Creative Everyday 2008

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In 2007, I discovered how important it was to me to commit to a daily creative habit. Living my life in an artfully expressive way is as important to me as breathing. So, with this commitment in mind, I was excited to join Leah Pilken’s challenge to be Creative Everyday. This is a low stress challenge to incorporate creativity into your life on a daily basis. If you haven’t visited her blog, I encourage you to go check it out. A special thanks to Sue for sharing and pointing me in that direction.

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When I woke up yesterday morning, I was completely wowed by the sunrise and moved to get creative with my camera. I love to be creative with my camera because it helps me focus (pun intended) on a unique and special moment that has moved me enough to capture it in a photograph. As I listed in a previous post, one of my goals for this year is to experiment with transfer methods so I may incorporate my photography into my artwork in some way, whether it be in my jewelry or in my mixed media work. In my sunrise photograph, I see a 4-color combination that I would love to incorporate into a piece of jewelry, too.

How are you creative everyday?

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10 comments on “Creative Everyday 2008

  1. masteroftheuniverse says:

    I find my creativity is brought out in games. I apply game theory in every aspect of my life, and it increases my curiosity, reasoning skills, and competitive nature. After a day working, I try to go surf, where playing on the waves is my own artist’s pallet.

    Jeff

  2. artandtea says:

    Hi Jeff,
    Thanks for visiting and sharing your comments. I think that games are a great way of accessing your playful nature which invites the creative muse in. Surfing sounds like a lot of fun!
    -Karen

  3. masteroftheuniverse says:

    I really enjoyed your blog and will stop back. Although my blog mostly consists of my trading activities, I add some creativity to the site by posting pictures from our extensive art collection, surfing pictures, and other stuff. There’s nothing worse than a really dry site devoted to the dullness of business. I like to spice things up.

    Jeff

  4. nina says:

    i am creative every day and night simply by walking out and being surrounded by all the natural beauty that is right outside my door. the inspiration shows up in both my writings and my art – and is never ending. xo

  5. artandtea says:

    Thanks Jeff, I’m glad you are enjoying my blog. I agree, I love photos on blogs, too. I wish you had included your blog URL so I could visit you.

    Yes you are Nina, and so beautifully so.

    -Karen

  6. masteroftheuniverse says:

    Here’s the URL: Scan past the posts on trading, and you’ll find some art.

    http://masteroftheuniverse.wordpress.com/

    Jeff

  7. leah says:

    ooo, what a gorgeous sunset! so glad you’re joining in the ced2008 challenge!!

  8. artandtea says:

    Thanks Jeff, I’ll be stopping by.

    Thanks Leah, I’m thrilled to join the challenge!

  9. Frivolitea says:

    Hello! I am trying to be more creative in my writing as well as with works of visual art. I am trying to spend more thoughtful time with my blog entries rather than just posting a picture and underneath writing “Me in Paris” or somesuch. So I am equating being more creative with being more deliberate and thoughtful. “Deliberate” is my word for 2008.

  10. artandtea says:

    Sounds great, thanks for sharing. I love your word for 2008!

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