Monday, October 1, 2012

Creating the One Stroke Painting Way - Day 1

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.)
I will be painting my little heart out and transforming plain old items such as paper, cardstock, canvas and picture frames into beautiful works of art, using the One Stroke Painting method developed by Donna Dewberry.

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 hundreds over a thousand!) of other bloggers who have taken the challenge to post on a particular theme for the 31 days of October. You will find links to their websites over at the Nesting Place.

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

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 6-Bookmarks 
Day 7-Leaves and Determination
Day 8-Sunflowers
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 

Would you like to follow my current 31 Days series? You'll find it HERE!


  1. -I'm so glad I discovered you tonight through the Nester's party! I'm looking forward to reading your series, being inspired, and learning some new painting techniques. Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a fun series! I can't wait to see some of your creations!

  3. Welcome, ritajoy and Janet! I'm so happy you stopped by. It's going to be a fun 31 Days!

  4. This is a great 31 day challenge! I wish I had time to do it with you but I am certainly saving it to take a look at doing in the future. You are quite talented!!! Thanks for stopping by my place earlier this week, too.



  5. Thank you for stopping over, Leann. the 31 Day series is introducing me to lots of new people and ideas. I happy to have brought a tiny bit of inspiration to you. Do give it a try!


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