Friday, January 30, 2009

Theme 4: Poetic Sea

(NOTE: Please check out the previous post to learn about possible new features for Thursday Sweet Treat and let me know your thoughts! Thank you! Enjoy the new theme :)

How you choose to interpret the theme is completely up to you. It simply needs to be tasteful – no pornography or messages of hate here. When you sit down to create, you cannot think about how people will or will not receive your work. You are required to simply enjoy the act of creating. Please see the bottom of this post for how to submit a response.

"Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air."

Carl Sandburg quotes

Important Guidelines

Please submit your response no later than end of day Wednesday, February 4th if you would like it to be posted on Thursday, February 5th. OR send me a link to your response to include in the comments section of the post. With your response please include:

1. Your name - either first name or shop name

2. The name of your piece (if you choose to give it one)

3. Something you'd like to share (process of creation, idea behind piece) if you'd like to share anything

4. Two photos of your piece or of each of the pieces (3x5 or 4x6 and 72dpi or a max of 96dpi - if you need any help with that please don't worry I'd be happy to help!)

Most importantly, unleash your imagination and play! Dream big! Have fun!

21 comments:

SalvagedExpression said...

I'm so excited! I have no idea what I'm going to make, no "ringer supplies" like fish shaped beads and I'm still really excited!

Marja said...

Oooh... that photo is inspiring. Now that I just enjoyed the sunset, I feel like I'm about to enjoy snorkeling somewhere exotic with a photo like that for inspiration. Thanks again for the inspiration!!

Natasha said...

Salvaged - I love that! You made me laugh yet again!! You know I don't have a clue of what I will do with this one but the picture and the quote just struck me...can't wait to see what your excitement turns into!

Marja - Thank YOU for always being such an inspiration...I can't wait to see what this idea brings for you...I think we should ALL make a big snorkeling trip!! And then drink drinks on the beach wooo hoo

SalvagedExpression said...

I might have a line on a place we can go. ;) Heck, I can even try scuba diving again. I want to crochet coral someday but it's been done and I want this to be different... http://theiff.org/reef/index.html
Need to think...

ceejay said...

my mind is going a mile a minute. seriously can't wait to get home to play!

CB said...

Wow what a great photo and quote. This is going to be a lot of fun. I think I shall try something new with my polymer clay for this. ;)

Happy Cloud Moments said...

Cool! I already have an idea!

Natasha said...

Salvaged - that's a ridiculously awesome place! I've never heard of it but the work is awesome. I've never even heard of crocheting coral...I'm learning SO much from all of you. I've never been scuba diving but TOTALLY want to try...

Ceejay - I love it...I'm so excited...I can't wait to see which idea develops into the Thursday Sweet Treat

CB - rock on CB...way to go challenging yourself...I can't wait to see what happens with the polymer clay....woooohoo love it!

YAY Happy Cloud Moments...I'm dying to know the idea but I'll wait....is it Thursday yet??

Rowena said...

Very interesting. All I've got in mind is a color.

And for some reason, I'm hoping this prompt doesn't make me open up the poetry lid. I haven't written poetry in so long, I'm afraid of what might happen.

Uh oh. The magic word. Afraid. I may have to Be Brave and give it a whirl.

Natasha said...

Rowena - a color...I love it...it's a start and I'd LOVE to see you break open the poetry lid - so would everyone else here I know it...I'm callin' for you to be brave and do it...YOU CAN DO IT oh yes you can!

uniquecommodities said...

Wow! This is a great idea!

Natasha said...

uniquecommodities - thank you...so glad you came to visit and that you like the idea! Will you join in on the fun??

CB said...

Well I'm nearly done with it, need to cure, sand, and buff it. Hopefully I will be able to take pictures of it tomorrow before the sun goes away. ;)

Natasha said...

CB - you have NO idea how excited I am to see it!!! I hope the sun stays out late for you..YAY!!!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I know JUST what I'm going to make :) Ok, so I don't know what the finished product looks like exactly, but I know what I'm going to use! We'll see how it creates itself :P

Natasha said...

Rose Works Jewelry - AH!!! That rocks....oh this is so exciting....I love that it will create itself - all great art does :)

SalvagedExpression said...

I'm going crazy! Is it Thursday yet?

Natasha said...

Salvaged - have I told you how much I love you?? You are so awesome - it's almost here...and I can tell you..it rocks!! Is it weird that I now start off my week thinking about Thursday like its Christmas?

Kerstin said...

Natasha -
Do I submit here in the comments section? (laughs nervously as she learns the rules to the game).. I have my (first) thursday sweet treats peice and my photos ready and have read through many of the comment sections, but I can't decide if I post here or somewhere else :):)
thanks!

Natasha said...

Kerstin! This is SOOO exciting. I love that this will be your debut Sweet Treat...did you enjoy it??? Ok send all your info to me at Natasha@creativenachos.com. I can't wait!!

Kerstin said...

thanks :)