Sunday, January 6, 2013

January's Nibblefest Art Contest Theme: 'Five Random Things"

Our next round of the Nibblefest Art Contest begins in 
two weeks! 
(on the 20th)

The theme for January is  
"Five Random Things" (in one painting):

"Five": (noun) definition: A number that is one more than four....
"Random": (adjective) definition: Lacking a definite plan, purpose, or pattern; haphazard....
 "Things" (noun, plural) definitionAn object, fact, affair, circumstance, or concept considered as being a separate entity....

Our challenge this month is to incorporate at least five seemingly unrelated items 
 into a single composition.

And so,
without further ado,
 (and with sincere apologies to Julie Andrews)...,

Maria Von Trapp, in 'The Sound of Music' order to introduce this month's theme, 
we present:

"My Five Random Things"

 (To be sung to the tune of 
"My Favorite Things")


  Raindrops on roses...,

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Catherine Al-Rubaie 

 ...and whiskers on kittens...,


"Mama", Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Meredith Driscoll

...bright copper faucets...,
 (plus gold rubber duckies !)

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Heather Sims


...and warm woolen mittens...,

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Fran Brooks

...brown cocoa cupcakes heaped high with frosting...,

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Amy Dingman

....these are a few of my Five Random Things*
(*BUT all in one painting!).


Cream colored ponies...,

Paper Sculpture by Nibblefest Artist, Mathew Ross

...and crisp apple streudels..., 

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Torrie Smiley

...sleigh bells and doorbells..., 

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Jennifer Love

...and cute fluffy poodles...,

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Christine Streimer of CES

...white doves that fly... 

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Katy Manuel of Inspired Art

...with the Moon on their wings...,

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Kathryn Kelton

...these are a few of my
Five Random Things**
(**But all in ONE painting!**). 


Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes...,

"Olivia" by Nibblefest Artist Deb Harvey

... Snowflakes ... 

"Dreaming" by Nibblefest Artist Lisa Isabella Russo

...that stay on my nose and eyelashes...,

Painting by Nibblefest Artist Abril Andrade

...silver white winters... 

Painting by Nibblefest Artist Diane Ursin

...that melt into Spring..., 

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Vicky Knowles of Wibbley World

 ...these are a few of my Five Random Things***
(***BUT remember -- all in ONE painting...!). 

When the dog bites.., 

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Sue Taylor Perez

...when the bee stings..., 

"Apiphilia" by Nibblefest Artist Heather Rose

...when not feeling my best..., 

  I simply remember my Five Random Things* 

(*and all in ONE painting!*),  

for this month's
 Nibblefest Art Contest...!

Wont you consider joining us for this month's Contest? 


When, starting on January 20th, artists near and far will gather via Ebay to present their own unique, one-of-a-kind interpretations of the theme,

"Five Random Things" (in one painting).


(Nibblefest Art Contest (NFAC), the fun and friendly, monthly-themed art competition that begins on the 20th of each month, and is open to all.  Hosted via Ebay, all Nibblefest art entries start at just .99 cents -- 
fun for artists AND collectors....!  

To view upcoming monthly themes, see this post.  For complete rules please visit our NFAC Facebook Page
or check out the information on the side of this blog....)

(*Please note: The art by Nibblefest Artists featured in this post represent past portfolio works, not current NFAC entries.)



  1. Very clever and inspiring! Can't wait to paint this theme!

  2. You are so very creative! You've inspired me, too!!!

    Thank you for including my, "Olivia"!

  3. Thanks so much, Catherine and Deb -- we so appreciate the feedback! And here's looking forward to seeing your entries this month -- all the best of luck to you both....!

  4. How creatively composed WOW! and thanks for the insert of my Dove Painting, I'm humbly honored!!! You for sure inspired me too to create something for the contest. THANKS!!!

  5. I love this post, thanks so much for including my painting "Dreaming" it was so much fun seeing the ones you chose! I think 5 random things is going to be a challenge, but I think I'll give it a go...

  6. Kathy and Lisa, you are most welcome -- thanks so much for your comments, it's lovely to have your positive responses...! And indeed, the '5 Random Things' theme is a bit different this month than typical Nibblfest fare, but all in a good way -- and so we can't wait to see what everyone comes up with....! :-)

  7. Very inspiring post. Thank you for including my dogs.