Wildly Original 224 Link Party

So glad you're here!!


Welcome to this week's party.


Let's jump right in!
Show us what you're up to:


Thank you for partying at
I Gotta Create!

Wildly Original #222 Link Party

Aaannnnd we're back!


It's party time for
all you wildly creative peeps!

I took a bit of a break
only to come back salivating
at this treat left at the last link party:

Peanut Butter Popcorn by 3 Boys and a Dog

And here are a couple of crafts, too:

World Wildlife Day

Tiger painted in gouache by Christina at I Gotta Create | Support wildlife conservation


This year I will be posting
about things I believe in and support.
You and I--we create more than arts and crafts...
we create the world
we live in.

It is astonishing and disconcerting
 to realize that we are living with 
only HALF the population
of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians 
and fish that we had in 1970.

It is important to recognize that this 
actually puts humans at risk as well.

I want to live on a planet populated
by the awesome and glorious diversity
of animals that a power much greater
than us saw fit to create!
So, I painted this tiger in gouache
to celebrate World Wildlife Day.

Human consumption of animals--
whether killing for food or trophy--
and destruction of forests are the
biggest reasons for the alarming declines
in animal populations around the globe.

BUT...we can make a difference!
The wild tiger population increased
last year for the first time in conservation 
history due to the efforts of 
governments, communities, and NGO's.

We have power and we can use it for good.

Our awareness and financial support of these
efforts, reduction in eating meat,
reduced energy consumption, and
boycotting any exotic animal products
can help turn around this unsustainable
trend of destruction.

Find out more at the World Wildlife Fund.


and by the way...

The Wildly Original Link party
will start up again this week after
an extended holiday break!

Happy 2017!



Although we're on break
here at I Gotta Create
for the holidays,

We just want to wish you
a Happy New Year!

Thank you for all your
visits and support in 2016.

Holiday Break

We're taking a Holiday Break
here at I Gotta Create!



Here's wishing you a season
filled with Sugar Plum Fairies 
and all good things!

We'll be back mid-January.

Thanks for all your visits
and sharing your inspiring creations with us
during 2016!

December Calendar Page Printable

Hello December!


Free printable calendar page for December | Original art by I Gotta Create!
Click image for your free calendar page!

It's my last free Calendar Page offering
for 2016!

Featuring a jolly St. Nicholas
to make all your days in December
a little more merry and bright.

Click the photo above to 
get your free printable calendar page.

And check out these holiday crafts
while you're here: