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Sunday, August 30, 2009

30 Days of Creating September 2009


Join in here as we participate with a network of people over the next month for 30 days of creativity. Thirty Days Of Creating is simply that. Create something, anything, every day for thirty days.
What's the theory and why would I want to take part? Habits are one of the most powerful training tools we have, ultimately helping us to be happier in our lives. When we do something each and every day for just a couple of weeks, we put in place the foundations for a habit that can last a lifetime, a habit we can then expand into virtually unlimited potential. We're going to give our creativity a little exercise each day by doing a workout together-a little something each day. How does this apply to creative people? As creative people, the longer we go without creating, the harder it becomes. So by creating each and every day we can gently stretch our creativity, warm it up and get it in shape, so that within thirty days (usually less) we're creating not just once a day but many times a day, without any effort whatsoever. We'll switch our creativity on, call it up, give it permission to gush forth and flood us with creativity!

How can I create a whole new creative project every day? The simple answer is: you don't need to! Thirty Days of Creating is about creating a little something each day. It can be a few lines of poetry, a journal entry, a sketch, a few melodies on a piano, a walk outside with your camera, making an interesting recipe, learning a new dance, or any of a thousand other way of being creative. What's most important is not what we create but simply THAT we create a little something -- every single day. This habit gives our creativity quotient (CQ!) permission to flow.


Couldn't I do this on my own though? Yes of course, all this would be very powerful on its own. But here we'll have a whole community of like minded creative people to share with and to support you and spur you on. That kind of encouragement is priceless, and the combined energy of the group means each of us create more frequently and fully than we can under our steam, and for some of us, maybe more than we've done in months, even years...

So my friend, are you with us? Just leave your reply below to let me know. The creating begins on September 1st. You can post here daily or post on your blog and link to me here at Quinceberry (and I'm linking back to the main CCS site). I'll be posting a list of all the participating blogs so we can visit each other. Feel free to use my "30 Days of Creating" artwork if you like. However you work it, I'm glad you're on board!


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13 comments:

Brenda said...

I am so in!

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krysandlucky said...

What a great idea! You can completely count me in too!

A Dancing Mango said...

Terri,
You can count me in as well!
Prodding sometimes is a good thing.
Hugs,Darlene xo

Thauna said...

Count me in!!! You are such an inspiration. :o)

Jo said...

This is fabulous. Thanks for sharing with all of us!

Holli said...

I would love to do this!

Lizzi said...

I'm in. I need a little creative push right about now!

ellie said...

Glad to give it a go!

Cindy said...

Teri, I am in on this as well though I haven't been very creative yet! I have been writing/posting on my blog every day since Sept 1st, so for now that is my creativity. Maybe this weekend I will have time to do something more! Thanks so much for this nudge!!

Cilenia said...

I've been following Thauna on this last few days and wish I had known before. would have love to have done this with you guys! Great work playing the muse here!

Mel said...

Okay! I'm IN -- better late than never, huh? (story of my life :)


~blessings~

Mel said...

I'm IN. Have posted on my blog...

http://creativeclutter-mel.blogspot.com/2009/09/award-resolution-memorial.html

~cheers