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Title: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on December 15, 2020, 02:18:50 PM

Welcome to the 2021 Monthly Creativity Challenge.  Use these prompts to create an artwork.  It could be a simple sketch or a full painting. I hope you like the prompts I have chosen.


January    -   ANCIENT
February   -   ABANDONED
March       -   WINDOW
April         -   LEAFY
May          -   SHADOW
June         -   KEY
July          -   MOTION
August      -   FRESH
September -  SERENE
October     -   DISTANT
November  -  TREASURE
December  -   FESTIVE

Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Annie. on December 15, 2020, 07:57:38 PM
Very good words  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: nolan on December 15, 2020, 08:03:34 PM
great prompts.  :thankyou: for choosing them Mary Lou.
 :gl: everybody
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on December 16, 2020, 02:11:12 PM
Thank you Annie and Nolan.  Looking forward to seeing the art! :yippee:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Bill76434 on December 17, 2020, 10:09:31 PM
Thanks for that Mary Lou, a good variety  :)
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on December 18, 2020, 01:31:02 PM
THanks Bill, looking forward to seeing more people participate.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on December 20, 2020, 10:15:24 PM
Thanks Mary Lou for your ideas to put great prompt words!! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on December 21, 2020, 01:52:22 PM
Thank you Gita!
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Cath on December 22, 2020, 10:33:26 AM
 :thankyou:  Mary Lou.  Lovely choices.

Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on December 22, 2020, 01:29:17 PM
I am happy that you like them.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Annie. on December 31, 2020, 01:38:06 PM
January - Ancient.   
Good, the present is not very nice. 
Still Best wishes for 2021!   I think we all around the World have the same wish this year.    :hug:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on December 31, 2020, 01:51:50 PM
Absolutely Annie.  Wishing you the best for the new Year.   :flowers:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Riya on January 06, 2021, 06:18:12 PM
Hello my Lovely Friends,First of all I wish all of you a wonderful, colourful and happy 2021. Hopefully this will be a awesome year and so much better then 2020.
I know it it a year ago since my last post, but I was ill that time. Luckely for me it wasn't covd, but what? they still dont know. But while I was recovering from whatever kept me on bed for almost 2 months, my partner got ill, very ill. He did get covid and ended up on IC for almost 5 weeks. After that he had to spend almost 2 months in hospital but luckely I was aloud to visit him those weeks. I missed him alot and was over the moon when he came back home...but it will take so much time for him to recover. But he survived and we could spend Christmas and NewYears eve together. He is doing fine, but had to learn al lot of the 'normal' things again. It still will take a few months but, little by little I can leave him downstairs to take some much needed time for myself.
I missed you all and I missed creating. But I will be back at it again, as I always do.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on January 07, 2021, 05:31:51 PM
Wonderful to see you again and so happy that your health and your partner's health has improved. :flowers:   I wish you a good New Year and a healthy one! Looking forward to seeing your art, as I always admired it.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Riya on January 07, 2021, 10:30:32 PM
Thank you so much Mary-Lou. :flowers: I am happy to be able to start creating again and take care of myself even it is just for a few minutes :coffee: . Not much but little by little I can take more me-time withoud being nervous about how my partner is doing. And starting with a challenge might just be the perfect thing, not to big and it should not take too much time each day.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Cath on January 09, 2021, 03:20:22 AM
Yes, it is good to see you are both on the right road, and that you can find a little time for yourself and your artwork, Riya.
Glad you took part in the live class, too. ☺️

Looking forward to your participation here.
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Post by: Riya on January 09, 2021, 07:44:06 AM
Hi Cathy-Rose, Thank you so much for your very kind words  :flowers: Yes it was just great to be at the live class, made me want to pick up and sharpen my pencils again. I absolutely love this new drawing technique, it looks just awesome  :smitten: !!
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: nolan on January 11, 2021, 08:54:41 PM
Great to hear you are both on the mend again. It was great to see you in the live class too :heeha:

 :gl: with the challenges Riya :gl2:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on January 13, 2021, 01:56:37 PM
Hi all, I hope 2021 will be a better for all of us.  Since we are staying home more than usual, it is nice to have art as a creative outlet.  This is my submission for January "ancient".


Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Riya on January 13, 2021, 01:58:37 PM
Thank you so much for thr kind words, Nolan :flowers: . It was great to be on the live drawing, and I loved the new technique. I have to watch the other parts of the portrait too.

Love your submission Mary-Lou. It really looks great :clap: .
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on January 13, 2021, 08:03:59 PM
Thank you Riya.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Elizabeth on January 14, 2021, 03:47:08 PM
 :clap: :clap: Lovely painting MaryLou.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Elizabeth on January 14, 2021, 03:52:12 PM
Riya - Hope you both will recover soon. One day at a time.  :pray:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: dennis on January 15, 2021, 09:02:20 AM
Well done, Mary Lou  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on January 15, 2021, 12:16:11 PM
Thank you Elizabeth and Dennis.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on January 21, 2021, 10:36:12 PM
Riya, nice to hear from you and looking forward to your submission!

Great start Mary- Lou!
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Terri1258 on January 22, 2021, 09:24:49 AM
Riya, so glad that things are on the up and up!
Lovely painting Mary Lou.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on January 22, 2021, 01:31:58 PM
Thank you Gita and Terri
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Riya on January 29, 2021, 07:32:14 PM
Thank you so much for al your kind words, it is much appreciated. :flowers:
Here is my little 'Ancient' drawing.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on January 30, 2021, 05:51:04 AM
These white breasted waterhens look so much like small dinosaurs ( especially the feet and claws) that I painted this for the word „ancient“. Top one in digital, bottom one with water colours.


Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on January 30, 2021, 05:53:58 AM
Ria, very suitable sketch for „ancient“
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Riya on January 30, 2021, 07:10:58 AM
Thank you so much Gita.

I love your little painting with the waterhen. I love to watch them when they are walking over the leaves in the water, their feet are just so handy. We only have black waterhens, yours looks just gorgeous.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on January 30, 2021, 01:53:35 PM
Very nice drawing Rya  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Your bird is cute Gita. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on January 31, 2021, 04:58:53 AM
 :thankyou: Ria, Mary-Lou!
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Cath on January 31, 2021, 08:05:16 PM
 :clap:  An obvious choice but the pyramids did not cross my mind!
           Well executed Mary Lou

 :clap: A good choice and drawing, Riya.

 :clap: Your water hens are lovely, Gita.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Cath on January 31, 2021, 08:22:25 PM
🙄

🤔Idea taken from the Riace Bronze Statues that were discovered by two deep sea divers in 1972.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Riya on January 31, 2021, 09:08:30 PM
Great drawing Cathy-Rose. I love it!!
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Cath on January 31, 2021, 09:44:38 PM
 :thankyou: Riya
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on February 01, 2021, 06:26:34 AM
Your drawing has come out well, Cath!
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Cath on February 01, 2021, 07:32:48 AM
 :thankyou: Gita
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on February 01, 2021, 01:30:48 PM
Great drawing Cath.


and THank you.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Cath on February 01, 2021, 10:16:36 PM
 :thankyou:, too, Mary Lou.

Now for the next step 😉. Hope to get it in earlier this month. 
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on February 03, 2021, 03:03:00 PM
The Poveglia hospital.

This small forbidden island less than half a mile from Venice was used as a plague quarantine station, or “lazaretto” at the turn of the 18th century. The tiny island is said to have hosted over 160,000 infected souls living out their final days and hours there—so many that there are whispers that 50 percent of the soil consists of human remains.

With a past like this, it’s not surprising that Poveglia and its ABANDONED structures are believed to be haunted, attracting the attention of ghost hunters and paranormal investigators. The island remains for now strictly off-limits to visitors.

