Ta~Dahhhh!!! I have something to share with you today...
Being Creative is an online monthly project I have created, to inspire creativity in both myself and others.
As a busy Mum/Artist with not much time to spare, I realised a while ago that I missed the fun of just creating for the sake of it, without pressure, deadlines or judgement. I wanted to be able to play with my lino cutting tools, dust off my box of jewel coloured oil pastels and make wild smudgy marks and swirls. I wanted a focus that wasn't about work and encouraged creative playtime.
Being Creative grew from that tiny seed of an idea many moons ago...and it grew bigger as I thought about other kinds of people who might like to join in; people who hadn't created for years and who wanted to tentatively start playing with colour again, people who created regularly who would enjoy the fun of a monthly challenge, people who might have been told that they were hopeless (you really are not) or people who wanted to try working with a new medium with a specific theme for focus.
So here are the basics:
Each month I will post up a theme, and you will have the whole of that month to create work in any medium you wish. You then have the opportunity to share your work with the rest of the group via a monthly Gallery that I will post at the end of each month here, and a Flickr Group.
There will be a discussion facility within the Flickr Group to chat about the project, or to share support where needed. I will also offer tips and ideas as well as encouragement and guidance for those who may just be starting out on their creative journey.
There is no pressure to create amazing works of art here, there are no teachers to answer to - this is a project that is all about having fun and allowing creativity into your life - and you don't have to do it every month, be as regular or as random a contributor as you like.
If this sounds like something you would like to take part in then just click here (or on the tab at the top of the page) to find out in more detail how Being Creative works, to see the list of Monthly Themes for 2011 and sign up as a participant.
This theme for March is: GARDEN
I'm really looking forward to Being Creative - will you join me?