Colour Me Positive – Week 50

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This week’s quote is all about the importance of COMPETING or COMPARING yourself to others.

We are all unique individuals and have so many different qualities. Same goes with our creative practice. We are all at different places of our own journeys, so it is crazy to compare yourself or your work to anyone else’s, not to mention how toxic this can be to your confidence and your own flow of creativity. Imagine if we all created the same as each other and did it so perfectly. How boring would that be? Our imperfections and differences are what make us interesting. I would choose interesting over perfect every time. So Bloom I say, Bloom.

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Just a reminder that there is only 2 weeks left of the challenge, but we will continue on into 2017. I do plan on adding a few more humourous quotes into the challenge, as I believe laughter can truly change your day. I hope you all don’t mind that.

Week 50 Challenge Prize:

This weeks prize is a surprise collage pack for the lucky winner. (I’m still waiting for stock and goodies to arrive for the store)

We will draw a random name on Friday 30th December from those who have uploaded into the Week 50 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill, you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.


Week 48 Prize Draw:

Now it’s time to draw a name from the photos loaded up into the Week 48 photo album. Today’s lucky winner is Laurie Maxwell. Congratulations Laurie. This is the lovely page that  created.15250948_10207965072830331_9068255188297379332_o

Lulu Art News:

 

I’m still waiting for stock to arrive. Although I have had some stock arrive, it is no where enough to re-open the store just yet. It’s a shame as I was hoping to be open for anyone who wanted to do some Christmas shopping. My fingers are still crossed.

If there is anything you would like to see in my store or something that you think most people would love, please let me know either by commenting on this post or emailing me at admin@luluart.com.au. Thank you so very much.

Please PM or email me if you have an urgent question as I’m more likely to see it. The facebook page moves so fast it’s so easy to miss comments.

Happy Blooming.

Hugs,

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Colour Me Positive – Week 49

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This week’s quote is all about NEW BEGININGS and how exciting and life changing a new beginning can be. Embrace any new beginnings and let your life unfold. You are worth it.

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As I eagerly write my first Colour Me Positive post I can’t help to wonder what I’ve gotten myself in for. I am so happy to be taking over the reigns from Lisa, both in the CMP challenge site, surrounded by such a wonderful creative community that I’ve hear so much about and I’m even more excited about taking over Lulu Art Store. Adding both the CMP challenge and the Art Store to my repertoire of creative endeavours seems to be just an extension of the many things I already do as a mixed media artist, who enjoys inspiring others to create.

‘You are a born maker. We need what YOU can bring to us because YOU are the only one that can bring it. ‘ – Brene Brown

For now I will introduce myself as Kylie, a mixed media artist from Australia. I will introduce myself properly in the next post. I’m busy behind the scenes here, ordering and unpacking stock and updating the store. I will also let you know when LuluArt Store is fully stocked and is ready to send out yummy art supplies to you. I look forward to connecting with you all.

I can’t wait to see what art journal pages you create based around new beginnings.

Week 49 Challenge Prize:

This weeks prize is a surprise collage pack for the lucky winner.

We will draw a random name on Friday 16th December from those who have uploaded into the Week 49 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill, you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.


Week 47 Prize Draw:

Wk 47Now it’s time to draw a name from the photos loaded up into the Week 47 photo album. Today’s lucky winner is Vicki Phelps. Congratulations Vicki. This is the adorable page that Vicki created.

Please remember:

It’s ok to skip a week and jump in wherever you can. Don’t feel pressured if life gets busy!

Don’t compare yourself to others. We’re all in different stages of our art journey. You’re an artist and you’re amazing no matter what level you’re at. Just have fun and keep going.

Please PM or email me if you have an urgent question as I’m more likely to see it. The facebook page moves so fast it’s so easy to miss comments.

Have fun, be happy and support one another!

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Colour Me Positive – Week 48

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This week’s quote is all about COMMUNITY and how we can all make a difference in peoples lives.  We’ve also got some exciting news, so make sure you read on.

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I’m reminded today about the wonderful community we have built here and the support and encouragement that has happened over the course of the year. We have had gorgeous souls from right across the world, from all walks of life, participate in the challenge. Some of these have had some incredible challenges over the year and I’ve had many emails and private messages telling me how this challenge has helped them get through them either by expressing themselves, through the positive messages, or from the sense of community and encouragement they have received.

