Summer holiday time is upon us again! For the last few years, we’ve spent time with my parents in their caravan at Queenscliff – what a wonderful time creating memories!! Over the years, there have been heat waves and cold spells, but that seems to do nothing to stop us having a great time!
One of the things my kids will probably remember most about this time is Opa taking them for ice-creams every night! It’s something I remember my Granddad doing when we went to the beach as kids and it’s wonderful that my munchkins will have the same memories.
This time, I’ve also been having fun trying to take arty-farty type photo’s with my iPhone – trying to increase my skills at the same time.
… and one during the daytime…
I haven’t produced anything yet for this week’s challenge – but technically I have until tomorrow!! LOL!!
However – the main challenge is that I know in my head what I want to create – that can be 3/4 of the battle sometimes. What I love the best is that what is in my head will lend itself to all sorts of expansion later on!
For next week, the theme is:
This will be great to move away from grey drawings!!
Week 1 – well where did that go?? Being school holidays in my part of the world, it just flew by. Thank goodness I set last weeks challenge as something “familiar”! It meant that it was easier to come up with an idea this time – I created a drawing in the Zentangle style. If you’ve never heard of Zentangle, check out these two websites: zengangle.com and tanglepatterns.com. It is a beautiful art form that starts from the most basic artistic movements – a line on a piece of paper. From that simple beginning, you can go from strength to strength. If you do an image Google search, you can see the heights that this artform can attain!
I’ve only ever dabbled with Zentangle before, so this was a more purposeful drawing. I was searching through their ideas with the attitude of “how am I going to put these together in a more cohesive drawing?”. It was a bit of a challenge as Zentangle is designed to be more of an abstract thing.
Here are some of the pics that I’ve come up with. They are not technically “new”, but I’ve never put them together into more of a garden picture, which is what I was aiming for. It’s not perfect, or near completion, but it is fun and a great place to start my journey.
The step by steps…
The “final for now” pic…
I love how this whole challenge can involve projects that could be a “work in progress”. You may or may not see this again in the future!! 🙂
So – the theme for next week is:
Do you want to join me?? Please leave pics on my Facebook or Instagram page of any of your thoughts. I’d love to see them!!
Today is the beginning of a new chapter for me – a craft challenge chapter! How exciting!!
I’m launching a challenge to myself to get my creative brain flowing again. Have any of you had the problem that you look at something and think “I could create something like that”, but when you go to do it, your brain turns to mush? Well, I love Maya Angelou’s quote:
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
and decided to “use my creativity more”!!
Each week, I will produce something new. It may be small, it may be big, it may be an extension of something I’ve done on a previous week, but the main thing is that it has to be new. It can’t be a tutorial or pattern that I’ve bought or watched. It can’t be something I’ve seen on Pinterest and thought “I’d love to make that”. There is no restriction on what form of craft it may be (and I’m into lots!!) so that will allow me to play with all the things I love in a new way.
To help me along, I’ve made up a list of themes to follow to help jog me along in case of a mental blank.
If you want to join me for one or all of the weeks this year, that would be awesome!! I would love to have friends travel this journey with me. I’ll post the theme each Sunday for the following week. The one for this is
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Cheers lovely crafters!