Sep 30, 2013

Are we there yet?

September is coming to an end...


If you left pieces still undone, go ahead and finish them. If you are in FB, post them in the group or public page HERE

Visit the huge Linky list in the top Menu of this blog to have your daily fix of art, enjoy a new blog, leave them a comment and make a new friend in a far away place.  We have people from Australia, Argentina,  Belgium, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, many places in the US ... Where else? Did I miss your country, let me know.

Hugs! See you next February! ♥ 
Meanwhile if you like challenges and paper, visit Manon's blog:

Sep 13, 2013

How are you doing?

We are around 300 people flying together right now, between facebook and blogs.

Do not be afraid to try new things in your art. Grab that canvas, that fancy paper, those paint tubes or colors that you have not used, try a new medium.

Dare, because a lot of us are daring at the same time, and you will discover something new about yourself.

Accept that not every piece has to be a total brilliant success. Sometimes a painting or drawing will make us learn simply what we don't like, and that's still ok.

 Plus remember:  practice makes perfect ♥

Sep 7, 2013

Confusion and Updates

Hey all!    ٩(◠◡◠)۶    

Thank you for all the enthusiasm and flood of notes, posts and questions. Just the first day I got over 100 emails!
All is welcome and I hope you are having not only fun, but also the feeling of conquering something new.

 Just a little update!
♥ There are 121 links from participants in the Linky here.
♥ The page has 320 lovely fans posting there daily.
♥ We are almost 300 artsy creatives minds in the FB group, posting just art faces, truly dreamy! 

Now I want to address a bit of confusion regarding the linking to 29 faces challenge.

*This* is the only blog to link your blog posts to! We also have a facebook page to share there for those that do not blog, and the group, where we can also go gaga with awesome faces on constant bases! Links are in the side bar.

I want to address this because I had people asking where else to sign up, and if they had to go to yet one more blog to link....
Just noticed that some other person made links in their posts for the 29 faces challenge but I have no idea why. I think is just enthusiasm, but it creates confusion and more work for me to see what they are talking about and explain that no, that other link party is not related to the challenge.

Please see the links on the side bar, those are the only links made by me, for my challenge.
If you go to other places, those are not my original sites, I don't run them therefore I have no clue of reason, place, URL or anything.

Sorry for the confusion, I hope that participant understands the reasons why not to call her  link-party "29 faces".

OK ... Keep drawing, painting, doodling... creating!
Visit other participants and comment, you will make a new artsy friend!

Sep 1, 2013

29 faces in September!

Welcome to the challenge, please post your faces as indicated HERE Feel free to ask any questions.
Unrelated links will be deleted. No facebook links, you can post those in the page HERE or in the group HERE and of course in your walls, with hashtag #29faces

 Add your link on the top menu tab!
On your marks...Get set.... Paint! ...or draw, collage, print... you get it :oD

UPDATE: Google+ Users: Post a BLOG link, since not everyone is in G+ (or likes it!) so you won't be getting comments :o(

Aug 16, 2013

Are you ready?

We are starting again in September 1st!

Get all your supplies ready to go. Make 29 faces in 30 days. 1 day of room to wiggle :oD

*Any style, any level of experience.
*All media welcome, all substrates.
*Unfinished projects are welcome too!

This time around we will be doing less animal and more humanish. After all, it is practice for making a face! Fantasy is ok! This means, vampires, trolls, fairies, mermaids and things with a face, are welcome.
Horses, pigs, cows and the rest... not so much. Unless they have a more caricature human aspect to their face.
Oh, and whimsy! Whimsical and cute is always good :oD
Read more about it HERE

Post in the Linky (when it's up!) ... post in your blog, post in the FB group, and in the public page as well.

Rule number one: have fun!

Mar 3, 2013

So sad to be done...

February was gone so fast!
So many people participated in the challenge, had fun, learned some new way to do things and met new friends... it was spectacular in my opinion!
I myself was sad to see it end... I am still visiting blogs I had no time before! I recommend you all do the same, say hello ( we all LOVE to hear from visitors!) and keep enjoying the last "few drops" of it.
At the same time, it is a nice break to relax from working the art marathon the challenge was!
So stay tuned, the next 29 faces will be in September.

There is an international art-activity I posted in the FB group, only past participants of the challenge can sign in (so we know each other) Ask me, if interested! (We are still forming teams the first weeks of march)

Also, we are going to have "Hands in April" and "June Guys" but those will be held in my painting blog HERE if you want to be part of it, just keep an eye there.

