Everyday in May starts today
What is Everyday in May ?
Start on 1st May and draw one item on the list (see below) every day in May until you finish on 31st May with number 31.Don’t stress if you miss a day – just go on to the next one and catch up if you can. It is ok to combine a few, or to jump around if it suits…but the ideal is to do the right one on the day like everyone else….but most importantly have fun!
May 1 challenge is to Draw something bubbly. Many thoughts went through my head – champagne, soap, detergent, bubble wrap …. I chose a glass of Sparkling Shiraz !! I drew this at breakfast – I had an empty glass and made up the colour and fizz !
As I put this up online is not even the 1 May in some places in the world, but I wanted to get this image online early and start everyone’s creative juices flowing. Join us ! there is always something to draw !
The list of what to sketch is up on the EDM Every Day in May facebook page
and on the Flickr Group page also.
and …yes…..the 2011 name is the correct one. Technical reasons
As everyone in the group adds their own interpretations of each object daily to the flickr and/or facebook page a conversation begins to build as people comment regularly on each other’s drawings or paintings. A lovely community of Everyday Matters artists grows.
When I first began EDiM in 2009 I was not doing a lot of other drawing and spent a lot of time on each one. This year I will do less rather than more. Maybe I might even give myself a time limit of 15 minutes only. Then I have no excuse to keep going. By the end of May it is sometimes hard to keep the momentum going, but worth it !
I usually look at the list in advance and plan what I am going to do for each one but I know of other people who don’t look at the days challenge until that day !
I participated in 2009 and 2010 and 2012. You can go to my flickr page and see my them.
Every Day In May 2009 my holiday souvenirs
Every Day In May 2010 – from the list
Every Day in May 2012 – from the list
Everyday in May originated in 2009 by Elena (frenchtoast girl) on flickr. With aa commitment to create something Every day in May. Recent years the list of daily inspirational themes has been based on the Danny Gregory Everyday Matters yahoo group list of challenges.