August - A month of community and taking a look at the inspiration around us.
I am back from almost an entire month of traveling and so full of inspiration - colors, textures, compositions and a new sense of seeing people, places, online and home as a connected community. It is interesting how when you travel you can start to look at where and how you live in a whole new way. Since being part of an online community on Instagram I have felt closer to places far away because I get to see those places through others eyes and experiences they share. Getting to then travel to those places brings them even more into focus in a different way since I already feel a sense of connectedness through the online friends and family I have.
Chris and I ended up in 3 completely different and inspiring places in July, First we hot Seattle, WA, Then San Fransisco, CA and then Mendocino, CA I put a little collection of these places together for you below so you can see the colors and vibe of each place. I also did a little snapshot of the art I made while traveling so you can see how some of the inspiration I was gathering was expressed while I was there.
I am excited to be home and getting back into the swing of life. I will be working on a series of pieces inspired by my travels so stay tuned for that. I also decided to make the August #DrawRiotDaily prompts inspired by this experience, check those out below and lets strengthen our connected community together.
Special shout out to my fellow Leos this month as well! Soak up those rays of sunshine and take August to push yourself to create with a new passion knowing that at least this Leo will be joining you! ;)
As I mentioned above August is about Community and how whatever community you are a part of wherever you are is spectacular, Different and strong and so are each of us as individuals! For this month try to get into your community unperson or online and find new ways to explore it, connect with it and draw inspiration from it.
Remember to let yourself explore and challenge yourself to not only create every day but experiment with your supplies and your process. Part of being an artist is just making art not everything has to be "beautiful", "perfect" or "art" the process is just as important if not more important than the product!
#DrawRiotDaily August 2019
This year my daily challenge is about making room for you and enjoying the process of creative exploration.
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• Each month will have a main theme word along with 3 key words to spark your creative fire.
• A set of colors that you can use as a jumping off point.
• An art supply to try along with an artistic technique to try.
• (Optional) I will be setting a 10 minute timer for each day to remind me that creativity can be spontaneous and that its ok to just play.
So what are the "rules" for #DrawRiotDaily? Really there are no "rules" if you want to join in it is simple!
You don't have to use any of the prompts it is ok to pick and choose, you can join in for just the community that totally fine!
Create something every day ( A Drawing, painting, stamp, collage, pattern, ATC, sketch etc. anything goes!)
Share! Use #DrawRiotDaily on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or your favorite social platform sharing helps you and everyone else stay accountable and excited to create! When you share your work everyone can see your amazing creations, your personal creative journey and our creative community grows together!
Check out the August 2019 prompts below and get ready for a little creative focus and passion!!!
(To download the prompt image so you can print it you can click hold and drag it to your desktop or click and save the pdf!)
You can follow along and share your process with everyone on Instagram with #DrawRiotDaily and you can join me on my Facebook Group Page: Creative & Caffeinated I can't wait to see what you create this year!
I will also have some fun new projects, new videos, classes and travel coming up in 2019 and I can't wait to share all of the creative fun with you! Make sure to check out my class page and sign up for my newsletter to keep up on all the new fun stuff going on!
Enjoy creating this month and remember to be kind to yourself and enjoy the journey!
Until Next Time!
XOXO - Tori