Thursday, April 20, 2006

Challenge Yourself to Find the Art in the Everyday

This week, let's take a moment to slow our pace and really take notice of the common, everyday objects found in our daily life. What ordinary things can you find to make extrordinary art? Look for things you can use in your art. Or items that can be used as a tool to create art. Or perhaps an object that simply inspires you to create. This week, your challenge is to find the art in the everyday.

How To Participate

  1. Create a new piece of art (no old work please) inspired by the current week's challenge.
  2. Post your interpretation of the current challenge on your blog.
  3. Leave a comment here to let us know your artwork has been posted. It would be extremely helpful if you could include the direct link to your creation and the name which you prefer to be listed (i.e. WhateverBlog,


  • You have one week to create and post your artwork on your blog and give us the link.
  • A new tutorial related to the current challenge will be posted every weekend.
  • We will spotlight several entries for the current week's challenge throughout the week.
  • If you have a Flickr account, please join the group and add your Inspire Me Thursday photos!
  • The next challenge will be announced the following Thursday.
  • If you have any questions or suggestions, email us or leave a comment.
  • New participants are always welcome!


Blogger Lu said...

I am definitely trying to be on this one. I love the idea.

April 21, 2006 9:02 AM  
Blogger Sofia Barao said...

Very nice subject

April 21, 2006 10:47 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Here is mine
Thank you!

April 21, 2006 8:19 PM  
Blogger firstborn said...

cool idea!

April 21, 2006 9:49 PM  
Blogger Hashi said...


April 22, 2006 1:42 AM  
Blogger Robyn said...

I have posted my response to this great challenge on my blog and on my Flickr page. Thanks for the fun.

Scratches & Scribbles

April 22, 2006 8:32 AM  
Blogger scarecrow said...

OK! Here is a wonder of nature. You can probably get the idea.


April 22, 2006 8:51 AM  
Blogger AscenderRisesAbove said...

I posted mine today - on a technique I sometimes use when blocked doing art; a technique to see art differently....

though for some reason today the blog will not give me a direct link; sorry will need to scroll this week.

April 22, 2006 9:42 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

This is what your suggestion inspired from me!

April 22, 2006 10:44 AM  
Blogger Geninne said...

Mine's up!


Thanks girls!

April 22, 2006 1:38 PM  
Blogger melba said...

I just posted.

I missed last weeks so I wanted to be sure I made something for this challenge.

April 22, 2006 6:42 PM  
Blogger Brandi said...

Done! This was a fun one!

April 22, 2006 7:36 PM  
Blogger Judy Scott said...

What a wonderful challange which made me realise the beauty around me; here we go......

Judy x

April 23, 2006 7:56 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

Can I play too?
Here's my link for this week's inspiration!

April 23, 2006 10:23 AM  
Blogger Turquoise CRO said...

Hope no-one has used this!!! This is an every day object but it is making me want to create the design madly!!!!

April 23, 2006 11:13 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

I finally got mine done! Had to rack my brains about this one, a really interesting challenge!

direct link is:

sorry it is so long, my blog is at:

April 24, 2006 8:55 PM  
Blogger mbc said...

I'm new at this, been visiting for awhile. Here's my link, thanks:

MBC Design Studio

April 24, 2006 10:33 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Hi! I'm very new to the blog community. I'm not an artist, but I'd like to participate. Here is my first project:

April 24, 2006 11:13 PM  
Anonymous Teresa said...

Here is mine!!

April 24, 2006 11:43 PM  
Blogger Arty Lady's blog said...

I had to have a go at this one - a chocolate wrapper, paperclip and label.

April 25, 2006 5:05 AM  
Anonymous carra said...

Stupid me, it took awhile to figure out that this is where I should put the link ;)

April 25, 2006 6:42 AM  
Blogger jblack designs said...

This was fun. Here's mine:

Jennifer (open doors)

April 25, 2006 7:57 AM  
Blogger Joy Eliz said...

I'm new...hope I did this right:)

Joy Eliz


April 25, 2006 12:59 PM  
Blogger shannonjyl said...

she is used every day.

April 25, 2006 1:05 PM  
Blogger creative kismet said...

This was so much fun! Thanks for another great challenge!!

Here's mine!

April 25, 2006 2:08 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

V COOOL inspiring BLOG!!

April 26, 2006 1:21 AM  
Blogger the heartful blogger said...

Here's my entry, entitled this light.

Find it at

April 26, 2006 8:03 AM  
Blogger firstborn studio said...

carving art into the attempt.

April 26, 2006 8:32 AM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Here is mine!! I have been sick this week so I took from something I had.

April 26, 2006 8:53 AM  
Anonymous Sharon Wisely said...

EverDay Art Journal Pages

April 26, 2006 9:32 AM  
Blogger Turquoise CRO said...

I thought I added my photo to flickr, I saw it and now it is gone! Whazzzzzzzzzzzzzuuuppp with that?!

April 26, 2006 10:46 AM  
Blogger Turtle Jones said...

Here is mine...This was fun! :)

April 26, 2006 11:16 AM  
Blogger JO said...

I've always wanted to do an assemblege piece. Thanks for the inspiration.

April 26, 2006 3:30 PM  
Anonymous Karen said...

Here's mine ... a little something out of left field ...

Alternate link:

April 26 entry

April 26, 2006 5:30 PM  
Blogger artjunk~ said...

Mine's up. Here's the link:

April 26, 2006 8:24 PM  
Blogger kathy welsh said...

I love the Inspire Me Thursday idea! I'm attaching my piece.

The art is in the 4/26 entry, the second picture down ("falling" painting). Sorry, but I don't know how to include it in the link alone.

April 26, 2006 9:01 PM  
Blogger Turquoise CRO said...

I just did add another piece of art using the every day man hole photo I took this week! Woooo Hoooo! Such FUN gals! Thanks!

April 27, 2006 1:54 AM  
Blogger ratlion said...

I'm done!

Ratlion at

April 27, 2006 2:47 PM  

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