Welcome to September! Blimey didn’t August fly by. Pumpkin Spice Lattes are upon us and Halloween supplies are appearing in the shops.
I though I would share a few things I have been liking lately –
Creative Bug draw-a-day challenge was a success for me in August, I made at least part of an art journal page every day following prompts supplied by Dawn De Vries Sokol in a daily video on Creative Bug. Follow my progress at CatsEatDogsMakes on Instagram. September is a little different in that they have a competition running for a new instructor. So I am going to have a go and use prompts by Jennifer Orkin Lewis who is August Wren on Instagram and well worth following if you like gorgeous paintings.
Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst is such a good read. If you are looking for a good book, I would recommend this highly. Very character driven and a great story so far (I am about three quarters through).
I have had Art Inc by Lisa Congdon from the library for a couple of weeks now and I need to read it. I am terrible about reading non fiction, I just don’t get around to it. So I was delighted to read about the challenge over at Meet Me At Mikes blog to read 10 pages a day through September. I have no problem with novels, but my non fiction reading needs a push and here it is! So I am joining with Pip and her readers to read at least 10 pages of non-fiction a day for the month of September. I am hoping to finish Art Inc and get another book read or at least started. Yay! #10pagesaday for the win.
Have you been making Instagram stories? I have made a couple but I see lots and I want to make more. They are fun to watch and make! However I am still a bit of a noob at them and don’t know quite how all the buttons and whistles work. Thankfully I found this ace post from Xanthe Berkeley about making a great Instagram story using stills, videos and Boomerangs.
Get Messy Art Journal – Season of Music is here I have finished last week’s project to make 10 pages using 10 songs. Last week I made 5 pages and now I have the second five to share. I deliberately made the pages quite quickly, waiting for everything to dry before I could carry on was the most time consuming part! I have thoroughly enjoyed this exercise and I will be picking another 10 songs to make more pages.
Ladies Drawing Night by Julia Rothman, Leah Goren and Rachael Cole is a beautiful and delightful book full to the brim with lovely photos and inspiring ideas. On my first quick flip through I saw lots of ideas I would like to have a go at from pattern making to painting with a sumi brush and India ink and drawing figures. Makes me want to gather some willing friends and have our very own ladies drawing night! Pens, paint, sketchbooks, snacks and wine – I am in!
Lots of good things around! I hope you have lots of good things going on and have a fab weekend.
Happy Friday x