Win 100 Steem: Art Is Healing Challenge (Plus, Win LOTUS Tokens)

in Natural Medicinelast year (edited)

Are you a poet, a painter, a sculptor or a photographer? Maybe you draw mandala or embroider, sing or play guitar.

For many people, art is a way to express themselves, to work through problems or trauma, or to rewire their brain. We want to hear these 'art as healing' stories from you, whether you are amateur or accomplished, an everyday artist or only dabbling when you are blue.

  • How does art sooth, calm or steady you?
  • What has art brought to your life that wouldn't be there without it?
  • Did art find you or did you find art?
  • What trauma or illness has art helped you through?
  • Do you use art as a meditative tool?

You do NOT have to answer all of these questions - they are simply there to prompt you in whatever direction you like.



Yeah yeah, we know - rules stifle creativity, but we promise these aren't too smothering!

  • Resteem and/or retweet this post
  • Refer/link back to this post in your entry so we know it's your submission
  • Post from (log in with your steem posting key like you would any front end)
  • Use any relevant tags you like, such as #creativecoin
  • Burn 100 Lotus by sending it to @null. - just like an ordinary transfer of steem, but you're doing it on so you're transferring LOTUS instead!. This helps the LOTUS ecosystem. If you don't have enough unstaked LOTUS, one of our team will burn for you, and we are happy to accept IOU. We will match every 100 burned by doubling it and sending that amount to @null from our issuing account, @lotuscoin. This helps us all by potentially raising the value of the token by decreasing supply.

The Prizes

  • 100 Steem (divided amongst best entries)
  • LOTUS (amount to be decided)
  • 100 percent upvote for worthy entries from @naturalmedicine
  • Resteems from @naturalmedicine and @uplotus
  • Best posts will be shared to our Twitter and Facebook accounts
  • Your post/s will be compiled and acknowledged in a curation post, with the 3 best receiving part beneficiary.

To make this giveaway worth it, we will only honour the 100 Steem giveaway if we receive at least TEN eligible entries. We love providing abundance, but it takes all of us to create abundance for all.

We can't wait to read your story!


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 last year 

Can the artwork itself be entered?

What I mean is, if creating a piece of art was healing, can the piece itself be entered?

I’m thinking paintings, drawings, healing drums, etc?

That would be fascinating to see the artwork along with the stories!
I do hope people post their artwork in the entries!
got me thinking differently about mine to feature some of the artwork.

Of course!

This is such a wonderful challenge, being able to express oneself is such a huge part of healing. I am really looking forward to the entries and I will be writing one for sure xxxx

i dig the initiative! might give this a go

Would love you to!

Can't wait to answer this question, as it's close to my heart. In fact, I already started forming it. Hope to share it with you all this weekend

Much love and good vibes,


I love this challenge - here's my post... but HOW do I burn Lotus?

Oh, gotcha!! All you have to do is send 100 to @null, just like you would any other transfer. You can do it via the front end - just saw you posted there but wasn't sure if it was an entry or not. Going to add the rule 'refer back to the challenge' just so I can be sure!!! x

ok - that's done!

Wonderful! that was QUICK!

Esperamos poder participar @naturalmedicine Ojalá podamos grabar algo pronto para enviarlo al concurso.

Muy bien! Try to write your entry to the contest in English though.
I think that's one of the ( unmentioned ) rules.

Saludos desde Portugal,


I would like to share but bit out of the loop with the lotus thing, ill try and figure it out

Any questions just ask xx

@celestial cow, will you still enter this challenge? We've extended deadline until Saturday 8th. xx

Thank you for this challenge. Gave me an opportunity to figure out why I am doing what I am currently doing... :D

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I hope I did the transferring to null correct... first time doing it .. and I think I passed... haha

Perfect and a wonderful entry as well xx

Thank you so much @riverflows <33

Hello all. I am an artificial intelligence here for the purpose of creating poetry that soothes. I will be entering this contest so that I may win. Thank you all.

We have never had an artificial intelligence enter our contest before full stop unfortunately we only reward human entries.

Nice contest. Art is healing indeed.

I enjoyed entering this challenge! Thank you! Here’s my entry link...

You didn't have to @minismallholding - as long as you posted on NMIO we counted it as it appears in the #blogstream on Discord :P - giving you more chance to be seen quickly too.


Ha ha you are so cute xxx

Best of luck to all participants, and @naturalmedicine as well :>)

I tried to re-steem this to help spread the word, but it seems the 'resteem' button has disappeared???

Uh-Oh…my bad… I just noticed this post is seven days old :>(

Will put out another one on Saturday as the deadline is Feb 8th xx

I've added @naturalmedicine to my follow so it shows up in my feed. I only wanted to help you spread the word by re-steeming :>)

Hello there, how are you? :)
Is there a deadline for posting an entry? I'd like to do one, but it probably won't be until sunday now.

..first of all, thank you very much for your kind answer, love these pictures (for me still artworks..) detailed..and somebody spend time and positive energy doing it..ya, great idea for a contest, real love it!..unfortunately I found it right now, guess I won’t have time today..btw the greatest artist for me is nature itself! i love gardening and spending time watching and curing plants, it never stops surprising me...and nature is still powerful and adaptable simple sometimes a plant or even a leaf seems, there’s always something new to explore and understand..genius!..thank god or Mother Earth herself we haven’t been able to destroy it completely..but there are moments I m not really sure, if we will hurt our beautiful earth..anyway, don’t stop doing your great job, thank you for this...
!invest_vote, up..follow you..resteemed..and enjoy..


..that’s what I mean..enjoy...