EDM Challenges

The EveryDay Matters Challenges were created by a great artist, Karen Winters who continues to post new ones on a regular basis. Thanks, Karen!

Here’s the list so far:

1 – Draw a shoe

2 – Draw a desk lamp or other lamp

3 – Purses, Wallets or Bags

4 – Draw your mug or cup

5 – Draw your bed

6 – Draw your favorite well-loved object … or a childhood toy

7 – Draw a bottle, jar or tin from the kitchen

8 – Draw your watch or other piece of jewelry

9 – Draw a bit of “organized chaos” – your messy desk, your table stacked with books, etc.

10 – Draw your hand or hands (or someone elses if you like)

11 – Draw your glasses or sunglasses

12 – Draw what you ate for dinner

13 – Draw your telephone (land line, cell, old-fashioned?)

14 – Draw what you see in the morning when you get up

15 – Draw a tree or trees, leaves or branches

16 – Draw a favorite tool

17 – Draw a musical instrument

18 – Draw the view from a window of your house, apartment, office, etc.

19 – Draw something you’ve made

20 – Draw something “Dad” – in honor of Fathers Day

21 – Draw something old, antique or vintage

22 – Draw a piece of clothing

23 – Draw your foot

24 – Draw a piece of fruit

25 – Draw a glass (the kind you drink from)

26 – Draw anything you like. If you want to draw a vegetable, that’s fine, too.

27 – Draw a book or anything else you want.

28 – Draw an appliance or anything else you like.

29 – Draw something architectural or anything else.

30 – Draw a chair or anything else you feel like.

31 – Draw something you collect

32 – Draw something metallic

33- Draw an eye

34 – Draw a fall leaf

35 – Draw a bicycle or a part of one

36 – Draw out in public

37 – Draw some keys

38 – month long challenge until end of November 2005 – draw at a museum

38 – Draw something related to Halloween, All Souls Day, Dia de los Muertos, All Saints, etc.

39 – Draw your toothbrush

40 – Draw something with folds

41 – Draw a landmark of your city

42 – Draw something you are thankful for

43 – Draw something china or ceramic

44 – Draw an animal – a pet, a zoo animal, a stuffed one …

45 – Draw your medicine cabinet (the inside of it)

46 – Draw something holiday themed (Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, winter solstice)

47 – Draw a challenge from the past year 1-46 that you didn’t try before

48 – Draw something that represents your new year’s goal or resolution

49 – Draw your refrigerator interior (and contents) or exterior (and what’s on the door)

50 – Draw your home’s entryway and journal your thoughts and feelings about “homecoming.”

51 – Draw your TV and favorite show playing. Journal about why you like that show etc.

52 – Draw a dog (yours or a friends or anyone’s) and journal about your dog relationships.

53 – Draw a mouth and journal about speaking out or holding one’s tongue …

54 – Draw someone or something you love – and journal about it.

55 – Draw a doorknob, plain or fancy

56 – Draw a self portrait

57 – Draw a picture frame and the picture in it. Write about why it’s special to you.

58 – Draw a hat, cap or other headgear. is it sentimental? Write about it.

59 – Draw a sign or spring (or fall if you live in the southern hemisphere.)

60 – Draw an automobile or a part of one

62 – Draw a previous challenge in a different medium than you usually use.

63 – Go on a nature walk, pick up items, draw what you find

61 – Draw a grouping of 2 or more of similar objects

64 – Draw your sink – at home, work or wherever

65 – Draw your nose, a friend’s or a strangers. Or a pet’s.

66 – Draw a fire hydrant and make a journal entry about fire fighters

67 – Draw something Mom – your mother, something that reminds you of motherhood. Journal, too.

68 – Draw your computer

69 – Draw a beverage and write a little about it.

70 – Draw what you’re afraid of. Write about it, if you dare.

71 – Draw something representing your favorite sport.

72 – Draw somewhere new. Go somewhere new to you and draw what you find. Write about it, too.

73 – Draw a mailbox and write about the most important piece of real world mail you’ve ever received(not email – snail mail.)

74 – Draw some clouds and write about them

75 – Draw the ingredients and/or process of a favorite recipe – and journal about it.

76 – Draw some flowers (or colorful showy foliage if you’re in the S. hemisphere and don’t find flowers in bloom.)

77 – Draw something cold or cool. Chill, people.

78 – Draw a souvenir of a place you’ve been. journal a bit about your memories of the place.

