Thursday, 20 July 2017

joanne's picks - week 28: GROWTH

Physical growth, botanic growth, cellular growth, personal growth, economic growth... The human condition sees growth impacting every part of our lives and it was wonderful to see the very best aspects of growth celebrated on the wall this week.  Here are some illustrations that touched me with their relatability, whimsy and cleverness.

Jutta Berend
Alfonso Lourido

Brooke Reedlunn

Colin Lowe

Jessica Compton

Kim Phelan
Penelope Pratley

Linda Graham D'Agostino

Lucy Zulu Simuzingili

Margaret Schons

Marie Laure Fontan

Shani Nottingham

Sue Rinaldi

Susannah Crispe

Kirsty Collett

Goldie Chelmsford

Thursday, 13 July 2017

penelope's picks - week 27: BUSH COUNTRYSIDE

I have just spent the last week camping. Away from the world of things that have flashing lights and alarms that beep. I was delighted to return and see such a glorious display of images on our Challenge wall. Thank you all for your illustrations that so wonderfully sum up life in the 'wilderness'. The peace, the calm, the joyriding farm animals and the mad dash when nature calls.

Andrew Grant‎
Jutta Berend‎
Sue Rinaldi
Amanda Hunt‎
Kirsty Collett‎
Clara Cook‎
Archana Sehgal‎
Peter Papamanolis‎
Chava Berele‎
Maggie Iovannella‎
Margaret Dewar‎
Melissa Johns‎
Joanne Stead‎
Danny Zemp‎

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

sarah's picks - week 26: SAN FRANCISCO

I really enjoyed everybody's take on our theme of San Francisco, especially since I would dearly love to visit this gorgeous city one day in the not-too-distant future. Here are a few of my favourites from the week. Well done to everyone who created some San Fran art!

Brooke Reedlunn

Jo O'keefe

Kirsty Collett


Jutta Berend

Jo Bone

Julie StAubyn‎

Marijke Dermois‎

Shaney Hyde

Katharine Harper

Tatiana Bracinac

Ian McLean

Suzi Jean Templer‎

Colin Rowe

Clara Cook‎

Katrina Cobb‎

Cecilia Timm

Sunday, 2 July 2017

A Tribute - Lynn Tait

Our dear friend, and Challenge member since the beginning, Lynn Tait, is remembered and honoured in this collection of beautiful imagery by Challenge members. What gorgeous, diverse and thoughtful images. Lynn would have absolutely loved these.

Lynn has been an integral part of our Challenge journey, and a true joy and light in our world. Her passion for the Challenge, her support, love and warmth, is something that will be truly missed. The inclusion of her grandchildren's beautiful artworks (go, Team Granny!) have been some of the most uplifting and inspiring imagery on our Facebook group Wall for over three years. How we've loved watching her grandies grow and enjoy the spirited, creative world their Granny gifted them. There really is no greater gift.

Commenting and supporting other members was something Lynn did almost daily. Even as she was waging her greatest battle, she was present on the Wall, leaving a trail of sunshine.

How we miss her.

Lynn, thank you for coming into our lives, and for giving your grandchildren such treasured memories. Our love and condolences to Lynn's gorgeous family in England. You are also part of the Challenge family, and we hope to see artwork by Lynn's grandies for many years to come.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this tribute. It means so much.

If you would like the opportunity to post your Lynn artwork to her family in England, please contact Nicky Johnston via the Facebook page.

Nicky Johnston, Challenge Director

Vanessa Pritchard

Diana Lynn

Anne L-y So‎

Andrew Grant

Joanne Stead

Karen Balsar‎

Kim Phelan

Leonie Cheetham

Lesley McGee

Lucy Zulu Simuzingili‎

Melissa Johns

Peter Hinton

Shaney Hyde

Sophie Marie

Nichole Wade

Akemi Ito

Peter Papamanolis‎

Birgitta Eriksson‎

Sarah Epstein

Cecilia Timm

Ian McLean

Irene O'Brien

Michele Kempees-Lewis

Penelope Pratley

Michelle Marie Mead

Bronny Boniface

Tania McCartney, Challenge Founder