Sunday, January 30, 2011

A New Snow Moon

For this challenge period, the moon will be going from new towards the Snow Moon. This bi-weekly challenge will be to use the moon in your project. You can use the moon as your inspiration, use it as your art, use it to inspire your journaling, use it to explore mooning your boss (!) - anything at all.

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This page was created to note my evening time of peace when I reflect on the day by the light of the moon. Your challenge project doesn't have to be literally based on the moon.

Update from last challenge - I will not be selecting a winner unless we have 6 or more entrants. So, please, invite your friends to join us! I wanted to get this posted, so I'll be back with my sample artwork and some links for you to help with the moon theme. Enjoy creating!!

You have until 11:59 p.m. Central time on February 12 to upload a link to your work. Just leave your link in a comment on this post.


Saturday, January 22, 2011


This blog is temporarily suspended due to the incredibly rude behavior of people claiming to be friends.

Please continue to create and love one another. It seems like more than I'm allotted.

I will return, so please enter your work as usual. for more info.


Monday, January 17, 2011

Holidays and such

Keep getting in the way! LOL Thanks for the participation in the last challenge ladies! Kym is our winner this week, but everyone did great work!

This week, we're going to stick with an easy theme. Easy, but still a challenge none-the-less. Find some fabric you really like, or some that inspires you. Use it to make your page. Don't just paste a little snip on there, but really incorporate it! Here's my sample:

The entire left side of the page is canvas. The right side is watercolor over Masque Pen, journaled with a black Sharpie. The girls blouse is Basic Grey paper stitched to the canvas. You can see the work on the left hand page on Ustream.

Alrighty then - you have your challenge! Go create! Post a link here (In-Linkz wants to charge now) in the comment section by Saturday, Jan 29th at 11:59 PM Central time. Can't wait to see what you come up with!


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Ink It Like You Mean It

Welcome back! The holidays are over. Everyone can take a sigh of relief, a deep breath and a new perspective on your art area. Maybe you have some new toys? Maybe you have a wreck? Maybe you don't even remember crafting? LOL

We're gonna take it easy getting back into our art rhythm. Do you know where your supplies are? Do you know where your muse is? Did you have any moments of creative clarity over the past few weeks?

There are a lot of things going on out on the web - challenges to clean up your space (Journal Artista, Paula is participating in one), challenges to focus on a topic in your sketchbook each month (the Sketchbook Challenge), the challenge to focus on one little word (by Ali Edwards, but Paula has a twist with a new word each month), and the list goes on and on!

Don't get lost out there! If you need inspiration, however, feel free to pile up the challenges to feed your muse.

Our challenges will go to two weeks so you will have more time to play and less pressure to hurry. The first challenge is to use ink in your artwork. Yep, ink  - it can be writing, drawing, outlining, doodling. It can be ballpoint, permanent, quill, inktense pencils - you get the idea? What's that? Watercolor pencils don't count, neither do Sharpie paint pens (see - no ink in them, you can use them, but you also must use ink). Got it? Good - now get busy!!!

Link your project back here by Jan 15, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. Central time to be entered in the drawing for a prize. Most of all - have fun!!