79 – Draw an ear, or two or three or more

80 – Draw something that makes you happy, and write about it, too.

81 – Draw a streetlight

82 – Draw your artspace – drawing board, desk, studio, table – draw where you create.

83 – Draw a nearby body of water – ocean, lake, pond, river

84 – Draw some bread and write about it if you like.

85 – Draw a store in your neighborhood.

86 – Draw a traffic sign (stop, yield, crossing, directional, arrows, etc.)

87 – Draw your lunch and journal about it.

88 – Draw something breezy – something that blows in the wind – a flag, leaves, your choice…

89 – Draw a button or buttons

90 – Draw something with wings

91 – Draw an apple

92 – Draw a brown paper bag

93 – Draw an egg carton, with or without eggs in it.

94 – Draw a spoon and journal a little about it

95 – Draw a holiday card

96 – Draw something sweet

97 – Draw a present you have received. Why is it special?

98 – Free choice. Draw anything you like. We’re all busy before the holidays.

99 – Draw something that represents a new years resolution of yours

100 – Draw or paint a landscape

101 – Draw a bar of soap

102 – Draw a power plug

103 – Draw some exercise equipment – what you use to stay fit.

104 – Draw some salt and pepper shakers

105 – Draw some scissors

106 – Draw something tart or sour

107 – Draw how you get your news – at a newsstand, vending box or on your porch

108 – Draw a light bulb

109 – Draw a clock you have around your house

110 – Draw something with a flame or flames

111 – Draw a bowl

112 – Draw something fresh

113 – Draw or paint a fence

114 – Draw something ugly you love and keep for sentimental reasons. Journal about it, too.

115 – Draw a shopping cart or basket

116 – Draw something green

117 – Draw something round

118 – Draw some hair

119 – Draw some rocks

120 – Draw a flashlight

121 – Draw a coin or some coins and journal about memories about coins from your childhood.

122 – Draw something where shade is a prominent part of the subject

123 – Draw a bell

124 – Draw something yellow

125 – Draw a bird

126 – Draw a sponge

127 – Draw a skyscape

128 – Draw a view through a doorway from one interior room to another.

129 – Draw people doing something.

130 – Draw some school supplies.

131 – Draw a spray bottle

132 – Draw a chain

133 – Draw a peach

134 – Draw a familiar person place or thing, but from an unusual angle

135 – Draw a salad

136 – Draw or paint something that’s alive – a living thing – animal or plant

137 – Draw something you can turn on or off

138 – Draw something soft

139 – Draw something with a handle

140 – Draw an envelope

141 – Draw something with bristles

142 – Draw something hot

143 – Draw an herb or spice

144 – Draw something square

145 – Draw (or paint) a tree in autumn

146 – Draw a favorite food

147 – Draw or paint something made of wood

148 – Draw or paint something soothing

149 – Draw a broom

150 – Draw a candle

151 – Free choice

152 – Draw a nut

153 – Draw something in a plastic wrapper

154 – Draw or paint a lemon

155 – Draw something with a step or steps

156 – Draw a sandwich

157 – Draw a towel

158 – Draw a kernel of popped popcorn

159 – Draw a favorite cooking tool

160 – Draw a trophy or award

161 – Draw something you think smells wonderful

162 – Draw your breakfast

163 – Draw a deck of cards

164 – Draw a camera

165 – Draw the front of your house, apartment bldg, condo, dorm etc.

166 – Draw a fish

167 – Draw something that needs fixing

168 – Draw your daily newspaper

169 – Draw a piece of cake

170 – Draw a zipper

171 – Draw some ice cream

172 – Draw something that sparkles

173 – Draw something from memory

174 – Draw a bridge

175 – Draw a basket and what it holds

176- Draw something summer

177 – Draw a flag

178 – Draw something red

179 – Draw an onion

180 – Draw something in your favorite color

181 – Draw a trash or garbage can

182 – Draw a truck.

