hello sweethearts! REV IT UP time! This week it is all about DREAMING BIG. And I loooove to dream big. I love to think up things I would LOVE to reach one day. It can be about our home, family and of course about my creatieve business. For example: when Sanne was born and I was walking with her, I always saw this house along one of the streets I passed by. I always loved the way it looked and especially the elderly couple sitting outside, drinking their morning coffee in the sun. It just looked nice & cosy. And the spot was so gorgeous, built on a dike, and there was water directly on the backyard. I always looked at that house (walked by daily for a few years) and thought: what would it be like if I would live their and I kinda envisioned myself sitting in my Creative Studio. Which was a dream for me to have for years and years. Fastforward 13 years and 2 moves later, that house came for sale. The moment it hit the market online, we immediately called our estate agent. And I really told her: I don’t care if I have to pay all that they are asking, I WANT THAT HOUSE. hehe. Well, in a few weeks that house was ours! We did agree with the elderly couple that we would wait untill their new appartment was build so they did not have to move into a temporarily home. We had to though, because our house was sold within a week :O.
And just to let you know: IT CAN TAKE YEARS, but I kept my eyes on the price and I am truly living in my dream house now (we rebuild it hugely) AND I work in my creative studio EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. And that was not luck! We were prepared for it and I was working so hard all these years, that IF it would be on the market, we would be ready to make the sale!
For so many things, big and small, you can envision and dream about it. And I truly believe that dreaming alone is not enough. You have to work for it, prepare and do everything you can to get all in allignment. When preparations meet luck meet the universe meet hard work, you can be surprised and make your dream come through!
So talking about dreams, that is what we are going to do for this lovely week!
for now, here’s to another week, another creative play for you!
Prompt: DREAM BIG
Exercise: an easy (I think!) this time: USE YOUR FAVORITE WATERCOLORS 🙂
I came up with this page
How did I make this page?
I got my favorite art journal out, and than decided to use:
- watercolors Prima Marketing -> Pastel Dreams
- Stickles from Ranger in 4 different colors
- grey fineliner
start with writing out your title. I have chosen to simply use “DREAM BIG” as my title 🙂
than I have also added some circles with my pencil & colored the letters in. A bit Rainbowy 🙂
I have also colored the circles in, and tried to keep the colors on the same side as the colors of my letters were to not make it a little bit too wild 🙂
let the circles dry. I will write my BIG DREAMS in there!
I first write my BIG DREAMS on a scrap piece of paper. To think about my dreams, to write them with not too much text because they simply will not fit into my circles :). And to count the circles, and my dreams, to see if I need to make even more circles or if I am good to go.
I have written my dreams in my circles with pencil first. To make sure everything will fit. Than I wrote over them with a fineliner. Be careful: not all fineliners love to write on paint or watercolor. So don’t ruin your favorite pen 🙂
not so messy desk this time! After writing all the words I decided it still was a little bit clean.
my dreams. my BIG DREAMS <3.
I added a little line around my words with my pencil. You can also do this with your fineliner. Choose whatever makes you happy 🙂
so to spice it up a bit, I decided to add my favorite Stickles around the edges of my circles.
I have added some Stickles around a few of the circles. And other circles I simply used my fineliner to draw some loose circles around them.
and there you go! A quick, fun & easy page for you. and if you ask me, a beautiful way to write down those dreams of yours!
some more pictures:
so this was already my EIGTH REV IT UP DARE. I had so much fun creating this one. Combining my love for watercolors with my BIG DREAMS <3.
I hope you liked this dare and I mostly hope you are going to play along! If you want me to see your beautiful creations (and I cannot wait to see them!), you can tag me on Instagram with @revlie but you can also use the hashtags #revitup #revitupdare #revitup2020 #revitupdare2020 #revlie #thecreativeplayground. I will & come looking for you to give some love!
Thanks again so so much for PLAYing along. I hope you had a great time and I’ll see you next week!