Monday, May 06, 2024

Ch. #121--Anything Goes POSITIVE with the Opt. Twist of: Power of Words…ART/CREATIVITY

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 and safe out there. 
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 #121

Anything Goes POSITIVE with the Opt. Twist of 

The Power of Words: ART/CREATIVITY

This year's goal is to look at how WORDS can influence our artistic endeavours. To help inspire you on this journey, each month we will focus on different quotes. I will provide three to five quotes to inspire your creative projects. If none provide any inspiration, you can pick a quote or phrase of your own choosing to focus on. You can use the quote/phrase/sentiment as the focus of your creation OR you can embrace an aspect of the quote to focus on. As always, following our twists are optional.
If you do want to follow the optional twist this month, here are the quotes I've chosen for May:
“Creativity is seeing what others see and thinking what no one else ever thought.” — Albert Einstein

“Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.” — Oprah Winfrey

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” — Pablo Picasso

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” — Edgar Degas

“You use a glass mirror to see your face. You use works of art to see your soul.” — George Bernard Shaw
As you can see, the overall theme for May is ART/CREATIVITY. If you want to follow the optional theme, you can simply use one of the quotes literally and type it out and add it to your project. However, you could also create a project with one of the quotes in mind. For example, you could create any sort of creative project that stretches you. Why not try your hand at painting a canvas? Or, you could try a mixed media project where you design a brand new approach to an old concept. There are lots of ways you could approach the quotes. And of course, if none of these inspires you, you can always find your own quote or sentiment expressing the concept of ART/CREATIVITY.

Remember, the twist is completely optional and you don't need to follow it in order to win. However, in order to be considered eligible for this month's goodies, remember that general types of projects/posts will not qualify for the honours and prize 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. Honours and Prize include:

  • $6 worth of images from Scribbles Designs, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants.
  • A badge for the following honours: Top Pick, Voter's Choice, Most Inspirational, Random Winner, DT Delight.
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.


My wonderful design team continues to astound me each and every month! They each have their own approach and deft insight of the twist. Even after all this time, I continue to be astonished by the purview of greatness in their work! Each of these artful conceptions has showcased the notion of The Power of Words: ART/CREATIVITY admirably and I hope we have inspired you to commence on your own exploration of creativity. 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. How often do you rely on words to inspire your creative endeavours? This month our quotes all focus on ART/CREATIVITY. The fact that you are here means that you enjoy working creatively. This month, really think about the art that you create. Is there something new that you could try or even simply a new technique. You express yourself through your artwork so what do you want to show the world? Like the quote from George Bernard Shaw says, “You use a glass mirror to see your face. You use works of art to see your soul.” What parts of your soul are you willing to share? 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.

Please join us again next week when we will post the Top Picks for Challenge #120. Then, be sure to join us again on May 20th when we'll be back with our midway featuring more great projects. 
If you ever have any questions be sure to EMAIL ME or just leave me a comment.

We look forward to seeing you participate!

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

Ch. #121--Anything Goes POSITIVE with the Opt. Twist of The Power of Words: ART/CREATIVITY

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 May 6th until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on June 2nd, 2024

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.


Kym Decker said...

I tried to link my image but the Linky would not allow me to link my art piece. Something about duplicate links??? Help!!!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Hey Kym, it wouldn't allow you to enter it because it is already entered. #9 is the same project you have linked in the comment. It is possible that you may have entered it and then thought it didn't go through when in fact it had. I'm not sure what happened but your project is all linked up!