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Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia

June 15th, 2017

We’re super excited to have Dina here at Ranger this week to launch her new #ShowUsYourMEdia monthly art challenge! Keep reading below to hear from Dina more about the challenge, participation, and what this challenge means to her!

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Are you ready to go on a personal art journey with me?

I started keeping a journal in 1979. My first entry was the day of my grandmother’s funeral. I wrote it in pencil, and later my dad told me I should write in pen, so my thoughts would have more permanence. That day was the start of my life-long belief in journaling, in writing yourself down, in making your mark on the world. 

When I discovered mixed-media and art journaling in 2004, it was a natural fit. I love art. I love journaling. The marriage of those things is pure joy.
I want to put the “me” back in mixed media. All art is personal, whether it be a card or an art journal page or a painting. Join me as we begin a series of monthly challenges and prompts that will fuel your creative spirit and help you delve into the ME of MEdia.

Challenge Rules

  • We will announce monthly challenges on the Ranger blog on the third Thursday of each month.
  • Use at least one Dina Wakley Media product in your project. If your product is not obvious (like paint), please list the colors you used.
  • You can make anything you like—a card, an art journal page, a tag, a canvas, anything!
  • Interpret each challenge any way you like. You can be literal or you can use it as a springboard and see where it takes you. Let the challenge inspire you and stretch you.
  • Try to journal on your piece. Write your thoughts about each prompt. You can write a little or you can write a lot, but do your best to incorporate your thoughts and feelings into the piece.
  • When you complete a challenge, please share it on your blog and social media (Instagram/Facebook) with the tags #showusyourMEdia and #rangerink.
  • We will do two random drawings each month for a prize. We will search the hashtag #showusyourMEdia on Instagram for one winner, and then on Facebook for the second winner. To be clear, you must use the hashtag #showusyourMEdia on either Instagram or Facebook in order to show up in the search and to be eligible to win. Please note social media accounts must be set to public in order for us to view your post. You have until the third Wednesday of each month to complete the previous month’s challenge.
  • We will announce the previous month’s winner AND the new challenge on the third Thursday of each month.

  • Our FIRST challenge starts today!

    The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. ~Aristotle
    Create a piece of art that shares with us your “why.” Why do you create? What compels you?

    To launch our new challenge series, we invited a group of artists to do our first challenge and to inspire you to join us! Let me introduce you to this talented group!

    Sue Kemnitz

    Visit Sue’s Facebook:

    Kay Pierce

    Visit Kay’s Instagram:

    Milagros Rivera

    Visit Milagros’ Instagram:

    Lisa Oxley

    Visit Lisa’s Instagram:

    May Flaum

    Visit May’s Instagram:

    Claudia de Nooijer

    Visit Claudia’s Instagram:

    Jenn Shurkus

    Visit Jenn’s Instagram:

    Michele Kosciolek

    Visit Michele’s Instagram:

    Catherine Carter

    Visit Catherine’s Instagram:

    Kirsten Varga

    Visit Kirsten’s Instagram:

    Jennifer Engle

    Visit Jennifer’s Instagram:

    Jennifer Gallagher

    Visit Jennifer’s Instagram:

    Rae Missigman

    Visit Rae’s Instagram:

    Sandi Keene

    Visit Sandi’s Instagram:

    Are you ready to play and put the ME back in MEdia? We can’t wait to see what you do!

    Check out below to see my personal take on the first challenge!

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