December Instagram Photo Challenge


Today is the first day of our December photo challenge on Instagram. This 7-day challenge is all about the images that inspire you this month. You can play along by posting images of your interpretation of the daily prompt—your photos or your artwork. When you post a photo, hashtag it #PatternObserver AND the daily prompt. Pattern Observer will do a blog post after the challenge and share our favorites.

Remember, there is no pressure to participate everyday. There are no rules here, just have fun and share your observations.

How can you follow along and see what others are posting in the challenge? It’s easy. After you share a photo with the hashtag #PatternObserver, simply click on that Instagram hashtag and you will see the feed of photos with the same hashtag. Join the conversation by commenting and liking the photos.

Go ahead and share photos on Twitter too. If you share an image on Twitter, be sure to include the hashtag #PatternObserver and the daily prompt hashtag in your tweets. You can click on the hashtag to see the #PatternObserver feed on Twitter.

Can’t wait to see your photos! I’ve mentioned this before, checking in with the Pattern Observer community on social media is often a daily dose of inspiration that sparks creativity.


7-Day Photo Challenge (December 8-14)

Mon: #Traditions
Tues: #HolidayColors
Wed: #SparkleandTwinkle
Thurs: #NaturesCelebration
Fri: #WinterWonderland
Sat: #HolidayFood
Sun: #Giving



This Instagram challenge has been organized by designer Chris Olson. Chris is a Colorado-based illustrator and surface designer known for her modern playful illustrations and designs that you can view at She writes and sketches about all things design at her newly launched Pattern Bliss blog. You can follow Chris on Instagram at @Chris_Coco_Olson

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