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Instagram Photo A Day – December

Instagram Photo A Day – December

When I finished my Sketch Every Day 365 project in 2011, I knew I wanted to remain in the habit of being creative on a daily basis, which is what I loved most about the challenge of making or doing something every day for a year. I saw that a few of my IGer friends were participating in a daily photo challenge and I thought it would be fun to get on board and try it out. After all, I’m on Instagram constantly each day…I’m sure I could find a minute or two to post a daily picture. No pressure..this is just something for fun, if I can keep up with the daily challenge, great…if not, no biggie. I’ve had a lot of fun and it has become my 365 project for 2012. I haven’t missed a day yet! Blogger, social media editor and Instagram star, Chantelle, of Fat Mum Slim, created the photo challenge and the lists that a lot of IGers I follow have been using for the challenge. I started in January. Here are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November … and below is my Photo-A-Day collection for the final month of my participation in the challenge….December, 2012. And so this concludes my second 365 project! It was so much fun…so inspiring to see other IGers perspectives on the prompts and to share...

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Instagram Photo A Day – November

Instagram Photo A Day – November

When I finished my Sketch Every Day 365 project in 2011, I knew I wanted to remain in the habit of being creative on a daily basis, which is what I loved most about the challenge of making or doing something every day for a year. I saw that a few of my IGer friends were participating in a daily photo challenge and I thought it would be fun to get on board and try it out. After all, I’m on Instagram constantly each day…I’m sure I could find a minute or two to post a daily picture. No pressure..this is just something for fun, if I can keep up with the daily challenge, great…if not, no biggie. I’ve had a lot of fun and it has become my 365 project for 2012. I haven’t missed a day yet! Blogger, social media editor and Instagram star, Chantelle, of Fat Mum Slim, created the photo challenge and the lists that a lot of IGers I follow have been using for the challenge. I started in January. Here are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October…and below is my Photo-A-Day collection for November,...

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The Bedtime Routine – Continues…

The Bedtime Routine – Continues…

Last school year, my boys and I started a bedtime routine of a quick sketch before lights out. You can read about it and see some of the sketches here. Over the Summer break, my boys were less insistent that I sketch for them because they didn’t have a set bedtime, nor did they have to be up early for school the next day (which confirmed that this was simply a stalling technique). But sure enough, once school started up, so did the requests for a bedtime sketch. We started off with quick (under 15 minutes) sketches of their choice of toys or characters. But we were starting to run out of subjects and found that they were choosing the same types of toys. So, Mason (my smarty-pants 8 year-old) came up with the brilliant (and extremely challenging) idea that I should try to sketch/copy works by famous artists. We don’t do this each and every night, but I really enjoy these sketches in particular…since we are able to incorporate an introductory art lesson with the sketch. My boys learn a little bit about the artist and their style of art…and it’s a good review for me. The boys go through some of my art books and pick something for me to sketch. Keep in mind that I only have a few minutes. Our evenings leading up to bedtime are really packed (soccer or karate, homework, dinner, bath, reading, etc.). And I need them to get to bed, so I can get back to work (designing, printing, assembling, correspondence, invoices, etc.). Most sketches take about 5-10 minutes, nothing goes over 20 minutes. I sketch while the boys do their nightly reading (or while Daddy reads a chapter…we’re currently reading The Lost Hero together), and when they are done, I have a sketch finished to discuss (or wake up to in the morning). Our “Bedtime Routine” continues…and I will periodically update this gallery with our nightly quick sketches for the remainder of this school year (or until they lose interest again and stop making requests…I hope they don’t because I really love these moments with my family)....

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Instagram Photo A Day – October

Instagram Photo A Day – October

When I finished my Sketch Every Day 365 project in 2011, I knew I wanted to remain in the habit of being creative on a daily basis, which is what I loved most about the challenge of making or doing something every day for a year. I saw that a few of my IGer friends were participating in a daily photo challenge and I thought it would be fun to get on board and try it out. After all, I’m on Instagram constantly each day…I’m sure I could find a minute or two to post a daily picture. No pressure..this is just something for fun, if I can keep up with the daily challenge, great…if not, no biggie. I’ve had a lot of fun and it has become my 365 project for 2012. I haven’t missed a day yet! Blogger, social media editor and Instagram star, Chantelle, of Fat Mum Slim, created the photo challenge and the lists that a lot of IGers I follow have been using for the challenge. I started in January. Here are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September…And below is my Photo-A-Day collection for October,...

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Instagram Photo A Day – September

Instagram Photo A Day – September

When I finished my Sketch Every Day 365 project in 2011, I knew I wanted to remain in the habit of being creative on a daily basis, which is what I loved most about the challenge of making or doing something every day for a year. I saw that a few of my IGer friends were participating in a daily photo challenge and I thought it would be fun to get on board and try it out. After all, I’m on Instagram constantly each day…I’m sure I could find a minute or two to post a daily picture. No pressure..this is just something for fun, if I can keep up with the daily challenge, great…if not, no biggie. I’ve had a lot of fun and it has become my 365 project for 2012. Blogger, social media editor and Instagram star, Chantelle, of Fat Mum Slim, created the photo challenge and the lists that a lot of IGers I follow have been using for the challenge. I started in January. Here are February, March, April, May, June, July, August…And below is my Photo-A-Day collection for September,...

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