It is said that it takes 30 days to make a habit.
Four years ago today, with members of my creative community, I started a little project: Art Everyday Creative Challenge. The project and facebook group originated as a sister project to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), in which we join our literary brothers and sisters by dedicating ourselves to making art daily for the month of November in lieu of writing a novel.
Since then, we have had deaths, births, and lots and lots of creating. Members have participated in Inktober twice, been challenged to take black and white photos, started other groups (some of which meet in person). We keep on sharing, and making, and encouraging each other along the way.
Some of us show and sell; some of us create for fun or joy or expression or therapy, but we all keep making, or wanting to make. And here I am again, relaunching for the month.
Unlike most other challenges, this one is open, it is broad. You can sketch, paint, write, play music, anything artistic.
If you want me to share your stuff on this blog, let me know. If you want to join us over on facebook, send a request: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1420482231502651/
To spur those who aren’t sure what to do, today I offer this random prompt generator: https://www.magatsu.net/generators/art/
If you have suggestions to share with each other, we can offer each other individual challenges and prompts as well.