November is National Novel Writing Month, and although my offspring and myself have thoroughly enjoyed this intense writing experience in past years, none of us are feeling at all up for pushing ourselves to write 50,000 words in 30 days this year. While I'm not up for it, I'm mentioning it because if you are ready for a kick in the pants with writing, I totally recommend giving it a go. Even if you end up with a bunch of complete nonsense, your writing muscles will be wayyyyyy stronger after all that discipline.
Buuuuut, November also happens to be Art Everyday Month~ a challenge which has some nice loosey goosey rules, which even the creator of the program acknowledges are made for breaking. Now, that's right up my alley. Yep, I'm in.
Now, for the rest of the month, I'll be consciously attempting to create something I can call "art" every day. I am hoping to do a lot more painting and drawing, taking pictures and maybe even some sculpting, but I'm pretty sure that my definition of art will end up flexible enough to include food and who knows what else.
What's super cool is that our new house still has a whole lotta blank wall space, so this is a perfect way to make it fill it up and make this place feel even more like home.
My Girl Child is excited to join me part of the way on the journey, and I'll be encouraging the Boy in doing some form of art that is not on a screen as well. (It was much easier when they were younger.....and I at least had the illusion of having some control...sigh...)
If you're inclined to be artsy or writer-ish this month, I'd love to hear and see what you've been up to as well. So, please feel free to share!