(Source from Atlas obscura).


Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: dennis on February 03, 2021, 05:29:27 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on February 03, 2021, 06:53:23 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis!
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on February 04, 2021, 12:54:50 PM
Interesting and a fine job Gita! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on February 04, 2021, 05:41:01 PM
Thanks Mary Lou!
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Cath on February 05, 2021, 10:32:28 PM
Lovely painting Gita, and thank you for the background information, as gruesome as it is.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on February 06, 2021, 11:26:43 AM
Thanks Cath! Must have been a hard time for people long back with diseases.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on February 06, 2021, 04:09:33 PM
This is based on a reference photo from Pixabay. 


Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on February 06, 2021, 04:58:45 PM
An abandoned cat! Well done Mary Lou!
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Cath on February 07, 2021, 04:05:00 PM
 O0. 🤔 Abandoned cat on an abandoned car 😄.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Lovely painting, Mary Lou.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on February 08, 2021, 01:53:34 PM
Thank you Gita and Cath.  This was a complicated photo and I was not sure it translated into a painting too well.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on February 09, 2021, 03:03:08 PM
I was painting a colourful bouquet with tulips today for my journal. I added a WINDOW to it to suit the prompt word of March.
I am still practising to paint from real life.
So excuse me if I am a month too early..  :cost:

Please do comment and all suggestions and critiques are welcome.


Water colours

Pen and ink wash
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Annie. on February 09, 2021, 11:48:54 PM
All very good entries for Ancient.   Modern birds are actually dinosaurs...  so perfect  ;)

Already Feb is on its way... good for the abandoned cat  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on February 10, 2021, 01:17:03 PM
Thank you Annie.


Gita, no problem being early.  Your entries are both well done.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on March 02, 2021, 01:14:27 PM
This is my entry for the month for "window".   This was lots of fun. I see I painted a cat for the last challenge.


Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on March 02, 2021, 04:35:49 PM
Very nice, Mary Lou, you’ve got a nice depth to it!
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on March 03, 2021, 01:22:41 PM
Thank you Gita.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: dennis on March 05, 2021, 03:52:43 AM
"When are they coming home?"  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on March 05, 2021, 12:54:27 PM
Thank you Dennis, so happy that you get this reaction from my painting! :thankyou:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Annie. on March 08, 2021, 02:26:44 AM
Nice painting Mary Lou.   I like the composition, so peaceful and quiet... just waiting.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on March 08, 2021, 05:22:28 PM
Thank you Annie.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on April 01, 2021, 12:15:13 PM
Hoping this month others will join me.  Here is my submission for leafy.


Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: dennis on April 02, 2021, 08:08:46 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on April 02, 2021, 12:37:20 PM
Thank you Dennis.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on April 07, 2021, 03:13:47 PM
Lovely colourful leaves, Mary Lou!
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on April 07, 2021, 04:56:16 PM
Inspired by Bob‘s Crocus flowers in oil my rendition in water colours. Haven’t been painting water colours for a while. It was real fun. Submitting this as crocuses merged in leafy surroundings.
Done on A3, 300 gsm Paper by Scholar.

Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on April 10, 2021, 12:40:34 PM
Very nice Gita.   :clap: :clap:
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Post by: dennis on April 10, 2021, 07:00:52 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on April 11, 2021, 12:10:36 PM
Thanks Mary Lou, Dennis! I have to come into doing this more..  :)
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Post by: Elizabeth on April 14, 2021, 09:41:16 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Lovely Gita.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on April 14, 2021, 10:08:30 PM
 :thankyou: Elisabeth! I painted another one on similar paper since I got fond of these colours.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on May 11, 2021, 07:03:38 PM
Very pretty Gita!


Here is my painting for May..Shadow..challenge  I hope others will try this months challenge. Photo from Pmpart by S, Wallick.


Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: dennis on May 12, 2021, 10:02:22 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on May 12, 2021, 08:21:36 PM
Thank you Dennis🌝
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on May 13, 2021, 07:39:06 PM
Long shadow, well done Mary Lou! I hope, too, that others join the challenge this month. the Forum feels like it’s still in it’s winter slumber.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on May 16, 2021, 12:28:25 PM
Thank you Gita.  There is very little activity on the forum as of late.   :(
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Elizabeth on May 17, 2021, 07:55:41 PM
Lovely painting Mary Lou.  :clap: :clap: I'll try to join the challenge.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Elizabeth on May 20, 2021, 04:29:41 PM

Herewith drawing from PMP photo. Fine liner and pencil.


Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: dennis on May 20, 2021, 09:21:32 PM
Lovely delicate drawing  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Elizabeth on May 21, 2021, 08:38:30 AM
 :thankyou: very much Dennis. Credit to Paint Basket for guidance in creating art.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on May 22, 2021, 12:43:37 PM
Your insect drawing looks good, Elisabeth!
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on May 22, 2021, 01:27:40 PM
Thank you Elizabeth.


Your dragonfly is very well done!  So glad you joined the challenge :yippee:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on May 23, 2021, 09:29:44 AM
My submission for shadow. I am discovering the northern regions of Germany, the Uckermark, with it’s gently rolling hills, wooded areas and many lakes.
This is a bouquet of wonderful field flowers ( bell flowers, chervil, rape seed, grass).



Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on May 23, 2021, 12:16:22 PM
Beautiful Gita, I really like this. :smitten:
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Post by: Elizabeth on May 23, 2021, 04:42:38 PM
 :thankyou: Gita for your comment. Congrats with your painting. Really well done.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Elizabeth on May 23, 2021, 04:43:36 PM
 :thankyou: Mary Lou. Much appreciated.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: dennis on May 24, 2021, 03:17:58 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on May 27, 2021, 08:38:44 PM
 :thankyou: Mary Lou, Elisabeth, Dennis!
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Annie. on May 30, 2021, 09:26:18 PM
So nice to see your entries and that you are keeping up with the challenges.   :smitten:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on June 02, 2021, 08:01:19 PM
Thanks Annie, yes the forum has been very quiet.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on June 24, 2021, 11:02:24 AM
This is for the monthly challenge of key. 


Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on June 24, 2021, 05:53:53 PM
Nice one Mary Lou..
let me post this and name it “ key to well being”. I am relaxing at present after being sick for some days in a north German Hotel.





Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on June 25, 2021, 12:49:42 PM
THanks Gita, yours is well done. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Annie. on June 25, 2021, 07:47:10 PM
Both are Key to Wellbeing... doesn't an apple a day keep the doc away?

Nice to see you are both keeping up with the Challenges.    :flowers:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on June 28, 2021, 03:00:50 PM
The forum has been so quiet.  Just trying to keep it active LOL.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: nolan on July 06, 2021, 08:48:28 PM
 :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on July 07, 2021, 02:51:47 PM
Thanks Nolan
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on July 09, 2021, 09:22:54 PM
For motion, I did this horse and rider. Posted in encourager section too for your comments.


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Post by: Gita on July 11, 2021, 06:58:01 PM
This is really good, Mary Lou!
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: nolan on July 11, 2021, 10:34:26 PM
 :heeha:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on July 12, 2021, 01:06:08 PM
Thank you Gita and Nolan.  THanks for the suggestion Nolan, here is the revision.


Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: nolan on July 13, 2021, 09:31:45 PM
it looks more natural to me now O0
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Bill76434 on July 13, 2021, 10:41:48 PM
E-Motion
A direct copy from online but black and white reversed.

Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on July 14, 2021, 12:55:22 PM
Thank you Nolan.


