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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Day 31 - Map Quest

Simple and to the point. Took the prompt at face value to finish off my first monthne of the #makesomething365 journey.

Now. I really need to decide what to try it month 2. Hmmmm...

Monday, January 30, 2017

Day 30 - Playing with Toys

Getting to the end of my coloring month. Starting to think about what's next, but took the time to enjoy today's project.

Wanted to spend some craft time with my younger two. I sort of knew I wanted to build a tiny landscape and use their toys as cars, but went to the web for specifics.


Found these and thought I could have some fun. By the time I got the color in, I had a big smile on my face and it really helped to dispel some of the disappointment I dealt with today.


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Day 29 - In Disguise

I will not apologize for stretching this prompt to its limit in terms of interpretation (or for completely ignoring my monthly medium of choice).

Today marked the completion of our first home brew attempt. Since I made it, I don't have to feel guilty about the #makesomething365 project.

The best disguise I could come up with was my Doctor Who glass. Stay with me here, the, the glass says "I'm about to get wibbly-wobbly). See? I'm disguising my sobriety.

Whatever. It's been a long day and I'm officially done with it.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Day 28 - Child's Play

Another one I knew just what to do when I read the prompt.

So many happy bus rides playing this game. If you don't know it, it's called MASH, and it's a fortune telling game. First I needed to raid my daughter's notebook for some paper.

Then I had to prepare the game board. 

Then I was ready to play. You draw a swirl in the box, then count the lines. Then you count through the choices and cross off each time you land on the number. MASH is Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House. You choose three numbers (how many kids you'll have), initials of three boys (I used my husband, Jon Knight (from New Kids on the Block...because true love lasts a lifetime even if they've since come out of the closet) and Christian Slater. Then you choose three cars you want to drive and it end with RPM for Rich, Poor, Millionaire.

As you can see, I'll be living in a house, with 4 kids, married to Christian Slater, driving a Corvette, but we'll be poor. 

Day 27 - Dream Life (a day late)

So much to be done with this prompt. And I took too long coloring it.

Water is a recurring theme for me in dreams. I spent much of my formative years swimming, so bodies of water are very peaceful for me.

I remembered this page in one of the coloring books and started it last night. I really didn't think it would take as long as it did, but there was a lot more detail than I realized at first. Still, finding just the right color for each part of this was a lot of fun. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Day 26 - Make it Portable

Simple enough prompt. And I went with the first idea that popped into my head.

What's more portable than a map? You should be able to tuck it into a pocket. It's hard to see how small this one is, but it's wallet photo sized 3.5" x 2.5". Here it is by an 11" edge for scale.

But in my continuing state from yesterday of trying to understand my current apathy towards the world around me, I want a reminder that whimsy can still be seen and experienced, if even in the tiniest of ways.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Day 25 - Great Outdoors

How ironic then that today's prompt led me to sitting in my couch doing today's project on my phone while watching a movie.

Seems like the closest I could get to the outdoors was the wood filter behind it.

But I was having trouble with motivation today. And trouble focusing. And trouble understanding what all the fuss is about. And trouble caring as much as everyone else. 

So this spoke to me. Music is my happy place. It's comfortable. So I'm just going to have to take comfort in it for awhile. And sing a peaceful song.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Day 24 - Green!

I read today's prompt and I knew I had to keep it simple. I had a lot hanging over me.

I took a little time at work between things to spend a bit of time coloring. I used my vintage box of crayons and pulled out all the green ones.

In the end I enjoyed just taking that few minutes to myself, to empty my mind and just do. I definitely needed it.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Day 23 - Recycle Me

I read the prompt early, but didn't have time to get to it until quite late. I'm taking comfort in the fact that sometimes my daily creativity can be a quick doodle.

I went right to our kitchen recycling bin.

But I had very recently been emptied outside and didn't have much in it.

Close to the top was a stack of recycle school work papers. I found this one with 
a blank space. 

I used to love doodling block letters and numbers.  


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Day 22 - Building Bridges

I had the coolest idea for today's prompt. I knew right away what I wanted to do.

I went right to one of my coloring books, to a page I passed numerous times.

My brilliant plan was to color it, then use an x-acto knife to make it a 3D picture, but a game of Yahtzee with my kids got in the way. If I would have known they were going to beat me as bad as they did, I might of wormed my way out of it.

Maybe I'll come back to it and finish it at some point.



Saturday, January 21, 2017

Day 21 - Love Story

Just a page from one of my coloring books would be perfect to meet the prompt and get the extra credit.

And it's a true story. Whenever someone asks my husband how we met he loves to tell them I just showed up on his doorstep. Lucky for him (and probably me) it all worked out!

Day 20 - Mold Me

I knew at some point I would fall behind. Luckily it was just a day. And today was Saturday so I had time for two projects. I've taken to reading ahead a couple of days so that I can plan a bit, especially if it's going to take picking something up from a store.

I bought myself this very fun pack of PlayDoh for today when I was picking up a gift for someone at Target.

Then it was once again time to raid my kids' art supplies. I had an idea, but it would only work if I found what I thought we had. We did!

I don't remember where it came from, but it's plastic design paper. I think it's for stickers, but I knew I could Dick out my box of Sharpies.

Just add a little more color and use the adorable molds that's came with the PlayDoh. And it sparkles!


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Day 19 - Floating Away


I feel like maybe I'm relying on origami to make my medium match the prompt too often. Oh well, I'll worry about that another time.

First step was to look up origami instructions, so I went back to my trusty online source: I got my square paper ready.

Then I had a little more prep work. The instructions showed some dyed paper used to make the duck. I decided to color my own. Simple and just took a minute or two.

After it was all folded, I briefly considered a family trip to the park to let it float on the pond, but then decided it was too late, too cold and too much effort. So I filled our pretty green bowl and sent my new friend afloat.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Day 18 - Car Inventory


This prompt made me smile. What a fun idea.

Only problem is, even with 4 kids (or maybe BECAUSE of 4 kids) I keep a pretty neat car. That and things have a habit of going missing if I leave anything of value in my car. So I wasn't sure I would find anything. I mean, even my center console is under control.

Then I saw it in the passenger side floor well. The spare sleeve I keep in my car on the rare occasion I've needed it for a particularly hot cup of coffee. I just don't remember how it got to the floor.

One of my jobs is in a theatre office. I mention it because nearly every day, I find something unusual tucked into a drawer or in a cabinet. A couple of months ago, I rearranged my office and I found an almost brand new box of 64 crayons. One might consider them vintage. It looked like only five or six crayons had ever been used.

 In any case, I knew we had a lot of family things going on this evening, so I got my project done during an afternoon brain break.