Daily Challenge for August

In the wee hours of this morning, Rosa updated her twitter to invite others to create something every day for the month of August. In an email she reminded me of my challenge from last year where I also invited others to create something everyday. Last year during August I created a new piece of mixed media artwork on a 9×9″ piece of watercolor paper everyday (M-F) and had quite a bit of fun in the process. Talking to my best friend on the phone earlier today, she inquired if I was up to the task, and reminded me that I did some nice work last year. I decided, yes, I would try to create something each day in August (M-F). But, this year I think I will do a variety of things. I have a list going of all sorts of things I want to do.

Last month (July) I barely stepped foot into my studio. If you look above at the before you probably can sympathize as to why I couldn’t cross any of my things off my list last month. So, to start the month fresh, with a nice new work space, I’ve cleaned up my drawing table, so I could actually work at it, imagine that! Hopefully with the challenge and the more organized work space I can get the ball rolling again.

Once again, I encourage everyone else to try to create something new every day for the month and share it on your blogs/flickr/twitter/facebook/etc. It need not be a large daily commitment. I’m sure there will be some days in there when I make a pin-back button and call it a day. You might just jot down a quick sketch everyday, or perhaps you have a larger project going and you can share your progress daily. If you decide to participate, please comment and let me know and I’ll share your link.

Thanks for the challenge, Rosa! Here we go!

5 Responses to “Daily Challenge for August”


  1. 1 rosa m

    THANK-YOU THANK-YOU THANK-YOU for doing it with me this year!! can’t wait to see the beautiful things you’ll be making! woo ho!
    your work place looks great!

  2. 2 Mim

    Take that image of your desk and multiply it to fill a room. That’s what my craft room looks like now! It was on my list of things to do this summer. TIDY UP THE CRAFT ROOM. But I never got around to it. Instead, I’ve been sneaking in and pulling things from precarious piles to work in the dining room. It’s just easier! The table is cleaned off. The light is better. There’s more room.

    I know. I know! Excuses. Excuses. Maybe my daily August should be to work in the craft room for 10 minutes a day. Maybe I will.

    I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

  3. 3 robyn

    Oh, believe me, the rest of the studio was just as bad. I was going to take pictures of the whole thing and show before and afters of it all. BUT, even after “cleaning” I was too embarrassed to share the pictures. Even at its best, it still looks like a mess, but at least you can see the floor, and see there are shelves, although the contents of the shelves are at about spilling over point. I really had to conclude that I have a art and craft supplies collecting problem.

  4. 4 rowena

    I think I want to try, too. I just left a reply on Rosa’s post to the same point. I’m redoing my last year’s challenge of 100 in 100 days creative doing challenge, but I’m not so good on the doing things every day. Or keeping track. Or posting. Maybe if I join in with you guys I can get back into the routine.

    warriorgirl.blogspot.com

  5. 5 rowena

    I think I want to try, too. I just left a reply on Rosa’s post to the same point. I’m redoing my last year’s challenge of 100 in 100 days creative doing challenge, but I’m not so good on the doing things every day. Or keeping track. Or posting. Maybe if I join in with you guys I can get back into the routine.

    warriorgirl.blogspot.com

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