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Monday, August 1, 2016

Confidence is the Theme at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog

A little canvas with a big message! Today I created a mixed media canvas to try to convey the theme of CONFIDENCE at the Path of Positivity Challenge blog.
Let me tell you, it takes a LOT of confidence to dance in front of others. Of course, most of my dancing happens in the store aisles where they insist on "entertaining" shoppers with a little mood music. Like it's going to subconsciously convince us to grab more groceries, clothes or craft supplies!
But I grew up with American Bandstand, where teens danced on TV and got to "rate" a new song. Their most positive comment (and most often uttered)? "It's got a good beat I can dance to." And I can hear that beat over the store speakers and first I start humming, then my pace matches the beat, and soon I'm swinging my hips as I reach for the laundry detergent. When this happens, whoever came in with me quickly disappears down another aisle.
Any time you say to the world, "Here I am. This is me," whether you're stepping into a roomful of strangers, dancing to "elevator music" or showcasing your art on your blog, you are exercising that Confidence muscle. When you realize that your only competition is yourself, and you quit making comparisons with others, you are on the path toward happiness and success.
Speaking of paths, you have a whole month to confidently create something that follows the theme of Confidence. A card, a tag, a photo with a description, an altered art piece, a journal page,even a canvas--the sky's the limit, as long as it inspires Confidence in yourself and others.
There are two sponsors this month with some great prize offerings. The first sponsor is Ike's Art, whose image I colored up with Copics and placed confidently on my canvas.

The second sponsor is Scribbles Designs, and I'll get to show you my DT make using one of Sandy's images later in the month.
Confidence can manifest itself many different ways. How will YOU interpret this month's theme? Check out the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog for inspiration, and I hope I see you over there with a link to your creation this month. 
Happy crafting!
Challenges I am Entering:
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes (no cards/ATCs)
Animal Friends challenges - Summer (with an animal)
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry - Anything Digital Goes
Sisters of Craft - ANything Goes


ScrappyHorses said...

Wow, again we are thinking alike on our posts! We must be "kindred spirits"! ; ) But I don't dance in the store......I sing! hahaha Just tonight I was so tempted to sing along with "Material Girl" at Menards!

ike said...

FABulous canvas - the kitty looks gorgeous and 'shiny'. The colours are so glorious this makes me smile.
I dance in the supermarket too and they all must think I am quite mad !!! Hahaha
Thank you for using one of my digis and it is a pleasure to Sponsor you :-D


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Dreja said...

Ein ganz tolles Werk. Gefällt mir sehr gut.
Danke daß du bei den Animal Friends mitmachst.
LG Dreja

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Thanks for playing at agoac

Lace & Pearls Designs said...

Beautiful canvas, love the colours!!! Thank you for being with us at Altered Eclectics!!!
Arlette DT

Judy McKay said...

Great mixed media piece. Lots of great details and colours. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Tracy Welham said...

Such fun! Thank you for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Crafty Blessings. Tracy SOC DT x

Vixykins said...

Gorgeous design x
Thanks for playing at Crafts & Me (Sorry I'm so late, holiday and manic work!)