100 People in One Week and Life Lessons for Artists

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When I read about the One Week 100 People challenge, I felt the excitement of a real challenge and of drawing people (one of my favorite subjects to sketch). I decided to join, brushing aside the uncertainty whether I will be able to accomplish this huge feat or not. The Process Behind the Challenge Sunday (Monday): That weekend came and there was a Chinese New Year parade. I knew there’s plenty of opportunities to sketch some people. I was a bit … Read More

Edge of a Dark Woodland

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Collaborating with an author who writes imaginative stories challenges my creativity. I know I have said this numerous times before but I’m thankful to Freya for this opportunity to create artworks that I have not dared myself to create. I think that’s one great thing about working with someone from a different creative field. Freya Pickard wanted me to create an eerie, sinister feeling of a painting, because that’s how the characters were right from the beginning of the story. They were at the … Read More

February 2018 Rekindle Memories Gallery and Stories

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“Thank goodness for Elisa’s 7 day challenges“, said one artist friend about Rekindle Memories. Her statement made me think that yes, Rekindle Memories is not just about sketching, painting and sharing our wonderful memories but it’s also an opportunity to try a new medium, to sketch and paint something out of our comfort zone and most of all to learn and enjoy the process of creating art. What better way than to make art together with other artists from around the world? Without … Read More

January 2018 Rekindle Memories Gallery and Stories

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What a great way to start the New Year—rekindling memories through sketching and painting! I enjoyed reading and compiling all the beautiful memories created by the amazing artists across 6 countries around the world. I appreciate the variety of styles and story telling, the learning and the inspiration brought about by the memories of a person, place, thing or event. I hope you’ll enjoy the January gallery and stories, and visit the sites of these artists to show some love and support! Janet; USA Surf … Read More

How to Build Good Habits that will Make Us Fruitful

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Airplant; watercolor on paper Most of us have written goals that will guide us on what we need to focus on for the New Year. I have written faith goals that I am believing and partnering with God for. I also themed my days according to what work I need to focus on (i.e. Mondays are for planning, Tuesdays for recording). However, our pastor said that every goals or New Year resolutions fail by the third of the month because of formed … Read More

December 2017 Rekindle Memories Gallery and Stories

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Memories come alive when we sketch, paint or create something out of it (i.e. collage, video montage). I am so thankful to witness each of your memories–celebrating the different stages of life through your art. Thankful to be part of this small community of artists who continue to inspire and encourage. I am excited to see more of you join and be part of Rekindle Memories. Please enjoy the December stories and gallery and leave some love to the artists! Virginia; Canada I … Read More

November 2017 Rekindle Memories Gallery and Stories

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Smita, one of the participants in Rekindle Memories said, “This challenge gives us a chance to think about life’s manifold blessings.” Such an inspiring statement that resonates on why we are doing this challenge in the first place– to remember and appreciate life in all its wonder and beauty through sketching and painting wherever we are in the world. I am so grateful for all of you (in 6 different countries!) and your wonderful memories that you share every month. May you enjoy this month’s gallery and stories. … Read More

October 2017 Rekindle Memories Gallery and Stories

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I felt a little closer to the artists who shared snippets of their lives through sketches and paintings. The stories that accompanied the art made me visualize what they have experienced in the other side of the world. Please enjoy the October collection of artworks and stories that rekindles so many wonderful memories. I’m thankful for this small community of artists who support this tiny endeavor and make it so meaningful. Susan; Canada The autumn leaves rekindles memories of walks in the woods around … Read More

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