I have to admit that at times reading these messages have brought on some happy tears.  When I started the challenge, that was exactly what I wanted to achieve, I just never knew we would grow so big. I’d had friends go through a lot of tough things the previous year and wanted a place where people could come to switch off from that and be filled with positive messages and hope. I feel so completely humbled by the response we’ve had to this challenge. It was better than I ever imagined and I will never forget this experience.

 

My big news this week is that I have sold my lovely art supply business and I’m moving on to other exciting adventures. I’m delighted to announce that the new owner has kindly agreed to take over running this much loved art journal challenge and will guide and nurture you from here on🙂  You’ll be pleased to learn that she will be continuing the challenge in 2017. It may take on a slightly different format but it will be the same safe and supportive place to be creative.

So this week is my last week authoring these blog posts and leading you in our challenge so I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have all been amazing, incredibly creative, and shared your artwork, your stories and your hearts. Thank you so much for taking part and supporting one another along the way.

I’m very excited as I now might have more time to actually participate in the art side of the challenge and you will continue to see my name pop up as I’ll still be here in the background cheering you all on.  You are still my community, my tribe, and I’m not going very far away so you’ll still see my smiley face🙂

Looking forward to seeing what art journal pages you create based around community.

Week 48 Challenge Prize:

This weeks prize is a surprise pack of goodies for the lucky winner. Being my last prize giveaway I want it to be special😀

We will draw a random name on Friday 9th December from those who have uploaded into the Week 48 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill, you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.

winner_wk46Week 46 Prize Draw:

Now it’s time to draw a name from the photos loaded up into the Week 46 photo album. Today’s lucky winner is … Lisa David. Congratulations Lisa. This is the gorgeous colorful page that Lisa created.

 

Please remember:

It’s ok to skip a week and jump in wherever you can. Don’t feel pressured if life gets busy!

Don’t compare yourself to others. We’re all in different stages of our art journey. You’re an artist and you’re amazing no matter what level you’re at. Just have fun and keep going.

Please PM or email me if you have an urgent question as I’m more likely to see it. The facebook page moves so fast it’s so easy to miss comments.

Have fun, be happy and support one another!

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Colour Me Positive – Week 47

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This week’s quote is all about the importance of ENTHUSIASM.

For an enthusiast, life is an adventure, a playground, a theatre, a movie set, a laboratory, a love story, a test track, a roller coaster, a dance, a gift, a blessing, a blast, a thrill …

Let your enthusiasm lift you higher. Wherever it takes you, it will be the right place!

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Looking forward to seeing what art journal pages you create based around enthusiasm. Only six more challenges until the end of the year. Let’s finish Colour Me Positive 2016 strong! We will have some exciting news about next years challenge very soon.

Week 47 Challenge Prize:

This weeks prize is another set of the sweet inspirational books that were kindly donated to us by the wonderful people at www.compendium.com.au – you really should check out all the wonderful inspiring things they have on their website!

We will draw a random name on Friday 2nd December from those who have uploaded into the Week 47 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill, you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.

wk45_winnerWeek 45 Prize Draw:

Now it’s time to draw a name from the photos loaded up into the Week 45 photo album. Today’s lucky winner is … Bunny Realf. Congratulations Bunny. This is the page that was created.

A Discount for my Australian Customers

All you lovely Australians that are participating in the challenge are entitled to a 5% discount whenever you make a purchase from our Lulu Art store anytime throughout the year. All you need to do is enter in the following coupon code in when you check out – CMP2016

Please remember:

It’s ok to skip a week and jump in wherever you can. Don’t feel pressured if life gets busy!

Don’t compare yourself to others. We’re all in different stages of our art journey. You’re an artist and you’re amazing no matter what level you’re at. Just have fun and keep going.

Please PM or email me if you have an urgent question as I’m more likely to see it. The facebook page moves so fast it’s so easy to miss comments.

Have fun, be happy and support one another!

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Colour Me Positive – Week 46

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Today’s quote is all about PASSION. Passion has the power to transform your life, to reveal your purpose, your reason for being, your life’s work.

To find out what your passion is, ask yourself “What would I do if money was no object?”. Paint? Write? Teach? Dance? Start a charity? Open a restaurant? ……..?  The trick is to think big, then begin by taking small, steady steps towards your dream. Mark Twain said that “the secret of success is making your vocation your vacation”.

