- Plaid Wool Jacket, with detachable, faux fur collar - Goodwill + H&M
- Leopard i phone case - J.Crew
- Vintage snake skin + brass bangle - Etsy
- Vintage brass bauble bracelet - Etsy
- Gum Shoe - Sperry
For the past month, I've been disciplining myself to sit down, once a week, and make-art. I'm not sure why I even have to force myself to do something that, in the end, brings me great satisfaction. But for the past several years, I've all but given up painting. Illustrating has always been one of the few things that has always come easily to me. I've never been one to take the easy road, though, and instead like to fill my life with challenges - or rather, I take this gift for granted.
This time of year, is one of reflection and of being thankful for all that we have. It almost seems sacrilege to me not to embrace our innate abilities and outwardly express our own uniqueness through creativity. On the other hand, it's not always easy to stop, slow down, get in tune with that inner creative light that burns in each of us. Sometimes we have to make time - if only for half an hour.
I want to propose a challenge to you: Once a week, make time for yourself, sit quietly and create, using whatever medium you feel most comfortable. There is no judgement here. Just create freely with the knowledge that self expression can never be wrong. Post your art/recipe/writing/sewing/music etc...on Monday. Then, let me know via a comment, and I will include a link with my own Creative Monday post.
I hope this provides inspiration, whether you participate or just become a weekly on-looker to the challenge. xo
Is this w/ pen or paint or both?
Leslie - if you come up with something, let me know and I'll link to it
Gwen - this is just water color and gouache (an opaque water color ) nothing too fancy or it might not get done.
I was wondering the same as Jorey last week when I saw your watercolor of the Parent Teacher Conf. outfit! Talented gal. These would be great framed prints, notecards, or calendars! I like the idea/challenge and will try to participate one of these Mondays....
Happy Holidays to you!