A friend of mine forwarded me a  New York Times post this morning about a series artist, Leanne Shapton, did on a month of Sunday walks.  It’s really inspired me to try and do a new, simple series around a common idea for one month.  Then I thought you might need some inspiration too and that we could do it together.

February Art Challenge:  Four views of Home.

One new piece of art each week in February around this theme of ‘home’.  This can be whatever you think of – actual views from, of and around your home, objects, people, whatever ‘home’ brings to mind.  You can use whatever materials are inspiring to you or that you want to try out – drawing, painting, mixed media.  Make it as simple as you want.  I just ask that you do one new piece each week over the month.  What do you think?  Are you in?  I’d like to post images each week of our progress to inspire other readers.  Images of your new piece should be emailed to me each Sunday in February (the first week due Feb. 6th) and I’ll post our images on the blog each Monday.  If you’ve never picked up a pencil or a brush, now is your time to play and create, don’t be shy – it’s going to be fun!  To sweeten the deal, I’ll send a free 8 x 10 map print to anyone who completes the four weeks with me.

First piece due Sunday, Feb. 6th.  Email me a low res. image and your name (you can be anonymous if you don’t want me to list your name by your piece) at:

rachelaustinart@gmail.com

If you want a weekly reminder to get creating, email me that you are up for the February Art Challenge, and I’ll send you a friendly reminder.

Rachel