Sunday, November 1, 2009

Not What I Expected


I started today and it wasn’t what I expected.

Leah over at Creative Every Day is hosting a challenge for the month of November.  It’s called the Art Every Day Month Challenge (AEDM)).  The idea is to create something each and every day for the entire month.  It may sound daunting but the aim is not to stress ourselves trying to get artistic endeavours completed but to purposefully set some time aside to enjoy the process of creating each day during November. 

I have never considered myself an artist. Over the years I have tried quilting, photography, pottery, jewellery making and scrapbooking.  I thought of myself as “crafty” more than anything else but lately all that has started to change.  I can hear a still small voice.  That voice is saying, “You are an artist.  You always have been.  You will be happier when you accept this.” That voice keeps getting louder and more insistent.  So, I’ve been reading books and blogs about the artistic process, watching videos, and taking online courses but until now I haven’t actually started an art project.  I keep asking myself if it’s possible to have lived for forty-two years and only realize NOW that I want to be an artist. How is that possible?

I started today and it wasn’t what I expected.

I made a huge mess in my kitchen, the chicklets were in and out, needing my help with this and that, my time was limited, supper was looming and still I was happy.  Very happy.  I’m glad I didn’t wait for the perfect day, the perfect light, the perfect space… I would still be waiting instead of creating … thanks Leah for helping me get started.  I don’t know where this path is going to lead but at least I took the first step …

Pictures tomorrow.


  1. Can't wait to see what you've created!

  2. I'm glad you joined in! It's my first year as well and I don't know what to expect. But I think just the little push of a challenge with the community and support will help us all in our own way...looking forward to your posts!