the creativity club

January 15th, 2015

the creativity club on elsie marley

I started the creative assignments last year to push myself creatively, just a little bit. Many of you joined in, sewing eggs, snapping pictures, drawing patterns, and making other random & awesome things. More of you have been watching from the sidelines–which is totally fine!–but I want you to jump in too. I thought if I updated the assignments a bit: a new name, a proper schedule, pretty buttons to put on your blog. Then maybe I could get you to push yourself creatively too (just a bit).


So join the club, the Creativity Club.

  • How do I join the club? Say, “I’m in!” Out loud. Okay, now you’re in the club.
  • When does the club meet? The third Monday of each month.
  • What do I do in the club? We make things. I will give out a creative challenge each month (on the third Monday) and then you have a week to take on the challenge. You can draw, paint, collage, sew, dance, cook, anything, but it has to be something, not just an idea in your head.
  • Where does the club meet? We meet at the hashtag #thecreativityclub. Mostly instagram, but facebook and twitter too.

This isn’t supposed to be stressful, or another thing on your list. This is just something to mess around with, play with pens, cut some paper, make something without a freakin tutorial. Amy Poehler says in her amazing book (amazon affiliate link) which you should go read if you haven’t already, “The doing is the thing.” or as I like to say it…

doingthething The thinking about the thing, the googling the thing, the talking about the thing. Those are not the thing. The doing is the thing.  The making is the thing.

So let’s do the damn thing already. Next week, Monday, first challenge. Please take the images in this post and plaster them on your blog, or wall, or face, or facebook. And for those of you who need a bigger push to do the thing, here is your button:

the creativity club: fuck it, let's make art

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37 Responses to the creativity club

  1. Pip says:

    Heeells yeah I’m in!

  2. Brienne says:

    In. Let’s do this.

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  4. Yeka says:

    I’m IN. Isn’t it quite loud, Meg?:)

  5. Mary Kay says:

    Yay – I’m in like flynn!

  6. Caitlin Holt says:

    I am in. Thank you.

  7. Nidhi says:

    I’m in!

  8. Ariel says:

    Okay, read the post after this, and you had me at Werner Herzog. I’m in!

  9. Jess says:

    Heck yeah! I’m in !

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