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Weeks 39, 40, 41 of 365 days of Art

15 Nov

As you know, I have lost 2 weeks worth of postcards along with my camera. I have searched high and low for them and cannot find them anywhere. Sigh. So I bought a new camera and I am skipping 2 weeks worth of postcards and sharing the next 3 weeks (39, 40, 41). When and if I ever find those missing 2 weeks, I will post them as well.

I feel like I wasted a lot of time and energy trying to find the missing postcards and camera, so now it is time to just move on.

So, here are 3 weeks worth of postcards to try to catch you up. Enjoy!

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~Deb

Let Your Inner Artist out to Play

Blue Twig Studio – 5039 N Academy Blvd – Colorado Springs, Co 80918

719-266-1866

 

Weeks 32, 33, 34 of the 365 days of art challenge

6 Sep

I’m still behind in getting these blog posts up to show you my 365 days of art challenge. So here are 3 more weeks worth of postcards. Enjoy!

I hope you are doing your own 365 days of art challenge and having fun while you are doing it. And yes I do sometimes use the preprinted postcards and just paint or color them – sometimes I don’t want to think about it that much. And I do share the ones I don’t like as well.  🙂

 

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~Deb

Let Your Inner Artist out to Play

Blue Twig Studio – 5039 N Academy Blvd – Colorado Springs, CO 80918

719-266-1866

 

Weeks 27, 28 and 29

26 Jul

Here I am sharing weeks 27, 28 and 29 of the 365 days of art challenge. I am doing postcards, which are fairly easy and quite fun to do. Perhaps I didn’t really challenge myself too much by choosing the postcards, but I’m sticking with it and doing them every day and that is what matters.

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Are you doing the challenge? What are you doing and how is it going for you?

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~Deb

Let Your Inner Artist out to Play

Blue Twig Studio – 5039 N Academy Blvd – Colorado Springs, CO 80918

719-266-1866

 

Weeks 25 and 26 of the 365 days of art challenge

7 Jul

I think I am getting caught up on these blog posts. 🙂

Today I am sharing weeks 25 and 26 of the 365 days of art challenge. I am doing a postcard a day and having lots of fun with it. I hope you are enjoying your challenge too.

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~Deb

Let Your Inner Artist out to Play

Blue Twig Studio – 5039 N Academy Blvd – Colorado Springs, CO 80918

719-266-1866

 

Weeks 22, 23, 24 of the 365 days of art challenge

5 Jul

Catching up with my blog posts. Today I am sharing weeks 22, 23 and 24 of the 365 days of art challenge. I’m doing a postcard a day. Just some little bit of art or color each day. Some weeks there is continuity and some weeks there isn’t. I don’t plan these ahead of time, just do what I can each day.  Sometimes I am working on something else and have scraps or bits left over. Sometimes I find some leftover bits from my studio and use those. I do use lots of words. 🙂

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You can always see my postcards every day on Instagram or Facebook.  Are you doing the 365 days of art challenge? How is it going? Please share!

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~Deb

Let Your Inner Artist out to Play

Blue Twig Studio – 5039 N Academy Blvd – Colorado Springs, CO 80918

719-266-1866

Whisper Challenge

25 Jun

Our self-expressions group meets here at the shop every month. We are primarily a discussion group (topics vary but generally are related to art or creativity in some way). But we also do a challenge project every year. We have had fun with our projects and it is always exciting to see what everyone creates. We have a wide variety of artistic people in our group, ranging from quilting to fiber art to paper arts to jewelry makers to painters and pretty much everything in between. Which is why the challenges are always so interesting to do.

Our challenges usually start with a basic parameter of size or sub-strata to be used. Then there is either a topic or theme of some kind that we are pursuing. After that it is all up to the artist to decide what they are creating.

This challenge is called a Whisper challenge – or sometimes it is called a Telephone challenge. Remember the game of Telephone when we were kids? One person whispers in the ear of the next person some phrase or comment. Then each person whispers in the next person’s ear and it keeps going around the room until the last person tells out loud what they heard. Invariably it is nowhere near what the original phrase was, and laughter and hilarity follows.

For our group – the Whisper challenge was done this way. We all started with a 12×12 stretched canvas (a very nice size to work on), and each person had one month to work on their piece, so a total of 4 months from start to finish for the challenge.  One person took a photo of something that was to be used as our original whisper. We then divided into 4 groups of 4 people each, with each person given a number 1, 2, 3, or 4 within their group. The #1 person in each group received a copy of the photo to use as their source of inspiration. We could do an exact copy of the photo or pull one small section of the photo out or take the photo and use it as inspiration to create something entirely different. No rules!

The #1 person then gave their finished piece to the #2 person in their group. The #2 person did NOT get to see the original photo, only the finished piece from #1. They were then to take that piece and create their own piece, pulling out whatever inspired them. The #2 person then gave their finished piece to #3, but #3 did NOT get to see the photo or the piece from #1. #3 gave their finished piece to #4, who did NOT see any of the other pieces or the original photo either. You get the picture.

Some of the group took their inspiration from the style or the subject matter, some people took it from the colors, some people took it from some small part, some people took inspiration from the feelings that were inspired.

At the Big Reveal party, we had each group share their art, starting with #1, then #2, then #3, then #4. It was quite interesting to see how each group progressed. After we all shared what we had created, then we showed everyone the original photo that was used. So much fun!

 

Here is the original photo that was used for the challenge.

original photo by Liz Kettle

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Here is group #1 and their interpretation.

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Here is group #2.

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by Venisa Gallegos

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Here is group #3.

by Linda Logan

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by Lori Nicholson

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by Lisa Black

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Here is group #4.

by Kathy Genz

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by Ruth Chandler

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by Juli Heintz

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by Lita Montano

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It was interesting to note that the #1 person in each group pulled the grid from the windows and the tree to focus on. Then each person after that just took off with the interpretation. Very cool!

There is lots of variety in these pieces, lots of texture (which is hard to see in the photos), lots of different mediums used, and amazing creativity. These pieces will be hanging in the shop for awhile so stop by to see them in person if you get the chance.

This was a fun challenge and we will definitely do it again at some point. Perhaps you could do a similar challenge with your own art groups.

~Deb

Let Your Inner Artist out to Play

Blue Twig Studio – 5039 N Academy Blvd – Colorado Springs, CO 80918

719-266-1866

 

Weeks 19, 20, 21 of the 365 days of Art challenge

22 Jun

I am sharing 3 weeks of postcards today (and I am still behind). I love doing the 365 days of art challenge. It is a way of making myself do something creative every day – even if it is 5 minutes spraying paint on paper. It isn’t important what I do, but that I DO it!

I do admit that sometimes I am tired and don’t really want to do anything, but I make myself do something, even if it is finding some old leftover something or other and cutting it down to postcard size and using that! Other times, I am energized and full of possibilities and love getting to make my postcard and seeing what unfolds.

I do post the daily postcards on Instagram and on Facebook, so you can always follow me that way.

Here are 3 weeks worth of postcards. Enjoy.

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~Deb

Let Your Inner Artist out to Play

Blue Twig Studio – 5039 N Academy Blvd – Colorado Springs, CO 80918

719-266-1866

 

Tea Party ATCs

20 Jun

Well, apparently I completely forgot to post the Tea Party ATCs from last month. I am definitely behind in my blog posts. 🙂

Here are the ATCs that were submitted. Skye did a great job with presentation, with an adorable matching envelope and tea bags.  Lynnita’s Little Teapot opens up, with the rest of the little teapot rhyme inside. Very cute. Alas, I only managed to get one ATC completed this month. 😦

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Using random.org,  the winner is……Juli. Congrats! Juli always submits extra entries, so it is only fitting that she win!

Thanks to everyone for submitting. I know the participation has been waning the last few months, which is why we are taking the summer off from the monthly ATC challenges. Perhaps we will start again in the fall, or maybe we will think of something new and fun to do. So stay tuned.

In the meantime, I am getting caught up on my blog posts.

~Deb

Let Your Inner Artist out to Play

Blue Twig Studio – 5039 N Academy Blvd – Colorado Springs, CO 80918

719-266-1866

 

Weeks 17 & 18 postcards

9 May

I think we are on weeks 17 & 18 for the 365 days of art challenge. Sorry I didn’t get these posted sooner, but traveling (and then catching up on stuff when I get back) makes it more difficult to do the blog posts.

Here are 2 weeks worth of postcards – a little bit of everything for you. 🙂

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~Deb

Let Your Inner Artist out to Play

Blue Twig Studio – 5039 N Academy Blvd – Colorado Springs, CO 80918

719-266-1866

 

Architecture ATCs

9 May

Apparently Architecture was not a popular theme, as I only have mine and Lynnita’s ATCs. It was a more challenging topic, but sometimes those are good for us to stretch what we typically do. I certainly hope the next theme is more popular so we get a few more entries.

Here are the 4 Architecture ATCs, plus a bonus Fairies ATC from last month that arrived too late to be included in the challenge.

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And now our winner……..Lynnita. 🙂

The June theme is Tea Party, and I think this will be a fun theme and hopefully there will be more entries to share with you.

~Deb

Let Your Inner Artist out to Play

Blue Twig Studio -5039 N Academy Blvd – Colorado Springs, CO 80918

719-266-1866

 

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