I am still reveling in the first Creative Wanderlust Community Open House held the other week, and excited to share the holiday village we decorated! It was a wonderful turnout of old friends and new. I pulled out all my art supplies from watercolor pencils to brush pens; glitter glue to crayons and gave everyone the option of decorating a pre-made building/home or drawing their own.
I couldn’t of been more impressed how everyone dove in and got busy creating! The colorful village came to life before our eyes. I couldn’t help but think of that proverb, “it takes a village…” Although that specific sentiment is about raising children, it also reminds me how sharing time and experiences with your community has such a positive effect. I was touched by one friend’s thank you note she sent me where she celebrated the opportunity of art for art’s sake!
Are you looking for a fun activity for friends and family this holiday? I have made the printable village we used available as a digital download in my online shop. Just print it out, set out some crayons or colored pencils and watch your village grow! It’s a great project year round – decorate the town for Valentines, Spring, Independence Day, Halloween, or any number of other holidays and themes you can think of.