Every January, the League sponsors a 30 day creative challenge open to all of you everywhere, working in any media. January 1-30 we’ll post a daily creative challenge to V. Notes on our website. V. Notes subscribers will receive this post in their inbox every day at 7am PST. To receive these challenges in your inbox, subscribe to V. Notes. Post your creations to social media and see other’s posts with #30sal. (Image of laundry pile by Jessica Ray) Broaden your creative skills Our challenges are different. Designed to foster a wide variety of creative skills, they are not restricted to any style or genre, and medium is artist’s choice. Our creative challenges are categorized by type: MONDAY: Design & CompositionTUESDAY: Memory/ImaginationWEDNESDAY: See & RespondTHURSDAY: Word prompt FRIDAY: Journal/Narrative/Comics (Theme: 2020)SATURDAY: ExperimentalSUNDAY: Observation Kathy Paul 20 minutes of creative time The daily goal is not a perfect art piece. The goal is 20 minutes of creative time. After 20 minutes, if you want to keep working on the project you can, but the goal is 20 minutes, and no matter what happens, 20 minutes of creative time is a win! What’s your goal for 2021? Special prizes will be given to people who complete all 30 challenges, but you don’t have to complete them all to participate, or to be eligible to win a prize. What are your own goals for creativity this January? Will you do three a week, every weekday, or all 30? Post your goals to social media, or on a note to yourself, and put it somewhere you’ll see it. “I’m joining #30SAL this January. Stay tuned! I’m about to unleash my weird and wonderful creativity 30 days in a row.” Invite a friend Who might like to receive an invitation to join you? Think of a creative friend who would like to do a creative challenge with you. They can be any age, anywhere in the world. Invite them to join you, and make a pact to complete your individual goals. (You and your friend can have different goals!) Post your individual or team pact to your social media page using #30SAL. “I’m joining #30SAL this January with @buddy’sname. Watch my instagram to see my 5 projects each week!” Marissa Vitiello Prizes Will there be prizes? Yes, there will be prizes. 1st Prize: $500 cash2nd Prize: $250 SAL Gift Certificate3rd Prize: $150 SAL Gift CertificateHonorable Mentions: $50 SAL Gift Certificates Artists who complete all 30 challenges will be eligible to win special prizes, but you don’t have to complete all 30 to participate, or to win a prize. Set your own creative goals for January 2021 and submit pics of your original creations on Padlet. Links will be in the challenge posts. Deadline for January 2021 submissions: February 1, 2021. Sign up now! Sign up for V. Notes to receive #30sal creative challenges in your inbox, starting January 1, 2021. We won’t share your email address with anyone, and you can unsubscribe at any time. #30sal is fun and it’s free! Wendy Lumsdaine Look for #30sal online!