30 Days of Creativity!

Inspired by the 30-days-of-everything-under-the-sun memes that are popping up all over, we have created this little 30 day journey especially for our readers!

The rules: There are no rules in art!  Play for 30 days consecutively or try one task every three days.  Do the tasks in order or not.  Choose to complete every task or just do a few of them.  Blog about and share your work (use inlinkz below) or keep this project to yourself.

New Inspiration board

Day 1: When you were a child, how did you express your creativity?

Day 2: What colors are meaningful to you and why?

Day3: What words or phrases do you find inspiring and why?

Day4: Do some doodling… share it and write about it!

Day 5: What artists do you seek out for inspiration?  Create a small something based on your source.

Day 6: How does your living space reflect your creative nature?  Share a picture if you can!

Day 7: Relax!  Do you relax to create or create to relax?

Day 8: Create a self portrait, draw or photograph yourself. What do you see?

Day 9: Make a list of creative people you are grateful for today.

Day 10: Create something today inspired by nature!

Day 11: Stop and look around you.  There is something in this room you’ve never noticed before. What is it?

Day 12: Look at a child.  See how connected they are to their creative self?  Pretend you are a child and make something.

Day 13: Try something new!  Play today with a new form of art or craft!

Day 14: Make something to give away.  Send a card to a friend or make a little gift for someone you care about.

Day 15: Do you like to try new things?  What about trying something new do you like or dislike?

Day 16: Do you create best when your emotions are high?  Do you turn to creative endeavors when you are sad, angry, or just filled with joy?

Day 17: Sing.  Sing a song… make it simple to last your whole life long!  How did that feel?

Day 18: Does the way you dress show your creativity?  How?  If not, why not?

Day 19: Do you keep a creative journal or have an inspiration board?  Share!

Day 20: Read a crafty book or blog and write about it or create something inspired by it!

Day 21: Find and photograph one object in your home and create something inspired by it.

Day 22: Take time today to thank your favorite creative people for their talents.  Comment on their blogs, Facebook and Twitter.

Day 23: Listen to a favorite song or artist and create something inspired by that music.

Day 24: What is your “Creative Bucket List”?  List 12 creative things you want to learn more about.

Day 25: Write a simple Haiku. (5-7-5)

Day 26: Write, draw or paint something with your non-dominant hand.

Day 27: What is the usual theme of your work?  If you tend to create joyful, bright and optimistic art, then try to create something somber or dark… or vice versa.

Day 28: Paint with your fingers.

Day 29: Photograph your favorite feature.

Day 30: Make a Creative Tool Kit!  Compile your favorite words and phases of inspiration, swatches or fabric and color, drawings and doodles, and images into a little book you can pull out anytime you need to be inspired!

Thank you for taking this creative journey!  Please share your “30 Days” posts here! Just click to add your link below.

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10 Responses to 30 Days of Creativity!

  1. Erica @ Acire Adventures January 15, 2011 at 11:18 pm #

    Awesome! I love how you put this one together. In fact, I should probably participate. 🙂

    (4Acire from Twitter)

  2. Steffi January 17, 2011 at 6:26 am #

    I LOVE this! This is a great way to start off the year, gets my creative energy flowing, yay:)
    Thanks a lot for putting together this list,
    I passed it on in my blog here
    A new year full of craftiness!
    I hope thats ok!
    Love, Steffi

  3. onecraftymama January 24, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    I am really enjoying this – so far I’ve completed 6 days, and it is really keeping me on my toes! I look forward to seeing what other folks come up with.

  4. Koalita February 28, 2011 at 4:47 am #

    Very nice idea, I’ll probably try it.
    I suggested on my blog, I hope you don’t mind.
    Beautiful things simply happen!

  5. Hobbyaholic (April) March 1, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    Interesting..Have to put this on my list of to-do’s. I’m going to add it to my blog today.

  6. Chris Wooten March 2, 2011 at 12:21 am #

    my blog is

    for some reason inlinks would not take it, so I downloaded one photo of one half side of my craft room for your day 6. If you want to see my projects and the rest of my craft room please I would love to have you guys join my blog


  7. construction_julie March 3, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

    Can’t wait to see more of everyone’s 30 Day challenge… that is, if you’re sharing. 🙂 Just started mine.

  8. construction_julie June 13, 2011 at 8:15 am #

    You can also post your creations here:

  9. construction_julie February 3, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    Hey, how’s everyone doing with the 30 Day challenge? I’ve been trying to follow along, but, I admit, it’s dragged on. I’m almost done – how about you?

  10. construction_julie February 29, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    Finished (finally). How about the group? If you did finish, leave your link in the comments. If you didn’t finish, it would be interesting to discuss the whys, and how it could’ve been better.