Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Theme: Open


(Lyric here) As I've watched spring blossom all around me I've finally settled on a theme for the month of April.
OPEN
 How many different ways can you interpret this theme?


open something within

o·pen  

[oh-puhn]
adjective
1. not closed or barred
2. having the interior immediately accessible
3. free of obstructions to sight, movement, or internal arrangement
verb 
4. to move from a shut or closed position so as to admit passage
5. to render unobstructed
6. to render the interior readily accessible
7. to clear of obstructions



be open to receiving.....

"Stuff your eyes with wonder; live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories."  ~Ray Bradbury


Open your Eyes, your Heart, your Soul!

There is nothing more joyful than seeing the world through the eyes of an artist. Noticing the beautiful textures in the bark of a tree, the intricate lines in the cracks on the sidewalk. Be open to the beauty that surrounds you!

I can't wait to see what you see opening around you, to what you open within yourself!


Special Prize Giveaway Announcements for April:

Prize package giveaway from Gelli Arts! 

One lucky winner will receive an 8"x10" Gelli Art plate!




Prize package giveaway from Blue Twig Studio!
 
One lucky winner will receive a 24 pencil-tin of Derwent Inktense Pencils

Prize package from My Creative Classroom:

 
One Free seat to any of their online classes! The prices of the classes range from $20-$60.
My Creative Classroom is an online arts and crafts learning center. Our interactive and in-depth courses are instructor led and filled with wonderful projects and techniques to help you get the most out of your supplies. This Spring MCC will be offering over 100 courses. From the Cricut to Primas, to mixed media and rubber stamping, to scrapbooking, sewing and more; we have something for everyone


And 3 lucky winners will receive a piece of mail art from one of the sketchbook challenge artists!

How to be eligible for prize drawings: 
In order to be eligible for one of the April 2012 prize packages you must post at least one photo of a sketchbook page related to the April  2012 theme to the Sketchbook Challenge Flickr group and you MUST tag one of your photos with the code "apr256".  
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING TAGGING YOUR PHOTOS WITH THE PRIZE CODES:  PLEASE DO NOT TAG MORE THAN ONE PHOTO WITH THE PRIZE TAG - IT DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING AND IT MAKES IT HARDER AND MORE TEDIOUS TO GENERATE THE WINNING LIST EACH MONTH - THANK YOU!
 
  Post as many photos as you like but only put the special tag on one of them.

Information on how to upload photos to flickr can be found here.

Winners will be chosen by random draw on 4/30/12 and announced on the Sketchbook Challenge blog either on that day or on 5/1/12.

4 comments:

  1. I look forward to exploring this theme, Inktense pencils great prize!

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  2. oh I like it - tons of thoughts running through my head right now

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  3. Hello. This is my first time playing along. When I clicked on the tag apr256, mine was the only one that came up, so I hope I did it right. Thanks for the challenge and have a blessed day!

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