Thursday, March 4, 2010

~On a roll!~

So, while visiting Mama Magpie's blog I find the most incredible comment... it's about "The Artistic Mother" and oh my I'm hooked before I read much further because I seen more than one child and homeschooling and hey where can I sign up?!

So, with one more look for the title I head OUT THE DOOR to BUY THE BOOK. Seriously, this book has already inspired me to finish TWO projects today... one for sale and one for a gift. I think. We'll see.

So here's the plan, right out of Trudy's comments:

We are getting started this Saturday, May 6th. We'll start off with a small project at first.

We will be allowing two weeks for each project. But if you get behind, please don't worry. Just keep working a little each day. The whole point of this group is to develop the habit of doing art each day. It is also so we can encourage one another and be an accountability group. I personally need the accountability part of it. Knowing that others are coming to see what I'm up to is very motivational; otherwise, I may not finish it on my own. Some projects may be easier for you than others and may allow you to catch up. But if you don't, don't get discouraged. Just keep on going. This is a low pressure group. I want everyone to have fun and also enjoy visiting one another.

And please do a blog post about your participation in the group inviting others to join. Please give a link to my blog for those who may wish to join so they can come here and get the details and sign in. I am keeping a master list of all participants.

Each week do a post of your progress as you go through the book. Please either include links to the other participants in your posts each week or keep them posted in your side bar or you can give the link to my blog in each progress post stating that the master list is on my blog that way everyone can click around and visit all of the other participants' blogs and see everyone's progress for encouragement, inspiration and to encourage.

Note: Due to copyright laws, we are not allowed to do tutorials or step-by-step photos of the projects on our blogs or take photos of the pages in the book and post them. You may post a photo of your version of the project and talk about your experiences and feelings relating to it.

Also, if you are doing this project with a friend, each person must have their book unless you are doing it together under the same roof. No photocopying of the book, please.

I'm just here to say that this book is very well written.... yes, I've already quite a bit even though I only bought it a few hours ago... that's what waiting rooms are for, right?

Check back regularly to see what I've done with the group.

Not to mention... what I've been doing for my own pleasure... today I've finished a collage AND a necklace... I'll try to get photos up soon.

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