November is a busy month for many people all over the world. Writers are challenged to write 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30th on the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) website. Artists take up a similar challenge in Leah Piken Kolidas' Art Every Day Month (AEDM) challenge found on her blog, creativeeveryday.com. November is also NaBloPoMo, National Blog Posting Month.
2010 marks my third year participating in AEDM. The last two years I blogged daily. I figure if I blog daily, I might as well connect up with other bloggers on NaBloPoMo.
Today I will get organized, make a project wish list, and think about my daily schedule. My blog posts will generally be shorter and more frequent than my current blogging habits. I'm thinking too of sharing more behind-the-scene views. For example, this week when I head over to the Ikebana studio/shop, I'll take some photos and introduce you to my wonderful teacher and fellow students. Weekly, I get together with my friend Maria to paint on Sunday mornings, and I'll show you what we are working on in my tiny kitchen. Will I actually create a new work of art each day? Maybe. I'm not going to get too hung up on the production. What I have found though is by making a commitment and by showing up each day, my creativity and productivity soars.
How about you? Are you up for a creative challenge for November?
Kathryn, Collage Diva
PS - Please know that I love to receive comments and I read each and every one. Since I will be super busy this month creating art and posting daily, I may not have a chance to respond to each comment. In December I'm planning on making it a month of visiting the bloggers who left comments on my site and each day I'll blog and highlight where my blog travels take me. If you would like to be a part of my blog tour in December, leave a comment on any of my posts throughout November. Of course the thoughtful comments will be the ones that will get my attention first when I head out on my blog tour.