Day 1: Art Every Day Month 2008 Starts Today!

by jenn on November 1, 2008

in Art,Art Every Day Month,Coaching,Creativity,Expressive Arts Envisioning,Values

Art Every Day Month

I can’t believe it’s already November!  That means Leah Piken Kolidas’ Art Every Day Month challenge has begun. I’m excited to explore art and creativity in new exciting ways each day.

For my first project I started creating collage cards for each of my core values strings.  I just wrote an exercise about these values cards in a chapter of the book that I’m working on, so I wanted to experiment with it a bit.

Values are what’s most important to you.  When you’re honoring your core values, you feel totally alive, authentic and aligned.  When your core values aren’t being met, you’ll probably feel frustrated, angry or resentful. When you’re faced with a decision, it’s helpful to see how well the different options honor your core values.  Once I have my completed deck of values cards, I’m going to practice using them to make decisions in a visual way.

I planned to just make one card per day for the next several days, but I just got really in the creative flow so I ended up doing four tonight!   They are collaged onto 5×7 pieces of card stock

beuaty, creativity, expression

Beauty / Creativity / Creating Beauty / Style / Inspiration / Self Expression / Uniqueness / Emotions

grace, elegance, flow

Grace / Elegance / Flow

Breath, Spaciousness, Groundedness

Breath / Spaciousness / Groundedness

structure, efficiency

Structure / Efficiency (Yes, I actually used labels from my p-touch because it’s just oh so satisfying!)

I’m looking forward to making more values collage cards tomorrow!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Andi November 2, 2008 at 9:13 am

Jenn, These are great. I adore collages. Do you just find images in magazines? Or do you find them electronically, I am always curious as to how people find the images that resonate with them?
Wonderful stuff.

Melanie November 2, 2008 at 9:19 am

Wow! I love these collages. I have been meaning to create mini collages of my own values for some time. Yours are the perfect inspiration. Thanks!

leah November 2, 2008 at 10:02 am

lovely work! i love it when i get into a creative flow and end up going on much more than i planned. 🙂

Cathy Curtis November 2, 2008 at 10:50 am

Jenn, how inspiring…i LOVE your collages. I love this idea of an art every day challenge… I am going to try it too.

Ananda Leeke November 3, 2008 at 10:00 am

Juicy cards. I am looking forward to your next book. My favorite card is Breath / Spaciousness / Groundedness. Just looking at it made me thankful for the time I spent sleeping in on Saturday morning. Woo hoo.

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