(detail of painting by Mimi Boothby) We are one week into our 30 Day Challenge for January. We’ve had a lot of fun looking at all the posts! Some were technically impressive, others highly creative, and some made us laugh. Here are a few of our favorites so far. Day 1: Before & After Self portrait on Jan 1 2020, vs Jan 1 2021 This endearing and relatable buttery submission was created by Jonah Connolly-Cruz. You’ll see more of Jonah’s creations in a bit. Jonah Connolly-Cruz Day 2: Panels Assemble panels to form a larger composition These two mountainscapes were assembled by Karen Bell.Karen got more than one choice fave in this week too! Karen Bell Lucia Fox Day 3: Submerge Show something partially submerged by water Marisa VitielloKathy Paul There were some clever and beautiful creations for this, but Jonah Connolly-Cruz got us with their unique style. The text gave us the giggles. Jonah Connolly-Cruz (detail) Day 4: Pathways This challenge produced the best artworks by far, and there were a lot of them. I’ll be sharing these in a separate post. Day 5: Dream Recreate a dream This challenge received a lot of great responses, too! Lyall Wallerstedt Delores Haugland Marisa Vitiello “I keep dreaming of crowded spaces where no one is wearing a mask.” Shelley Weiss Gil Mendez “Squirrel!” mefreeart “Then the CatDragon came closer. Natural found objects” Megan Carroll “Love the randomness of dreams that start to overlap with one another.” Day 6: Pringles What does the Pringles man look like? This challenge had so many creative and funny submissions, I’m going to put them in their own post, but first, I did want to share this fantastic gravity defying Pringle’s Ringle, from Eileen Sliwinski. Wow! Want to learn how to make a Pringles Ringle? Click here. Day 7: Argus-eyed Argus-eyed – Vigilant. From Greek mythology: Argus. A watchman with many eyes Emma Nadolny – Emma, can I get this as a wallpaper for my bathroom? Colleen Tuell Luzi Guillermo There were many more contributions that we enjoyed, it was hard to narrow them down. We’ll share more! Prizes will be awarded at the end of the month. It’s not too late Want to participate in our 30 Day Challenge? It’s not too late to jump in! Subscribe to V. Notes and watch your inbox. The next challenge will appear at 7:00am PST. You can also find previous challenges on our website. We can’t wait to see what you make next!