Monday, June 7, 2010

Weekly Challenge - "Summer Fun & Relaxation

Here's an easy challenge:

Summer Fun and Relaxation

Summer is almost here, and first I must apologize to our friends
in the southern hemisphere. I know you are experiencing the
opposite seasons, but I hope participating in this challenge
will bring warm smiles to your faces!

What is the most enjoyable part of summertime for you?
Here are some summer images to get your imagination in high gear.

Water always comes to mind, whether it's the ocean, a stream,
or a lawn sprinkler.
Photo: Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

To some, summer brings thoughts of picnics, backyard barbecues,
and fresh homegrown veggies and fruits.
Photo: sunset.com

Photo: chicagonow.com

We gravitate to outdoor activities like concerts, art shows, fairs,
and farmers' markets. Maybe the zoo or an amusement park.
Photo: summersounds.com

If you have a happy place where you relax, bask in the sunshine
and watch your cares melt away, by all means
get it down on paper
fashion it into a piece of jewelry
make some altered art
share it in your favorite medium
whatever it may be!
Photo: ceiva.com

One of my favorite parts of summer is
a delightful breeze wafting through the house.
Art: Alice Dalton Brown

What's yours?

Enter by leaving a comment on this post with the link to your creation
by Sunday June 13 at noon (edt). You'll automatically be entered
in our June Giveaway! Info on the giveaway coming soon. Have fun!

24 comments:

Charlie said...

Oh a great challenge. I love summer even though it so hot here already. Hopefully I can do this one on time. :)

Shelinwa said...

OMG FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNN
The creative marbles in my head are rolling around already

Small Footprints said...

Wonderful challenge, Maggie ... this ought to bring out some delightful creations!

artangel said...

Great idea for a challenge Maggie - can't wait to see what it inspires :)

priti.lisa said...

I love the pictures! and the writing! Great job Maggie :)
xox

Robin Norgren-Well of Creations said...

I'm with Shel -VERY FUN! I adore the pic of the wind blowing through the curtains.

Jeanette said...

Mine is here for this fun challenge

http://jeanette-h20creations.blogspot.com/2010/06/summer-day-at-farm.html

Robin Norgren-Well of Creations said...

I'm in!

Here's my link!

http://wellofcreations.blogspot.com/2010/06/inspiration-avenue-weekly-challenge.html

Lynnstreasures said...

Summer here in Hawaii means it's time for the beach! I love to roam and pick up items to possibly make jewelry with. Beach glass in blue and green hues and watching others cast their fishing lines from the shore is the inspiration behind this piece! Starfish is also one of my favorite things....I just had to buy some for photography purposes!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/36494084/wish-upon-a-sea-star

Charlie said...

Here is mine.

http://artfulcollections.blogspot.com/2010/06/summer-fun-relaxation.html

Judy Goddard said...

Old Barney, Barnegat Lighthouse is an Icon of summertime where I come from.

http://judyagoddardartisan.blogspot.com/2010/06/down-on-barnegat-bay.html

Judy Goddard said...

By the way, the other really cool thing about these challenges is that I am much more likely to post to my blog every week.

Thank you.

~me~ said...

Just found your blog so this is my first challenge! I'm excited. You can find my "summer" here: http://leapandtwirl.com/

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Here's mine, I can't believe I'm getting it in before 11:59 on Sunday.....!
http://dragonflydegignstudios.blogspot.com/2010/06/weekly-challenge-summer-fun-relaxation.html

Small Footprints said...

I'm going to enter one from my hubby's creations. It reminds me of days on the beach, lounging and relaxing! Here it is:

http://4oneaday.blogspot.com/2010/05/calm.html

I've loved seeing everyone's art ... it is truly putting me in a summer mood! :)

Magpie said...

Here's mine:

http://intothemagpiesnest.blogspot.com/2010/06/weekly-challenge-at-inspiration-avenue.html

Thanks for playing, everyone!

IM GIRL said...

Wow sometimes I surprise myself. I had my mind set on set on a paper collage with clothes on the line (that wonderful window and breeze picture reminded me of summers when my mother hung out clothes on the line). However, something else happened instead. I made the challenge, I didn't get other things done, but hey, it's all about priorities! Ha and you can see where mine are!

http://enterimgirl.blogspot.com/2010/06/summer-fun-relaxation.html

Thanks for viewing and can't wait to check out all the summer fun!

S. said...

Even though summer heat and I are not good friends I still enjoy the season.
Here is my entry: http://differentrandomness.blogspot.com/2010/06/summer-fun-and-relaxation.html

Have a good week!

LKay said...

Fun Challenge. Here's mine for the week
http://lkaynana.blogspot.com/2010/06/this-weeks-challenge.html
Loretta

Shelinwa said...

Here is mine

http://shelinwa.blogspot.com/2010/06/summer-fun-relaxation-this-weeks.html

Kathy said...

My summer heaven is at sun-up, down by the pond in my backyard, watching all the wildlife, especially the birds. So here's my painting called "First Light."

Susan's crafty chaos said...

I think I'm just in time :)
Here is my card

gemma said...

Chubby toes are here:
http://gemmasjournal.blogspot.com/2010/06/my-toes-in-pool-photo-for-inspiration.html

WrightStuff said...

Very late, but I invite you into my garden to relax..
http://all-the-wright-stuff.blogspot.com/2010/06/come-relax-in-my-garden.html

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