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How powerful is a dream?

September 30, 2016

Some people might wonder, how does a fun drawing book like the 1 Minute Artist happen? It has a lot to do with “dreaming”…

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A couple of years ago, I had this idea to create simple six step drawings to help people get a little confidence to give drawing a try…and find out that they could draw better than they thought and even enjoyed it!  I drew one up and tried it out with some students and they wanted more.  I thought, “there is something good about this idea…”

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At the same time, I had bought some kind of paper product that came in a clear plastic box that I wanted to keep…for something.  Then it came to me that little clear plastic box would become my “dream box”.  I would put creative ideas in that box that I wanted to see become something.  I made a sticker that said, “Insert Dreams Here”…

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I put my first six step drawing in the box…excited that I was actually using the box to help myself dream!

 

I wanted to make more and try them out with more students at schools….so I did!

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Teachers were asking for more and anyone that tried them thought it was fun and they were surprised they could draw something so easily.  It was addicting!  My box was filling up!

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It seemed my dream was growing…and I was able to use it to help others…I was very excited!  I wondered if these 6 step drawings should become a box of large game cards that could be sold like educational cards.  I kept trying my dream with kids everywhere…after the kids drew three or four, they began combining them into one picture according to the way they wanted to creatively put them together…making some objects bigger or smaller.  They also enjoyed adding details and surprising things to the new things they were drawing.

Not knowing what to do with this dream/idea…I turned to Jesus, “my” Creator, and asked Him for direction and help.  I had been doing this from the very start as I felt He was putting something good in my heart to help others and at the same time provide for my family.

His answer came a few months later when a kind editor from a large publishing house in New York contacted me that she had seen the 6 step drawings on Pinterest and wanted to see if we could make a book with a collection of them.  And…that is exactly what happened…the 1 Minute Artist was born!

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And that first drawing that went into the dream box is right here in the book…

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What I got from this experience is that God often puts dreams in our hearts with things that help others but let us experience a joy that is amazing.  Dreams God puts in our hearts also often take a long time to happen and we have to keep trying and keep asking Him for help…not getting discouraged.  If dreams were easy to happen, they wouldn’t be very meaningful…it’s the journey of seeing it through with our Creator, Jesus, that makes it absolutely great!

I thank Him for this dream that has come into being.  God never ceases to amaze me!

Maybe there is a dream that you have?  Ask the One who made you for help and listen for His reply…be patient and He will lead you.  When He answers, then it’s time to work hard.

 

Imagination hand activity (super fun, even for adults!)

August 21, 2015

 

 

“What if” your fingers could become something else anytime you wanted them to…but then after you use it, it looks like a finger again?!!

Here’s a fun activity you might want to try…or let your students or kids try….

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Even if you don’t actually draw anything, it’s still fun to think about what 5 things you would choose for yourself.

It would be a fun verbal activity around the dinner table with your family as well.  You might be surprised what “you” come up with for yourself…

and surprised what others around you come up with.

This activity helps you see what things you use the most in your lifestyle or what things you wish you had.

If you are someone who looses the key to your house often, you might want to make that one your finger choices…..just saying.

Have fun!

Draw a Talking Bird!

March 19, 2015

STOP! Take a 1 minute creative break and draw this…then have your bird saying something. Show it to someone…dare ya.  Enjoy!

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Draw a robot

February 25, 2015

A piece of paper and pencil is all you need to try this 6 step robot drawing…hope you will try it.  Enjoy!

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Fun Fast-Paced Group Drawing Game…try it!

January 29, 2015

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I LOVE games, so here’s something I developed to get people drawing TOGETHER!

You can do this as a family or with a group of friends or as an ice breaker at a party or gathering.  You can do alone but it’s more fun if you do it with others as a competition.  Using dice helps add excitement and unpredictability.  You might try it tonight after dinner!

You’ll need: (per team)

2 dice

1 piece of paper and a pencil or pen

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Break the number of people you have into 2 teams.  If you have a huge number of people, you can have many teams with about 4-6 people in each team.  The picture uses very simple shapes and lines so that most any age or any skill level will work.  The goal is not a wonderful picture…the goal is for your team to draw the mouse as quickly as you can when you roll the right numbers.

When you yell, “go!”  each team starts with only one of the dice.  Go clockwise with each person quickly rolling once then passing the dice.  Your team has to roll a “1” first in order to draw the first shape of the mouse.  The person who rolls it gets to draw that large triangle shape on the paper.

That team then grabs the second dice and tries to roll a “2”…snake eyes!  When snake eyes is rolled by a person, they quickly add the head shape onto the first body shape.  From that point on, any other number left (3-12) has something to add onto the mouse to complete it.  It goes really quick at this point.  Notice that #11 doesn’t have anything to be drawn.  (you could have that person add something new onto the mouse that is not in the picture….whatever they want.)

When the mouse is completely drawn, that team has to roll snake eyes in order to win.

 

This could be played with 2 people…going against each other.  You will be rolling a lot times to get your numbers, but it could still be fun…cause you get to draw!  Enjoy!

 

Draw a tractor!

March 11, 2014

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Try this fun tractor and why not put a funny character driving it? A salute to our hard working farmers...thank you!

Draw a dinosaur!

March 6, 2014

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Try this simple dinosaur…Blockheadasaurus.. and let me know how you did.  You can post your drawing on the Pick and Draw Facebook page…I’d love to see your drawing!  Add some color to your dinosaur  if you like.  Enjoy!

Draw a fun ship

February 7, 2014

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Here’s another 6 step drawing of a fun ship.  If you like your ship when you’re finished, try drawing another boat behind it that the ship is towing!  Enjoy you creativity

 

Draw Spiffy the quote bird (video)

March 6, 2013

Grab your pencil and paper and draw alongpause it if I get going to fast for you.  Add some doodling around the words if you like…or have Spiffy saying a quote you want him to say.  HAVE FUN!

PICK AND DRAW GAME….A FUN TIME! (video)

February 15, 2013

For hours of creative fun, get one of my drawing games at pickanddraw.com.  Take it to a meeting or group activity and

watch what happens when people start drawing together….smiles, giggles, laughter….memories!  Give the gift of creativity

to others…they will not expect it…but they will remember it!


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