Wow, what an great first month of the #showusyourMEdia challenge. You all produced stellar, moving, personal art. Art that matters. Thank you so much for creating and especially for sharing. If you’re new to the challenge, check the bottom of this post for a recap on rules, etc.
Congratulations to our first month’s Challenge winners! Both winners will be receiving a set of Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks!
Facebook Winner: Kezzy Art
Instagram Winner: @amirainoz
Here is our next challenge. It runs from July 20 to August 16, 2017.
If you wouldn’t say it to a friend, don’t say it to yourself. ~Jane Travis
Create a piece of art about the things you say to yourself. Are you positive? Negative? Both?
This challenge inspired me. As I have gotten older, I have found that I am kinder to myself. I still have my insecurities, my sadness. But my self-talk tends to be motivational. If I don’t give myself a pep talk, who will? I made several pages because once I got started, I couldn’t stop.
Here’s a little journaling tip. I always have a big drawer full of “art bits.” These are warm ups, pieces of art I don’t like or that just didn’t work, etc. When I sit down to journal and feel stumped for an idea, I dig through my “art bits” drawer and pull out pieces that appeal to me. I cut or tear them up and repurpose them for new pages. I used this process for all of the pages that I made for this challenge. The birds on the Media Board came from a box that I created in a class that I taught. I tore the box apart and used the panels as the focal point for the pages. The tag can from the “art bits” box, too. The woman that I cut in half was a pretty ugly drawing that I did five years ago. It’s out of proportion…I draw better now….but it looked kind of cool cut in half. The orange circles were from a painting that was downright ugly. When I cut the circles out, they were perfect for the page.
The backgrounds on the bird pages are almost entirely Scribble Stick, with the exception of the Cheddar color on the page with the Blackberry and Cheddar background, and the Turquoise paint I put through the Almost Ikat stencil on the face page.
Are you ready? I can’t wait to see your art.
Check out below to see my personal take on this challenge!
Challenge Rules Recap
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.