Saturday, April 15, 2017

April Art Challenge Days 11-15, Plus a Roundup!

I feel like I can be honest with you - we are art sistas after all, right?

I cried happy tears this past weekend. Sure did. I'll tell you why...

A sweet lady, who is participating in the 30 day challenge, reached out to me to share her experience with the art challenge. She's given me permission to share her words:

"Martice, I can not tell you how much I love your 30 day art challenge! Your prompts are the best ones I've come across and they have given me the motivation to get up and create something. I am thankful to have found a fellow artist who leaves such thoughtful, generous comments on my art. You are a true example of what I aspire to as a professional artist. I have hidden my love for painting for the past 5 years. Yesterday, I decided to show my husband what I painted for the day 5 (spirit animal) prompt. He was shocked at the amount of detail I put into it! He also said that I should have it framed so we could hang it up in our living room!"

AH-MAZING, right?! Watching someone get past their fears to reach their breakthrough is nothing short of a miracle.

Want to join in? It's never too late.
Get all the details for the 30 day art challenge HERE.


Here's the cover of my board book for this 30 day challenge!
Click HERE to see a step out tutorial: How to Layer Jane Davenport Collage Papers.

 Tutorial: How to Layer with Collage Paper

Take a look at how I've been tackling each prompt...

DAY 11: DEEP IN THE OCEAN


DAY 12: STREET


DAY 13: CRYSTALLIZE


DAY 14: VINE


DAY 15: SOMETHING FUNNY



 Download prompt list

  SHARE THE INSPIRATION!  

Here is a roundup from people who are joining in, from all over the wooorld!


Guessing game time!! See if you can you match the artwork with its prompt.  


Curious to see what other artists are creating? While you're visiting Instagram, search for the hashtag #MarticeSmithArtdaily30 or click here:



Remember: you can start with DAY 1 or skip around to any prompt that speaks to you. Just have FUN!

 Download prompt list

Monday, April 10, 2017

April Art Challenge Days 6-10, Plus a Roundup!

:: Trumpet fanfare ::

We made it past the first week of our challenge! Woohoo!

I am blessed + completely in awe of the participation + encouragement that's been shared during this challenge.


Want to join in? It is never too late.
Get all the details for the 30 day art challenge HERE.


Here are two things I love about this challenge:
1. working on a smaller scale (Most of the time, I'm working on 9x12 or larger if it's commissioned pieces.) There's not a lot of pressure, which means, I get to enjoy being in the moment, creating something that makes me smile.

2. cheering for other people! I'm as proud as a mama hen when I look at the work that's being created under the hashtag #MarticeSmithArtdaily30. I make an effort to respond to EVERYONE'S posts. I leaving thoughtful comments - not what you might expect, right?! Well, I like to let you know what moves me, what makes me say 'You go, chica! You are rockin' this prompt!' Emojis can only say so much...

Take a look at how I've been tackling each prompt...

DAY 6: SPLASH

DAY 7: REVERSE

DAY 8: STAMP

DAY 9: PATTERN PLAY

DAY 10: LEAST FAVORITE FOOD


 Download prompt list

SHARE THE INSPIRATION!

Here is a roundup from people who are joining in, from all over the wooorld!

Guessing game time!! See if you can you match the artwork with its prompt.  



Curious to see what other artists are creating? While you're visiting Instagram, search for the hashtag #MarticeSmithArtdaily30 or click here:

View photos from #MarticeSmithArtdaily30 on Instagram


Remember: you can start with DAY 1 or skip around to any prompt that speaks to you. Just have FUN!

download art prompts

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April Art Challenge Days 1-5, Plus a Roundup!

Hello, fellow art challengers! I hope that this first week of the 30 day challenge was a creative one for y'all. I'm having the best time creating my marks + illustrations in a cute, little children's board book.

The board book only measures about 5 inches by 6 inches. The pages are a fun, random assortment of scrap papers + textured surfaces: phone book paper, canvas + heavy duty watercolor paper (300lbs!).

My favorite thing about the journal itself is that each page has a unique personality - there are wrinkles + some papers are torn. I LOVE it!

What kind of journal are you working in for this challenge?
























Take a look at how I've been tackling each prompt...


DAY 1: PATH

DAY 2: TROPICAL


DAY 3: 3 (333) THREE


DAY 4: MANDALA

DAY 5: YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL





Want to join in? It is never too late.
Get all the details for the 30 day art challenge HERE.

DOWNLOAD April Art Challenge Prompts



SHARE THE INSPIRATION!

Here is a roundup of incredible art works from people who are joining in, from all over the wooorld! 
Roundup of Days 1-5 April Art Challenge
How cool is this?! You can follow these BRAVE artists on the 'gram + cheer them on!

Guessing game time!! See if you can you match the artwork with its prompt. 


Curious to see what other artists are creating? While you're visiting Instagram, search for the hashtag #MarticeSmithArtdaily30 or click here:

View photos from #MarticeSmithArtdaily30 on Instagram


Remember: you can start with DAY 1 or skip around to any prompt that speaks to you. Just have FUN!

DOWNLOAD April Art Challenge Prompts





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