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My 2×4 quilt, getting back into the swing of it:

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Layla and I had Arts and Crafts when she visited last:

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This is Timmy’s Valentine:

 

THIS is going around Facebook lately— pretty much sums it up!

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MAKE ART EVERY DAY

Today is February 2,  2/2. Groundhog Day. How about having creativity being the thing that runs in a loop—do something creative! EVERY DAY.

I made it through January, which seemed a drag. I had finished up my 2011 Photo a Day Project, and just didn’t feel the desire to do it again.

I finished shooting for my Year on the Appomattox, as well.

While I probably did do some creative things, they were done without purpose, or true acknowledgement.  I am going to try to change that, starting now.

Some days, the creative bug is difficult to find, and it may be that doing something creative will be as exciting as some of those last minute, oh, shoot I forgot to take a photo images… But I hope that more of them will be on a higher level than that!

Limitations to creativity—none. I am not locking myself into any particular medium. Creativity comes from where it comes, and we shall not argue with it!

I probably won’t post a new blog post daily, but I WILL post on Facebook what my creative endeavor was, and I will update the blog at least weekly, and sometimes even with photos!!

Ready, set, START.

February 1—Yesterday I quilted. I finished the binding on a baby quilt. Now, it is washed, folded and awaiting the newest baby on the scene…

February 2—I worked out the pattern I was attempting for a tote bag, and finished up two totes, which need some threads snipped. Then I can photograph them and mail them off to their new homes, as late Christmas gifts.

I need Novembers off…

Is there a career which would allow me to have Novembers off?? I feel the great pull of time, of the pages of the calendar turning turning turning, the pressure of all the things I planned to do this year, staring me in the face…

I want to be a part of Art Every Day month, and of NaNoWriMo but I don’t have the time, what with the escalation of pressure (Christmas music has made its way to my job) to make my Christmas lists, and then commit to the making of said gifts (which, of course could be part of Make Art Every Day…)

The great American novel may not be really floating around in my head, but I would love to challenge myself to write every day as well. (The goal of 50,000 words itself isn’t off-putting; I’ve written two fiction stories over three times that length, but the time-frame: 30 days, of which I have already lost the first 4….and the topic…)

Yet these have to compete with the new crisp visions I’ve had, the visions of quilts I would love to get back to, the desire to start new ones…

And the recipes! They come at you from everywhere– holiday cooking, holiday baking; it all looks so much more satisfying and so much less like another chore than at any other part of the year….

And of course all those things to do don’t even touch on all the time needed for pesky routine things like sleeping, and cleaning house…

So, if anyone is aware of a vocation I could take up, that would free up my NOVEMBERS, do tell!