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Crayonuary 30 Day Challenge

It’s time to get Cray Cray!

This is my husband, Ron Gross, who also happens to be an artist - an abstract expressionist. Every year in January he conducts a 30-day daily drawing challenge. The purpose is to share with you his daily art practice and encourage you to start one of your own. The best part of the challenge is that it uses something that you probably already have in your home - crayons. Here's Ron to explain the Crayonuary Challenge:


Crayonuary®, 30-Day challenge kicks off on January 2 and ends on January 31.

Back in 2018, I created a 30-day challenge to introduce people to the simple act of drawing every day (art journaling). I have found that by using crayons it takes this practice to another level due to its accessibility, intuitiveness, and psychology. In simpler terms crayon journaling is easy, fun and creative to do.

How do you join the fun?

Gather up your art supplies, find a quiet place to work, and decide what time of day you are going to do your daily drawing. Being consistent is the key.

Equipment needed: Any type of wax crayon(s) and paper, preferably a 30 or more-page sketchbook or pad.

How it works: Make a drawing with a crayon* or two or three. It can be as simple as a circle or a line, or as complex as a futuristic city. Your drawing can take 2 minutes or 2 hours, there is no time limit. Just do a crayon drawing every day for the next 30 days.

Share: Post them on any social media account you want and tag us with the hashtags: #crayonuary30 and #lindachidoart, or email a pic of your drawings to Ron at and we will post it for you. If you want to remain anonymous or just keep them to yourself that is okay too. The important thing is to show up for yourself daily and do the drawing.

Note: *It is important you use crayons. There is a psychological connection we have with crayons from childhood that will free you from the fear of drawing.

Wax On!

As always, creatively yours ~ Linda (and Ron)


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