183 – Draw something dangerous

184 – Draw a park bench or other outside bench

185 – Draw a cat

186 – Draw something you’ve always wanted

187 – Draw a fan

188 – Draw a peanut in the shell or out

189 – Draw a shaver or razor

190 – Draw your palette or selection of colors

191 – Draw some paper money

192 – Draw something that floats

193 – Draw a closeup part of something

194 – Draw a baked potato

195 – Draw a fork

196 – Draw a rope

197 – Draw a remote control

198 – Draw some noodles

199 Draw a toe

200 – Draw something lucky

201 – Draw a stapler

202 – Draw a cookie

203 – Draw a glass of juice

204 – Draw something frosty

205 – Draw a soda can

206 – Draw something familiar to you that you know is called something else in another region. (Example: soda is also called pop)

207 – Draw something that has a shell, or draw a seashell

208 – Something out of place

209 – Draw a shadow

210 – Draw some underwear

211 – Draw or paint an everyday object “in the style of” an old master or notable painter you admire.

212 – Draw something with a mirror image

213 – Draw a microwave oven

214 – Draw something representing a favorite hobby

215 – Draw your thumb

216 – Draw your inner critic

217 – Draw an umbrella

218 – Draw a knife

219 – Draw a window

220 – Draw the moon

221 – Draw a hand held game

222 – Draw your favorite drawing tool

223 – Draw your favorite sound

224 – Draw a jug or pitcher

225 – Draw something sticky

226 – Draw a screw

227 – Draw a tote bag

228 – Draw something that makes you laugh

229 – Draw a summer joy

230 – Draw a map

231 – Draw your junk drawer

232 – Draw the last thing you bought

233 – Draw your favorite drink

234 – Draw something that belongs to someone else

235 – Draw a butterfly

236 – Draw the palm of your left hand

237 – Draw what’s under your bed or the view from under your bed

238 – Draw something from a first aid kit

239 – Draw something that has scared you

240 – Draw a pencil, your favorite if you like

241 – Draw what you see from your kitchen window

242 – Draw a figurine or tzatchke you have

243 – Draw a pillow

244 – Draw the oldest thing in your refrigerator

245 – Draw something October

246 – Draw some gloves

247 – Draw something creepy

248 – Draw a lock

249 – Draw a coffeepot

250 – Draw something you got for free

251 – Draw perfume or a scented product

252 – Draw a pine or fir tree

253 – Draw your socks

254 – Draw something that represents joy

255 – Draw a person near you on a train, bus or plane

256 – Draw something bubbly

257 – Draw a house plant

258 – Draw the inside of your closet

259 – Draw something from a pet’s point of view

260 – Draw a filled suitcase

261 – Draw a Winter Olympic event

262 – Draw your shower or tub

263 – Draw your favorite cleaning supply

264 – Draw your floor

265 – Draw your neighbor

266 – Draw something or someone you cherish

267 – Draw something flexible

268 – Draw something you need

269 – Draw something annoying

270 – Draw something you’d like to preserve

271- Free choice

272- Illustrate a line from a song.

273 – Draw a collection of tools

274 Draw the cover of your favorite book

275 Draw a tube of toothpaste

276 – Draw your grocery store

277 – Something that should have been invented by now

278 – Something that starts with the first letter of your name

279 – Something that starts with the last letter of your name.

280 – Something you don’t see every day

281 – Draw what keeps you warm or cool

282 – Something you’ve been putting off doing, or don’t want to do

283 – Draw something shiny

284 – Draw your downtown

285 – Draw something that loves the sun

286 – Draw a shirt

287 – Draw something colorful

288 – Draw something with spots

289 – Draw an appliance you bought or received but don’t use

290 – Draw a teapot

291 – Draw or paint an illustration for the cover of your favorite book

292 – Draw a night scene

293 – Draw something made of glass

294 – Draw something that makes you smile

295 – Draw some toast

296 – Draw something orange

297 – Draw a bottle of water

298 – Draw something strange

299 – Draw a table

300 – Draw something bright

301 – Draw something cute

302 – Draw something in motion

303 – Draw something frozen

304 – Something you can tie

305 – Draw something huge

306 – Draw a snack

307 – Draw something raw

308 – Draw something slippery

309 – Draw something with more than 2 legs

310 Draw your junk drawer

311 Draw something that you need two of to make a set

312 Draw something very light

313 – Draw something you look up at from below

314 Draw something that has a knob

315 – Draw something under water

316 -Draw a travel memory

317 – Draw your hair in the morning

318 – Draw something with numbers

319 – Draw the condiments on a diner or casual restaurant table

320 – Draw something you’ll give away

321 – Draw something forbidden

322 – Draw something related to what you do

323 – Draw something sad

324 – Draw a garden tool

325 – Draw something blue -

326 – Draw something you can keep in your pocket

327 – Draw something super

328 – Draw something that has buttons