Monday, October 04, 2021

Ch. #95--Opt. Twist: Fall Into a BOOK...Oct. 4─Oct. 31

Hello everyone and welcome to the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog! It is the first Monday of the month and it is time for our latest challenge to begin! We hope that you and your families continue to stay healthy. Apologies for the late posting. Unfortunately, I've got a bad infection again, second of the year, and it is taking a toll on my health and energy. Thankfully, I at least managed to get this post out while it is still Monday.
Since we are not your typical challenge blog, it is important for you to understand how things work in order to be sure you are eligible to win any of the prizes offered. If you are new to this unique challenge, you can find out the impetus behind why I started it under the 'Introductions' tab and you can find out all the details you need to know in order to participate, in the 'Challenge Details' tab (both tabs located at the top of the blog). For your convenience, a summary of the most important rules can also be found in the right sidebar under the heading 'General Rules'.
Right now, it is time to get down to the business of our latest challenge. Here is what you need to know...

Challenge #95

Optional Twist:   

Fall Into a BOOK

As we continue this year's goal to encourage you to usher more positivity into your life, this month we want you to design a project influenced by a BOOK or STORY. Getting lost in a great book/story/poetry/prose is a wonderful way to relax and find some positivity! The wonderful thing about the written word is that it can take you to so many places whether fictional or non-fictional! By falling into a book you could explore places that you've always wanted to visit or learn about animals that fascinate you. You could explore different cultures and languages all from the safety of your own home! When it comes to the fictional world, so many additional worlds can open up to you. As you can see, this month's twist is pretty open for interpretation. It all depends on what books carry you away to positive places! So, this month, sit back, crack a book open and let it help to inspire a new adventure down the Path of Positivity!
In order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, remember that general types of  projects/posts will not qualify for the prizes UNLESS they are also positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Additionally, even if a project may qualify as positive, if your post promotes negativity, hatred or anything of an abhorrent nature, your project will be disqualified. Prizes this month include:
  • Four select images (see below) from Ike's Art, our guest sponsor for this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants.
  • ONE image (value of $5 or less) from Scribbles Designs, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch based on all qualifying entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.

Talking of our guest sponsor...

We are very pleased to have Ike's Art back as this month's guest sponsor. Here is a refresher of what this company is all about...

Hi there – I am Ike……a nickname that I got hooked with many years ago due to my surname, and in my profession at that time, …… they just loved to give nicknames ☺.

I live in Greece and have a passion for kitties ☺

I am a complete nutter or should I say I’m ‘zany’ hahaha. I have a very strange/sick sense of humour and I must admit I spend a lot of time talking to myself. !! Well, I get more sense out of me.! I reckon in a few years I shall be known as the “crazy cat lady” ☺

I am an artist and have a strange mind when it comes to creating my art. I either go completely true to life… right down to the last hair… or I go totally surreal. I have a passion for all things horror/Gothic etc. I’ve always loved horror films and books and I guess that’s why it creeps into my stuff ! Had I been a bit younger I swear I would have been a Goth……luuuuuv it.  Next time around I am gonna be a witch or a cat ☺
I started my Blog several years ago and although I love crafting, my real passion is drawing, and now I just love making digital images.

Personal Blog: Challenge Blog:  Cat Lovers’ Challenge: IKEsART FaceBook Fan Page:

Now check out what my amazing design team came up with to inspire you. Clicking on each team member's name will take you to their blog where you can check out the details for their inspirational creations.

Now unfortunately, Ike's Art is having to relocate the Store due to problems with Zibbet, the store vendor. If anyone wants to see images for a specific category then please email Ike at: ikesart {at} hotmail {dot} com. I've listed the image that each team member used below their project.

using Hello

using Gypsy Wagon and Horse

using Greek Window

My wonderful design team continues to outdo themselves time and time again! They each have their own style and clever interpretation of the twist. Even after all this time, I continue to be astounded by the scope of greatness in their work! Each of these artful conceptions has showcased the notion of BEING INSPIRED BY LITERATURE exceptionally and I hope we have inspired you. Be sure to go and visit each team member so you can see how her project further connects to the twist.

So what are you waiting for? Create a project and/or post that is positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature and join our link up. How about stretching yourself by also opting to follow the twist?! While it isn't mandatory, we'd also love to find out how this month's twist affects your own life. What kinds of BOOKS set you off on a positive path? Do you relax with Non-Fiction or do you prefer Fiction? What types of stories do you relate best to? LITERATURE can take you to so many places if you just let it. You can write a sentence or two in the body of your post, write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, or simply leave a comment on this post if you'd like. Finally, remember that we're trying to create a Path of Positivity so if you have some time, please visit other people participating throughout the month.

I hope to see you back next week when voting will [hopefully] begin on the Top Picks for Challenge #94. There will be a separate post detailing those picks where you will have the opportunity to vote on the creation or post that you have found to be the most positive, inspirational or encouraging of the chosen picks.

Then, be sure to join us again on October 18th when we'll be back with our midway featuring more great projects made with designs from Ike's Art along with projects made with images from Scribbles Designs, one of our on-going sponsors.

If you ever have any questions be sure to EMAIL ME or just leave me a comment.

We look forward to seeing you participate!

Link Up Below:
If you have any problems linking up, please be sure to let me know by leaving a comment on this post.

Ch. #95--Opt. Twist:
Fall Into a BOOK
This is the place to link up something that you have created during the month that you consider positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Entries for this challenge will be accepted from Oct. 4th until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Oct. 31st, 2021

SEVEN entries MAX. Please click on the 'Challenge Details' tab located at the top of the blog to see all the rules. A summary of the most important rules can also be found in the right sidebar under the heading 'General Rules'. If you would like to be a Guest Designer in a future challenge, please add the letters GDT after your name.

1 comment:

ike said...

Thank you for having me as Sponsor and for the gorgeous DT creations.
Thank you for using my images. It is a pleasure to Sponsor you.

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