If you HAVE already received your participation number for May, you can find the monthly information below. There are downloadable PDF versions of the theme list and translated versions of the list available, too. (Find the download section below the photos of the theme list). A copy of the theme list will also be added to the “Featured Posts” section of the Inspiration to Paint group.
Attention! Signups for the May Challenge WILL CLOSE on May 10th! To officially participate in the Inspiration to Paint challenge on Facebook, you need to SIGN UP to receive a participation number for the month. If you have NOT signed up yet, please send a message to us here: http://m.me/InspirationtoPaint/
If you do NOT have a May participation number, you may still follow along if you want the practice, but please share your work in our “Inspiration to Paint FAMILY” group here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/inspirationtopaintfamily/, instead of the Main Challenge group! You do not need to use any hashtags if you aren’t officially signed up.
Signups will reopen for the JUNE 2023 challenge in the later part of May.If you are not signed up, you may only share your work in the Inspiration to Paint Family group and will not qualify for the monthly prize. You MAY enter the optional mini contests, if you like.
Calendar & Theme Translations
Theme translations are now available! PDF versions of the calendar and theme list translations can be downloaded through the links below. We have theme lists and challenge information available in English, Spanish, French, German, Polish, Dutch and Portuguese.
Download PDF versions of the calendar and translations for the theme lists and monthly information here:
May Challenge Information (Keep scrolling down for full guidelines and info!!)
Check the group “Announcements” section of the group often throughout the month for challenge Info posts, and contest details. The ITP Theme List will also be pinned there in the main group.
Photos of your Daily Entry should be posted to the “Discussion” section in the Main Inspiration to Paint group here: www.facebook.com/groups/Inspirationtopaintbyabby
Questions, extra photos or videos, and other non-challenge related posts should be added in the Inspiration to Paint Family group here: www.facebook.com/groups/InspirationtoPaintFamily/
PRIZE ALERT: The days labeled “Marie’s Choice” on the calendar are also themes with extra prizes. Please make sure to ALSO add your photos to the daily album, to qualify for the bonus prizes each week.
Check the Featured Posts section of the Inspiration to Paint group for important info to complete the “Inspired By…” and “Mixed-Up Mashups” themes this month.
~New hashtags for the month, check the purple box on the last page of the theme list!
~Be sure to read ALL the details on the theme days so you don’t miss something 😉
~~Body Painting is only allowed when specified on the calendar, this includes backs and belly paints! Body Paint models should be 18 years of age or older, please!
~On ANY theme day, please try to keep the subject matter suitable for general audiences. Please remember that we have members of all ages and backgrounds in the group. Also, please try to avoid controversial statements and comments when posting in the group. We ask for a NO POLITICS policy in posts and comments, please. If you have any problems, do not engage with the post, just report the post or comment and/or tell the admin team, and trust that we will deal with it.
~Info on any optional Extra Contests will be posted in the groups in the FEATURED POSTS section, so look out for those. Most contests will have a special album to post your entries. Contest participation is NOT required, but is a chance to win extra prizes and challenge yourself a bit more. Just relax and have fun with the contest themes. Remember, you lose nothing by entering.
Our May challenge is sponsored by me, Marie Sulcoski, your ITP Admin
I’ll be sharing posts in the group throughout the month where we can all connect on social media
Find me on Instagram:
Stay tuned for special messages throughout the month.
Any questions about the challenge, ask in the Inspiration to Paint Family group or ask your admin team.
Please remember to be KIND to others and to YOURSELF!!! Putting down your own work also affects others who are inspired by you! No need to apologize for a “bad” design or look for faults…look for the positive things, or lessons you learned instead. 🙂 ❤
The whole point of the group is to INSPIRE you to practice and paint as often as possible! So if you miss a day (or two, or five….), keep on painting and posting, as often as you are able for the month!
Your hashtags for the month should be included on every daily post. It is helpful to save them to a “note” on your phone or computer, so it’s easy to copy and paste them into your post each day.
For this month, the Official hashtags are:
#(Your first name and your May participation number) with NO spaces. For example, mine is #marie1 Note: Find your participation number in the Facebook message you were sent when you signed up.
#(Your hometown or area and facepainter) with NO spaces. Example: #newjerseyfacepainter
#ITPMarie (for our May sponsor)