Bill, I love it.. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on July 14, 2021, 09:40:00 PM
I really like this Bill! Great Idea!
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Bill76434 on July 14, 2021, 10:48:15 PM
 :thankyou: Mary Lou and Gita
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: nolan on July 15, 2021, 08:55:07 PM
That's awesome Bill :clap:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Bill76434 on July 15, 2021, 10:42:02 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Annie. on July 16, 2021, 06:17:22 PM
Very nice painting Mary Lou  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Bill, stunning.  Like it, now make a series  ;)   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Bill76434 on July 16, 2021, 10:17:16 PM
 :thankyou: Annie
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on July 17, 2021, 11:20:58 AM
Thank you Annie
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Bill76434 on August 01, 2021, 11:14:38 PM
August Challenge   "Fresh" out of Ideas  :whistle:

Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on August 02, 2021, 12:48:30 PM
LOL...good line drawing.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on August 02, 2021, 12:57:18 PM
I thought of fresh as a daisy...Here is a painting done from a photo on PMPart..Also posted in encourager for your suggestions.


Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Annie. on August 02, 2021, 07:27:35 PM
Popping in to have a look at your great creations!   Bravo for keeping up with the Challenge in these difficult times.   Keep painting  :flowers:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: nolan on August 02, 2021, 09:04:35 PM
Great self portrait Bill :clap: :clap: :clap:

Beautiful daisies Mary Lou :smitten: :heeha:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Bill76434 on August 02, 2021, 10:16:54 PM
Thanks Mary Lou, lovely vase of flowers  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Thanks Nolan, I gave myself more head hair than I have  ;)
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on August 03, 2021, 12:56:55 PM
Many thanks Annie, Nolan and Bill.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: nolan on August 03, 2021, 08:52:37 PM
as only an artist is allowed to do 8)
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Elizabeth on August 09, 2021, 11:52:43 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: to all for keeping up with the challenges in this most difficult times. Take care all PB friends and stay safe.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on August 09, 2021, 12:41:22 PM
Thank you Elizabeth
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Bill76434 on August 09, 2021, 11:26:46 PM
 :thankyou: Elizabeth  :)
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on August 10, 2021, 04:48:37 PM
Looks great now, Mary Lou!
Bill, like the crisp lines!

These greeting cards are „fresh“ from a Cameo. I had always wanted to buy a plotter. So, these are my initial trials. I can import my letterings from Pro create. So I am looking forward to do some creations of my own. I had fun creating the bottom one.




Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: nolan on August 10, 2021, 08:35:30 PM
Wow Gita, these really are amazing :congrats:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on August 10, 2021, 09:21:06 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan, I am happy to read your comment! I am so obsessed with this🙄. It’s a new thing for me to create my own plotting files. One could buy them of course, but I wish to create myself. 😃
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Bill76434 on August 10, 2021, 11:11:26 PM
Top Class Gita  O0  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Annie. on August 11, 2021, 03:22:59 AM
Very nice Gita  :flowers:
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Post by: dennis on August 11, 2021, 05:12:01 AM
Beautiful  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on August 11, 2021, 12:29:58 PM
REally outstanding and creative Gita.  They are beautiful! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: nolan on August 11, 2021, 08:16:36 PM
Things take a short while to learn, but once you know how, then the world is at your feet O0
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on August 11, 2021, 09:19:45 PM
 :thankyou: Bill, Dennis, Annie, Nolan, Mary-Lou! Appreciate your comments!
You are very right, Nolan!
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on September 04, 2021, 01:47:03 PM
This is my submission for "serene" .  I am also posting this is the encourager section.


Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Bill76434 on September 04, 2021, 11:39:33 PM
Lovely loose piece of art Mary Lou  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Bill76434 on September 05, 2021, 12:01:46 AM
Thought I would try a loose watercolour.
As with Mary Lou I will put it in the W/C encouragement section

Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on September 05, 2021, 01:11:44 PM
Thank you Bill.  I do like your painting alot. :yippee:
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Post by: Elizabeth on September 06, 2021, 09:18:38 AM
Well done Mary Lou. Love your painting.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Elizabeth on September 06, 2021, 09:20:32 AM
 :clap: :clap: Well done Bill. Your painting a success.
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Post by: njnjgirl on September 06, 2021, 12:55:15 PM
Thank you Elizabeth. :thankyou:
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Post by: Bill76434 on September 06, 2021, 10:55:56 PM
Thanks Elizabeth
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Post by: nolan on September 07, 2021, 08:32:50 AM
beautiful guys. Both capture serene perfectly :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:
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Post by: njnjgirl on September 07, 2021, 11:58:30 AM
Thank you Nolan :thankyou:
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Post by: Bill76434 on September 07, 2021, 11:53:56 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan
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Post by: Gita on September 08, 2021, 12:56:44 PM
Mary Lou and Bill, both of your paintings are wonderful!! Love it!

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on September 08, 2021, 07:54:28 PM
Thank you Gita!
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Bill76434 on September 08, 2021, 10:21:02 PM
Thanks Gita
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Post by: Bill76434 on October 02, 2021, 10:52:24 PM
October Challenge ... Distant Relative

Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: nolan on October 03, 2021, 08:38:51 PM
looks just like Dennis :whistle:
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Post by: Gita on October 04, 2021, 09:00:23 AM
 :2funny: Nolan! Bill looks like a digital drawing. Is it so? Good association.. 😂
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Bill76434 on October 04, 2021, 10:51:25 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan ... like father like son ... :heeha:
 :thankyou: Gita, yes a quick sketch on my I-Pad
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: nolan on October 05, 2021, 07:50:00 PM
:thankyou: Nolan ... like father like son ... :heeha:
:eek: :faint:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on October 06, 2021, 11:51:00 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on October 10, 2021, 11:34:13 AM
Bill, I love your humor..and good thinking.  I saw your fence painting and thought that was for the challenge.  This is my challenge painting for distant.  Posting in encourager for comments and suggestions.


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Post by: nolan on October 10, 2021, 07:36:32 PM
 :smitten:
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Post by: njnjgirl on October 10, 2021, 08:26:52 PM
Oh thank you Nolan, this makes me so happy.
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Post by: Bill76434 on October 10, 2021, 10:10:46 PM
 ditto  :smitten:
Thanks Mary Lou
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on October 10, 2021, 10:27:17 PM
Your water colour looks great. Mary Lou!
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on October 11, 2021, 04:43:30 AM
A serene Pagoda at the distant horizon. A belated presentation for September. Just in time for Oktober.   :D

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Post by: Aniz Oniro on October 11, 2021, 09:22:29 AM
Gita i love your painting
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Post by: Gita on October 11, 2021, 10:31:19 AM
Thank you Maria!
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Post by: njnjgirl on October 11, 2021, 06:23:42 PM
Thank you Bill and Gita. 


Gita, your painting is great!! Love it :smitten:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: nolan on October 11, 2021, 07:38:52 PM
 :smitten: Gita
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Bill76434 on October 11, 2021, 09:52:17 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Top class picture Gita
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on October 11, 2021, 10:07:51 PM
 :thankyou: Mary-Lou, Nolan, Bill!
It’s sometimes a mystery to me why simple compositions have this effect..
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Post by: Elizabeth on October 15, 2021, 08:30:12 AM
Beautiful Gita!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Gita on October 15, 2021, 11:27:50 AM
 :thankyou: Elisabeth!
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on November 03, 2021, 06:01:08 PM
This is my entry for treasure.  "digging for treasure" photo from Sandie Bell on PMPart.  Also posted in encourager section for comments and suggestions.


Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: nolan on November 03, 2021, 08:23:03 PM
 :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Bill76434 on November 03, 2021, 09:20:00 PM
Great representation of Treasure Mary Lou.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
My entry coming up is what he might find  ;)
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Bill76434 on November 03, 2021, 09:22:10 PM
Yo Ho Ho.  :)

Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: nolan on November 04, 2021, 07:44:02 PM
Is that a cigarette in the skull's mouth ;D
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Bill76434 on November 04, 2021, 09:22:55 PM
 :D  biting a coin .... he had to get something off his chest.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on November 05, 2021, 07:14:10 AM
 :thankyou: Mary Lou, I find the painting wonderful. It’s a romantic scene where the mind is gently pushed from everyday chores to vacation, warm days and loved ones. love it! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on November 05, 2021, 07:14:53 AM
Bill, you are tooooo funny! 😂.
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Post by: Gita on November 05, 2021, 07:19:06 AM
This digital painting of mine suits “ treasure” I suppose.
One of projects is to paint the Hindu Gods and Goddesses.

This is Goddess Lakshmi (lit. 'she who leads to one's goal'), is one of the principal goddesses in Hinduism. She is the goddess of wealth, fortune, power, beauty and prosperity.
Here is a digital painting of the Goddess with blue eyes, which is rare. I intentionally kept this in the “naive” painting style, more like in olden days in India.


Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on November 05, 2021, 11:05:19 AM
Thank you Nolan, Bill and Gita. I appreciate your nice comments, :)


Bill, I love your humor. 


Gita your painting is so colorful and well done.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on November 05, 2021, 08:01:18 PM
This is the best treasure I possess.. my Cricut Maschine with its endless possibilities.
This is a fast card ( 1 hour) I made. Some tools are yet to be bought.. but I am moving forward! I am simply enjoying the process.

Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Bill76434 on November 05, 2021, 09:28:47 PM
 :thankyou: Mary Lou and Gita, your talent is amazing  :clap: :clap: :clap:.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on November 06, 2021, 12:36:40 PM
 :thankyou: Mary Lou!

Aw.. Bill you are exaggerating… there are soooo many creative artists out there.😄
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on November 07, 2021, 02:58:35 PM
Gita, that card is beautiful.    :smitten:


Bill, thank you,  :blush: however, [size=78%]you are also very talented. [/size] O0
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Bill76434 on November 07, 2021, 09:14:55 PM
 :blush:
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Post by: nolan on November 07, 2021, 09:31:53 PM
Gita, your talents know no bounds :congrats:
You surprise us every time with something new you can do :heeha:
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Post by: Bill76434 on December 02, 2021, 12:41:15 AM
Festive.
Santa resting on an Aussie Beach before his hectic schedule

Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on December 02, 2021, 12:13:53 PM
Wow!  What a great painting Bill!!! :smitten: :yippee:
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Post by: Cath on December 02, 2021, 12:22:02 PM
 :2funny:   Love the humour, Bill ! 
Lovely secluded spot on the beach well painted.  :smitten:


Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on December 02, 2021, 04:33:46 PM
Wow, Bill I like this! Would make a great card. I would get it printed! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: nolan on December 02, 2021, 08:04:10 PM
 :eek: :faint: Your best painting by a country mile :congrats: :not_worthy:
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Bill76434 on December 02, 2021, 09:54:23 PM
Wow thanks everyone for the complements. I don't mind if anyone of you you used it for a card. :)
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Annie. on December 04, 2021, 09:51:37 AM
Congratulations Gita, Mary Lou, and Bill!

You have done an exceptional year of challenge.   You should be very proud of all your creative works  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I love the Santa on the beach, such a beautiful but foreign concept for us Canadians!  Our :santa: is usually :cold:

Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Bill76434 on December 04, 2021, 09:55:37 PM
 :thankyou: Annie, brrrrr
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Post by: njnjgirl on December 06, 2021, 07:04:59 PM
Thank you Annie!


