Art Every Day Month

AEDM Day 2, work in progress, 12"x16" on canvas

I was contemplating a kick-in-the-butt 5-Day Challenge to get me painting again, but then I stumbled upon Leah Piken Kolidas' Art Every Day Month (AEDM) and the angels trumpeteth. It's a 5-Day Challenge times 6 - just what this girl needs!

Inspired by NaNoWriMo, Leah started AEDM nine years ago. From the AEDM Website:

"I keep the rules for AEDM really simple and very loose. I encourage people to make something every day, but my goal is to foster more creativity, so if you make just one piece of art per week or just one for the whole month, that's fine with me. The idea is to bring more creativity into your life, not to make you feel overwhelmed, pressured or guilt-stricken."

How could I say no to that? And why paint for five days when I can paint for 30?

After resisting and doubting myself an appropriate amount of time I signed up.

AEDM Day 3, black background waiting for a foreground

12"x4" on mat board

What this means for YOU is that you might see the odd report on my results here on the blog. Accountability is key! I may not post daily - or maybe I will, or maybe I'll go the weekly summary route. I'll see what feels right.

Accountability aside, what it means for you, me, and everyone is more art-making. That's the whole point.


Now, what about you? Is there anything artful you'd like to practice this month? Remember the rules are simple and loose; no perfection necessary. It's not too late to join in the fun!

You know you wanna...