Monday, October 2, 2017

Inspiration: Challenge Yourself!


Aspen Yellow: Day 2--Yellow
I honestly do not know why, but I seem to be energized when there is a good challenge going. Just scroll through all of my blog posts, and you will see that theme with the cards and art alike. For the month of October, I am following a challenge on Instagram hosted by Aaria Baid @surelysimpleblog and @surelysimplechallenge. The first week of October is color week, and today's post includes the first three days.

Bell pepper: Day 1-Red/Orange
What I like about this challenge is each week has a different theme. Shapes are on tap for week two, florals for week three, and nature finalizes the challenge. This should be just the ticket to rejuvenate any artist by stepping out of the normal routine to explore colors and themes in a different way.

Did Someone Order Pink? Day 3
I think Day 3 is my favorite so far. I didn't think about the colors or the shapes, I just started with flowers and practiced dropping in a deeper or lighter value of the same color. I learned more about an all-over pattern from this exercise than any of the other times when that was my goal.

If you're on Instagram, why not play along? Please leave a comment below if you have any questions, and I'll get back to you asap! Until next time, paint...or create...your heart out!