Passport to Art

This challenge blog will remain available indefinitely. The linky tool is now closed and the comments box removed.
However if you wish to share your work the Facebook group is still open.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Almost time to start out

Welcome to all those who are following the blog.

Following along
I would recommend that even if you only do it for July that you follow the blog through Google Reader, (but remember Google Reader closes on July 1st - I've moved to Feedly), an RSS feed or whatever way you choose to follow blogs.   You can also scroll to the bottom of this blog and find where you can sign up for emails.

You might also want to follow NewlyCreative through July too where I am planning to post my journal each day.

Blog linky
If you would like to put a blog linky (I'm sure it has a proper name) on your blog, please download this image by right clicking on it:

Technique Challenges
Each day has a technique to use on your page. 

Quotes and Bible Verses
Each day there is a quote or a Bible verse for you to use on your page if you wish.   If you want to be able to print them out in one go rather than each day then you can download them here:

Where possible I have found videos, blogs or websites to provide inspiration for the day's theme.  Some might be a bit silly.

Journaling prompts
There will be questions for you to think about on the day's theme.  You can answer them or just use them to get you thinking.

Technique Challenge
Each day has a technique challenge to include in your journal.  If this doesn't stretch you enough or you don't have the products to be able to try the technique then please use any other technique(s) you know already.   This will be particularly for those keeping creative journals.  Keep reading even if that's not what you want to do.

Where possible I have found videos to demonstrate the technique or I will have added photos of examples.

As your book gets chunkier you may find it useful to have a piece of thick cardboard to put behind the page you are working on.  The back board from a pad of watercolour paper or something like that would be best.

Linky Tool
At the end of each post there will be an opportunity to link your day's page to the blog to share with other readers.  This can be a link to your blog, or if you haven't got a blog please use the Flickr group.

I have set up the Flickr group and if you already have a Flickr account please ask to join.  If you don't have a Flickr account it is easy to join and it is free.  Flickr is useful to be able to link your work to this blog if you don't have a blog of your own.

The group has been set up for the photos to be public but any discussions to be for members only.

I have set up a Facebook group where you can share your work and chat.

I have set up a board on Pinterest where you can find further inspiration.

And finally
Remember the only rule is: this is your journal and you do it the way you want to. Other than that there are no rules.  Oh except to have

I am so looking forward to sharing this project with you.
See you on July 1st.