Folks, I am participating in a crazy challenge to myself to create art every day. This is through a program by Leah Piken Kolidas an artist in the Boston area who has gained quite a following with this challenge to artists. I admit, I can be lazy and unfocused which this program challenges me to be creative in some way every day.
Kolidas states in her blog the following about the rules of the program:
"I keep the rules for AEDM really simple and very loose. I encourage people to make something every day, but my goal is to foster more creativity, so if you make just one piece of art per week or just one for the whole month, that's fine with me. The idea is to bring more creativity into your life, not to make you feel overwhelmed, pressured or guilt-stricken. Art is also loosely defined here. I mean art in the sense of anything creative, whether that be painting, drawing, knitting, sewing, cooking, decorating, writing, photography, clay, jewelry-making or whatever!"
I love it! Keeps me honest. If you are an artist or an inspiring one check out her blog at http://www.creativeeveryday.com/creativeeveryday/art-every-day-month.html and participate! Don't worry if you are too late in participating she welcomes participants at all times of the month. Just do it!!!
I am an emerging self taught doll artist who is learning how to improve my craft. I started doll making 3 years ago and stopped due to entrepreneurial pursuits. Now with the help of my mentor Francine Haskins, I am beginning the craft again with much more vigor and interest. Please share this journey with me.