Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Artistic Mother Group

This really creative woman, Shona Cole, wrote this book.  It's about inspiring women, moms, to make time to indulge their creative selves.  Learn more about her and the book at 

a Practival Guide to Fitting Creativity into Your Busy Life'


Now, another gal, Trudy Callan, has started a group for anyone to join, 
moms or grandmas.
Here's what she says.....

"I started this group because I have a hard time balancing doing art every day along with carrying on with my every day life. I figured that other women might struggle with this as well. I thought it would be nice if we all came together as an accountability group to encourage one another, find inspiration from one another and build the habit of doing something artistic each day, even if only for 15 minutes, as we go through the 12 projects in Shona Cole's book, The Artistic Mother."

To join this group or learn more about Trudy go here.....
 Now, I haven't gotten the book yet, but from what I can tell, it is a guide on how to create the time and motivation to squeeze creative time into our day.  That would be me.....in need of time and motivation!
The idea is that members of the group will create the projects in the book and blog about them and inspire each other.  How cool is that?!  So joining this group!  You too?  Here you go..... 
Check back with me here to see my creative progress.   There are 10-12 different project we will be working on.  I'll also have a link to others in this group so you can see what they've created as well.  I can't wait to see how different all the same things turn out, know what I mean?!
The book is available at amazon.com

The suspense continues.....


  1. I am so thrilled that you are joining The Artistic Mother's Group.
    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.

    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.

    A real easy way to do the linking would be to have a separate blog list from your main one labeled The Artistic Mother Group and keep all of the participants on that list on your sidebar. Then you don't have to put the links in every progress post. That's what I'm going to do. Each progress post I make, at the end of the post, I will list any new participants. So please check my blog each week for the new comers so you can update your participants' list.

    The first project will have us making background papers.

    Be sure and check my blog often for updates and notes of encouragement.

    I am signing up as follower and putting you on my blog list so I can know when you post, and I am adding your name to the list right now.

Again, I am so glad you could join us. See you on March 6th, our launch date.

    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.

  2. Thanks for joining me Shawna and Trudy! And thanks for the note Trudy, I also read the message from Shona, looking forward to the first project.

  3. hi there...hve strted the group too nd put you on my blog list...the book isn't vilble in ustrli yet, but relly looking forwrd to getting it nd strting...will become follower of your blog.too...tke cre...mndy...xxx