First, let me share that I'm not much for New Year's Resolutions. In the past, I would set them, not keep them and end up feeling like a failure.
This year I decided I would give myself some "love" and a little positive self-talk through affirmations instead of the usual resolutions. It was pretty simple, really. Using the alphabet, I came up with words that coordinate with each letter of the alphabet. Here is an example:
Roben-Marie is... "an artist" "strong" "loved" or Roben-Marie "belongs" - and so it goes for each letter of the alphabet.
What started out as a simple affirmation alphabet on which to meditate each week, turned into a box of charms and a sari ribbon necklace.
Join me in this mini workshop and create your own charm keeper and necklace. I will show you exactly how I made mine!
Did I mention that I am hosting a FREE challenge? It's called the Charming Challenge and begins January 1 on Instagram!
WHEN: Starts Monday, January 1
FREQUENCY: Every Monday (January 1 - June 25) I will share a new affirmation charm on Instagram to coordinate with each letter of the alphabet.
SUPPLIES: Use your creativity to make affirmation word charms that co-ordinate with each letter of the alphabet. Decorate an Altoids Tin or something like it to store them in. I also made a changeable necklace for my charms, but that is certainly optional.
Is it free to join the challenge? You bet!
The Charming Challenge runs on Instagram from January 1 - June 25.
Any NEW ideas for charms, etc. will be added to the classroom and you will have access to them, too!
Downloadable Papers I used to make my Charm Keeper Included!
Affirmation Alphabet Worksheet to Get You Started!
Roben-Marie provides ideas, inspiration and quality instruction for hobbyists and art entrepreneurs. She teaches artists from beginners to those making a living from their art through her blog and her popular online workshops.
As an artist, blogger, woman of faith and the owner of Paperbag Studios, LLC, her mission is to serve others and help them get the most out of their art as a hobby, or as a business. Her own desire to learn and unquenchable curiosity keeps her fingers messy and her heart happy.
Roben-Marie has been an artist for the last ten years, and is self-taught, so she believes that anyone can cultivate their creative spark. She’s taught mixed media art workshops and retreats across the U.S. and her work has been featured in countless books and industry magazines including: Journal It!, The Artist Unique, Creative Letting Workshop, Art Saves, Exhibition 36, Journal Revolution, A World of Artist Journal Pages, 1000 Artist Journal Pages, "Somerset Studio," "Art Journaling," "Green Craft," "Artist' Cafe," "Artful Blogging," "Legacy," "Somerset Memories," "Somerset Life," "Somerset Apprentice" and "Somerset Gallery."
NOTE: Once you register, a more comprehensive supplies list will be provided where I include all items I use.