The Art of Simplicity – Art Every Day Month Day 1

by jenn on November 1, 2007

in Art,Art Every Day Month,Creativity,NaBloPoMo,Nature


Today kicks off National Blog Posting Month (post everyday for all of November) and Leah’s Art Every Day Month challenge. For me it’s a jam-packed month already but I couldn’t resist the structure and support around inviting more creativity into my life.

One of my tenets going into this challenge is to expand my idea of what constitutes “art.” Even though I crave creativity, often times I forgo it because of excuses like I don’t have enough time, my idea isn’t fully formed, I don’t know how to execute my vision, it will turn out stupid so I won’t want to show anyone, blah, blah, blah. And so, I end up not creating anything and my inner muse stagnates.

So, this month is all about busting those limiting beliefs and trying something new. It’s about honoring the creative process and not worrying about the end product.

For my first endeavor I wanted something simple and quick. The crisp autumn air inspired me to use the changing leaves. And given that I just launched my new coaching name and brand, the theme of transition seemed appropriate. I gathered a few fallen maple leaves and stamped Japanese characters on them in silver ink. They read “truth,” “beauty,” “grace.” I love that the leaves are imperfect and delicate and yet they are still beautiful.

[tags]National Blog Posting Month, NaBloPoMo, Art Every Day Month Challenge[/tags]

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

leah November 1, 2007 at 11:08 pm

what a wonderful idea and i love how it came out!!!

yahoo for blasting through those supposed limitations! 🙂

Jamie November 2, 2007 at 8:15 pm

Beautiful! They feel so inspiring, like wishes that just fell down in front of you.

And I love the “blah, blah, blah” part of your post. It felt like totally the right language to answer back to all those procrastinating techniques. I’m going to use them on my gremlin. “Jamie, you simply don’t have enough–” “Blah, blah, blah, I’m going to paint now.” hehe.

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