On Monday, we always do a weekly art challenge. Some weeks, it can be a struggle of Challenge topics, but not this week.
March is Women’s History Month, so I have decided it only makes sense to do a challenge to honor amazing women. The piece below can be found at artist Jenny Knappenberger’s page.
For anyone wanting to participate in this weekly challenge, that site provides you with EVERYTHING you need to make some amazing art!
As part of an incredibly diverse family, I feel like we should honor the women, as well as people of color, in our lives, more than just in February and March. I will definitely put forth a concerted effort to do so, and I hope you will join me in that.
Anne Frank is one of the women in history that I have always looked up to. I found this painting at Saatchi Art.
It was painted by artist Richard Brandão. Anne Frank was only 15 when she passed, but she was far more wise than any adult I know.
One thing she said that is really telling is, “human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with basic goodness.”
This statement is simple. It is common sense really. Sadly, we tend to put more emphasis and importance on money and material things.
But, Miss Frank had it right. Greatness is only found in who we are.
Another amazing woman in history was Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Not only is the subject matter of this mural of the late, great RBG, it is the product of two women artists.
It is located in Manhattan and was painted by Taylor Carr and Jessica Kerr, according to WIBW. I imagine that RBG and Anne Frank have a lot in common, in regards to their understanding of what is important and their ability to stand up for what is right.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg was known to have said, “We live in an age in which the fundamental principles to which we subscribe-liberty and justice for all-are encountering extraordinary challenge,.…But it is also an age in which we can join hands with others who hold to those principles and face similar challenges.”
The topic of your art can be any woman in history. No need to ‘justify greatness’.
Each are worthy of being honored through great art. So send us your amazing art of the women of history.
Famous singer Rihanna said, “All you need to do is help one person, expecting nothing in return. To me, that is a humanitarian.”
I think this quote is the perfect example of what this week’s art challenge should encompass. She should be a woman who is a humanitarian, one who left this world a better place!
What are you waiting for? Start sending us your empowering women!
While you work on your art, here at Her Blaze , we wanted to take the time to honor a very special woman who is part of the Her Blaze team, Kassie Walker. She celebrated her birthday yesterday and we want to say, happy birthday Kassie!
You are an integral part of the Her Blaze team and we are honored to be on this journey with you!