Friday, November 1, 2013

Art Every Day Month #1: Magic Words in Progress


It's the first day of Art Every Day Month 2013! This is my fourth year participating. I'm never fully compliant with the mission. I always make that disclaimer from the get-go, so instead of feeling guilty about missing a day here and there, I will feel outright victorious every time I manage a daily post.

Today I'm pushing through the Halloween Hangover and indulging in a spell of hand lettering; this is one of my favorite creative activities but it is not a quick process, not something I can force or rush. It is a slow, laborious effort; one line of words can take me up to 20 minutes and sometimes more. If I'm in the right mood, it becomes a meditative activity, a reminder to slow down and enjoy shaping each line into a letterform. Once they are finished I'll scan & turn them into colorful batches of Magic Word Magnets.

If you are new to Art Every Day Month, go see Leah at Creative Every Day and she will tell you all about it. She's an encouraging, motivating, and easygoing creative hostess, and will give you just the nudge you need to make a little something every day this month.

(also participating on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.)

10 comments:

Beth Niquette said...

I LOVE your work. It is pure genius. ((hugs)) Don't ever stop--and I'm serious. (grin)

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket said...

how great did these turn out- you should turn them into magnets or I was going to say stickers :)

itsamistry said...

I love your magnets they are so colourful. This is my first time playing in Art Every Day Month. I have done other challenges so I'm not new to them. Looking forward to the journey.

Jo said...

Great stuff as always, Aimee!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Each line might take 20 minutes or more, but your art is fantastic. What a great way (post Halloween hangover) to begin this year's AEDM.

Rennata Tropeano said...

I love the idea of magic word magnets. I like the challenge, and try not to beat myself up when I just have to skip a day.

My comments on Blogger seem to be tied to my Google+ account. click here for my blog AEDM #60

Michellem said...

"kerfuffle" IS a magic word!! Can't wait to see what this month draws out of you!

alarmcat said...

great start for AEDM!! magic words…i love them

S.E.Minegar said...

love!

Naila Moon said...

I like this!