Day 20 – 100 days to 100%

19 Sep

Some of you may know that I am away at a show in Creede, CO right now. You also may know that I was having computer issues. I had every intention of working on my blog and some other stuff in the evenings while I was at this show. However, my computer wasn’t cooperating at all. And sometimes there just isn’t anything you can do about that.

But I got it working this evening – YAY! And now I can do my day 20 post (only one day late).

As you can see from the photos I had some Zentangle® art with color this week, and tried some bookmarks too. It was pretty fun working on these every day. I’m so glad I decided to take my round 2 of 100 days to 100% and devote it to tangling every day.

 

I hope you are finding time for your daily journey.

#100daysto100percent

 

~deb

Let Your Inner Artist Out to Play

Blue Twig Studio – 5039 N Academy Blvd – Colorado Springs, CO 80918

719-266-1866

 

Week 37 – 365 days of Art

16 Sep

Week 37. Wow. We have come a long way!

Here are this week’s inchies, twinchies, tweenchies. As always, some are fairly basic – usually because I don’t have much time or the best supplies at hand. Some are more complex and those are usually the better ones. :)

 

For my sketch this week I used a black and white photo from a magazine. It was a swampy watery photo with the reflections of the trees/brush into the water, which I tried to capture as best I could.

by Deb Prewitt

by Deb Prewitt

How was your weekly challenge? Please share.

#bts365days

~Deb

Let Your Inner Artist Out To Play

Blue Twig Studio – 5039 N Academy Blvd – Colorado Springs, CO 80918

719-266-1866

 

join my Design Team!

14 Sep

I experimented with a Design Team last year and learned  a lot about what I wanted and didn’t want to do. I had fully intended to keep going with the Design Team once the shop moved out of my basement and into the brick and mortar location, but time got away from me to get it organized.

Now I am ready to put together another Design Team for the shop. If you are interested, please let me know right away.  The sooner I can gather my list of potential artists, the sooner we can get started.

Here are some general guidelines about what is expected. Once you have let me know you are interested, we will get together and go over more details. You do not have to be local to do this, even though that makes it somewhat easier on my end. :)

 

1.  6 month commitment

2.  monthly guest blog posts here

3.  monthly samples and tutorials

4.  participation in all store/blog challenges or contests

5.  teach at least once if at all possible (I realize schedules don’t always fit)

6. comment, share, engage on all social media platforms

 

If you are interested, leave a comment below or send me an email at dlprewitt@hotmail.com. :)

 

~Deb

Let Your Inner Artist Out To Play

Blue Twig Studio – 5039 N Academy Blvd – Colorado Springs, CO 80918

719-266-1866

Sharing one of the Zentangle videos again

13 Sep

 

I wanted to share this video again. Just as a reminder to visit my you-tube channel. :)

And to inspire you to try your hand at Zentangle® of course. Zentangle is relaxing and calming and mindful and creative! I have an Intro level class coming up soon if you are interested. And of course, I am always available for private classes. If you have already taken a class, then I encourage you to practice and have fun with it.

I’ve been doing my daily Zentangle for my 100 days to 100% challenge and have really been enjoying it. It seemed that I had neglected my own daily practice for awhile, but I am back to tangling every single day again.

~deb

Let Your Inner Artist Out To Play

Blue Twig Studio – 5039 N Academy Blvd – Colorado Springs, CO 80918

719-266-1866

 

Week 36 – 365 days of Art

9 Sep

Week 36 of the 365 Days of Art challenge is finished. How are you doing with your challenge? Are you still doing it? Have you missed some days? Have you given up?

It’s OK to miss some days or feel like you need a break. But jump back in as soon as you can. If you don’t push yourself to do it, nobody else will either. The thing about doing a challenge is that it IS sometimes hard to do – but that is WHY we are doing it. Right?

Here are my tiny bits for this week. You can see that one of the twinchies isn’t quite twinchie sized, but that’s OK. :)  Sometimes the art is pretty simple and basic because I don’t have time or I don’t have ideas for something to do. But I always do something.

Here is my sketch for the week. I was sitting in my living room and realized the painting on the wall is kind of set up like a Portal and I have a Portals project coming up due soon, so I thought I would sketch part of the painting to see if I liked it or not.  I took some liberties with the design of course, so it doesn’t really look like the painting on the wall.  I used pencil and pen and some watercolor pencils too. I think I rushed it a bit, but I like the idea of it.

by Deb Prewitt

by Deb Prewitt

Thanks for always visiting the blog and checking out what I am doing. I encourage you to share your own journey too.

