Fall Fearless and Fly Challenge

dont put off livingWhilst playing around on the net looking at mixed media sites, I came across the Fall Fearless and Fly challenge. It seemed a great opportunity to get inspired to try some projects I wouldn’t otherwise be doing and to help keep me experimenting.

Each challenge comes with a set of prompts and you may use one, two or all of them.

Here are the prompts for the first challenge and my thoughts regarding them:

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?

These days I don’t plan so much for the future. I’m learning to live in the moment more and taking action for the future when it feels right today. I don’t feel like anything is holding me back and would say it’s the present that is propelling me forward. I don’t feel I need to do or stop doing anything to create my future. It will take care of itself.

Color Prompt: Warm colors (reds, oranges, pinks, yellows)

I decided to use the colour prompts because, apart from the pinks, I usually avoid the warm colours. I buy most of my paints, secondhand, from eBay in job lots. That means I end up with a wide variety of colours I wouldn’t necessarily choose if I was buying new. I have loads of reds and yellows that I haven’t used so this seemed like a good opportunity to experiment with them.

Quote Prompt: “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” Abraham Lincoln

With regard the quote I take the view that the future never comes which inspired the words on my painting . . . and there’s the result above.


8 comments to “Fall Fearless and Fly Challenge”

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  1. Duaa - 12 Oct, 2012 Reply

    Love the tangy orange color! Wonderful quote..goes very well with the background!


  2. Harriet Hensley - 12 Oct, 2012 Reply

    love the colors and the quote……. it is sooooo true….

  3. Jessica Sporn - 12 Oct, 2012 Reply

    It’s so true that the past and future only exist in the present moment! By the time the future “comes,” it is the present. So interesting to think of it that way! I love your orangy page. Thanks for joining Fall Fearless and Fly!

  4. Carolyn Dube - 12 Oct, 2012 Reply

    So glad you joined Fall Fearless and Fly! Fabulous use of color to frame your words!

  5. Janet - 12 Oct, 2012 Reply

    I love the use of stencils and your texture is delicious!

  6. Susan Being Snippy - 12 Oct, 2012 Reply

    such strong colour and very strong words to go with – I really like it!

  7. Gillian - 18 Oct, 2012 Reply

    Thanks you all for your comments. It’s fun to be doing stuff with other people. This is my first ever challenge.

  8. Lori - 05 Feb, 2013 Reply

    So true!! And your colour and texture is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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