How much art can you make in 2 minutes? An Instagram Challenge

To celebrate the launch of Make Your Mark, my ecourse for the creatively blocked, frustrated and terrified (psst - it's launching on Friday!), I would like to invite you to join me for a free Instagram challenge to get you, well, making marks!

Make Your Mark is ALL about learning how to be creative for the sheer, unadulterated fun of it; without worrying about if your work is any 'good', or 'real art', or even what anyone thinks of it. After participating in the course you will have the tools you need to deal with your creative demons, and blissfully ignore them whilst you go and make more art!

Based on the principles of Make Your Mark, this Instagram challenge is not only a quick and easy way to kickstart a daily creative habit, but everyone who participates will be entered into a draw to win a place on the course itself. That's five whole weeks of awesome, creative fun, for free!


Every day for 7 days (starting this Saturday May 20th) I'll share a quick arty prompt for you to complete in 2 minutes or less! I'll share my own attempts and you can add your own to the gallery using the #speedartingchallenge hashtag.

What can you make in 2 minutes? I can't wait to find out!


1. Follow my instagram account @eliconnected
2. Keep an eye out for the prompts - they'll be going out for 7 days beginning on this Saturday, May 20th
3. Each day, set a timer for 2 minutes and follow the prompt
4. Snap a pic and share the results on your Instagram using the hashtag #speedartingchallenge


It's super simple and easy to follow along and you certainly don't need any fancy art materials - I don't want to spill all the beans, but the only equipment/materials you'll need are:

  • Something to make marks with - a pen or pencil. Or a piece of charcoal, a crayon, a lipstick... whatever you have and you feel like using.
  • Something to make marks on - some paper. A sketchbook, or the back of an envelope, you could even make marks on the wall if you're feeling crazy ;b
  • Something to make colours - a watercolour set is super, but felt tip pens, or crayons or coloured pencils are great too. Even food colouring or leftover hair dye is perfectly fine.

See you on Instagram!!

PS - Wanna find out more about Make Your Mark? Pop over here and get yourself on the list - it's coming on Friday!

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