Congratulations to our Challenge winners for the month of October! Both winners will be receiving a Dina Wakley Media Washi Tape, a Dina Wakley Media Collage Paper, and a Dina Wakley Media Watercolor Paper Pack!
Facebook Winner: Jen Kelly
Instagram Winner: @heartfullyinspiredbylinda
November–the month of pie and gratitude. I love this quote by William Arthur Ward:
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward.
I know that being grateful for even small, simple things, and EXPRESSING that gratitude, can change your life. Take time this month to record some of the things for which you feel gratitude.
Notice that one of the supplies is “scraps from your art bits box.” I have a box in my studio full of painted papers, gel printed tags, half-done journal pages, etc. Nothing goes to waste here. If it’s colorful, I throw it in the “art bits” box. When I need a pop of color or some cool textures on a project, I dig through the box to find something. On the page below, the pieces I journaled on came from the box. They were a gel printed tag. The Turquoise half-circles came from the box (I cut them from a piece of painted watercolor paper), and the burlap and canvas also came from the box. If you keep a collection of art bits nearby, it simplifies collage and takes the pressure off you to create every piece for your project from scratch.
My journaling on this page highlights things I am grateful for. And I want to be sure to EXPRESS that gratitude verbally this month.
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.
Note this challenge does not take the place of the monthly challenges we have in the Dina Wakley Media Tribe Facebook group. If you’re not a member of the tribe, please join us! Artists in the group post lots of cool art and inspiration.
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