Saturday, April 5, 2014

SIGNS OF SPRING! (shades of green, plus other colors of choice)

Here in the U.S., we're excited to see spring arrive! So, our Soartful theme for April is "Signs of Spring." What signals spring to you? Longer, day, warming temperatures, April showers, spring break, holidays, family traditions, the rebirth of nature? Please show us through the art you create for this challenge. Try to incorporate shades of green in your collage, as well as any other colors you choose.

We can't wait to see your springtime creations! Here are some Wikimedia Commons images to get you in a springtime mood; and below them, some inspiration art from our design team.


Saturday, March 1, 2014


Hello Soartful people!
This month we are going to create some wonderfulness with
When I was a little girl my mother always had one of those
beige dressforms in her sewing room. 
All women who sewed in those days did.
We're going to bring a bit of joy to that boring old dressform though, 
by using bright colours!
Here is some inspiration:


Here are mine:

Let's see what the other members of our illustrious design team have created:

Peggy Gatto

Sherry Pollack


Leave a link to your artwork in the comments below and we will come and admire it. You have until April 1st to join in with the fun!

Friday, January 3, 2014


Hello everyone.  It's Sheila here again, and I am very excited about our first challenge of 2014.

The first drawing a child makes is often a picture of a pretty house with a door, windows and a sloping roof.
The challenge from Soartful to you this month is to make a little house with something just that little bit different or out of place.

Maybe it has a strange plant at the front door?

Maybe there is a strange face at the window?

Maybe you think a strange house is one with no windows or doors?

Whatever your idea of a "different" little house, I am quite amazingly looking forward to seeing it.

You can make your little house from anything you like,
paint and paper,
wood or metal,
digital art,
textiles - fabric, crochet, knitting
or another medium.

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Here are little houses from the Soartful design team.

If you normally come here just to look, why not join in this time?
If you are a regular or occasional contributer, I hope you will enjoy making something for this theme.

Leave a link to your artwork in the comments below and we will come and admire it.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Design a Holiday/ Winter Postage Stamp

Welcome to our last Soartful Challenge of 2013! For our December challenge, we'd like you to try your hand at designing a postage stamp with a holiday and/or winter theme. You may use your choice of colors, and you may choose any country you wish-- even an imaginary one!

My sample digital collage is shown below for inspiration. Image credits will appear on my blog, here.  The beautiful creations from our Design Team are also shown below.

Please have lots of fun with this challenge. We wish all of you a happy, healthy, safe, and wonderful holiday season and New Year!


peggy g