We are halfway through our 30 day creative challenges, and there have been a lot of fun posts. Melissa Maxwell These creative challenges are different than other challenges. 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 have been categorized by type: SUNDAY: Observation MONDAY: Composition TUESDAY: Sequence WEDNESDAY: See & Respond THURSDAY: Word prompt FRIDAY: Transcribe SATURDAY: Wild Card I love seeing what you all come up with! Quite a few posts caught my eye and I wanted to share them. If yours is one of the artworks posted here, please contact us for your $50 SAL gift certificate. Want to see what people have made? Some people posted to Padlet, others to Instagram. Click here to search Instagram for all artworks posted with #30SAL Here are links to all the Padlet pages so far: Day 1: Haptic Self PortraitDay 2: a Cup, a Table, a WallDay 3: Masaccio StudyDay 4: AltarpieceDay 5: CacoethesDay 6: Altdorfer HarunobuDay 7: Design a ChairDay 8: Jacket StudyDay 9: Living RoomDay 10: Body LanguageDay 11: Mayan ThroneDay 12: AtramentousDay 13: CardsharpsDay 14: Roly Poly Some Favorites Here is a smattering of creative responses that caught my eye. HAPTIC. The haptic challenge was to create a self portrait entirely from touch. These were a few portraits that showed exceptional curiosity and sensitivity. Robyn Walton A CUP. A TABLE. A WALL. This challenge was designed to get you to draw the full environment, including areas typically left blank. I was thrilled to see that artists described the shapes and surfaces in their scenes in a tactile way. They are so much more rich than a still life with a cup! These were great responses, and clever compositions. Gary Greoger Dorothy R Robyn Walton Elizabeth Mitchell MASACCIO STUDY. Some people recreated the masterwork painting entirely, others simplified, some went completely off the rails. I thought these were exceptionally creative responses. Amanda Wyatt Seattledandy ALTARPIECE. Participants were shown the back of an altarpiece, and challenged to show what was on the front. These were fun. Want to know what the front looked like? It is no where near as interesting as what you made! CACOETHES. An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable. I was just walking at Greenlake, and I saw exactly this scene of people in the park. Thanks Dorothy! Dorothy R, with Seurat and Titian Leah ALTDORFER HARUNOBU. A mashup of two antique artworks. Mary Morton Gil Mendez CHAIR. Design a chair for a specific person or personality. JACKET. Study the geometry, line, or volume of a jacket. These were absolutely gorgeous drawings. I swear I can feel the fabric through the paper! Melissa Maxwell LIVING ROOM ABSTRACT. This one drawing was so exceptional for interest and energy, it stands alone. BODY LANGUAGE. Draw someone talking. THRONE. Redesign a Mayan throne. Look at the layers in this response! Thank you everyone for participating in this challenge. I love seeing what you all come up with. Hey – If yours is one of the artworks posted here, please contact us for your $50 SAL gift certificate. If you don’t have time to take a class right now, no worries – you can donate your $50 for us to add to our gap assistance program. Someone will appreciate the gift! More 30SAL challenges are on the way. It’s not too late to participate! If you’ve been wanting to try a challenge but haven’t been able to jump in for one of the millions of reasons around time, energy, and anxieties that we all share, what do you think about picking up one challenge this week? Just one. Set a timer for 20 minutes and see what happens. When the timer goes off, congratulate yourself heartily, and give yourself a reward. You earned it!