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Art Every Day

November starts the Art Every Day Month 2011 challenge.  As I tried to figure out what to do I found myself paralyzed by my inner critic.  I had to find a way around that critic so I just started writing my favorite word, trust.  I wrote it in different pens.  I wrote it in different directions.  I wrote it until the page was full.  Then what?  The inktense pencils I just bought were too new so I decided I needed to break them in.  I could feel that inner critic settling down.  I began to just play with the colors and had a blast!  That is what I want my month of art to be about -playing and the fun!

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  • AJ November 1, 2011, 6:55 am

    Carolyn this is fantastic, love the colours. Inktense pencils are wonderful, have fun playing this month.
    Big love

  • Serena November 1, 2011, 11:03 am

    What a great way to work around the inner critic….the end result is SO effective!

  • Cowgirl Red November 1, 2011, 12:08 pm

    Carolyn, Fantastic! Tell the I.C. “SILENCIO, POR FAVOR!” Just in case she speaks Spanish, too. I’m looking forward to the month of AED with you. Terah

  • Reba November 1, 2011, 1:16 pm

    Love it and TRUST is such a beautiful word……but sometimes so hard to TRUST that inner vibe 🙂 Great start!! Have a good day.

  • Nigel November 1, 2011, 2:46 pm

    A simple, yet elegant page. Congratulations.

    “To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved” ~ George MacDonald

  • Michelle November 1, 2011, 3:42 pm

    I absolutely the love piece and the process that created it!! That’s how I want my month and my art to go too!!
    Stay inspired!

  • Queenie Jeannie November 1, 2011, 4:39 pm

    Awesome!!! And a very good word for me too! Loved it!!!

  • Melissa Liban November 1, 2011, 4:48 pm

    Looks very cool! I really enjoy this!

  • tammy vitale November 1, 2011, 4:54 pm

    What a wonderful way to start! I definitely have those days when nothing comes or I have no clue – I can see this as a great jumping off place! I have to admit that I got into zentangles (that fancy world of doodling) and that’s also a really good place to jump off. Never hurts to have a couple of slay the critic ideas in the old creative bag!

  • melissa November 1, 2011, 5:03 pm

    I love how you used words as form in this. It seems very meditative.

  • Evelyn November 1, 2011, 5:05 pm

    And what a great result. Sure looks like a lot of fun.

  • Julie November 1, 2011, 5:56 pm

    what a wonderful way to silence the inner critic, have a fun month!

  • Judy Hartman November 1, 2011, 8:36 pm

    Playful, yet rhythmic – love the pattern you created! I can see how enthused you were with this process! Hope to visit again during AEDM!

  • Tracey Fletcher King November 1, 2011, 9:01 pm

    this is a lovely page and a great way to start the month… hate my inner critic and love that you silenced yours with creativity!!!

  • Dave November 1, 2011, 9:22 pm

    That’s a beautiful piece of artwork, and what a lovely way to sidestep your inner critic! That’s one of the things I like about AEDM–we get to have loads of artistic fun and also find new and creative ways to move past our blocks. Have a great month! I look forward to checking in again.

  • TKPiatek November 1, 2011, 11:43 pm

    I really like your post – this challenge IS hard in so many ways. I need a little more TRUST in myself too. I worry everyday about what I will post, if it will be worthy to show

  • Paula - Buenos Aires November 1, 2011, 10:10 pm

    Yay for you, working around the Inner Critic´s opinions.

  • Carla November 1, 2011, 11:03 pm

    What a great start! And such an important word..I remind myself often that Trust is key! And thank you for leaving a comment on my blog; I am new to all of this, and it was so exciting to get some feedback for AEDM!

  • Cat @ sea.sky.stone. November 2, 2011, 12:09 am

    Love it! Playing and fun–that’s my goal for AEDM, too–and I told my Inner Critic to hit the road for the month. Hopefully she’ll forget where I live come December 😉

  • Karen November 2, 2011, 10:04 pm

    Good for you! What a wonderful way to reclaim peace from your inner critic.

  • Fran T November 2, 2011, 10:14 pm

    this is terrific! i love those inktense pencils, such great colors