Posts Tagged ‘January’

A Happy New Year Gift: Empowering Your Creative Values & Strengths

December 30, 2017

To celebrate the New Year, I am re-sharing one of my free and favorite e-workshops from a couple of years ago!

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Creative Covenants

How would you define your creative covenants?  Your creative covenants are values that you believe are core to the way you create, practice, and live as a creative and artful being.  When you know your own creative values, you can activate them to empower your creative life.  In this e-workshop, you are invited to create an inspiring book made from a series of permission tags that honor these promises to our creative self and practice.  Content in this workshop will also be nurtured through a series of prompts exploring what celebrates, challenges, and empowers the creative goodness in each of us!What are your Creative Covenants? | creativity in motion

What are your Creative Covenants? | creativity in motion

This free workshop download includes a PDF & video offering and is available here:

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An oldie, but goodie New Year’s creative practice I’ve enjoyed for almost 10 years now:

Ready for Revo’lution Art Journaling

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Check out these freebie downloads below from archived Creativity in Motion posts that are still available here:

Creative Goodness with Gluebooks eBook

The Art of Emotional Resilience

Art Journaling’s Visual Voice in Trauma Intervention

Paper House Making with Youth Exposed to Domestic Violence

Best wishes for a great 2018!

 

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A Happy 2016 Gift To Your Creative Self!

January 8, 2016

To celebrate this first full week of 2016, I am excited to announce that my e-workshop Creative Covenants is now available through this blog!

What are your Creative Covenants? | creativity in motion

How would you define your creative covenants?  Your creative covenants are values that you believe are core to the way you create, practice, and live as a creative and artful being.  When you know your own creative values, you can activate them to empower your creative life.  In this e-workshop, you are invited to create an inspiring book made from a series of permission tags that honor these promises to our creative self and practice.  Content in this workshop will also be nurtured through a series of prompts exploring what celebrates, challenges, and empowers the creative goodness in each of us!

What are your Creative Covenants? | creativity in motion

What are your Creative Covenants? | creativity in motion

This free workshop download includes a PDF & video offering and is available here:

Add to Cart

Enjoy!  Wishing you all an artful 2016!

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Check out these freebie downloads from past Creativity in Motion posts that are still available here:

Creative Goodness with Gluebooks eBook

The Art of Emotional Resilience

Art Journaling’s Visual Voice in Trauma Intervention

Paper House Making with Youth Exposed to Domestic Violence

Creative Deed 365 January Offerings

February 6, 2015

January went super well for Creative Deed 365!  Keep making art everyday +  giving it away as a gift of creative goodness = win, win for kicking off 2015!

Creative Deed 365: January Offerings | creativity in motion

 After I make my Creative Deed for the day, I keep the art with me so I can “gift” it in a place that will hopefully inspire someone to claim it as their own and appreciate or be surprised by the spirit of the project.

During this cold and snowy weather, which can sometimes become exhausting & full of blah, leaving Creative Deeds in various public places has been nice to spark some extra fun & excitement.  Since my last update, I’ve added car windshields, post offices, copy machines, and greeting card aisles to my list of Creative Deed drop offs.

Here are a few of my favorites from the rest of January:

Creative Deed 365: January Offerings | creativity in motion

Day 19 Creative Deed

 

Creative Deed 365: January Offerings | creativity in motion

Day 21 Creative Deed

 

Creative Deed 365: January Offerings | creativity in motion

Day 23 Creative Deed

Below is another January found Creative Deed that I received a kind note about- this one I pinned on a school bulletin board…. I’m happy it was found and appreciate the thank you e-mail from Mara to let me know:

Creative Deed 365: January Offerings | creativity in motion

I decided that since I am giving away all the 365 art I am creating for this project and won’t have a growing physical collection, that doing a short video each month would be a nice way to document everything.

Behold Days 1-31 & January’s offerings:

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The Creative Deed 365 Group continues to be an inspiring, daily art gathering & doses of creative goodness that are being made, shared, and given away all over the world with artists & creatives who have joined me in this adventure! Check out this post from earlier in the week by Petrea Hansen Adamidis, an Art Therapist in Toronto who is also enjoying the project.  It’s going to be great to see what the next 11 months bring for us, all the creative deeds out there, and their finders!  🙂

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Related Posts:

Creative Deed 365 Artful Beginnings: Creating It Forward in 2015

Introducing: Creative Deed 365

Create It Forward

 

 

31 Days o’ Revolution Art Bits

January 31, 2013
31 Days

31 Days


Today marks completing my first month of creating revo’lution art bits for my 365 project. Yay!

Day 1

Day 1

Each of these tiny pieces of art are inspired by my 2013 revo’lution and these intentions: trust, service, honor, simplicity, light, and stillness and kept together on a metal book ring.  I’ve already upgraded to a larger ring size, which is an exciting, tangible result to witness as I work on this project.  Neat.

Week1

Days 2 – 5

The size of these little pieces of paper (about 1 x 2.5 inches) has made this daily practice quite manageable to follow through with and for me, it also helps that the collection stays together on its ring and can easily travel with me on the go. I’ve been putting this lil’ book in my bag every day. When an opportunity presents itself, I take 20-30 minutes (more or less) to work on an art bit, photograph it, and share it online.  This might be during a break at work, in my creative space at home before I start for the day, or when I get home.

Day 6

Day 6

Often I use materials that are around me in my environment. I’ve also gotten in the habit (inspired by my gluebooking adventures!) of collecting tiny pieces of collage stuff: paper, words, stickers, thread, etc. in a quart size plastic bag (along with a gluestick and scissors) to use.  I’ve also included goodies my paper stashes, meaningful keepsakes, or images.  This incorporation provides strengthened connection to people, places, good energy, and intention.

Week2

Days 7- 12

On the back of each art bit I’ve been numbering/dating them and writing the core intention it speaks to, as well as any quotes, phrases, or words that helped inspire what was created and that moment in time.

Day13

Day 13

Some reading inspiration I’ve been following or discovered that helps encourage & support not only my 2013 revo’lution, but my new 365 adventure has included (but not limited to):

Week 3

Days 14-19

  • The Concept of Deliberate Practice: On the site Artist Daily, this article describes Deliberate Practice as “lots of time spent alone working on whatever it is that you’re passionate about” in an effort to become better at something through intense concentration.
  • On Self Compassion and Mindfulness: These considerations from Lani Gerity offer thoughtful reflections on the challenges of new practices and the importance in being patient and kind to ourselves when taking them on.
  • Madly in Love with Me: Also inspired by posts on Lani’s blog, Christine Arylo’s book has many prompts, stories, and reflections related to several of my revo’lution concepts and have been inspiring lots of revo’lution bit making… especially around honor and trust.
  • Making a Behavior Into a Habit: This article goes into some of the science and concepts behind behaviors becoming habits after only 3 weeks of daily practice.  As you may know, my 365 undertaking had a wonderful warm-up during Hannah Klaus Hunter’s 21 Days of Mindful Studio Practice.
Day 20

Day 20

Some of my favorite art bits have surfaced in the last two weeks:

Week 4

Days 21-26

During these first 31 days of 2013, many of my lil’ art bits have focused on stillness….which feels right for this moment in time.

Day 27

Intentions connected to trust and honor surface in many of this month’s art bits too.

Days 28-31

Days 28-31

Tomorrow begins month 2, day 32… I am enjoying this process and new shift for my revo’lution practice. I look forward to sharing my progress next month…

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