Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Creative Vibrations

What comes to mind when you think of creativity? Does it only encompass art projects, sewing projects, something crafty? What about the people who whip up scrumptious meals, decadent desserts or the child who builds a city out of legos? Can having a green thumb be creative? What if writing poems and stories are your thing? Are those creative as well?

I'm thinking I need a month of 'creative' challenge. I don't know what that entails at the moment. My brain leans towards art as it is wont to do but I just received the new Bon Appetit (I guess I ordered it? Who knows what I do! lol) so you never know what delicacies I might be whipping up in the kitchen. My hubby would be so happy!

Do you need a little 'creative' spark in your life? Are things starting to slow down now that summer is almost upon us? I know for some it speeds up but for us homeschoolers, its a time of relaxation. Time to chill, not think about books. I also try not to think about all the home projects I should be doing.

Anyone want to fill June with creativeness? I'm going to do it regardless of if anyone plays along but its always nice to be creative with friends. Kind of like a creativity party, to get our creative vibrations flowing! I'll be starting June 1st (next Wednesday.) I'm sure there will be days I might not get to something but my goal is for 30 days straight. I've started a list of ideas, a list of things going on in my life right now. Words I might want to create art around. I've also had a few project ideas in mind, I've been writing those down as well. Oh! And let's not forget the neglected pile of WIP (works in progress) that have been set aside. Time to finish those! I'd like to get back to my creative self. I feel like she is lost under a pile of to-dos and worries. It's time to be creative.

* If you have any problems with code, holler and I'll email it to you. The internet sometimes likes to change the code in a frustrating manner.*

Feel free to grab the little button I made and share it on your blogs. I'll begin in June so please come back and post a link to your daily projects. I might feature a favorite project you've shared, in a different post during the week. I am looking forward to finding some new ideas.  See you soon!

P.S. I found these great articles on being creative:

Also, after flitting around the internet, I found an actual '30 Days of Creativity' website and challenge. And low and behold, it actually starts in June! What were the odds of that? Other people feeling they need to get creative in the summer months I guess. I will be participating there as well. Join me!



Angelique said...

The fact that I FEAR this commitment is likely a sign that I should do it, no? =)

Contessa Kris said...

Yes, that definitely is a sign. No fear. This is art that doesn't matter. We're not selling it, making it special to give to someone else, or even to have others approve. It can be apocalyptically horrible. Doesn't matter. We're creating things to get back into the swing of creating, for creating's sake. Say you'll join me!

Off to visit your blog. Haven't done so in awhile. Do you have new content?

Tee Thompson said...

I'm already doing a year of daily art prompts and journlaing.. but I'll peek in and play along with you some too!


creatingme said...

Hi. Just found your blog. Really nice! I never really stop creating. It is perhaps the ONLY thing that keeps me sane.

Love all the color here!

Kersten said...

I did it, Kris - and just in the nick of time! Here's a link to my moon chime. Thanks for the challenge! :)