Monday, October 1, 2012

Today's the Day to Fall Fearless and Fly!

After lots of work and anticipation, today's the day to Fall Fearless and Fly!  Our first challenge is live on Artists in Blogland, with a list of the upcoming guest artists, the rules, and a photo of the wonderful prizes we have!   Also, every time I post in response to the AIB challenge, I will have a giveaway for one of the people who comment on my blog.  For challenge #1, it is this watercolor.

Here is a sneak peek at my project for the first challenge, which is:
Headline Prompt:  Inventing the Future:  Where do you want to be 5, 10, 15 years from now.  What's holding you back?  What's propelling you forward?  What do you need to do or stop doing to create your future?
Color Prompt:  Warm colors (reds, oranges, pinks, yellows)
Quote Prompt:  "The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."  Abraham Lincoln
To read about what this means to me and my process, and to see the fabulous work Carolyn Dube did for this challenge (along with a terrific video), visit Artists in Blogland.
We know a lot of issues are going to come up while you work on these challenges.  Already, they've come up for us.  So we've created a private Facebook group where we can talk to one another and share work and stories.  So please ask permission to join and we'll gladly say yes!
 You have two weeks!  We can't wait to see what you do. 
Thank you for visiting! Hearing from you means the world to me.

Please leave a comment to be eligible for the watercolor, above. 

For two chances to win the watercolor, follow me! 

I will announce the winner on October 15, when I post in response to the next set of prompts in "Fall Fearless and Fly!"


  1. Oh Jessica, I love this painting! Flora Bowley's influence?!? Good luck with your project! I'm starting to think about maybe joining ... ☺ ♥

    1. I hope you will! Yes, definitely influenced by "Bloom True." xo

  2. Love the mix of blue and orange in this piece. Also the face, she is just so content!

  3. Beautiful. Looking forward to giving this a try.

  4. Love this one, Jessica,

    I'm planning to give this a try myself,


  5. So beautiful. I just love her hair!

  6. Wonderful painting! Love how the rain stencil gives it such movement!

  7. Yay! Let´s have some fun! I´ll copy the guidelines onto an index card to have it always on sight at my craft space. :)

  8. A very interesting piece -love the warm colors on the cool background!

    1. Beautiful compositions, I love lines and colors, exquisite.

  9. I love the feeling of serenity in this piece, Jessica. Blessings!

  10. A beautiful piece, full of serenity and strength! Valerie

  11. I LOVE the challenge and what you've done with it!

    Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Monday - I hope to participate if I can find the time (and my supplies from the move!)

    Create With Joy

  12. Love the colors! The colors are bold and yet this is soothing to look at.
    I love the sentiment as well - so true.
    I'm excited about being a part of this challenge. Looking forward to the next prompts.

  13. Hi Jessica

    I have linked mine just a few before @Artists in Blogland...Loved your's real cool. Hope to see more art and art cleanse at every prompt :)

    Here's my link:


  14. I'm admiring your art and happy to be participating in this challenge. Thanks for the opportunity.


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