Tuesday, February 22, 2011

31 Days Creativity Challenge {in 1 week}

I have been working hard on finding 31 ideas, projects and journaling prompts you can use in your life to boost your creative awareness and help you lead a more inspired life. 

If you've never done the Challenge you may want to click here to see last summers' Challenge.

Sometimes we are afraid to begin something like this because we don't have the time....but honestly, if you want to be an artist, become a better painter, scrap your families' memories, etc...you have to CREATE despite the obstacles.

I promise you there will be ZERO pressure to do every single day. Although, I think I have mixed the challenges up enough that you will be able to finish each one...some taking more effort than others.

Here's how the Challenge works...

1. There will be 6 assignments each week {1 each weekday and 1 on the weekends}

2. Assignments can be anything from creating an Art Journal page, to learning new painting techniques to cleaning out a junk drawer and using what you find creatively. Most of them you'll be able to finish in 30 minutes or less. The weekend assignments are a bit longer.

3. You will need a few items to make your 31 Days more fun. However, remember this isn't about going out and spending a ton of money. Try to use mostly what you already have. I will share a few ideas later in the post.

4.The night before each new Challenge Day I will post the assignment HERE no later than 10 pm. I will also post on the Words of Me Face Book Fan Page at the same time then again the next morning. 
So to be clear...the 31 Days Challenge starts one week from today, March 1st...but the first assignment will be posted the night before by 10 pm HERE and on FB then again March 1st on FB {only}

5.This year I have added a few Blog assignments. If you don't have a blog...that's ok. You can do them in your journals:)

6. Speaking of journals...I LOVE Art Journaling and will be sharing several Art Journal assignments with YOU during this 31 Days.

7. If you want to share your finished assignments in your Blog, please make sure you link back here. I would appreciate it:) Oh, also grab a 31 Days Button on my sidebar so everyone knows you are taking the Challenge {and maybe they will join in, too}

8. Most importantly please remember that this is for FUN! Please don't feel like you have to do each assignment. I know how busy life gets...there are days I just go from one thing to the next!! My goal of the 31 Days Creativity Challenge is to get you to inject ART and CREATIVITY into your life daily. An art teacher friend of mine told me once that to be creative you MUST create everyday!!! So even if you do part of the assignment...that's ok! Just do the rest when your schedule permits!

Here are a few things you might want for your journey...

These are may favorite journals...

You can find these at discount stores for around 9 bucks. There is like 50 pages of watercolor paper in these which makes them perfect for Mod Podging  and painting in!!!

Start gathering your supplies this week. Grab a container and start collecting!!!:)

I love taking words and images out of old books...

One can never have too many bottles of acrylic paint!

And I have fallen in love with Mod Podge...LOL

We will use this stuff for gluing images and words in our Art Journals. If you don't have this or can't find any Elmer's Glue will be fine.

"Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it."  -The Buddha

So we have a bit of work to do this week, right? Check out our WORD...thought this would help a bit...

It's time to PREPARE our minds and our hearts for a creative awakening.

I hope you will join me:)


  1. I am so glad I am back on the blog rounds! This is going to be so awesome! I am grabbing a button and count me in!

  2. Visiting from SITS... this sounds really interesting. I think I'll follow along, but I'm not sure how many I will get done. My 8 year old daughter though might do it with me as she loves art!

  3. I think I just may try this! Sounds so fun!!! Love the idea!

  4. WOW! I may just have to jump on board here and give it a whirl. Im not the artisty type but this could be fun in finding another resource of letting go and letting God. Growing in so many ways for an ol' owman I am. Im going to give this some thought. I really like. Blessings

  5. How exciting!!! I'm going to try and actually finish this time!!! I'm in such a better place despite all the stuff that's still lingering! ;)

  6. I can't wait! After taking Donna Downey's inspiration journal class, I'm all ready with my art journal. And I love it. Yeah for creativity! My birthday is in March so this challenge will be a lovely gift. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas!

  7. Wow...sounds awesome!! Thanks for the love on my blog!

  8. Sounds like a fun way to create every day! Looking forward to it!

  9. Hey girlie ... I grabed a button the other day ... I am so looking forward to this and still super sad ... I missed the last one!


I appreciate your thoughts and ideas...they inspire me!! I will be visiting you soon. Have a CREATIVE day!!