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365 Day Creativity Challenge (365 Creative Exercises & Prompts, Day 49)

365 Day Creativity Challenge

Time has started to fly, don’t you think? It seemed like just yesterday we were embarking on 2017, and already it’s the end of the year. For Day 49’s creative exercise, we are going to draw a bird. I’ll leave the choice of what type of bird to you. Both at the personal and collective level, birds represent for us innocence, curiosity, play, peace, or freedom.They are admired for their ability of flight and we wish we could fly like them. They are also admired for their nest-building or for their music. When we think of them usually we are thinking of bright, curious creatures. So let’s draw them today. A great place of inspiration for gaily patterned birds is Scandinavian folkloric art (linked to a Pinterest search).  As with all the other exercises, draw it quickly, and without judgement. Make the art as intricate as you like. The goal is to use the exercise to express yourself creatively. Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you tomorrow. – Priya 365 Day Creativity Challenge


Background: Welcome! We are now at Day 49 of the 365 Day Creativity Challenge, and I am excited and happy to have you here!  I use the terms ‘creative’, ‘creativity’  or ‘creative exercise’ very loosely. While they have very specific meanings within the art or business worlds, I define it as any activity that allows us to access an inner stillness. Where the mind’s incessant chatter decreases, and for that short period of time, we are in the presence of a magnificent quietude. Where we feel joyful and recharged as if accessing a powerful, bountiful source of imagination and ideas. It makes what we do- draw, write, paint, work in a science lab, dance, sing, play music, photography etc. etc.- a spiritual experience. It has nothing to do with talent and skill level, and everything to do with joy. Whether you take part in all 365 days, or 7, 21, or 30 days, or join us when you can, I hope you will take the time to relax, slow down, and be your joyous self! Want more details? You may want to read this introduction to the 365-Day Creativity Challenge. Have a wonderful day! Just as a reminder, it really helps to have a dedicated journal or notebook because you will see  a continuous record of your creativity expanding and changing as you devote time to it every day. You will also be creating a year’s worth of creative work. As you work through the prompts, write down other things that strike you because you may want to revisit these ideas. Have a wonderful day and I will see you tomorrow! To share what you are doing, please use the hashtag #ctea365 on social media and /or leave me a comment below. – Priya

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