Tuesday, December 8, 2015

#30 Days of Lists - December Edition - Week One

Hello and Happy December everyone!  I hope your first week in this crazy month has been a good one!  Today I'm sharing the first week of the special December Edition of #30DaysofLists.  Don't know what #30DaysofLists is?  Check out my previous posts about it here and here.

Now, On to the Lists!
 December is For:
  • Family
  • Shopping -> ONLINE
  • Christmas Movies
  • Riding around looking at Christmas Lights
  • Non-stop Christmas music
  • Reflection on the past year
  • Hot Coco
  • Wishing for snow - Getting rain
  • Making plans for next year
  • Christmas vacation
  • The mad dash to finish projects
  • Almost consistent cooler weather.

 New Things I Tried This Year:
  • Book Binding
  • Photo Transfers
  • Sewing
  • Teaching Art to a Student
  • to keep my house clean
  • making homemade beef stew
  • Portraits/whimsy girls
  • A year long art journal/project
  • Documented Life Project
  • Round Robin Art Journaling
  • #30 Days of Lists
  • Taking online art classes
 Ways to Spread Cheer:

  • Tons of Smiles!
  • Great Attitude
  • Being kind
  • Twinkling lights
  • Warm hugs
  • Doing something unexpected
  • Being thoughtful
  • Listening
  • Laughter
  • Christmas Carols
  • Random Acts of Kindness
 Ways to Survive the HOLIDAY Season:
  • Lots of Deep Breathing
  • Remembering it's only once a year
  • Comfy pants
  • A sense of humor
  • A ready camera
  • Laughter
  • Love
  • A sense of tradition
  • Online shopping
  • An open heart
  • An open mind
  • Lots of sweets
  • Compassion
  • A Love of Christmas Music
 Favorite Songs at the Moment:
  • Adele - Hello
  • Elee King - Ex's and Oh's
  • Kathryn Jones - The Skye Boat Song
  • Shawn Mendes - Stitches
Christmas Carols -
  • Carol of the Bells
  • Jingle Bells
  • Baby It's Cold Outside
  • I'll Be Home for Christmas

Ways to Be Creative:
  • do it differently than normal
  • don't overthink things
  • so what if it doesn't match
  • do it quickly & just let it flow
  • do something unexpected
  • make a beautiful mess
  • free thought writing
  • gelli printing
  • doodling
  • throw paint around
  • art journaling
  • making crafts
  • writing
  • baking
  • Pinterest
  • singing/music
How to Battle a Case of the Mondays
  • Sing your favorite song
  • Go for a walk
  • Call a friend
  • Retail therapy
  • Visit the Art Stores
  • Read blogs
  • Cuddles on the couch
  • Go to a park
  • Make cookies or muffins
  • Watch a movie
  • Cook something yummy
  • Buy Flowers
  • Clean house
  • Make a beautiful mess
  • Create something

These lists have been so much fun this year!  I've really enjoyed decorating and doodling all of these funky pages as well as doing the lists themselves.  They're not necessarily Christmas/December/Holiday themed but can be interpreted to be.  I'm full of the Christmas Spirit this year and so I am making my lists Christmas Themed as much as possible.

I hope you've enjoyed this first week of lists!  Remember, you can follow me daily on Instagram (@thegypsyowlartco).  See y'all next week for another week's worth of fun lists!

Until then,

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