The Creative Initiative

Thursday, November 7, 2013 | Stamp in My Passport| |

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Lena from This Lovely Little Day reached out to me a few weeks ago and asked if I would like to help put  together a link-up focused on creativity. And of course I said yes. Because we all get into a rut when we feel like the log floating down the river has more creative energy than we do.

And while I am by no means an artist of any form besides witty remarks, I love the idea of getting out of my comfort zone and into the habit of thinking creatively. Lena is a wonderful drawer/sketcher/artist and I envy her ability to use a Moleskine notebook for its intended purpose. But have no fear because if you, like me, would rather not take pencil to paper, that is ok too. The whole point of being creative is working in a medium that you enjoy, or trying a new one if that is your cup of tea. Charcoal, watercolor, photography, decoupage, graphics, you name it, it will be welcomed into the creative initiative.

So here's how it will work:

1. Create something in your sketchbook based on this weeks prompt.

2. Post about your artistic endeavor on your blog and link-it-up to this post (every Thursday.)

3. Comment on other bloggers posts! The prompts leave a lot of room to use your imagination and we should all support and encourage each other and we explore!

Each week there will be a different theme. This week, as the introduction to the project, the theme was simply: The creative initiative. I love typographical quotes and am still learning my way around Illustrator, so I thought it would be perfect practice to create a type poster for this week.

Next week's theme is: What did you do today? 


We would love to have you become a regular contributor to The Creative Initiative. It's a wonderful way to encourage others and to become inspired. If you feel like you have been in a creative rut of sorts, this is the perfect exercise to work your way out of it.




4 comments:

Lena Elise said...

Jess! Oh my gosh, you made this? I wish I had half those skills! Perhaps I will venture into the graphics side of my creativity eventually with this project! You are so sweet and talented! :)

this lovely little day

Andreea said...

A great idea and an ingenious way to express it!

Andreea |http://catsfika.blogspot.ro/

Annie said...

I didn't even think of getting creative with graphics! I'll have to explore that, too. I love the design you made!

Dulcie Horn said...

I love the colours in this! Mine is a little less colourful hahah xx