How to Build Good Habits that will Make Us Fruitful

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Airplant; watercolor on paper Most of us have written goals that will guide us on what we need to focus on for the New Year. I have written faith goals that I am believing and partnering with God for. I also themed my days according to what work I need to focus on (i.e. Mondays are for planning, Tuesdays for recording). However, our pastor said that every goals or New Year resolutions fail by the third of the month because of formed … Read More

December 2017 Rekindle Memories Gallery and Stories

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Memories come alive when we sketch, paint or create something out of it (i.e. collage, video montage). I am so thankful to witness each of your memories–celebrating the different stages of life through your art. Thankful to be part of this small community of artists who continue to inspire and encourage. I am excited to see more of you join and be part of Rekindle Memories. Please enjoy the December stories and gallery and leave some love to the artists! Virginia; Canada I … Read More

November 2017 Rekindle Memories Gallery and Stories

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Smita, one of the participants in Rekindle Memories said, “This challenge gives us a chance to think about life’s manifold blessings.” Such an inspiring statement that resonates on why we are doing this challenge in the first place– to remember and appreciate life in all its wonder and beauty through sketching and painting wherever we are in the world. I am so grateful for all of you (in 6 different countries!) and your wonderful memories that you share every month. May you enjoy this month’s gallery and stories. … Read More

October 2017 Rekindle Memories Gallery and Stories

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I felt a little closer to the artists who shared snippets of their lives through sketches and paintings. The stories that accompanied the art made me visualize what they have experienced in the other side of the world. Please enjoy the October collection of artworks and stories that rekindles so many wonderful memories. I’m thankful for this small community of artists who support this tiny endeavor and make it so meaningful. Susan; Canada The autumn leaves rekindles memories of walks in the woods around … Read More

September Rekindle Memories Gallery and Stories

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Sketching our memories, Past or present,  Painful or joyful, We learn and ponder, We cry and laugh, We appreciate and notice. The drawn and painted memories, The stories shared around the world, Connect our hearts to each other, To pray, inspire, encourage. So thankful for these group of artists who shared a part of their wonderful memories through sketching and painting. Please enjoy their art and stories, and visit their art pages for more inspiration. :) Melanie; New Zealand WSA Artspost galleries … Read More

August Rekindle Memories Gallery and Stories

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I love how sketching allows us to slow down even when time flies! On the first week of August, 7 artists from 5 different countries around the world shared parts of their lives through sketches and paintings. I’m excited to share their artworks and stories with you, with the intention that you will be inspired to savor your life by making art. Carolyn; USA Rekindle memories. Amazing how many memories revolve around food. This is my rhubarb patch. Delicious memories … Read More

It’s Time for Rekindle Memories (Plus Portable Painter Review)

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On the first week of July, 7 artists from 4 different countries participated in the Rekindle Memories where they sketched/ painted their lives, and savoured the moment that captured their interest. I love the sense of connection that art brings. I enjoyed the heart warming stories that accompanied each artwork. What a pleasure it is to be able to take part in someone else’s memories. Please enjoy the sketches and paintings from these amazing artists!   Rekindle Memories will happen again on the … Read More

How to Create Loose and Energetic Sketches and Paintings

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Locals chatting during breakfast in Sapa, Vietnam Recently, an artist commented that my sketches were loose and energetic. She said that she likes to sketch but often get caught up with perfection rather than capturing a moment. I told her to sketch with a pen. Once she use it, she will realize that the marks she make will (obviously!) be permanent. Her brain will force the eyes to see better in order to express better. She will learn to appreciate the wobbly line that adds character to the picture. She will savour the … Read More

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