Wednesday, January 20, 2016

January's Nibblefest Theme: "ENCHANTED FOREST"

Art by Nibblefest artist, Lynette Sims Clay

“He does not despise real woods 

because he has read of enchanted woods; 

the reading makes all real woods 

a little enchanted.....”

~C.S. Lewis

Art by Nibblefest artist Tammy Gulat

The start of our next round of  

The Nibblefest Art Contest


  ~ (January 20th) ~

The theme for JANUARY 2016 is:



Art by Nibblefest artist, Roopa Dudley




enchant : [en-chant, -chahnt] 

verb (used with object)

1. To subject to magical influence; bewitch.

2. To delight to a high degree.

3. To impart a magic quality or effect to.

Art by Nibblefest artist Penny Stewart



forest : [fawr-ist, for-] 


1.  A large tract of land covered with trees and underbrush; woodland.

2.  The trees on such a tract.

3. A tract of wooded grounds in England formerly belonging to the sovereign and set apart for game.
4.  A thick cluster of vertical objects.

Art by Nibblefest Artist Christine E. S. Code, of CES

'Enter these enchanted woods, 
You who dare....."

~George Meredith

Art by Nibblefest artist, Jenny Luan Frye

“It was an irresistible development of modern illustration that borders should be abandoned and the "picture" end only with the paper. This method may be suitable for for photographs; 
but it is altogether inappropriate for the pictures that illustrate or are inspired by fairy-stories. An enchanted forest requires a margin, even an elaborate border. 
To print it coterminous with the page, like a "shot" of the Rockies in Picture Post, as if it were indeed a "snap" of fairyland or a "sketch by our artist on the spot", is a folly and an abuse.” 
~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Art by Nibblefest artist, Fran Brooks

"Wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, 
in that enchanted place on the top of the forest, 
a little boy and his Bear will always be playing."
 ~ A. A. Milne

Art by Nibblefest artist, Fran Brooks

“Sleep is like a mythical creature 

that lives in fairy forest 

and drinks rainbow water.”

~Lynne Harper

Art by Nibblefest artist, Jenny Luan Frye


"If you should walk and wind and wander far enough on one of those afternoons in April when smoke goes down instead of up, and nearby things sound far away and far things near, 
you are more than likely to come at last to the enchanted forest that lies between the Moonstone Mines and Centaurs Mountain. You'll know the woods when you are still a long way off by virtue of a fragrance you can never quite forget and never quite remember."
~James Thurber 

Art by Nibblefest artist Penny Stewart


 "To me all woods are enchanted. 
I cannot imagine being lonely in them."
 ~Beverly Nichols

Art by Nibblefest artist, Tammy Gulat


So, wont you join us for this month's




Art by Nibblefest artist, Lynette Sims Clay


starting today, on January 20th

artists near and far will gather via Ebay 

to present their own unique 
and one-of-a-kind interpretations of the theme....:


Art by Nibblefest artist Penny Stewart

The Nibblefest Art Contest (NFAC)  

is the fun and friendly, 
monthly-themed art competition 
that begins on the 20th of each month, 
and is open to all.  

Art by Nibblefest artist, Fran Brooks

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 info on the side of this blog....)

Art by Nibblefest artist Penny Stewart

(*Please note: 

The art by Nibblefest Artists featured in this post 
may represent past portfolio works, 
not current NFAC entries.)

Art by Nibblefest artist Penny Stewart


Art by Nibblefest artist Leola Goldsmith Walker