Monday, August 8, 2011

Weekly Challenge:"Sun Kissed"

I don't know about you guys, but right now, I'm finding it rather difficult to have any gratitude for summer right now.  I keep trying to remember those winter days when I'll be dreaming of hot sunshiney days and warm, balmy evenings- but it's just been too hot to really appreciate summer!  
So, for the this week's challenge, I invite you all to create something that is "sun kissed", and based on something you love about summer!

Maybe you're grateful for the flowers.....
or bike riding around town.....
or walking on the beach.............. 
or just the sun drenched COLORS of summer




"Unfurling at Dawn"


"On the Beach"

As always, the challenge is limited only by your imagination and the rules (if you need them ;)) are located on the right side bar.
Happy Creating!

37 comments:

Kat W said...

Great images for an inspiring theme. We don't tend to get a lot of sun here in the UK so it'll be an excuse to create some of my own :-) Thanks Stephanie.

Kat Xx

Tammy said...

Fantastic theme! I am inspired. Now to figure out which direction to go with it. Off to put my thinking cap on.

WrightStuff said...

Wot you talking about Willis? Too hot?? I should bleedin cocoa...

Claire said...

what a wonderful theme! mind you, we in the UK could do with a bit of sun... *sigh*

Magpie said...

Summer for me has been the same this year as it was for you, Steph (although I admit you have been even hotter :) Right about this time I usually begin to get panicky about summer coming to a close. But not this year...I'm actually looking forward to fall! I'm tired of stewing in a steam bath!

Love this challenge though ~ it's a chance to remember what we usually love about summer.

Magpie said...

Oh, forgot to say ~ I love the *inspiration* art you chose!

Grannie Annie said...

Thanks for stopping by...


http://thewhimseyasylum.blogspot.com/

craftydvl said...

A nice interpretation of the heat that can be overwhelming! (-: Nice challenge, thank you for it and all the other lovely ones you come up with. My entry is here: http://craftydvl.blogspot.com/2011/08/sun-kissed-inspiration-avenue.html

danit said...

Please come see mine:

http://dishvish.blogspot.com/2011/08/desert-walk.html

Hettienne said...

In South Africa we are starting each day with icy cold and snow capped mountains, so this was a great challenge for me. Sun Kissed says Golden skin, golden beaches, golden skies and golden sunsets to me and from there it was a short jump to the golden radiance of piece of art - quite a stretch in the end, I suppose :D. Please have a look at http://hergracedevata.blogspot.com/2011/08/house-of-gold.html

Marcia said...

This summer I have been using lots of colors that remind me of warmth. Here is my current painting: http://marciabeckett.blogspot.com/2011/08/summer-configuration.html

artangel said...

Gorgeous theme! Will have to try and remember what sunshine is like... ;)

Irish3 said...

Here's my favorite sun activity!

http://rileycoyotecreations.blogspot.com/2011/08/shades-of-grey-summer-cake-green-ears.html

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay..hope to join in on the fun this week..or very soon! Love this theme!
Sounds lovely!
Victoria

Marcia said...

Thanks for the prize! I received the jar of inspiration today. I blogged about it here: http://marciabeckett.blogspot.com/2011/08/look-what-i-won.html

Leada Wood said...

What I love about summer is vacation! A chance to see things with relaxed eyes and mind and store up inspiration. I live where it is nearly always sunny so I love to try to paint light and shadows. Fun challenge!

Mommy Tyme Gifts said...

I am not sure this quite fits with everyone else's entries, but that's what makes these challenges diverse, right? Here is mine- I just finished this and added it to etsy but it is perfect for summer to fall
http://www.etsy.com/listing/79552619/easy-to-wear-flattering-summer-to-spring

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Hi1 I'm joining in for the first time! Here is what I created for what I like about summer:

http://craftymoosecrafts.blogspot.com/2011/08/inspiration-and-new-aceo.html

I had so much fun, thanks!

peggy gatto said...

Wonderful inspiration art!!!


http://wwwpeggysamusement.blogspot.com/2011/08/inspiration-ave-sun-kissed.html

Charlie said...

Another great challenge! Here is my entry(s). Feel free to use however many you desire :)

http://clay-space.com/2011/08/here-comes-the-sun/

see you there! said...

My "Sun Kissed" is posted this morning. Had fun with this one.

Darla

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was just about ready to call summer off because of the heat. But, then it cooled a bit. Here is my entry:

http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2011/08/inspiration-avenue-sun-kissed.html

Thanks for the challenge, Stephanie.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Here's mine:
http://dragonflydegignstudios.blogspot.com/2011/08/more-on-my-august-page-for-sistahs.html

Charlie said...

Love this theme!
Here is my entry.


http://artfulcollections.blogspot.com/

hugs
Charlie

Bitzi said...

My post is a bit out of season but I think it fits the theme. :)

Terrie said...

This was harder for me than I expected, but here's my 2 sunkissed pieces:

http://creative-explorer.blogspot.com/2011/08/sunkissed.html

I'll be eagerly checking out everyone else's.............
Terrie

Carola Bartz said...

Great theme for August. My entry is here.

Chartan said...

I live in rainy SE Alaska, so it's nice to see some Kissed by the Sun images :D. Here's mine Thanks for your Inspiration Avenue Blog. Charlotte.

Amanda said...

A great theme. I daydreamed and came up with this entry.

Lot's fun.. thanks
http://scrappanda.blogspot.com/2011/08/summer-sun-kissed.html

Hazel said...

Wonderful inspiration from the team. My card is here x

amy said...

okay, i loved the images that were shared to inspire. Actually, i had a good time all around with this theme.

thank you for posting it.

here's my take on sun kissed children:

http://butterscape.blogspot.com/2011/08/go-fuck-back-to-school-watercolor.html

thanks!

xx,
amy

New End Studio said...

We finally got a few days break from the heat, very welcome it is.

Just posted mine:

http://newendstudio.blogspot.com/

IM GIRL said...

It was inspirational to think of all the fun days of summer's past...

Here is mine:

http://enterimgirl.blogspot.com/2011/08/sun-kissed.html

Evil Edna said...

nice one, here is my entry:
http://evilednasworlddominationplans.blogspot.com/2011/08/inspiration-avenue-sun-kissed.html

tootles
EE

WrightStuff said...

It took me a while to coax this lady out but I was very happy when she arrived!
http://all-the-wright-stuff.blogspot.com/2011/08/sunkissed.html

Magpie said...

Late again...hope I'm in time...

http://intothemagpiesnest.blogspot.com/

So sorry, Steph.

mariasangel said...

Finally had a chance to get this up on my blog--http://mariasangel.blogspot.com/2011/08/sun-kissed.html

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