Wednesday, 30 December 2015

leonie's picks - week 51: FAMILY

What a special, joyous week this has been, with Family as our theme coinciding with Christmas celebrations around the world - a time when families do try to reconnect wherever they may be. It was fun to see the varied interpretations of the Family theme, especially embracing of our 'fur' families.

Here is a selection of picks that especially resonated with me. May I also take this opportunity to wish every Challenge member and their families a happy, healthy and illustrative New Year!

Amy Louise Ruane

Clara Cook

Damien Thomasz

Demelsa Haughton

Diana Steven

Joanne Stead

Kartha Schwarz

Katharine Harper

Lesley McGee

Lex McKay

Lisa Jones 

Marie Laure Fontan

Michele Kempees-Lewis

Patricia Ward

Peter Hinton

Prue Pittock

Ramona Van Bakkum

Tanja Hilgers

Toni Fanali

Vanessa Pritchard

Elin (Aged 4 yrs)
Yulama (Aged 3 yrs ) and Joanne Stead

Thursday, 24 December 2015

bonus challenge: Advent Calendar 2015

Thank you to all our Challenge members for taking the journey through our weekly themes of 2015 creating the most incredible, diverse, creative and stunning artworks. There have been many opportunities, success stories and positive influences that this year's Challenge has brought to so many of us, it has been a pleasure to watch people grow and shine.

On behalf of Tania and the (most incredible) Admin Team, I would like to wish you a fabulous Christmas and fun festivities, and may 2016 bring you much joy and laughter.

I have included below the Challenge members who were able to put together each of their daily Advent Calendar posts counting down to Christmas Day. It was so delightful to be witness to daily Christmas artworks.

I look forward to seeing you all next year. (check out 2016 themes HERE)

Nicky x
Nicky Johnston
Tania McCartney
Leonie Cheetham
Sally Fawcett
Amanda Hunt 
Caroline Alfreds
Cecilia Timm
Peter Hinton
Jo Freitag

Joanne Stead
Ian McLean

Joni Russell
Jacqui Peterson
Jenni Marie Web
Jolanda Jarman
Lesley McGee
Kim Fleming

Tanja Hilgers

Palmona Hodgins

Viki Anne Stokes
Lex McKay
Annely Art

Joyee Neogi

Celia Hyland

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

kim's picks - week 50: PARTY

Tricky week finding all the Party themed illustrations in amongst the amazing Advent illustrations! It has been a delight seeing all the wonderful illustrations for both themes flooding my newsfeed and a huge congratulations to those amazing people who posted illustrations for both themes at such a busy time of the year! Here are a few of the Party illustrations that delighted me over the past week, thank you everyone for your continued support of the 52 Week Illustration Challenge as we near the end of our second year.

Anne L-y So

Aska Superska

Belladonna Raudvee

Bronny Boniface

Cara King

Danny Zemp

Elizabeth Bostic

Enxyel Chiao

Gary Dadd

Jess Racklyeft

Joanne Stead

Margaret Dewar

Mel Paul

Melissa Tan

Michele Kempees-Lewis

Nicky Johnston

Patricia Ward

Ramona Van Bakkum

Shaney Hyde

Tanja Hilgers

Vanessa Pritchard

Anne L-y So