Challenge: Messy and Loose

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it:

Have fun with messy lines and loose watercolor using an ink and wash style

This challenge is hosted by Susan Chiang

Susan Chiang

Susan began watercoloring to relieve anxiety during a particularly difficult period when she found herself struggling with a bad relapse of a chronic health condition. She quickly realized that even though she was unsure and timid about the quality of her work, she forgot about everything else she was dealing with because it brought so much joy - and in it's own way, healing. The power of having a creative outlet is what keeps her painting and wanting to share and guide others in their own pursuits to create as well.

Here’s your host’s take on the challenge:

More about Susan Chiang

What is art journaling to you?

It’s a way to document the quieter moments in life while exploring and experiment with creativity. The act of creating gives the gift of slowing down and reflecting.

What does community do for your art?

Community keeps me inspired and feeling connected to people who also believe in the power of making space for art in our lives.

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Action Steps

Bring your imperfect, messy self, take what you need, and know that more than zero is enough. Click here for tips on making the most out of the challenges. 


Accept, adapt, or decline the challenge. Create.


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