Sep 30, 2014

Thank you!

Many members here and in the FB group joined in the fun... created along hundreds of faces this month, and had a blast. Yes, the rush of keeping up and posting seems to be the hardest part but the art was so wonderful, and the end results is happiness.

I want to thank each person that participated, and I want YOU to give yourself a pat on the shoulder for daring, do trying and for working so hard. Even if you didn't quite finish all.... even if you had mixed results... you are still ahead of the game, by practicing and getting out of your comfort zone.
Post here what you discovered about yourself and your efforts!
Don't forget to post your art in the FB page if you are there so we all can see and enjoy the faces ♥

See you in February 2015!

Art by Caryn Smith

Sep 24, 2014

The last few days!

Can you believe we are getting close to the end of the challenge?

Have you tried something new? Work on a smaller size.... work on a larger size!
Find those 30 minutes to paint or draw... maybe play with editing a photo in an app... You still have a few days to practice, to improve, to try some scary messy technique... it doesn't matter what kind of art style it is, play with it!

Share your link in the Linky... post in the page or in the group... we all are having so much fun with the huge variety of faces ♥ Oh... visit the blogs and enjoy the eye candy!

Sep 1, 2014

Faces in September!

Hello artists! Welcome on board!
If you need help please check the links at the right --->

This is a challenge about faces. Not the whole body, not buildings, not sale links. We are not doing animals faces this time around, but things with a face are ok. Just try to  have a variety and something different for you.

*Please do not make extra "Linkys" for this on your blog, as it gets confusing for all. The only place where to add your blog is in this blog. 

*Do not post only older work, this is supposed to be a daily exercise. Part of the challenge is to dedicate daily time for your art.

*Turn off the captcha verification, it will help your visitors and they will come back. If they have to deal with many captchas, they will not bother leaving a post.

*Try a new thing! Play with your unopened paint, or that pretty paper you have stashed away. Even the little app you just downloaded! Practice a new technique and don't judge yourself too hard.

*Visit blogs and leave a message, we all love to hear from our visitors! ♥

*Aim for 29 and Have fun! WIPs are welcome!  (°‿~ )

Remember: we are flying together, messing up is ok, practicing is expected! Walking into new Art territory is encouraged!  All levels of expertise are welcome!

Aug 24, 2014

Just one more week!

We have one more week to start. This time we will not have animals. Why? because if you can draw/paint beautiful animals, then you should be practicing something else!
Any human or humanoid (fantasy) face is welcome. As always, any style, medium and level of expertise.
 On the 1st of September I will post the "Mr Linky" for everyone to add their link (only this challenge related please) Tumblr, LifeJournal, etc are welcome. Facebook links ONLY in the FB group/page, thanks! (check side bar links)

Here is the icon/button for your blog. Feel free to post it in any of your networks. Please link back here so people know what this is about:

Aug 17, 2014

Celebrating Robin Williams life

Robin Williams gave so much of him to people through his art, and through his private life as well. Lets remember him for all the good things and the fun and laughter he gave us.

Here are some portraits celebrating his life and the good times. We love you Robin.

The very last one was made by me (Ayala Art)


If you want to join our tribute to celebrate his life, just go ahead and make his portrait and post it in the page or group I will upload it here as well.

Thanks for visiting, and make someone smile today.

Feb 28, 2014

Good bye for now!

Well... the month is over! Hundreds of faces were made, admired and loved.
New friendships were made from different corners of the World; new techniques were tested, some were  successful, some not so much hahaha but at the end I hope everyone enjoyed their time and efforts, and that now you all feel a bit stronger and more daring.

Give yourself a pat in the shoulder!
 Seems like time speeds up and always feel it rushed too much the very last day.

Keep visiting at your leisure all the blogs you could not visit before. The FB group remains open and very active all through the year. I make other challenges at my main blog if you want to keep an eye over there. All the links are in the side bar.

* Talking about the side bar... If you download my e-Book, do not sign up for the extra newsletter offered there. I have nothing to do with it. I do not mail anything, the service is only to download my document :o)

Also, I would like to invite you to come back and play in September!
There are some ideas I want to do around that time, so I will post in August to update and start getting ready again ♥

Congrats to all, a big hug! And thank you so much for all the wonderful comments you give me, it truly makes me so happy! Blessings!

Art by Robin Walsh

Feb 10, 2014

Are you keeping up?

Day 10 of 29... Have you been keeping up? Have you tried yet something new? (Use that fancy patterned paper....? Open the tub or acrylic paint that you bought months ago...? Done a different size of your usual...?)
Well, I hope to hear you have!

I want to mention something that keeps popping up in the comments and private notes: What blog to use. Basically, all kinds of blogs are fine BUT there are some that only allow members to post a comment, so you will not be getting many comments if only 3 people are in that same kind of blog site.
Some are completely private to not members so they won't even see the image! In those cases, I notify the person and we can do something about it.

Also, if you have the "dynamic" display in blogspot, not everyone knows that the comment link shows only after clicking the blog post title. That can get a bit tricky.

If the blog is not art related, sorry peeps, but it will be removed. It is not fair for the rest of us face fanatics to be doing our run of close to 200 posts and BAM! Some unrelated face-less post from months ago.... huh?

Oh! now that I'm talking about doing the rounds of "close to 200 blogs" ... OMG captcha verification nightmare! Please dearest bloggers.... check your settings and turn that off, if only for the challenge! ♥
You will have more comments, will make your readers feel welcome, and all of us will have a smoother blog traveling if we won't have to stop in the brick wall of the captcha.

In my case, I see it behind a window, and when not... it has this ridiculously tangled letters that even if I hit to switch for another, I still can't read and by then the glorious dreamy sensation of looking at the art kind of dissolves  :oP
Set it to moderate, and you still can control what gets posted, without using that. :o)

OK.... Hugs to all, I hope you are having a great time... I am!! ♥
Lets keep making faces!! yaaay!