Very optimistically I have signed on to "Create Everyday 2011". Organized by Leah at Creative Everyday, I thought this sounded like a great motivator and would make me more aware of what I do, or don't do, that is creative. Making art is one way to be creative but so is rearranging the furniture, or planting flowers, or sewing or trying a new recipe.....there are so many ways we can express our selves.
I got the New Year off to a great creative start, since............today, was a preplanned "play date" at our house with our granddaughters. They wanted to make jewelry for their friends as Christmas gifts, but we couldn't seem to find the time before Christmas, so today became jewelry making day!
I figure being "their creative advisor and supplier" counts....so here we go......
Angela, who is almost 14, made bracelets with beads and charms.
This work requires lots of table room to spread out!
She was busy in my craft room...while her sister,
Nicole, who will be 17, worked in the living room making two "glass slide" necklaces. Here she is designing the artwork for one of the necklaces.
Aren't the bracelets cute and colorful?I can't think of a better way to start the New Year! I had the luxury of spending the afternoon with two very lovely young ladies encouraging their creativity and challenging mine.