"Art is unquestionably one of the purest
and highest elements in human happiness.
It trains the mind through the eye,
and the eye through the mind.
As the sun colors flowers,
so does art color life."
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the February challenge. If you added more creativity to your life in February, celebrate your success!!!
The March challenge begins today. Here's how it works!
- Each month, I will post a list of 12 Creative Experiments to consider
- Decide how many Experiments you want to do, this is your personal goal
- Work toward your personal goal
- During the month, post your progress in the comments of this post
- Go grab an ART=HAPPY badge and spread the word
The March Experiments
For tracking purposes, each experiment is valued at one creativity point unless otherwise noted.
♥ Create art focused on a square (the concept of a square, something square, the shape)
♥ Skim 2 non-fiction books and jot down ideas
♥ Finish an unfinished art journal page
♥ Write a page of thoughts on 2 days
♥ Use colors you don't typically use in an art or craft
♥ Explore a new-to-you aisle at an art supply store or a non-fiction aisle at a book store
♥ Listen to a creative podcast (I like The Creative Mom Podcast, CraftyPod, CraftSanity)
♥ Send a handwritten note to thank someone for doing something
♥ Use familiar art/creative materials in a new way ~ play with your supplies! If you embroider, try embroidering on your art journal page.
♥ Sketch, write, play a musical instrument in a public place
♥ In line at the grocery store, take note of a person in line; write a character description for this person.
♥ Draw a rough map of a place in your life - a favorite vacation spot, your house, school, the grocery store (ideas @ Hand Drawn Map Association and links + maps the kids drew at Making Maps and More Maps)
[As a reminder, please do not copy/paste the experiments to your site, as excited as you are to do them, as they are copyright Daisy Yellow. Please link back to the list if you wish and of course post your experiments to share!]
Notes from the crowd...
- Sophie posted a review of her February experiments at For Love and Idleness.
- At Divinity Withinity, Jubilant is an experiment with a different type of watercolor paper.
Check out all of the creative experiments for ideas & inspiration.