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Earlier in the week, I gave you a selection of cards to help you gather supplies for your own custom-made creative retreat. In today’s episode; Follow your Dreams.

I know not all dreams are possible, but some ARE. Take one small step toward your dreams and it could change your life. Dreams are important, follow your dreams, the small ones, the achievable ones. The ones that will lead you to the bigger ones you never thought possible.

Print out the next set of cards to help you find your dreams. Write them down and you will then see the smaller steps that take you towards them.

Staycation Turned Art Retreat: Part 3; Follow your Dreams

Staycation Turned Art Retreat: Part 3; Follow your Dreams

How to Use

  • Click on the Download image you want to print, to open the picture to full size.
  • Right Click with your mouse and choose ‘Save As’ from the list of options.
  • Once it is on your machine, you can print it as, is or open a Word Processing programme and insert the image. This will give you more control of the final size of the page.

Options

  • You can of course use the retreat concept for any kind of creative style not just art.
  • Print out the new page and gather your dreams for S.T.A.R.

Hope you are playing along with STAR, what are your dreams?

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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If like me you are staying at home this year, how about treating yourself to a creative retreat? Even better when its free. In the last episode we gathered our supplies, today lets explore Where to find Inspiration.You can find inspiration in the most unlikely of places and where you least expect to. Where do you find your inspiration?

Print out the next set of cards to help you find inspiration, useful when your mojo is a no-show ;)

Staycation Turned Art Retreat: Part 2; Finding Inspiration

Staycation Turned Art Retreat: Part 2; Finding Inspiration

How to Use

  • Click on the Download image you want to print, to open the picture to full size.
  • Right Click with your mouse and choose ‘Save As’ from the list of options.
  • Once it is on your machine, you can print it as, is or open a Word Processing programme and insert the image. This will give you more control of the final size of the page.

Options

  • You can of course use the retreat concept for any kind of creative style not just art.
  • Print out the new page and gather your inspiration for S.T.A.R.

Hope you are playing along with STAR, where do you find your inspiration, what inspires you? Join me in Part three for Following your Dreams.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Like, I’m sure a lot of others, a holiday this year wasn’t an option. Mind you, given that when we go on holiday that means camping and given the weather, I’m not quite as sad as I was at first. To make up for the fact we will be having a stay cation, I decided to treat myself to some new art supplies and have my very own art retreat instead.

Staycation supplies

Staycation supplies

These were the new supplies (thank goodness for Ebay ;) ) and I dug out some stuff I hadn’t used for a while and some art books from the book shelf that had been neglected and I’m going to art out instead. We all do it don’t we, you splurge and buy supplies then don’t always find time to actually play with it.

Join me for a virtual Art Retreat

Are you stuck at home this year too? Dig out some supplies you have but haven’t used yet, and some of your favourites and let’s have a play. This doesn’t have to be about Art, you can use the concept of any kind of creative activity you love.

You will need

Free downloads of retreat ideas to spark your creative spirit. Print the pages below. (Details of how later in the article.) More downloads to come, later in the week.

Staycation Turned Art Retreat: Introduction

Staycation Turned Art Retreat: Introduction

Staycation Turned Art Retreat: Supplies

Staycation Turned Art Retreat: Supplies

For an Art led Retreat:

  • Sketch book or paper suitable to the medium you want to use
  • Pencil
  • Putty eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Jar of water
  • Brushes suitable to your chosen medium
  • Your choice of art/craft materials
  • Non stick craft sheet (for messy play)
  • Your choice of books
  • Fancy trying digital creating? Most affordable & user-friendly is Craft Artist software by Serif. Digikits (content is from £1.99) Very affordable, and lots of styles and options

Options

You can of course use the retreat concept for any kind of creative style not just art.

Stuff the rubbish weather, stuff the pollen keeping you in coz of hay fever. Lets have some fun. So who’s with me? Print out the two pages and gather your supplies for S.T.A.R.

How to Use

  • Click on the Download image you want to print, to open the picture to full size.
  • Right Click with your mouse and choose ‘Save As’ from the list of options.
  • Once it is on your machine, you can print it as, is or open a Word Processing programme and insert the image. This will give you more control of the final size of the page.

Leave me a comment to tell me what you are bringing on the ‘STAR’ – Art Retreat

Best wishes and thanks for reading

Billie :) :)

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