What would you do if you could do anything at all?

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Week 46 Challenge Prize:

This weeks prize is another set of the sweet inspirational books and notepads that were kindly donated to us by the wonderful people at www.compendium.com.au – you really should check out all the wonderful inspiring things they have on their website!

We will draw a random name on Friday 25th November from those who have uploaded into the Week 46 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill, you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.

winner_wk44Week 44 Prize Draw:

Now it’s time to draw a name from the photos loaded up into the Week 44 photo album. Today’s lucky winner is … Rox Boyce. Congratulations Rox. This is the page that was created.

A Discount for my Australian Customers

All you lovely Australians that are participating in the challenge are entitled to a 5% discount whenever you make a purchase from our Lulu Art store anytime throughout the year. All you need to do is enter in the following coupon code in when you check out – CMP2016

Please remember:

It’s ok to skip a week and jump in wherever you can. Don’t feel pressured if life gets busy!

Don’t compare yourself to others. We’re all in different stages of our art journey. You’re an artist and you’re amazing no matter what level you’re at. Just have fun and keep going.

Please PM or email me if you have an urgent question as I’m more likely to see it. The facebook page moves so fast it’s so easy to miss comments.

Have fun, be happy and support one another!

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Colour Me Positive – Week 45

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Today’s quote is all about ATTITUDE. There are some things in life that we can’t change but we can certainly change how we react to them. It’s all in the attitude.

We get to choose how we feel about things so why not choose to feel happy, to feel positive, to feel confident, to feel loving. No matter what is going around you, your attitude will determine your happiness. Make it a good one!

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Week 45 Prize:

For this week’s challenge prize we have another selection of vintage book and music paper to use in your collage pages! We will draw a random name on Friday 18th November from those who have uploaded into the Week 45 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill, you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw. So have fun, upload your photo and you may get a lovely bonus!

Winner of Week 43 Draw:

Now it’s time to draw a name from the photos loaded up in the Week 43 photo album. Today’s lucky winner is Kamali Masters. Congratulations!

Make sure you check out the photos in the Facebook albums. There is some amazing work in there. What a great place for inspiration. Make sure you leave a few comments while you are there.

Please remember:

It’s ok to skip a week and jump in wherever you can. Don’t feel pressured if life gets busy!

Don’t compare yourself to others. We’re all in different stages of our art journey. You’re an artist and you’re amazing no matter what level you’re at. Just have fun and keep going.

Please PM or email me if you have an urgent question as I’m more likely to see it. The facebook page moves so fast it’s so easy to miss comments.

Have fun, be happy and support one another!

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Colour Me Positive – Week 44

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This weeks prompt is all about the power of laughter and how we should include some in our daily life!

Everyone enjoys a good laugh. It creates a space to set aside things that are bothering us. It can lift us above our burdens and awaken us to new possibilities and frankly it’s just fun!

Living in a world of laughter opens one’s life to a world of joy. Joy is a wonderful quality that is inherently creative and productive. And, when we’re productive we’re doing positive things with our lives. Isn’t that reason enough for laughing more?

 

Never dismiss the power of a good laugh. It instantly puts us in a good mood. Find a good funny movie to watch or a comedy show or just simply have a good belly laugh with your friends.

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I wanted to also include a link to this great TED talk by Steve Mazan about the power of laughter. His stories will be sure to make you grin and possibly laugh out loud :)

Week 44 Prize:

For this week’s challenge prize we have another selection of vintage book and music paper to use in your collage pages! We will draw a random name on Friday 11th November from those who have uploaded into the Week 44 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill, you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw. So have fun, upload your photo and you may get a lovely bonus!

Winner of Week 42 Draw:

Now it’s time to draw a name from the photos loaded up in both the Week 42 photo albums. Today’s lucky winner is Jenni Hudswell. Congratulations!

Make sure you check out the photos in the Facebook albums. There is some amazing work in there. What a great place for inspiration. Make sure you leave a few comments while you are there.

Please remember:

It’s ok to skip a week and jump in wherever you can. Don’t feel pressured if life gets busy!

Don’t compare yourself to others. We’re all in different stages of our art journey. You’re an artist and you’re amazing no matter what level you’re at. Just have fun and keep going.

Please PM or email me if you have an urgent question as I’m more likely to see it. The facebook page moves so fast it’s so easy to miss comments.

Have fun, be happy and support one another!

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