Here is the last of the challenge paintings for 2021.  Wow, did this year fly even with all the disruption to normal life. This is for festive:
 
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: nolan on December 06, 2021, 07:51:13 PM
Very festive painting. Congrats to all of you that participated in the challenge :congrats: :cloud9: :not_worthy:
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Post by: njnjgirl on December 06, 2021, 08:27:17 PM
Thank you Nolan, I appreciate it!   :thankyou:
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Post by: dennis on December 07, 2021, 01:30:47 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Bill76434 on December 07, 2021, 06:35:34 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: those cherries look 'yummie'
 Well done Mary Lou for the list and keeping the ball rolling
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on December 07, 2021, 09:40:44 PM
Thank you Dennis and thanks Bill for participating!
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Post by: Gita on December 13, 2021, 04:50:03 PM
 :thankyou: Annie!
Mary Lou, your painting looks so modern! like it!
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on December 13, 2021, 04:57:32 PM
Soil is a problem in clinics due to the germ content. This is a minimalistic approach without soil and zero maintenance to create a festive look.



 
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Post by: nolan on December 13, 2021, 09:02:56 PM
Awesome :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:
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Post by: Bill76434 on December 13, 2021, 09:49:53 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: beautiful
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Post by: Gita on December 13, 2021, 10:22:57 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan!
 :thankyou: Bill!
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Post by: njnjgirl on December 18, 2021, 02:36:21 PM
Well done Gita and thank you for your comments and participating. :thankyou:
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Post by: Bill76434 on December 26, 2021, 11:53:13 PM
Let the Wind Blow High ....
Thought I'd round off the year with 'walking out of 2021 to 2022'
My piper playing "Ould Lang Syne".

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Post by: njnjgirl on December 28, 2021, 01:50:26 PM
 :heeha: ;D Funny one ..Happy New Year!!!
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Bill76434 on December 28, 2021, 09:34:59 PM
 :thankyou: Mary Lou and a happy New Year to you and family
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Gita on January 16, 2022, 09:14:00 PM
Sorry for writing late. A happy new year to all of you! Wish you good health and a lot of good art making.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on January 17, 2022, 01:23:22 PM
Same to you Gita!
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Post by: Gita on January 28, 2022, 01:46:26 PM
Good day Bill and Mary Lou! Both of you have been role models for perseverance and creativity! My sincere admiration!

To tell you the truth, I am missing  this monthly challenge, already!
Wouldn’t it be great to continue?
What do you, the masters and the others say?  :smiley6600:

Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Bill76434 on January 28, 2022, 09:58:30 PM
 :thankyou: for the "master" ??? Gita. I always love a challenge and also find it more challenging if someone other than me selects the subjects.
May I ask Nolan to make a list? He is so creative.
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Post by: Gita on January 28, 2022, 11:51:57 PM
Good idea!
Let’s see what Nolan says to this great idea of yours.
Bill, thanks for your compliment 😉
Below my humble suggestion to support Nolan.
January: rob
February: blow
March: hole
April: shape
May: heavy
June: joystick
July: turbulent
August: leak
September: bird
Oktober: Wind
November: instrument
Dezember: shine
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: Annie. on January 31, 2022, 09:39:26 AM
Happy New Year!

I skipped the 2021 monthly challenges, but I had so many pleasant ours the previous year.

Gita, MaryLou and Brian, you all did so many nice pieces despite the challenges of our changing world... or maybe because of it.  You really inspire me.  I would like to join again for 2022

I do not see a new tread for 2022, have you started?

P.S. Great list Gita.  I find verbs and adjectives very challenging, but its opens so many opportunities.  If I add a lit of nouns/objects to it, ideas come.
Title: Re: Monthly Creativity Challenge for 2021
Post by: njnjgirl on January 31, 2022, 06:45:47 PM
Hi Gita, sorry I missed your recent posts.   Thank you and Annie for the compliments.  I am always ready for a challenge.  Actually I made the list last year and I am sure Nolan would be fine with your list.  Just start a new thread with your prompt words, and I am in!



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