The truth is I’m busy. Really busy. And as much as I love this blog, sometimes I get stressed when I don’t have time to blog every day, or  to do intensive projects. So I’m trying to find ways to stay creative and stay inspired, without stressing myself out.  Enter the no excuses challenge. This is a self challenge with no rules or rewards aside from creativity and stress-free-ness. Basically, every day I’m setting aside 30 minutes each day to do something creative. This creative time will be for no other reason than to have fun. When I’m done I will revel in the result, perfect or not. Here is my first challenge result, it doesn’t get much simpler than this!


Get a ceramic mug and a paint pen. The paint pen should be a porcelain paint so it will stay. I used Sharpie paint pens. Then get to drawing, or dotting in my case.


You can also use stencils or stickers to help guide you. I used a letter as an initial for a friend, and then peeled it off and filled in the letter.



When you finish up stick your mug in the oven while it is off, and then turn the oven on to 350 and set the timer for 30 minutes.  Let the mug cool off and you should have a permanent design! Hand wash only. 


love and candy,