Monday, September 27, 2010

Weekly Challenge - "Uncalled For"

Happy Monday to All!
Before I reveal what may be the best challenge yet...

I want to ask everyone to stop for a moment
and think a loving thought for our Charlie.
She and her Mother could use a prayer.

Ok. I don't have a good segway for this
so here goes...
This week's artistic challenge is:

Uncalled for

I know. Sounds weird.
But it's a word (or phrase)
I have been applying to a lot of instances lately.

Thinking about it artfully, though, is fun!

Do we really really need glitter?



Sometimes glittery sparkle hits the spot :)

Or what about behavior?

What is appropiate? What is Uncalled for?
And who makes these judgements?

Is this Uncalled for ?



to some, I imagine.

No one can disagree
that this
is uncalled for


Certainly
uncalled for.

So, you see, Uncalled for
is many things
Sometimes it is sparkle.
Sometimes it is injustice.
Sometimes it is another glass of wine.
Sometimes it is a smile to a stranger.


Always
there is a way of conveying feelings by art.

So, take a breath, think, imagine
What does Uncalled for mean to you?

Are you up for this challenge?
You might be blessed with this gift from Lisa with All the Wright Stuff

Five postcards of original art...WOW!

I hope I have not offended anyone...
I just wish to provoke feeling...
and inspire!

I can't wait to see what happens.

Valentine paper cutout
LOVE TO YOU ALL

PS: after reviewing this post,
I find glitter to be totally unoffensive.
And war tottally unnecessary.





Thank you all, kind friends, for your comments. I wanted to do a challenge that would make you really reach inside to examine yourself and your beliefs...I also think you could take it a different way. The more mild word 'unnecessary' might be interpreted as the straw that broke the camel's back. One too many ornaments on the tree. Or any number of things.
You know, like maybe
a fart in church ;D


I hope this helped clarify.
Don't stress, dear ones...just create art with your feelings.





Sunday, September 26, 2010

Weekly Challenge Results - "Decide"

Prepare to wrap yourself within an artist community that strengthens and challenges and cheers and encourages one another in this gallery of decisions. Ready? Let's Go!

Yvonne

Hazel


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HAMLET: To be, or not to be--that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them.
Read More: Judy A. Goddard








Magpie



Felicia Kramer



Amanda

"D E C I D E"
To....
DREAM
CREATE
CARE
LIVE
DANCE
PRAISE

L Kay


Kiki

Evil Edna

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Meet & Greet - BeckLee Cottage Designs


It's been ages since I've had the pleasure of writing a Meet and Greet for one of our new team members and so it's with great delight I introduce you to Linda of BeckLee Cottage Designs. Linda is the curator of her own etsy shop where she offers a beautiful assortment of handmade jewelry creations. This self taught jewelry artist explained to me one day, how she first came to dabble in jewelry arts when she was given some wire by a jewelry manufacturer, who loved her creations and her new part-time career was launched.

Linda also hosts her blog, BeckLee Cottage Designs, where she selflessly promotes other etsy artists focusing primarily on new etsy shops.
I've had the pleasure of getting to know this wonderful woman more personally over the past few weeks. Her caring and giving nature combined with a sense of gratitude and innate artistic talent all work together to make up the fabulous person she is. I know there's loads more to get to know from the person behind the artist and so I invite you to do so, and join me in welcoming our newest member Linda ~ Welcome Linda!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Weekly Challenge - "Decide"

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Last week's challenge 'METAMORPHOSIS' got me thinking. Maybe we have been juggling a few decisions that we need to come to terms with AKA DECIDE in order for the metamorphosis to occur...


So here is the moment when we each DECIDE and create a memorial of the decision through our art. All art forms welcome. Paper, fiber, wood, metal, photography, poetry, essay, song - you DECIDE...


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Then we agree to meet back here on Sunday and celebrate these DECISIONS!
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