Saying Goodbye

goodbyeI’ve had so much fun doing this site and I hope you all have too.  However, the time has come for me to focus on some other things in my life.  I hope that at some point along the way I helped someone to step outside their creative box and to look onto the big wild world of art that knows no limits and no boundries.  Keep on creating, my artist friends, and i’ll see ya on the net!



eye20scapes20-2001The eyes have it, they are the windows to the soul. Eyes are one of the first things I notice on people. So much can be conveyed just by looking at someone in the eye, are they happy, sad, lying, lustful, mischevious. So this week lets take a closer look at them. Do something that has eyes on it, preferably close up, and maybe even your own!! Eyes don’t have to be attached to a face in art, and there’s no rule that say’s it has to be 2.


joyDid you know that Joy is completely different than Happiness? Joy is something deep in your gut that envelopes your whole being. You can be unhappy one day, but still have Joy in you. This week, think about what brings you true Joy and do some art to show it. I think this would be an awesome journal entry!!!


I’m crabby this week therefore I’m not feeling so creative unless you wanna do some manic creating with me. If so, feel free to share it!


spiritualitySome of you may have visted one of my other blogs called My Place to Shout Hallelujah and already know that I’m a very spiritual person.  However, my kind of spirituallity isn’t necessarily the same as everyone elses.  Merriam-Webster defines spiritual as “of or relating to sacred matters“.  What things do you hold sacred? You can be deep and personal about it or you can be  supperficial if you’d like.  I don’t know about you, but my first cup of coffee each morning is pretty darn sacred to me LOL  I’m curious to see how all of you step outside your boxes to show me what you consider spiritual.

Written Word


This week lets use 1 word in our art. You can use it once, or 100 times. One thing I want you to do though, is before you get any preconceived ideas about what you’re going to do for the art part of it, pick your word first. Then let your word guide your art. Maybe do a background first and add your word and then find the rest of it. This piece here is done with acrylic paints and while the paint was still wet, I took a rubber tipped painting stick and wrote the word think. It’s not fully obvious that it says think but you can tell when you really look at it.


goals It’s inevitable, January of a new year, we all start taking inventory of our lives and decide that “this year” we’re going to make changes for the better. Some of us are better at this than others and are still following through in December. While others of us, have fizzled out in March. Which ever kind of person you are doesn’t really matter at this point, cause it’s still January and both kinds of people are usually still giving it the ol’ college try. This week, lets create a collage of sorts that depict what our goals, changes or what things we hope to accomplish in the new year. Make it one dimensional, 2 or 3 dimensional, whatever you’re comfortable with. Try to use bright colors to help give it an air of positivity to it. If it helps, when you’ve completed your piece, keep it visible at all times to help remind you of them through out the year.

Whats This All About

Each week a new challenge will be posted. Your task is to then go create!!! When you're done, upload a photo of it to your own blog or website. Then post a comment here with a link to your photo so that we can all see what you've created. WARNING: THIS IS A FLOURISH FREE ZONE!!!!! I love flourishes just as much as the next artist, heck, I've even got one tattooed on the top of my left foot. However, flourishes seem to be IN everyone's box these days. Since this is an OUT of your box challenge, lets refrain from using them for these challenges.