Hello and welcome to the Colour Me Positive Weekly Creative Challenge! This is an opportunity to get your creative juices flowing with weekly prompts to inspire you and support you in your creative journey. Each Friday a new prompt will be posted every Friday on this blog. You can get the prompt delivered straight into your inbox by subscribing HERE.
The prompt includes a quote, an image, and a colour frame and you are free to use any or all elements as a springboard for your project. There isn’t a wrong way to interpret the prompt, simply allow it to guide your creativity in a way that feels good to you. You don’t need specific tools, products or materials, you just need you!
Feeling lonely is not a nice feeling. And those feelings can often lead to thinking that something must be wrong and all that ‘wrongness’ is turned back on the self as negative self talk. How much less alone would you feel if instead of thinking negatively you would think more positively. Instead of looking at what you don’t have, look at what you can do for yourself where you are thinking more kindly about yourself. Choose to find the joy where ever you may be.
This weeks featured artist is Marianne Stolker, and this is the page she made for Week 7 . I love the bold blocks of pattern and colour. The repeating flowing lines throughout the page contrasting with the geometric black and white patterns really catches my attention.
I asked Marianne to tell us more about herself and she sent me a wonderful inspiring story of how art journalling has had a positive influence on her life. I’ve shared a small snippet here today. I’m sure this won’t be the last time I’ll featuring Marianne and I’ll get to share more of her story in the future.
My name is Marianne and I live in the Netherlands.
During the past two years, I have been through a lot, spent more weeks in hospital, felt sad, desperate, frustrated and lonely at times, but there was always my art journal. I could use it to give vent to my feelings and the quotes were always uplifting and/or comforting. Every time I finished a page, it gave me a feeling of accomplishment.
Did you know there is a Colour Me Positive Facebook Community? Our Facebook group is a safe, welcoming space for members to gather, share and support one another. You can find the group HERE.
You are welcome to share the art you’ve created using the prompts, and encouraged to share and engage with others.
*This group is for the purpose of sharing the art you create using the weekly prompts as well as support and community.
It is not for promotion and all interactions will be kept positive, respectful and encouraging.