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!


  1. Love the texture and layers on your project .

  2. Your canvas turned out beautifully!

  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 :)

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

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

  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!

  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!

  8. Love the page and all those beautiful layers!

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

  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

  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.

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


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