|BBArtisans Team Challenge - New Techniques|
Art Challenges are used for experimenting or testing techniques, which I think is a neat way of growing and learning. They are usually set to a specific timetable and might include only one medium, like photography or poetry, or be open to all forms of art.
The Etsy BBArtisans team has a monthly Challenge. I love the opportunity of experiment every month. This past September, we were challenged to use a new medium or technique. I had this simple accordion book (above) on the "back burning" for a long time. And the challenge was a perfect time for me to sit down and try it out for myself.
|September Sketchbook Challenge - patterns|
I enjoy participating in multiple challenges as much as possible. The artists over at the Sketchbook Challenge are more advanced in mixed media than myself, but I had an idea for their September (again) Challenge.
I've learned a lot of different art journaling techniques at the Art Journaling Ning's challenges. They haven't been active since the hurricane hit, but I'm hoping they will start up again soon. Here are two:
|July Art Journaling Challenge - Control|
The material/technique challenge was to mix acrylic paint and white glue. It was messy and a lot of fun.
|Art Journaling Ning Challenge - new impressionism|
This challenge's technique was to mix impressionism with pointillism (short strokes) using pastel colors. Well, I've never done any of this before. And I was scared to death to try. But, when all was done, it DID look Impressionistic. I surprised myself!
Don't forget to challenge yourself, like joining the AlphabeThursday class! Here's a link to Ms. Jenny's blog, ...off on my tangent... where you'll find other posts for the Letter C.