Challenge: Transformation

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it:

Create an art journal page using the word Transformation as the theme.

Bonus points: Limit your palette to 3-4 colors, and include a repeating motif or doodle in your final image. Find your flow and become one with the creative process.

This challenge is hosted by Lily Sol

Lily Sol

Lily is a mixed media artist who finds peace & joy when creating in her art journal. She enjoys painting “Flower Girls” and making abstract art inspired by nature. When she’s not creating she loves hiking around Northern California and exploring with her sweet Boston Terrier pup Ona.

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

More about Lily Sol

What is art journaling to you?

Art journaling is a time to play, a place to release fears and space to make mistakes. I love exploring and trying new creative tools or techniques in my journal. My art journal is always there for me when I’m stuck and it always feels like a safe place to let out my emotions. It allows me a chance to discover more about myself through art making. Art journaling is a healing practice and a wonderful tool for expanding your creative wings. I love art journaling so much!

What does community do for your art?

Art making lights me up, but it wouldn’t be as enjoyable without a creative community to connect with. I believe one of the best parts of sharing my artwork online is that it leads me to meet really unique and open-minded people from all over the world. I feel like there’s a common thread linking all us artsy people together. Like when you find out someone does art journaling or likes to collage or make messy artwork you know you share a similar vibe and it just feels nice knowing others share the same passions in life. It’s nice to not be the only person who takes a moment to decides if a tea bag wrapper should be tossed or kept as future collage paper.

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Action Steps

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