I was so determined that I would not take part in this year's A to Z Blogging event. But then covid happened. This on top of my husband's health has not been great and that I have been mourning my total lack of being creative. It has been well over 4 months since I posted on this blog. Enough is enough. (Exactly what our PM said about people in Canada not sheltering in place!)
I need a take a defibrilator to my creativity. I'm not writing much at all (except blog posts on my other blog) and hardly making any art - even drawing.
So -- I need this boost, this nudge to do more, create more, to have fun on a daily basis.
We are stuck indoors and yes, I'm reading a lot - but not stretching that creativity muscle at all.
So like the new shoots that have started to poke out of the ground, I need to grow and reach out.
I will create but at this time, I'm not sure where that will lead me. Each day will be a blank page so to speak - and I might carve stamps, make a tag, create a journal page, have fun creating gelli pages, watercolour, draw zentangles or even write.
My goal is to have fun, create more and interact with other bloggers.
November brings AEDM - Art Every Day Month - the fun challenge hosted at Creative Every Day by Leah Piken Kolidas. I am in desperate need of an infusion of art and creativity and Leah's challenge is one I have done many times. I am determined to create daily - I have missed this outlet for some time. Day1 I saw a 30 day challenge issued by ATStamps, creating small stamps (4.5 cm x 6 cm). I did not have the "MY Stamp" to create the stamp, so I carved my own. It made me realize how long it has been since I carved a stamp - so it is a bit wonky! The theme for today was "Animals". I may not continue the whole month with this stamp challenge but it got me going today. I also want to work with felt; do some beading; do some watercolour and work in a journal with quotes. Lots of ideas to keep me busy. Here is the stamp and notebook I use to test the stamp:
Here is my created "stamp" (not perfect by any months, but fun anyway)
Be sure to check here to see what all the fun is about - and tow see what others around the world are creating for AEDM. Linking as well with Paint Party Friday LTCCB (Love To Craft Challenge)
I have been very slack about drawing faces this week. Here is my favourite:
Harvest Full Moon Dreamboard
Iused to create a full moon dreamboard every month a few years ago. I found it a valuable exercise to focus on dreams and wishes for the month ahead. Jamie Ridler hosts classes in creating dramboards.
The question to focus on while creating the dreamboard was " What dreams do you wish to bring to fruition? Here was my response.