Thank you so very much for being part of this challenge. I send all a BIG HUG!

Jan 25, 2013

What is 29 faces

Can you make twenty nine  faces in 28 days (February)?
Or 29 on 30 days in September ;o)

29 faces is a create-a-day challenge. It was originally started by Ayala Art in 2012 to celebrate the leap year with art, 29 faces in 29 days in February. It was so much fun, we had to do it 3 more times though the year! Click on the top tabs to see past participants.

We start the 1st of the month, and it's all about the face. Any medium, surface, size and techniques are welcome. Canvas, paper, wood, digital, journals, mixed media, acrylics, oils, pastels, clay, rocks.... you name it!

* Try to use new methods, elements or mediums you have not done before or as much, this is the time to play and not be afraid! Open that fancy new paint, doodle in that new app. Use that pretty paper stash! Go for it!

* You can share something you already made BUT Do not post only old work! This is for challenging yourself as the month goes by, to practice, experiment, try new things, use our stored supplies and have fun!

* Visit blogs and say hello... Meet new cool artsy people!

*I encourage to network and re-post from blogs you like but ask first before you pin to Pinterest, as some people do not like to be there.

* Friendly reminder: Any link unrelated or without a label will be deleted. 
No facebook links in this Linky; we have a FB group and FB page.

Grab the blog button in the right column, share with everyone. The more the merrier! 
Take some time every day for your art and you will improve in anything you work on! ♥

This challenge is shared with Mr Linky. You need a Label (Tag) to paste there. If your link ends in "html" or "com" it is wrong. (◠‿◠)✌  Read instruction for the right link to add  HERE <-----

Jan 23, 2013

How to add Link

PLEASE READ IT ALL. Twice if needed :oD
To show all the blog posts in one link, you need a label/tag.

Your participating CHALLENGE RELATED posts have to include the label/tag 29 faces or any variation you prefer, but always the same label so it will link to all your post (make sure you type it in EVERY post for the challenge-related in your blog!) and that's the link to paste in the Linky here.

* Make an introduction first posting, type a label/tag;
* Post it like you normally do, 
* Now go and click on that label of the post
* Copy the URL in your browser and paste it here in the Linky

It should look something like this: 
 so the link you post will take the readers to all your challenge's posts. * If your link ends in "html" then you don't have the right link!
This way we only have to post one link, and have our 29 postings showing. (^._.^)

You can join at any time during the month of February (or September)! The Linky will close at the end of the month on the 28th

Please read all the help-posts on the right bar, and if you still need help just ask me in this blog.

No facebook or ning links! Those do not work as blogs, and if the reader is not a member, can't see anything anyway. There's a group in FB for those participants without a blog, listed in the side bar.

For Tumblr, flickr, instagram and other visual blogs, you still need the label/tag and link from there. But you might get less comments if the participants are not members of those sites! They can see the image but can't comment. You are still welcome to participate if you don't mind that issue, just use a label! (no labeled blogs and unrelated posts will be removed)

Jan 22, 2013

How to grab the blog button

For those new to blogging, and want to add a button, here is an easy tutorial.
Click on images to make them bigger.

That's it! If you want to add more buttons, just repeat the steps. If you want to re arrange the order, drag the gadgets up or down in your Layout.

I hope you find this useful!

Turn off Captcha Verification

Make life easier for your blog readers, turn off the captcha words!
It really gives people a lot of trouble to post, particularly those with iPad, and we do want our friends and readers to come and post, right?
 How to do it in blogspot:

1. Go to Design,

          2.> then Settings,

             3.> then Post and comments,

                 4.> then click NO for "Show word verification"...

Voila! "captcha" free! 

Select "Moderate always" so no SPAM can sneak in, bur really, in over 7 years of blogging, I have only had like 4 or so Spam attempts.

Jan 20, 2013

How to add labels to a post

For those new to blogging, here's the way to add a label:
(Any other blog has a similar way to add a label/tag)

if you like this post, share it with the buttons below:(If you read the feed, click the post title)

Want to make a tab?

If you want to have all your 29 faces in a special location, it in the menu tab, then you need to add a Pages-widget to your blog. I am assuming you know how to add gadgets.

Then open a "Page"(from your "Design" menu)  copy/paste that same URL (the whole thing you copied after you clicked on your own tab/label) and save.

You don't have to do this last step, that's only in case anyone wants to add a tab in their blog!