Monday, August 30, 2010

Weekly Challenge - "Finders Keepers"

Ooh - my turn to set the challenge theme this week, I'm all excited! The theme is one I've had in my head for a while, it's ...
"Finders Keepers"
Basically, this challenge is to create something using, or inspired by, something that you have found.

Photo by Larry He's So Fine
So I want you to keep your eyes open this week as you go about your day, have a good look round, scour the ground, and search for the inspiration that's all around you just waiting to be discovered!

Photo by Amarand Agasi

Perhaps you'll discover beauty in an item that someone has tossed away, thinking it wasn't worth keeping. Perhaps you'll come back from a walk in the park laden with found treasures - acorns, pine cones or leaves! Perhaps you'll find a discarded note on the street and imagine a story behind it!
Photo by Dev Null

NB - "Finding" something on the shelf of a craft store is cheating, and will be dealt with most severely! ;)

Anyone can join in - to enter the challenge you just need to come up with something creative inspired by this week's theme! Then post your entry on your blog, and add a link in the comments to this post.

All challenge entries will be posted here on Sunday at 12 noon EST. Or thereabouts!

We also have a monthly giveaway open to anyone who participates in one of our challenges - watch this space for more details!

Happy hunting and see you back here on Sunday! x

31 comments:

luthien said...

O_O ... EXCITING!!!

Magpie said...

Ooh, Angie ~ this is so intriguing! You have taken me out of my comfort zone! I'm even looking forward to starting early this week :) Great, thoughtful theme!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

What a FUN challenge- putting my thinking cap on......

Tammy said...

Fun fun! I found some of those seed pods that the oak tree out back drops each fall and I immediately thought of a dragonfly and how I could incorporate it into a piece of art. Great challenge, Angie! I cannot wait to see the art that this inspires.

Small Footprints said...

What a great theme, Angie!! And since it's using "found" objects ... it really appeals to my "green", eco-friendly heart. :)

Can't wait to see what magic appears this week!

Star Seed / Semente de Estrela - Ana said...

What a great and challenging theme!!!! This is so beautifull... this way everyone is going to pay attention to our surroundings and it´s beauty!!! Something we forget most of the time!!! Nice week for all, blessings!

priti.lisa said...

Great idea and a funny post...made me laugh :D

Yvonne said...

Brilliant theme!!

Here is my entry from this morning walk :)

http://artic-blonde-creations.blogspot.com/2010/08/inspiration-avenue-finders-keepers.html

artangel said...

Thanks all - glad you like it!

Can't wait to see all the entries - Tammy what a great idea!

Cyndi yes I thought of you when I picked this theme!

Robin Norgren said...

what a cool idea!

peggy gatto said...

Here goes!

http://wwwpeggysamusement.blogspot.com/2010/08/inspiration-ave.html

danit said...

Here is mine:

http://dishvish.blogspot.com/2010/08/sewing-girl.html

Jeanette said...

My entry is here

http://jeanette-h20creations.blogspot.com/2010/09/my-mittens.html

Thanks for the fun challenge.

Passion For Beads said...

Here is my entry. Thanks!

http://passionforbeads.blogspot.com/2010/09/inspiration-avenue-weekly-challenge.html

J Bar said...

Great.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Here's mine:
http://dragonflydegignstudios.blogspot.com/2010/09/weekly-challenge-finders-keepers.html
Great challenge, Angie!

Robin Norgren said...

here's mine you guys -be back around to see all your inspirings throughout the week!

http://wellofcreations.blogspot.com/2010/09/inspiration-avenue-weekly-challenge.html

IM GIRL said...

Oh I am such a scavenger, this is right up my alley! I adore finding discarded treasures and mending them to new~
Such a fun challenge!

Amy said...

Here is my art keeper..I found a technique and love and will use again and again..so it is a finder's keeper's art technique.
Thanks for looking
http://heartnsoul-amy.blogspot.com/2010/09/inspiration-ave-finders-keepers-fun.html

WrightStuff said...

Look what I found...
http://all-the-wright-stuff.blogspot.com/2010/09/found-objects.html

luthien said...

here's my find :)
http://www.pimpandpaint.com/2010/09/finders-keepers.html

Bitzi said...

Ooouuu...look what I found!
http://bitzidoodles.blogspot.com/
Bitzi

Shelinwa said...

Here is mine!
Shel

http://shelinwa.blogspot.com/2010/09/this-weeks-submission-to-inspiration.html

see you there! said...

I posted something I made using a found object before the challenge was actually issued. Hope that is ok.

Priti Lisa introduced me to this site and I've been enjoying it.

Darla

http://fromseatomountains.blogspot.com/

Amanda said...

Hello,

This is my first posting and a total newbee to this whole bloging, posting and interacting world, so let me know if I need to do something differently. Great site and lots of wonderful artwork.

Here is my entry on my blog.
http://scrappanda.blogspot.com/

Kelly Jeanette said...

Here is my entry this week. Been hectic and almost missed this one.

http://kellysalteredart.blogspot.com/2010/09/inspiration-avenue-something-found.html

gemma said...

Guess what I found?
It's here:
http://gemmasjournal.blogspot.com/2010/09/making-bird-shadows-field-guide.html
:-)

priti.lisa said...

Hi Angie :)

http://pritistudio.blogspot.com/2010/09/its-me-again.html

This was a great idea!
Hugs

Star Seed / Semente de Estrela - Ana said...

Here I am!!!
http://faeryrealmcreations.blogspot.com/2010/09/i-have-found-myself.html

Magpie said...

Ack, did I make it in time?

http://intothemagpiesnest.blogspot.com/2010/09/inspiration-avenue-weekly-challenge.html

I hope so!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I hope I'm not too late. I didn't realize it was Eastern Time. If I didn't make it, it's OK. I loved this challenge, since nearly all my art uses found objects. Here's my post:

http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2010/09/finders-keepers-challenge-at.html

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