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.
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.
Week 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.
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!