Jan 27, 2015

The challenge's button

When I work on the 29 faces challenge button I always think, will it fit? Will it be OK?
I want something universal, embracing.... something that people, you! could relate to.

So I opted for an abstract. Each time I abstract more lol
What I want to say with this image is: you can!
I could do something realistic, or ask someone with a different style to make it extra fancy, but what i want to do is invite ALL from any level of expertise, and media.... to just follow that line and make a face.

The button, the challenge's logo for February is very simple and playful.

Because my personal most used way of doing things is more linear and outlined, I always aim for loose in this challenge. It helps me to awaken something inside my mind and for a month do things differently. Then I end up with more confidence and new perspectives when I work on a face.

Maybe you want to go from abstract into realistic.... maybe you want to try a new media. Go ahead.... just grab your materials and follow that line.

As always, the Mr Linky will be up Feb 1st,
Follow the help on how to add the link/directions on the side bar---->>
[that way you only add once! :o) ] But if you have a problem, I will fix it :o)
All unrelated links will be deleted.

I am SO looking forward to see your art!

Dec 18, 2014

Merry Christmas, Happy Celebrations!

Yes, Merry Christmas, Happy Celebrations! 
And guess what....?
... 45 more days until 29 faces in February! 

But who is counting, right?

I hope you get new art supplies under the tree to play with next year♥  
My wish for you: Love, peace, health & good company (and art supplies) ;o)

Sep 30, 2014

Thank you!

Many members here and in the FB group joined in the fun... created along hundreds of faces this month, and had a blast. Yes, the rush of keeping up and posting seems to be the hardest part but the art was so wonderful, and the end results is happiness.

I want to thank each person that participated, and I want YOU to give yourself a pat on the shoulder for daring, do trying and for working so hard. Even if you didn't quite finish all.... even if you had mixed results... you are still ahead of the game, by practicing and getting out of your comfort zone.
Post here what you discovered about yourself and your efforts!
Don't forget to post your art in the FB page if you are there so we all can see and enjoy the faces ♥

See you in February 2015!

Art by Caryn Smith

Sep 24, 2014

The last few days!

Can you believe we are getting close to the end of the challenge?

Have you tried something new? Work on a smaller size.... work on a larger size!
Find those 30 minutes to paint or draw... maybe play with editing a photo in an app... You still have a few days to practice, to improve, to try some scary messy technique... it doesn't matter what kind of art style it is, play with it!

Share your link in the Linky... post in the page or in the group... we all are having so much fun with the huge variety of faces ♥ Oh... visit the blogs and enjoy the eye candy!

Sep 1, 2014

Faces in September!

Hello artists! Welcome on board!
If you need help please check the links at the right --->

This is a challenge about faces. Not the whole body, not buildings, not sale links. We are not doing animals faces this time around, but things with a face are ok. Just try to  have a variety and something different for you.

*Please do not make extra "Linkys" for this on your blog, as it gets confusing for all. The only place where to add your blog is in this blog. 

*Do not post only older work, this is supposed to be a daily exercise. Part of the challenge is to dedicate daily time for your art.

*Turn off the captcha verification, it will help your visitors and they will come back. If they have to deal with many captchas, they will not bother leaving a post.

*Try a new thing! Play with your unopened paint, or that pretty paper you have stashed away. Even the little app you just downloaded! Practice a new technique and don't judge yourself too hard.

*Visit blogs and leave a message, we all love to hear from our visitors! ♥

*Aim for 29 and Have fun! WIPs are welcome!  (°‿~ )

Remember: we are flying together, messing up is ok, practicing is expected! Walking into new Art territory is encouraged!  All levels of expertise are welcome!

Aug 24, 2014

Just one more week!

We have one more week to start. This time we will not have animals. Why? because if you can draw/paint beautiful animals, then you should be practicing something else!
Any human or humanoid (fantasy) face is welcome. As always, any style, medium and level of expertise.
 On the 1st of September I will post the "Mr Linky" for everyone to add their link (only this challenge related please) Tumblr, LifeJournal, etc are welcome. Facebook links ONLY in the FB group/page, thanks! (check side bar links)

Here is the icon/button for your blog. Feel free to post it in any of your networks. Please link back here so people know what this is about:

Aug 17, 2014

Celebrating Robin Williams life

Robin Williams gave so much of him to people through his art, and through his private life as well. Lets remember him for all the good things and the fun and laughter he gave us.

Here are some portraits celebrating his life and the good times. We love you Robin.

The very last one was made by me (Ayala Art)


If you want to join our tribute to celebrate his life, just go ahead and make his portrait and post it in the page or group I will upload it here as well.

Thanks for visiting, and make someone smile today.