Milliande Artist Date November 2008 Week 4, Fun with Creativity Prompts for Women

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Milliande Artist Date
November 2008
Week 4

Take Your SELF " Out to Art"

What is an Artist Date ?

~ I have been hearing a lot about people chasing their muse, feeling in a creative block , uneasy to start projects that seem out of reach and generally just looking for inspiration

~ I first noticed "Artist Dates" mentioned in Julia Camerons Book of the same name ... but a lot of people find it hard to motivate themselves to actually "DO IT " rather than just read about it, think it great and then let it wash down the stream of thoughts that enter the mind and exit just as fast

Milliande Artist Date November 2008 Week 4

~ Taking time out for Art is often seen as a secondary priority and often ends up even further down the list of "Have to's

~ Another time there is soo much inspiration, so many possible arty avenues , so many started and never finished projects that it seems like navigating this maze turns into a struggle rather than fun

~ Making a commitment to nurture yourself can be a very liberating starting point on your personal journey to honor your creative self

~ Now Letha and I have been talking - and she mentioned that sometimes it takes a little push for people to get creative, an incentive , a challenge that helps break out of the daily rhythm of "Have to's" and embrace "ME TIME "
~ Taking the "Artist Date" idea a little further,
I would like to offer "Milliande Artist Dates " for Milliande Creativity Club Members

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Milliande Artist Date November 2008 Week 4

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Milliande Artist Date November 2008 Week 4

• A Strawberries Dream

Free Printable Strawberry Clipart

~ Once upon a time there lived a little Strawberry, who's biggest dream was to once in her life be invited to a Christmas Ball.

~ You see, Strawberries get to be jolly at all the Spring Dances ...but a Christmas Ball she had never seen.

~ So she was dreaming away , our little Strawberry, wishing and hoping, and painting beautiful pictures in her head of how wonderful it would be...

What would I wear
How would I look
Who would I meet...the sweet little strawberry pondered ...

~ And she opened her heart to sigh a deep "If only .... " into the universe

~ Swoosh ...and her sigh roused a little Angel from her sleep

~ "I wonder whether I can help " the little angel thought, ... " I know a few creative sparks down there in that "Milliande Club" ...

~ ... and so the little angel comes to you today ... and asks ....

Do you know how to make a plain spring strawberry into the "Belle " at a Christmas Ball ?

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Milliande Artist Date November 2008 Week 4

~ 13 min Date :
ideas --inspiration

~ sketch, doodle, collage , paint, sew, bead , felt, digitize etc... a little spring strawberry into the "Belle" of the Christmas Ball

~ 1 hour date :
ideas --inspiration

~ make a little invitation that your "Strawberry" will receive ..admitting her to this years Christmas Ball

~ Several Hours Artist Date:

ideas --inspiration

~ Create a whole "Christmas Ball" extravaganza

~ Make a mixed media canvas, art collage or art journal page showing your "Strawberry" enjoying herself at the Christmas Ball

~ who did she meet ?
~ what is she wearing ?
~ what is she thinking ?
~ is she having fun ?
~ What food do they serve at this Christmas Ball ?
~ Can you see her sparkling shoes ....

Printable Strawberry Template

INSPIRATION for Artist Date


If you would like some inspiration for your Artist Date,
here is a printable strawberry template
"A Plain Spring Strawberry"

for you to take a peek at

enlarge printable Strawberry Template

Printable Strawberry Template

A Little Idea for a Strawberry Border Design

~ you can use the template or create your own ideas inspired by it

enlarge printable Strawberry Template

Free Printable Strawberry Clipart

Strawberry Clipart for your Project

~ you can use these or come up with your own ideas:-)

SMALL Strawberry
Free Strawberry CLipart

LARGE Strawberry

free printable strawberry clipart


PROOF of "Milliande Artist Date Attendance ":

" I have made a "Strawberries Dream come true"
Upload a Photo of your "Milliande Artist Dates" Creation at the

November 2008 Week 4 Artist Date Gallery


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Milliande Artist Date November 2008 Week 4
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Artist Dates and Artist Inspiration for Creative Idea

Milliande Artist Date November 2008

The Act of Creating
Acting on the Inspiration to Create
Artist Dates

Making Love with Your Muse

The Act of Honoring your SELF
"Out to Art"

Milliande Artist Date November 2008 Week 4

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"Milliande Artist Dates"
At the

November 2008

Artist Date Gallery

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A Strawberry Poem

Are Wild Strawberries really wild?

Will they scratch an adult, will they snap at a child?

Should you pet them, or let them run free where they roam?

Could they ever relax in a steam-heated home?

Can they be trained not to growl at the guests?

Will a litterbox work or would they leave a mess?

Can we make them a Cowberry, herding the cows,
Or maybe a Muleberry, pulling the plows,
Or maybe a Huntberry chasing the grouse,
Or maybe a Watchberry guarding the house,

And though they may curl up at your feet oh so sweetly,

Can you ever feel that you trust them completely?

Or should we make a pet out of something less scary,

Like the Domestic Prune or the Imported Cherry,

Anyhow, you've been warned and I will not be blamed

If your Wild Strawberry cannot be tamed.

Wild Strawberry Poem by Shel Silverstein

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