Catching up on 30 Day Challenges

OK, I am home again, and ready to get back in sync. I love to travel, but it is always so good to get home again. And then I had to turn around and leave again for 3 days for a funeral. It was so good to sleep in my own bed last night.

Anyway, as far as I can tell, I am on Day 24 of 30 days of Get Your Art On and Day 6 of the Positive Challenge. I used yesterday’s post of the Mountain photos as Day 23.

Day 6’s challenge was to post the most inspirational book I have read. I sure seem to be indecisive on this challenge too, as there are so many books (as well as photo and quotes) to choose from. I guess that I would have to pick “The Illustrated Rumi” with Translations and Commentary by Coleman Barks and Illuminations by Michale Green. This is an absolutely stunning and inspiring  book.

This book lives with all my other favorite books on a shelf beside my computer. This is way it was so difficult for me to pick only ONE  book!Day 24 of Get Your Art On: I finished this large piece of fusible paper.

30 Day Challenges

Day 20 of 30 Days of Get Your Art On and Day 2 of 30 Day Positive Challenge:

the Challenge for Day 2 was to post a photo that you love. This was again very hard for me, much like the quote challenge. I have soooo many photos that I love, but finally decided to post this pic in honor of Halloween.

Waiting for Trick or Treaters!

The font is Double Feature and I applied Kim Klassen’s Ugg Love and Cool Grunge textures.



30 Day Challenges

30 days of Get Your Art on Day 20

Lani Granville, a blogger and artist that I admire and follow, posted a great article this morning about a challenge called 30 Day Positive Challenge. It is a Facebook group, and there is a “rule” a day for you to use as a challenge post. If you follow the links you will see Lani’s post…

The challenge for Day One was: The most Inspirational Quote you have ever seen. Those of you who follow me regularly know that I am an enormous quote junkie. So this challenge was hard for me…

But I finally narrowed it down to this:

This is satisfying on so many levels for me: it is succinct, short, but enormously powerful. Knowing that I am enough, that what I have to offer the world is enough, and that I can be self-sufficient in my physical, artistic and emotional worlds was an empowering experience for me. The background for this quote is a pile of scraps that I was using to create my “Frayed Around the Edges” series. So the background is my magic, my incantation to the goddess of creativity !


30 Days of Get Your Art On – Day 19

and Beyond Layers Day 51 Dreamlike.

Day 51’s assignment was to follow Kim’s recipe for a dreamlike photo. Kim used a landscape for this assignment, but I found this pic that I wanted to use; I am not sure if it was one of those mistake pics, but I thought that it was very dreamlike to start with. This is the view that I have from my laptop looking out the window. This is the original photoand this is the photo after following Kim’s recipe. The caption reads Magic Is Made Here

30 Days of Getting Your Art on – Day 15

OK, I made it to the middle of the 30 days, and only missed 3 days.

This is Day 15 of 30 Days, but Day 48 on Beyond Layers! Nuff said.

The assignment on Day 48 was to create a print using polaroid blanks from Fuzimo. I decided to use this photo that I took of cameras that a friend sent to put in my recent yard sale. Doesn’t the Brownie SX16 look like a robot?

I considered making this a black and white print, but decided to do that later for another assignment.

30 days of Getting Your Art On – Day 14

Cuppa Cuppa Love

I am doing another catchup on Beyond Layers, and combining it with 30 days of Getting Your Art On.

So this will be day 14 of 30 days, but day 47 of Beyond Layers. Is that confusing enough??

Beyond Layers by the fantastic Kim Klassen,  who does excellent Photoshop, is a great year long class. Kim is starring Beyond Layers III in January. Check it out if you want to learn photoshop secrets, tips and tricks!

30 Days of Getting Your Art On (see icon in the sidebar to the right) is a program developed by Tracy Bunkers to encourage artists to make art everyday for 30 days.

Day 47’s assignment from Beyond Layers was Cuppa Cuppa Love, showing your favorite cups. My picture shows the post from Kim displayed on my laptop. When I saw what the days assignment was, I looked and I had my two favorite cups on either side of my laptop! Don’t ask me why I have two cups, but it was meant to be!

30 Days of Get Your Art On Day 12

I have been traveling, and unable to do much art. However, I did set up a website and online auction for my Church. We are in the process of sponsoring tiles on our mural and need an online auction! Not strictly speaking artistic, but in a way it is…  You can see it here.

On day 12, I started a wall-hanging out of some beautiful velvet. I found this velvet (that I had forgotten that I had) while I was cleaning out for my yard sale several weeks ago. It is certainly not finished yet (I have been looking at my beads and bangles to see what I can use on it).

30 Days of Get Your Art on Day 7

I am in an inspiration postcard swap that is due by the end of October and the background that I published yesterday is the base for the postcards.

I now have cut them up and prepared some quotes:

30 Days of Get Your Art on Day 7

As I was working on the quotes, my suncatcher showed up on my hand…

Rainbow in my hand...


30 Days of Get Your Art on Days 3-4-5-6


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30 Days of Get Your Art on Day 4 I have a great t-shirt/dress/loungy dress that my niece Grace bought me about 8 years ago. It is tie-dyed, and by this time is just so buttery soft and comfortable. I … Continue reading