Tuesday, April 10, 2012


DeNetra used
"Phebe Playing With Butterflies
for her amazing 3D project
Good Morning, Cardies:

Well, I get to check one off my "Bucket List!"  I have my own Design Team, sorta kinda, Actually, I am collaborating with Artist Robert Jackson, so technically it is his team.  But I told Robert in the beginning, all I want him to do is DRAW, DRAW, DRAW!  I love his images and Robert is really a nice person.  He has to be; after all,  he let some "TOTAL STRANGER" talk him into TRUSTING HER to pick  the people who will PRESENT his ART to a whole new audience.  Most artists would have hung up on me...a few did!!!
I am passionate about anything that I undertake, so it is nice to have a "partner" like Robert, who sends me practical e-mails, making practical points, that help temper "headlong, hell bent, passion.  I am very thankful and blessed that Robert is the Artist who said Yes.
Chauntelle used
"Chef Phoebe"
for her culinary cutie
Pamela used
for her whimsical design
Lawren used
"Blessed II"
for her beautiful Gift Box
Yesterday, we launched Jackson's Digital Expressions featuring a week long Blog Hop and our Inaugural Design Challenge.  We also revealed our Design Team.  The Expressions DT is comprised of longtime Jackson devotees and some designers who had never heard of Robert prior to our DT call.  We have experienced, innovative designers and we have some newbies.  I have included some of the DT projects created for our Launch.  I invite you to take part in our hop and challenge.  We have announced prizes, and we have Mystery Prizes that will be awarded throughout the week.  Carla S.  was our first winner.  Her Mystery Prize was a $15.00 Ellen Hutson Gift Certificate. The most rewarding Prize of all, though, will be the discovery of over 300 new digital images!  Robert also does Custom Digis, so now may be the time to get that badge for your blog.  You can see all of Robert's Images at Fine Arts by Robert Jackson.  

Here is a little about how we are structured.  We have 5 Challenge teams:  Sketch, CAS, Color, INKS and Such, and Altered Art. (I borrowed this idea from my Virtual Mentor, Colleen Holmes, over at the Outlawz.)  Each week, a different challenge team will be featured.  On April 17th, Sketch Team A will Debut.  On the 24th,  CAS Team A, will host its first challenge.

Finally, we are bulding a cadre of Guest Designers.  Each week' winner will be invited as a GD on a future challenge, but we will also accept on-going applications for GD spots at bydesign613@hotmail.com.   I thank my followers for their past support and encouragement. I hope that you will support this new endeavor by enterinig your creations in our challenges.  Hope to see you there!

Big Hugz and G-d Blesssings,