A Year of Gratitude, #showusyourMEdia challenge 2


To say that you all blew us away with your art is an understatement. What a true pleasure it was so see you post your artful gratitude. Please, please, please, keep sharing and posting. My life is already better because of it.


A Year of Gratitude Challenge 2

To read more about the power of gratitude, visit my original blog post here.

How To Participate

  • Check my blog and Ranger's blog each month for the prompt.
  • Create a piece of art inspired by the prompt.
  • Post your art anytime during the month on Facebook and/or Instagram, using the hashtag #showusyourMEdia
  • Full challenge rules are at the bottom of this post.

The Second Prompt


I am grateful for obstacles. Yes, they are hard. Yes, they can suck. But, they make me who I am. They make me better, stronger, more empathetic, more humble. Here is what I made:

Quick description of what I did: Gesso pages, let dry. Paint background with Black, Night, and White. Add stenciling (Circle Faces with Black paint and Spaced Dots with Ocean paint). Paint #8 white tag with swipes of Sand, Sedona, and Ocean. Use white and black Stabilo pencils to add desired journaling to painted pages. Cut semi-circles out of pages from the Collage Collective and sew on them, if desired. Glue shapes to tag and page with Ultra Thick gel. Write journaling on back of tag with Fudeball pen and use blank Media Tape to tape it onto the page on one side, so it opens up like a door.

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Challenge Rules Recap

I want to put the “me” back in mixed media. All art is personal, whether it be a card or an art journal page or a painting. Join me as we begin a series of monthly challenges and prompts that will fuel your creative spirit and help you delve into the ME of MEdia.

  • We will announce monthly challenges on the Ranger blog on the first Wednesday of each month.
  • Use at least one Dina Wakley Media product in your project. If your product is not obvious (like paint), please list the colors you used.
  • You can make anything you like—a card, an art journal page, a tag, a canvas, anything!
  • Interpret each challenge any way you like. You can be literal or you can use it as a springboard and see where it takes you. Let the challenge inspire you and stretch you.
  • Try to journal on your piece. Write your thoughts about each prompt. You can write a little or you can write a lot, but do your best to incorporate your thoughts and feelings into the piece.
  • When you complete a challenge, please share it on your blog and personal social media account(s) (Instagram/Facebook) with the tags #showusyourMEdia and #rangerink. When you share on your personal FB page, be sure to make the post public so that it shows up in our hashtag search. You can share in the art groups, too, but those posts don't show up in the searches if the groups are closed or private.
  • We will do two random drawings each month for a prize. We will search the hashtag #showusyourMEdia on Instagram for one winner, and then on Facebook for the second winner. To be clear, you must use the hashtag #showusyourMEdia on either Instagram or Facebook in order to show up in the search and to be eligible to win. You have until the first Tuesday of each month to complete the previous month’s challenge.
  • We will announce the previous month’s winner AND the new challenge on the first Wednesday of each month.

Note this challenge does not take the place of the monthly challenges we have in the Dina Wakley Media Tribe Facebook group. If you're not a member of the tribe, please join us! Artists in the group post lots of cool art and inspiration.