#bts365days

~Deb

Let Your Inner Artist Out To Play

Blue Twig Studio – 5039 N Academy Blvd – Colorado Springs, Co 80918

719-266-1866

 

Day 10 – Round 2 – 100 Days to 100%

8 Sep

So the first 10 days of Round 2 of 100 days to 100% are in the books. Of course, the first 10 days are the easiest to do. :)

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I enjoyed doing the Zentangle® art every day. Some are on traditional Zentangle tiles, while some are on regular paper and some are on coasters. I like mixing them up and I will continue to do my tangling on various types of papers and surfaces. I’ll probably add in some color too. I figure any kind of Zentangle inspired art will serve for this challenge.  Here are the first 10 days of ZIA.

And one Zentangle a day is doable and really quite relaxing for me. I enjoy it a lot, and I’m glad I’ve gotten the daily practice going again. If you are interested in learning more about Zentangle, you can visit the Zentangle website. If you would like to take a class, I am available to teach. I host regular classes at my shop (the next class is Sept 30th), but am also available for private classes. You can purchase Zentangle supplies here.

Are you joining me on this 2nd round of 100 days to 100% challenge? What are you doing? I’d love to hear your comments.

#100daysto100%

~Deb

Let Your Inner Artist Out To Play

Blue Twig Studio - 5039 N Academy Blvd – Colorado Springs, CO 80918

719-266-1866

At The Circus ATCs

5 Sep

It is time to post the photos of our August At The Circus ATCs. I’m sad to say we didn’t have very many entries this month. I don’t know if it was an unpopular theme or if it was just the timing of the end of summer that caused people not to participate. :(

At any rate, somebody will win the ATCs that were entered (you can’t win if you don’t send in an ATC). I thought it was a fun theme and was looking forward to seeing what everyone created.

Here are the entries, in no particular order.

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So the winner is……ta ta ta da………Lynnita Knoch! Yay! Thanks so much for participating and I will be sending you your ATCs.

I’m hopeful that this month we will have many more entries. The theme for September is On The Road. Remember to get them turned in to me by the end of the month. Thanks to everyone who sent in ATCs this month.

~Deb

Let Your Inner Artist Out To Play

Blue Twig Studio – 5039 N Academy Blvd – Colorado Springs, CO 80918

719-266-1866

Week 35 – 365 days of art

2 Sep

We are now into September! Week 35 of the 365 days of art challenge is complete! It is amazing how quickly the time goes by. I suppose that is a factor of my age. :)

I enjoyed my week of twinchies and inchies. It looks like I had more of the larger ones this week. I don’t plan it out, so sometimes that is what happens.

The sketch is a clown image I found while I was doing research for the At The Circus ATCs for August. It was a black/white photo so that makes it easier to draw, at least for me.

by Deb Prewitt

by Deb Prewitt

I hope you are continuing to do your own 365 days of art challenge. Once you get your momentum going, it is pretty easy to keep up. It becomes a habit. See you next week!

#bts365days

~Deb

Let Your Inner Artist Out To Play

Blue Twig Studio - 5039 N Academy Blvd – Colorado Springs, CO 80918

719-266-1866

 

September ATC Challenge – On the Road

1 Sep

 

September is here and the new challenge is ON THE ROAD!  Anyone ready for a ROAD TRIP?

© Cristian Nitu | Dreamstime Stock Photos

© Cristian Nitu | Dreamstime Stock Photos

 

I love a road trip, although I don’t get to do it very often. But the fun of climbing into a car with friends or family and driving to your destination is so much more entertaining than getting on a plane and arriving. The conversations, the laughter, the interesting things you see along the way.

I’ve always wanted to take a really long and leisurely road trip across the USA. There is so much to see along the way. All the crazy tourist attractions like the largest ball of string ever! Or the museums and art galleries of various locals which are always different than what you see at home. Or how about the food? Every region has it’s own special flavors that are sure to entice. What about the landscapes you see? Every place has different trees and flowers and architecture, all beautiful and interesting.

© Kenneth Sponsler | Dreamstime Stock Photos

© Kenneth Sponsler | Dreamstime Stock Photos

 

Sometimes the road trip is just you and your vehicle. Every road trip doesn’t have to be a family adventure. Some road trips are good by yourself.  The feeling of freedom, of stopping when and where you want, of taking your time and exploring small shops and eating at roadside diners. What might you see along the way if you took your time?

