First of all, apologies for yesterday – Blogger decided to somehow simultaneously publish two posts of mine at once, so I’m very sorry for any confusion there! I’ve decided to post the Gallery Check In a day early for the Being Creative participants (originally planned for tomorrow) seeing how that post sort of self published itself, I figured I might as well put it out there now in case participants were looking for it and wondering why they couldn’t read it.
I’m really looking forward to seeing what people have come up with for this month’s theme of Garden.
For myself, the project so far has been really inspiring. I’ve made time for creating art in mediums that I rarely use and without any real purpose in mind other than having fun with colour and having a theme to work with. I liked the focus having a theme gave me, and I decided to create some art based on the bird life in my own garden working with collage and pastel crayons.
I think, working as an artist, it was a really relaxing process for me to be able to switch off from the business side of it all and just allow the freedom of Creating For Fun to flow. I have been blown away by the gorgeous work that has been popping up in our Flickr Group already, and the group has only been established a couple of weeks. Thank You to everyone who has subscribed to the group so far, and to those who have been adding work to the Flickr Group.
For those of you who would still like to share your work via your blog/Flickr or other photo hosting webpage, then you are very welcome to add your link to the widget below (please just link to the page your work features on). Don’t forget to use the whole caboodle of http://www…etc or else the link won’t work. Anyone who has already posted in the Flickr Group are also encouraged to share your images in the gallery here too! It’s going to be wonderful to have a monthly source to access everyone’s work ~ and please don’t be shy about sharing…encouragement and support is the key to growing in confidence with your creativity, and although it can feel a little scary, I think you will feel a huge sense of achievement when you share your work and get feedback from the other participants or blog readers here.
You will be able to add your Garden themed work to the gallery here until the end of April. I will also be creating a list in the sidebar so that the gallery pages are easier for you to find.
For those of you who are working on the project and don’t have the facility to share pictures of your work, then you are welcome to add your thoughts about your creative journey so far in the comments section at the bottom of this post.
I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on taking part in the Being Creative Project, so please do share or feel free to email me privately.
Again, this theme can be interpreted or taken in any direction you wish, or you can use the word as a focus point. There will be another gallery opening at the end of the month here, but the Flickr group is available for you to add your pictures to every day if you wish.
If you would like to join the Being Creative group and haven’t already then you are so very welcome to do so – it’s totally free and you can take part on a regular or more infrequent basis, whatever works for you best. You can register your commitment to taking part by clicking here and adding your link at the bottom of the page.
And now…here’s the gallery for March – it’s your turn! 🙂