Art for a Purpose #SOL19 Day 9/31

I am once again participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge for the month of March.  This is the fourth year I have joined the community of writers over at Two Writing Teachers in taking up this challenge of writing for 31 consecutive days.  I know it will be hard work but the growth will be immeasurable. Follow along!

Art for a Purpose

For the last five years I have participated in an art contest to benefit a local nonprofit. For a small fee participants receive a blank artist palette to transform into a work of art. I never join to win, rather I participate to support this worthwhile nonprofit and to force myself to craft, paint, and let my creative side emerge.

This year I wanted to focus on birds, as I see so many on the tree in our yard. I had the idea to use the hole in the palette as a woodpeckers hole.

I started by researching birds:


Attempted a one-line drawing technique for the winged creatures:

Create a board on Pinterest to capture ideas for cut paper techniques:


Googled quotes about birds:

Bird Quote

Enjoyed my studio in the sunshine:

Completed my art piece:

I am quite proud of the palette I created with the little nuthatch, bluebird and woodpecker perched in the tree.  This year I have offered to sell my palette with proceeds going to the nonprofit.  But secretly, I already have a spot chosen to hang my masterpiece.


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