Monday, October 27, 2014

Inspiration Avenue Weekly Challenge - Show and Tell

It's time again to share something you've created . . .
It can be something new or something you just haven't shared until now.
Show and Tell is always fun because anything goes!

For me, it's been all about mermaids lately because I'm
taking the workshop, “Mermaid Circus” with
Jane Davenport and Teesha Moore.

Ticket Girl at the Mermaid Circus

Some "Sea Nymphs"

More Mermaids

What have you been working on lately?
We'd love to see what you've been up to and hope you'll share
during our Show and Tell week.

Leave your link below by Sunday, November 2 and please link back to
Inspiration Avenue in your blog post.

(Have a safe and happy Halloween this week, if you celebrate it!)

~ Maggie


Monday, October 20, 2014

Weekly Challenge-Favorite Artist

This week's challenge is to create something in the style of your favorite artist.  I must admit that I have been out of operation due to the flu for several days so I am going to share some of my favorite artist's pieces without a lot of text.

Henri Matisse was a French artist.  He was born December 31, 1869 and died November 3, 1954.  For information on this artist click here.

Flowers in a Pitcher, 1906

Two Figures Reclining in a Landscape, 1921

Purple Robe and Anenomes, 1937

Two Girls in a Yellow and Red Interior, 1947

I've shared some of Matisse's paintings that I've never seen before.  As you can see, he was a master of color.   My favorite work of his was done later in his life.  I purposely didn't share any of those pieces because I will be sharing it in my own blog post.  (Hint:  It's his cutouts)

So have a wonderful and creative week discovering Henri Matisse.  Perhaps you'll use a little more color than usual, or make something more abstract than you normally do.  Whatever the inspiration, please be sure to come back and share it.  The information is on the sidebar.
Lou Anne, aka Misplaced Mermaid


Monday, October 13, 2014

Weekly Art Challenge: Seasons it is. And the season we are in is Autumn

Seasons this week 
  • Season of 
  • Piled leaves
  • Kids putting on coats for the first time in months
  • Pumpkin patches
  • Corn Stalks gracing house doorways
  • Wind blowing the leaves across the streets

Did I hear someone say Fall is here?
Of course depending on where you live.
Where I am it is a beautiful palette of the oranges, yellows, reds, etc,

Here are a few prompts


Cooking with nutmeg and pumpkin and a dash of cinnamon
is such a warm fun thing to do this time of year. 

Please join us this week.  
Directions on right side bar


Monday, October 6, 2014

Weekly Art Challenge - October Colors; Red, Yellow and Brown

Welcome to join us to our new challenge format.

This week challenge is to create artwork 


Dominant color(s) in your piece should be in the shades of




To find inspiration think about beautiful Autumn / Fall Nature and Textures

Reflections of the trees
and all the color shades

October is full with vibrant colors

Pumpkins, apples, tree leaves, foliage

What about quotes ..
I really love this one from Anne of Greengables

I'm also happy to live in world where there are Octobers

Have fun with October colors this week
I can't wait to see what you come up with this theme

- Niina


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