Showing posts with label one little thing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label one little thing. Show all posts

Sunday, June 28, 2015

One Little Thing - Texture Challenge!

This week I'd like to challenge you to create one little thing with added texture.

If you're a writer, think about adding a descriptive word or two to your vocabulary. For mixed media artists, consider new ways to add different interesting texture to your work. Artists you might want to try emulate a textured surface.

Good luck!

Sunday, June 07, 2015

One Little Thing - Great Women

This weeks challenge is about recognizing and celebrating great women.

Think about a women (or women) that you admire and create one little thing in homage.

Girl power!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

One Little Thing - My Favourite Song

Music plays such an important role in our lives. It punctuates our celebrations. It comforts us. It makes us shake our booties.

Your challenge this week is to create one little thing based on a favourite song.

I think the hard part will be picking just one song!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

One Little Thing - Rain

Ok, crafty people, this week your prompt is 'Rain'

Spend just a few minutes reflecting on this weeks theme, then create one little thing. Easy peasy!

Have fun!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

One Little Thing - The Night Sky

This week we'll be exploring one of my very favourite themes: The Night Sky!

The moon, stars, planets, darkness, bats, the milky way, dreams, sleep, lightening bugs... there are so many beautiful things that happen when the sun goes down.

Create one little thing based on your interpretation of The Night Sky.

Remember, as long as you try, you will succeed in this challenge! The intent is to spend at least a few moments every week being creative.

Have fun!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

One Little Thing - Comfort Zone Challenge!

This week I'd like to challenge you to step out of your comfort zone.

Create one little thing, using whatever topic you like, but use a medium that challenges you. If you would normally paint... write a poem. If you're a paper crafter, try drawing a picture.

Remember, you aren't being judged, there is no wrong way to complete the challenge. Success is measured by the fact that you tried... not the end result.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

One Little Thing - Blue

This week I'd like to challenge you to use the colour blue in your one little thing.

Have fun!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

One Little Thing - May Queen

Can you believe it's almost May? In celebration this weeks theme is "May Queen"

"The May Queen or Queen of May is a personification of the May Day holiday, and of Springtime and also Summer."

Use this prompt to create one little thing in celebration of May.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

One Little Thing - Birds

This week I'd like to challenge you to incorporate the theme of "Bird" into your one little thing.

Think about types of birds, what they symbolize, their actions, their calls.

There is no wrong way to interpret the theme. Just spend a short time focused on the theme and create one little thing and you've been successful!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

One Little Thing - Candy!

This week's prompt is 'Candy'

Even if you aren't a fan of the sweet stuff, you can certainly appreciate the vibrancy of it technicolour packaging... maybe there's even a memory or two of nibbling sweeties as child.

Enjoy creating!

Sunday, April 05, 2015

One Little Thing - Bloom

This week's prompt is "Bloom"

Feel free to explore this as a noun or a verb ;)

I know you'll make something great!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

One Little Thing - I Believe

If you want to create a faith based project around this weeks theme of "I Believe" that's a-ok... but don't feel that this is a religious prompt. Belief in Bigfoot, fairies, Santa, equal rights, evolution, and thing crazy little called love are equally valid.

What do YOU believe? Create one little thing to express something you feel passionate about.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

One Little Thing - Junk Drawer Challenge!

This week I have a real challenge for you!

Your mission this week is to create one small thing using at least one item from your household junk drawer. You can doodle with an old golf pencil, paint on a penny, sketch on an old envelope... anything goes so long as you use an item from a 'junk drawer'.

Good luck!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

One Little Thing - Luck

With St. Patrick's Day approaching I thought we'd explore "Luck" this week.

Feel free to create something, anything, with a "Luck" theme as you interpret it.

Remember, there is no wrong solution to this challenge! The most important thing is that you take a few moments to consider the theme, and to get creative... even if it's only doddling for a few minutes!

Sunday, March 08, 2015

One Little Thing - Green

This week's challenge is to explore the colour green.

Easy peasy! I know you'll do great :)

Sunday, March 01, 2015

One Little Thing - Happy Place

Whether it's a place in time, an imaginary place, a physical location or a quiet spot in your mind, this week's challenge is all about your 'Happy Place'.

Take a few minutes this week to think about your personal 'Happy Place' and create something based on your reflections.

Remember, there is no wrong way to complete this challenge. Any form of creativity is game! Write, make, glue, paint, doodle, sing... it's all good!

Have fun!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

One Little Thing - Crowning Glory

This weeks prompt is "Crowning Glory"

Take the prompt literally and create a glorious crown for your much deserving head, create something that shouts to the world your very best achievement, or explore the most important accomplishments of someone you admire. There is no wrong interpretation!

Have fun creating and making :)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

One Little Thing - Family

Tomorrow is Family Day in Ontario.

'Family' means different things to different people. For some it's blood relatives, for others friends are their chosen family. Lets not forget the important role that 'fur babies' play in the lives of many.  

This week your challenge is to create one little thing using the theme of 'Family'

Have fun! And enjoy creating :)

Sunday, February 08, 2015

One Little Thing - The Lovers

Next Saturday is Valentines Day and I've chosen "The Lovers" as this weeks theme.

Wait! Wait! Wait! Hear me out on this one...

If you are the lovey dovey type and go in for flowers and boxes of chocolate and romance, by all means, go ahead and get your Cupid on! Pull out the pink paint and hearts!

BUT if you're disinclined to jump on that bandwagon now is the perfect opportunity to do some really creative thinking. Just because the prompt is "The Lovers" does not mean that they have to be particularly good lovers, or nice, or well suited or that their tryst lasts very long at all.

Have fun with your making this week!

Saturday, February 07, 2015

My One Little Thing "Fruitful"

Here is my one little thing for this weeks 'fruitful' theme. It's not at all what I intended but there's two lessons from this sketchy mess.

My kiddo actually asked me to make with him this week. My kiddo isn't much interested in art or making. I suppose that being surrounded by mum's 'work' sort of takes the appeal out of it. Or maybe he's just more interested in other things... like food... and sports... and youtube. So when he asked me to sit down and draw with him all other plans went out the window.

So, lesson 1: ALWAYS draw or make with your kids when they ask. Not only is it time spent together, it places importance on creativity. You are showing them that making is valuable. That's the whole point of these 'one little thing' exercises, to give value to the time, any time, spent creatively.

Lesson 2: I used terrible waxy crayons for this picture. Awful things placed in those kids kits of 1001 art supplies on sale for $5. I swear they are one step away from drawing with a candle.

It occurred to me that anyone looking for a way to focus on the process of making rather than end result might find using bad supplies helpful. It would give you permission to just have fun without the expectation of an exceptional result. I'm not saying that blaming tools is a wise (or honest) excuse for bad work... but it just might be helpful if you've forgotten how to scribble and just want a bit of fun ;)

P.S. You may have noticed I missed last weeks post. Yep. But that's ok! We all have hectic weeks we can't fit it all in... myself included.