If you have landed over here because you clicked on the link from the LuluArt blog, email, or Colour Me Positive facebook group I want to extend a huge welcome to you. By now you are aware that there are a few changes going on with this creative challenge group and I’ve put my hand up to keep the wheels turning on a group that is not only special for many of its members, but also special to me.
Who am I?
So who am I? I am Theresa Miers and I am a creative, much like you. Some of you know me well, some of you may know of me and others probably have never heard of me before now. So for the benefit of all I’ll introduce myself properly by telling you a bit more about myself and my connection to the Colour Me Positive facebook group and the Lulu Art Store that got this group started.
Several years ago I was just a wee bit excited that I found an art supply store that not only sold the kinds of art supplies that I was interested in, but it was within cooee (Aussie expression for nearby) of my sister-in-laws home. From then on I planned all future trips around my dollars and time budget when visiting the area so I could go art shopping at Lulu Art. When Lisa, the then owner, decided to start a facebook group to encourage art through positive inspiration, I was in! It didn’t take me long to find some new friends as a direct result of this group.
In time, with Kylie as the new and present owner of the Lulu Art Store, I got an exciting opportunity to do some video tutorials for the shop, showing how I use some of my favourite supplies and tools in my art. As exciting as the opportunity was, and glad that I took the challenge on to learn new skills, I felt it really wasn’t for me so I decided to not pursue it again for 2018. But just as one door closed another opened when Kylie asked if someone was interested in keeping the Colour Me Positive group running. I put my hand up.
So here I am. I hope you’ll join me here in this new space dedicated just for the Colour Me Positive prompts and inspirations, especially if you are used to getting your notifications via email. If you still want to get the emails you will need to sign up again HERE. Unfortunately I don’t possess the skills to transfer all current subscribers to this new address at this time, so I’m asking for your help with that small part so I can keep working on all the other good stuff.
What is staying the same?
- Weekly prompts
- Colourful inspiration
- Positive inspiration
- Colour Me Positive facebook group
- Weekly emails
What will be different?
- A new website dedicated just for the weekly prompts.
- A new subscriber email sign up (sign up HERE if you haven’t already done so)
- The graphics will present differently. I hope you like the new format.
- A small write-up about my musings about the prompt for the week to encourage participation.
- No weekly prizes. Sorry (not sorry), we’re in it for the love of it now.
What I would like to change?
- You may have noticed that there are ads on this site in its present form. I’d like to change that. Working on it.
- Include some short and sweet video art jump starts.
- Maybe an Instagram Colour Me Positive account if there is enough interest.
- Hire a cleaner.
So whats in it for me?
Work. Good work. Meaningful work. Work that I feel called to do. Work that will be of service to the Colour Me Positive community. Sometimes when I set out to create it’s just for fun and discovery. But a lot of the time I call it my work because I feel I have a job to do. I call it work, not because it’s unfun, but because I think it is worth my time to invest in it. I love being creative and I love to support creative people and taking on this role lets me do all that. I feel confident that I have made a good decision for the CMP community by saying yes to this opportunity to keep this going. I know it will be a good year.
Please join me either by signing up HERE for email updates when the new prompts go live each week
if you aren’t already, come and join us at the Colour Me Positive facebook group where our members upload and share their work within the community