The Sketchbook Challenge
Back in August while I was drawing pictures with my nieces -- the inspiration that led to my 120 day Heart Speak drawing challenge -- Sue Urquhart from Lulu Bug Jewelry had already been blogging about Drawing Just for the Fun of It using Zentangles.
When I came across her post in September, I got goosebumps. I love how ideas are always floating out there and people will almost simultaneously jump onto the same wave as it moves around in space and time. This made me realize that my little drawing project was really part of a whole team of sketchbook people out there searching for something within their creativity.
As a holiday coma clouded my life, I stopped connecting out in cyber space and focused on Hint and my Heart Speak sketchbook. Then last week while stopping by a bunch of blogs, I noticed that sketchbook fever had spread and there is some of the coolest stuff happening out there.
I saw LeAnn Weih at Summers Studio exploring Zentangles who had been inspired by Marsha Neal's Zentangle who had been inspired by a Zentangle doodle blog. You get the picture? Creativity is spreading like wildfire out there!!!
This kind of connection and how we simultaneously relate through something that gives us pleasure totally excites me. That's why when I saw a posting on Blue Moon River called The Sketchbook Challenge last week, I had to share it on my blog because it's just such a wonderful idea to bring people together.
Launched on the 1/1/2011 The Sketchbook Challenge is a project that invites people to fill their notebooks based on a monthly theme. The Sketchbook Challenge has a blog and sponsors who will be promoting giveaways and special offers. The Sketchbook Challenge is a place to see what others come up with, learn new tricks, and connect with other sketchbook people. You can also share pictures of your own sketchbook musings during this challenge on a flickr group.
It's never too late to start your sketchbook and January's theme is "Highly Prized."