Sunday, February 1, 2009

Nulla dies sine linea

Nulla dies sine linea - No day without a line

I didn't really make any resolutions this year, but I have definitely thought about a few things I'd like to make an effort to do in 2009. One is to create something, or a part of something, every day. To be creative every day. Theoretically if I want to get going on establishing a craft business, I should be doing this anyway, but I really want to make sure that I am not only doing this just for work but instead just simply to be involved creativity.

One way of doing this is a moleskine (oh how I love these books!)exchange I'm currently taking part in. The idea is, each person has a moleskine and it gets sent around the group where each member gets to illustrate a double page spread. Some people have set a theme for their moleskines, others have given the illustrators total freedom. The group is really diverse, full of wonderful women, a range of different ages, locations, professions and aesthetics, so I am really excited to receive a book back full of art from all over.

Here is a quick peek at what I'm working on at the moment. There is still some collage work to do, but I'm actually pretty happy with how it's all going so far.

What ways do you like to engage in creativity?

Enjoy the start to your week, and for all my sweets down under I hope you are keeping cool in the crazy heat!



Dad said...

Happy Groundhog Day

The Little Mama said...

Oh, I love the woman hanging wash! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Urban Environmentalist said...

What a wonderful idea.. finding a way to be creative every day. I like to be creative with baby food. I'm always finding different combinations of food to give to Brendan. Poor guy.. the broccoli/sweetpotato mixture was god awful but not all creativity has to be good, right?

mine... and now yours. said...

love love love this. love the new page. its all coming together, friend.

im being creative with our new home, whilst listening to cocorosie. HOME. yipee.

handmade romance said...

Hi Becka! What a great idea. I like what you've done so far. Hope you show us your final piece : )

For me my creative day job mostly revolves around working on a computer so in my own time I try to be creative with my hands as much as I can which is fast becoming something I love more than working on the computer. Sigh. I get lots of ideas (and not enough time) so if I don't have the time in my day to work on something by hand I will at least sketch it.

Happy creative 09!

jodi said...

i adore your little teacup. oh bliss indeed!

lyn tupaea said...

Awesome idea !!!!!! love it so far - make sure you put up the end result - you really are so very clever (: