Saturday, June 28, 2014

This Week's Challenges.

Summer of Color:  Week 3

Delight in imperfection
The color pallet this week is Lavender & Grey with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Plum.  To get inspired I scrolled through my Inspiring Art Journal Pages board on Pinterest.  I knew I wanted something with texture, which used supplies I already had.  This is when I found this, layering with happy colors by One Lucky Day.  While I was limited to the 3 colors, I found I could follow her process and adapt it to this challenge.  The fun part was painting with my fingers, getting paint under my nails, ruining my nail polish.  I followed her advice and didn't think too much about where to put the paint.  I  found myself for the first time following my intuition, adding, wiping away, smudging… very therapeutic!

Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt:

I had a rather successful week for this challenge.  Last Saturday the new Farmer’s Market opened downtown and the annual outdoor art show was taking place; the perfect opportunity for some photo scavenging.
First stop, taking a photo of the street heading into downtown.
#6: Urban Street Scene
As we were driving I saw this street lamp and remembered I needed that!

#17: A lamp post
While at the art show I got lucky.  The hubby spotted this young woman practicing her juggling skills away from the crowd in the shade of some trees.
#15: A Juggler
Found this display of wonderfully modern, colorful bird houses.
Alternative B: A bird house
I captured this sunrise while taking the dog out for her morning constitutional.
#13: A sunrise
I almost missed this one.  The hubby and I were out for a date night and the new restaurant where we were dining had this out on the patio.
#18: A water fall
I know every week is not going to be as successful as this but crossing the juggler of the list was a huge relief!

13 comments:

  1. Love the texture and layers on your project .

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  2. Your canvas turned out beautifully!

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  3. Oh, I LOVE this! Thanks for the link too as I struggle with altered canvas but I love the idea! I like yours even more than your inspiration piece :)

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  4. Good score with the juggler, that is going to be a hard one for me.

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  5. You created a gorgeous canvas with this weeks colours! :D
    That street is twice the size of the streets here! lol :D

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  6. Your art piece is lovely, and that scavenger hunt sounds fun! I love "The Journey" poem...I was happy to see it on your blog and re-visit it again. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Wow! I just love your photographs! And the work of art you created using this week's SOC colors is so dreamy and absolutely beautiful!

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  8. Love the page and all those beautiful layers!

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  9. Nice pics and a beautiful page!! Love all the details in the page!

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  10. The scavenger hunt does sound like fun...your page is lovely with texture and movement. Hey Diane you are a winner and I'll be happy to send some die cuts as soon as you email your address. Be well Carole
    carolea.sweeney@comcast.net

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  11. These are such great finds - I love the woman juggling with the diablo. The kids learned to do that in Prague.Also, what a lovely sunrise.
    Don't forget to link up with the June linky, up on my blog now.
    Rinda

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  12. Oh this is lovely for SOC, I love the addition of the music notes in the background :-)

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