Posts Tagged ‘creative challenge’


As many of you know, I have a Facebook page/group called The Daily Creative. I’ve been wrestling with it a little as I try to figure out how much content is too much, versus not enough, but one thing I have determined to do is post a daily art challenge each month. Well yesterday I heard that Chinese New Year was on January 25 and that this year is the year of the Rat. Well if you know my artistic history, you’ll know I’ve drawn a lot of rats, from fan art of Ed Roth’s Rat Fink to my own characters Rikki Rat and the Vermin, I love to cartoon rats. I decided that February’s Challenge will be called Rat-ruary. So if you’re feeling a little “rat-ical” come on in and join in the fun. Be sure to join the Facebook group so you can share your creations. It’s just a challenge to trigger your creativity.


Over the course of the last year, I have participated in a number of daily art challenges. They have all been really fun experiences, but the truth is that’s as far as it’s gone and this year I want to do something more. I want to make more than just art. I want to make real, marketable products. So here’s the goal. I want to create a marketable product each day and post it for sale. I have a feeling a lot of these will go to my Zazzle stores, but I hope to publish a few of the ideas I have been working on as well. Maybe I’ll make a few marketable craft items, really the skies the limit, it just has to be available for sale when it’s done. What is my reason for doing this? Well there’s nothing wrong with doing art for art’s sake, but sooner or later if we are going to keep doing this, we ought to at least be able to cover the expenses from sales of our work. I’m not sure where this is going to lead, or if I will be able to keep up the pace. (I even came up with this idea a day late.) but you never know if you don’t try.
The thing is sooner or later we artists have to put ourselves out there and find our tribe. So here we go.

So as not to interfere with the flow of this page, please follow the project over at Beware of Artists.


One of the things I love to do is encouraging people to create. I have found I really love to post creative challenges every so often. These are not necessarily faith-based, just an effort to get people to flex their creative muscles. For the month of June, I posted one called Toon Joon. The idea is simple. I give you the “gag” you draw the cartoon. If you’d like to join, head on over to Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/344554023081413/

By the way, I am thinking through passing some faith based challenges if there is any interest.


This year, I am going to post creative challenges from God’s Word, the idea is simple, read the passage and create something based on it.

Matthew 23:11-12

A few words on greatness from God’s perspective. How can you use your gifts to be great in the Kingdom today?


This year, I am going to post creative challenges from God’s Word, the idea is simple, read the passage and create something based on it.

Exodus 28:3

What is the spirit of skill, and how might that spirit be manifesting in your life?


This year, I am going to post creative challenges from God’s Word, the idea is simple, read the passage and create something based on it.

Proverbs 3:5-6

What does it mean to acknowledge God? How do we lean on our own understanding? How can we express this passage to someone else?


This year, I am going to post creative challenges from God’s Word, the idea is simple, read the passage and create something based on it.

Formulate Your Ministry

Most of us have a dream or a vision for something we would like to do or feel called to do to serve the Lord. This will usually involve asking someone for permission to do said ministry. Before you ask, it is wise to have a clear idea what you are called to do. That is the purpose of today’s challenge. Pray and then write down as much of your “ask” as you can.