Challenge: Movement as a Distraction

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it:

We constantly are moving, doing, and staying busy in our daily lives. How can we carve away slivers of time for peace and creating? In this journal we will connect to a moment of calm in the midst of the chaos playing on contrast and complimentary colors to highlight this dichotomy in our lives.

This challenge is hosted by Kristy Kensinger

Kristy Kensinger

Kristy is an artist based in Colorado. With a background in graphic design and art history, you often will see her graphic style and bits of history and loads of research seep into her work and teaching. When not creating, you can find her chasing her two young kids outside, going on field trips, practicing yoga, or seeking adventure.

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

More about Kristy Kensinger

What is art journaling to you?

Art journaling is a way to explore, a place to practice, a way to expose your raw most intimate feelings, to discover new ideas, a place for growth. There is nothing you can do wrong in an art journal. This is your space, your place to be what you need in this exact moment.

What does community do for your art?

There is nothing like connection among creatives. I thrive on growth and learning and sharing ideas. Although an introvert at heart, I only have one point of view, one perspective of the world. By adding in other people to my community, I allow my experiences and mind to expand, to learn and think differently. Each and every one of us can benefit from a different perspective, a supporting friend, or a community of creatives.

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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. 


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