November – A Month Of Creativity

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Welcome to November 2012! This year, the blogosphere is bursting with creative challenges and throughout the month, I am going to be sharing and partaking in as many as possible – and I hope you will too!

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To kick things off, I’d like to introduce you to the Art Every Day Month challenge – an annual challenge hosted by Leah Piken Kolidas of Creative Every Day! This challenge is simple. Every day (or as often as you can) during the month of November – create something and share it on your blog! Leah will be posting a daily link up for you to share and connect with others. If you are new to her blog, be prepared to meet some wonderfully inspiring folk!

Friendship Friday

For my first Art Every Day project, I created a Dream Tag in honor of this week’s topic at my weekly meme, Friendship Friday – Dreams. Last week we shared Extraordinary Moments. Sound intriguing? I invite you to stop by and join the fun!

Pink Saturday

Since today’s project is Pink, I’ll be sharing it at Pink Saturday – a weekly party hosted by Beverly at How Sweet The Sound!

Now, November is the month of thankfulness, and there are two gratitude-themed challenges that I want to share with you:

Day Of Gratitude Circle

First, Amanda at Creative Idea Gal has started a 30 Days Of Gratitude Circle and is inviting you to write a daily gratitude during November!

An Attitude Of Gratitude

Next, Bernice at An Attitude of Gratitude is inviting you to start a Gratitude Art Journal, and is providing you with prompts, themes, and a multitude of inspiration to get you started!

Now, I planned to start a Gratitude Art Journal today, but I recently moved and was unable to find a journal, so the “art” portion of the challenge will be postponed until such time that I have my supplies in hand.

In the meantime, I am chronicling the prompts on my blog!

Day 1:

The everyday moments in my life that give me joy come from the little things and life’s unexpected pleasures!

Three things I’m grateful for today are being greeted by Legend the moment I stirred this morning, having a warm home to shelter me from the cold, and enjoying a delicious bowl of chili prepared by my loving husband!

To see the positives in my life rather than the negatives, I need to view the world through Jesus’ eyes.

For ongoing places to share your gratitude-themed posts, visit:

Oh So Thankful

Oh So Thankful – Lovely Little Whimsy

Thankful Thursday - F4

Thankful Thurday

Thankful Thursday - Women Taking A Stand

Thankful Thursday

And, on a final note, my friend Faith Hope and Cherry Tea is hosting a Book Swap through November 7. If you’d like to pick up some good books for the holidays – stop by and let her know I sent you!

Book Swap Blog Hop

Have a wonderful weekend – be sure to stop by for Inspire Me Monday – and look for more inspiration to come!

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24 Responses to “November – A Month Of Creativity”

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  1. Bernice says:

    Welcome to An Attitude of Gratitude

  2. chubskulit says:

    An Attitude of Gratitude sounds like a great practice! Happy pink Saturday.

    Pink at my page.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  3. Amanda Socci says:


    You have beautifully summarized such wonderful art challenges and gratitude challenges for the month of November. I am so grateful and honored that you have chosen to feature my own gratitude challenge on your blog. Thank you so much!

    I love the concept of creating, although I don’t consider myself so much as a crafter but as one who loves to experiment with art. I don’t know how much I’ll be able to keep up with these challenges, but I can say unequivocally that my 6 year-old has been begging to do turkey hands, so that’s the next creative project on our agenda!

    Thank you for all you do and thank you for personally inviting me to “create with Joy.” As much as my schedule permits, I gratefully accept! Hope to contact you again soon with more details and photos 😉

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      So glad you stopped by Amanda! Your challenge is awesome and I’m so glad I found your blog in time to participate!

      I recently reviewed a book called Craft A Day that wuld be perfect for you and your son. Turkey hands – how fun!

      Have a wonderful weekend and I’m always thankful for meeting new friends! 🙂

  4. Kim says:

    Wow-what a great list of resources! I love all the places where we can share about gratitude. Thanks for the links.

  5. Wow. It sounds like you’re one busy creative person! Happy Pink Saturday!

  6. Sarah says:

    Wow – what a great list of inspiring creative things going on this month – definitely worth being thankful for 🙂

    Thanks for linking up 🙂

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  7. Holly says:

    Thank you so much for your kind words and for stopping by. Thank you, too, for entering my giveaway. I did enter on your site this past week – such a wonderful place. Now, I am going to go and join you on Pinterest because I can see that you have pinned lots of goodies!

  8. Rosey says:

    There really are so many things going on this month, and you have a really good grouping of them listed here! Sounds like a lot of fun and I’m guessing you’re going to be b.u.s.y (which is a good thing). 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

  9. Leslie says:

    Thank you so much for linking up to Raising Imperfection!

  10. Love the idea of art every day of the month! Creativity is such a gift 🙂

    Thank you for linking your favorite post to the Raising Imperfection Sunday Link Up.
    Stop back by Friday to see if you were featured!


  11. Kathy Moody
    Twitter: lifeonlakeshore

    What a great idea, and wonderful resources! Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. So thrilled to have you share! Have a great week. 🙂

  12. Katherines Corner
    Twitter: goaskkatie

    lovely theme. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Happy Tuesday wishes xo P.S. sorry I’m so late visiting 🙂

  13. What a great list! Thank you for linking up with Thirsty for Comments last week! You’ve been chosen as this week’s featured blogger! Please check your email for details!

  14. April @ The 21st Century Housewife
    Twitter: apriljharris

    There are some wonderful inspiring links here. Thank you for sharing them! It’s lovely to know there are so many places where we can share our gratitude posts, and I really like the idea of a creative gratitude journal with art and pictures too. Gratitude really is the key to a wonderful life.

  15. Kel Rohlf says:

    so many great places to connect…I love the art blogs…very inspiring…and never can have too many reminders to practice thankfulness…thanks for posting these resources to connect with other creatives…

  16. What a great reminder to be grateful!


    I just wanted to you to know how incredibly sweet it was to have you at An Aloha Affair last week. I hope you’ll join me and our team of beautiful bloggers this week for an even bigger affair. I’ll save a spot just for you…


  17. A Little R & R
    Twitter: alittlernr

    Wonderful and inspiring challenges! I love the Attitude of Gratitude one. Thank you for linking up!


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