Rubber tree plant by Ellsworth Kelly Congratulations! You are halfway through our 30 day creative challenge! How are you doing with the various approaches? Do you have favorites? Hopefully you’ve logged into Instagram or to the Padlets to “like” people’s artistic responses. Awards and prizes will be posted today. 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: Cardsharps Day 14: Roly Poly Remember, you don’t have to complete all 30 out of 30 to participate, and the goal is not to make a masterpiece. The goal is 20 minutes of creative time, whenever you can. If you get to the end of the 20 minutes and you want to keep going for goodness sake don’t let me stop you, but 20 minutes of creative time is a win. To learn more about this 30SAL challenge, click here. Ellsworth Kelly TODAY’S CHALLENGE: Sunday the topic is drawing from observation. Today, make a contour line drawing of a plant. It can be a houseplant, something gathered from outside, or some fruit or veg from the fridge. As you draw, go slowly, keeping your eyes as much on the plant’s edge as possible, looking only occasionally at the paper, moving your pencil at the same speed as you move your eyes. Keep your pencil mostly on the paper, making a fairly continuous line around the outside edges. Focus on the specific shapes and spaces you see in the plant, as well as the shapes and spaces in between the stems and leaves. Do not go back to “fix” your lines, just make your best observations in each moment. We aren’t aiming for the perfect plant drawing, we’re aiming for good focus and attention. Your job is to look. Share your drawing on Instagram with these tags: #30sal, #plantdrawing Or post to today’s Padlet page.