© Roman Milert | Dreamstime Stock Photos

© Roman Milert | Dreamstime Stock Photos

 

Or maybe you will interpret the theme much more literally – and share something actually On The Road!!!! Maybe Road Kill? Ha Ha

I’ll be posting the ATCs for our August theme of AT THE CIRCUS sometime in the next week or so. I haven’t received as many ATCs as I was hoping, but they are still really great!  Perhaps everyone was busy trying to fit in one more summer vacation or camping trip before back to school!

For those of you who want to work ahead, the October ATC challenge theme will be WILD WEST! 

 

 

ATC stands for Artist Trading Card. A little bitty piece of art created by you. Here are the rules guidelines for the challenge.

  • your ATC needs to be 2.5″ x 3.5″
  • you can use any medium you like (paper, fabric, metal, clay, etc)
  • you can use any technique you like (a great way to try something new)
  • art work is on the front
  • your personal info is on the back (name, location, contact info, date, title)
  • all skill levels welcome
  • this is a WTA – winner take all – so one person will ‘win’ all of the ATCs submitted (if we get more than 20 entries, there will be 2 winners – if we get more than 30 entries, there will be 3 winners, and so on)
  • submit one ATC (you get one chance to win with each ATC submitted – if you submit more than one you get extra chances – but make them different since one person will win all of them :))
  • you can’t win if you don’t enter :)
  • deadline is Sept 30th – you can drop it off if you are local or mail it to the address below

I’d like it if you could include your city, state and country on the back side of your ATC. We have several Int’l participants as well as people from all over the USA, and I know they would love it if they knew where you were from. We don’t all know each other personally, so the info you provide is greatly appreciated. Another idea is to include your email or blog address as well. It’s not necessary, but nice for the winner to have in case they would like to contact you.

I love this monthly challenge and I am always grateful to those of you who submit entries. Tell your friends too. The more the merrier for this challenge, as we have extra winners with more entries. And really, everyone is welcome to join the fun no matter what skill level you are at. :) It is a great way to practice new stuff.

 

Have fun and I look forward to seeing your ROAD TRIP ATCs!!!!!!  On the Road again – just can’t wait to get on the Road again! :)

~Deb

Let Your Inner Artist Out To Play

Blue Twig Studio – 5039 N Academy Blvd – Colorado Springs, CO 80918 – USA

Round 2 of 100 days to 100%

30 Aug

As you know, I recently finished my 100 days to 100% challenge. Now I am ready for round 2 of the challenge. Are you with me?

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The first time around I really had a more generalized plan for the 100 days. I wanted to take better care of myself. That included more exercise, better eating habits, more time for me, and self-reflection. It was a good 100 days, but this time around I really wanted to create a more focused plan.

The last few days I have been thinking about what I could do. Should I spend more time on one aspect of what I did in round 1? Should I find something completely new? Should it be health related, art related, work related, or what? So many options to choose from!

In the end I kept being drawn to the creative side of things. Since I am already doing my daily inchies and twinchies for the 365 days of art challenge, I wanted something that would be different from that. After all, I am already doing those every day. I needed something new, but something doable with my schedule.

I finally decided I would do a daily Zentangle®. I used to do these every day, but have found that lately I haven’t been doing them as often. Of course I do them for classes and for class preparation, but I haven’t been doing them just for me – at least not as much as I would like. So I will take my 100 days to 100% and focus on re-creating my daily meditation with Zentangle.

by Deb Prewitt

by Deb Prewitt

I will post my progress here on the blog every 10 days, like I did before. And I will occasionally post my progress on Instagram or Facebook as well.

I really like the 100 days idea. It is much more likely to become a good habit with that much time invested. I know they say if you do something for 30 days it will be a habit, but I have found that it is still fairly easy to let go of that habit at 30 days. And the 365 day challenge is fabulous, but a big commitment. The 100 days is doable but not extreme. After all, 100 days is about the length of summer and how many of us get to the end of summer and wonder where it went? How could it go by so quickly? The 100 days of this challenge is going to fly by for you.

I hope you will join me on round 2 of our 100 days to 100% challenge. I know that the first round yielded good results for a lot of you, and I expect this round will be just as good. If you use the hashtag  #100daysto100% on your posts or shares then we can gain some momentum and also see what everyone else is doing that is participating in the challenge.

I’ll see you in 10 days to tell you of my progress!

#100daysto100%

~Deb

Let Your Inner Artist Out To Play

Blue Twig Studio – 5039 N Academy Blvd – Colorado Springs, Co 80918

719-266-1866

 

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