During the month of October, I will be taking time each day to do some creating. 31 Days of Creating! This winter there will be a wedding to plan and grandchildren arriving and Thanksgiving dinner to prepare and Christmas gifts to get ready, besides keeping up with everyday tasks like meals and schooling and housework, I'm going to need some type of creative, restorative outlet and activity. Getting the creative juices flowing and producing beautiful and useful items with my own two hands does just that (you can read more about my thoughts on being creative here.)
For the next 31 days, I will be sharing with you some basic painting techniques, project ideas, and tips for creating lovely gifts, sprucing up ho-hum decor items and finding that creative bent you didn't even know you possessed. Be sure to check back each day to see my progress. Maybe you'll find some inspiration yourself!
To keep me motivated and on track, I'm joining in with hundreds (yes, I said
If you'd like to know more about the One Stroke Painting method created by Donna Dewberry, or if you are interested in her workshops, instruction books or other products, you can check her website at http://www.dewberrycrafts.com/
You can find other inspiring posts from the many bloggers joining in the 31 Days of . . . adventure hosted by The Nester. Click on over for ideas on everything from diy home decor to homemade gifts, from new and improved recipes to how-to-clean and organize anything, and lots more!
You can follow along with our progress this month, by clicking on the links below:
Day 2-Learning the basics
Day 3-One Stroke Painting workbooks
Day 4-Pumpkins, Welcome Sign
Day 5-A rose is a rose
Day 7-Leaves and Determination
Days 9 and 10-a daughter's creation and Coneflowers
Days 11 and 12-Butterflies and Cute Little Critters
Day 13-Paint a Frog
Day 14-Paint a Butterfly
Day 15-A Bowl of Fruit