Friday, February 13, 2009

Theme 6: Dreaming in Color

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.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here." - Desiderata



"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for. "- Georgia O'Keefe



"Electric flesh arrows...traversing the body. A rainbow of color strikes the eyelids. A foam of music falls over the ears. It is the gong of the orgasm." ~Anais Nin


Important Guidelines

The work submitted must be something you have created and/or worked on between the time the theme was revealed and the Thursday unveiling.


Please submit your response to Natasha@creativenachos.com no later than end of day Wednesday, February 18th if you would like it to be posted on Thursday, February 19th. 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, give your imagination the freedom to play! Let your world fill with color!
Have a great time :)

24 comments:

Amanda (Blake) Fall said...

Oh, that is SO right up my alley! :D Your themes enthrall me every week... I don't know how you do it.

Natasha said...

Amanda - I LOVE your submissions each week so you have no idea how much I'm looking forward to seeing yours...

I can't wait for everyone's...this theme is huge...there is so much room to play on so many levels ...oh it's going to be exciting!!

lifeartdesigns said...

Another awesome theme Natasha! I love this quote:
"You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here." - Desiderata
Off to go play...

BookWormz said...

How fun! I'm totally gonna do this one! :) You're so creative, Natasha.

Natasha said...

lifeartdesigns - that is one of my all-time favorite quotes!! Have fun playing...I'm soooo excited to see what is born from playtime wooohoooo!!

BookWormz - YAY!! This will be your first...So exciting...oh I can't wait to see what your imagination brings to life

Moon of Glass said...

Wow, that is a perfect theme! I'm so excited about this one!

Natasha said...

Moon of Glass - welcome and YAY!! This will be a first and I'm SOOO excited..

I can't believe I'm already psyched about Thursday!!!!!

LadyK said...

I love this theme! Can't wait to get started.

aquamaureen said...

"Dreaming in color" . . .oh my . . . that prompt is like a drop of living water on a brittle sponge . . . I already feel my real self coming back to juicy life. Can't wait to see what we all express this week. Natasha, you are being such a blessing to me--I hope to someday find words adequate to tell you.

Anji Gallanos said...

This will be the first time I participate and well..the photos enticed me. I live in Alaska and I know how it feels to see those lights. I love the theme dreaming in color..we'll see what..

Thanks

anji

Natasha said...

LadyK - YAY!! So excited that you are participating!!

aquamaureen - I wish you knew the joy I got from your words and work...the joy I feel working with all of these talented artists....thank you for such kind words...can't wait to see what springs to life!

Anji Gallanos - I am such a fan of your blog and work and LOVE that you will be participating!!

I'm over the moon!!

mkcphotography said...

i love that georgie o'keefe quote - i might have to borrow it for my shop announcement, lol! looking forward to this week - a wonderful challenge :-D

Ceridwen said...

I've been on such a color kick lately - it's been like a hunger. I'm so excited about this. My mind's already whirring! Thanks so much - I can't wait to get started.

I love all the quotes you use along with the inspirational images - truly great.

fishprincessdesigns said...

Oh-this sounds exciting!

I can't wait to get to my beads and start dreaming!

jodi said...

LOVE this weeks theme. My mind is already racing with ideas.

Thank you for making me look forward to Thursday. It is the roughest day of the week for me. Kids preparing for tests, lots of homework, and activities. Now with with this blog and "30 Rock" - Thursday are becoming my favorite day of the week.

SalvagedExpression said...

You've done it again. I have no idea what I'll do with it but I'm thrilled none the less! I LOVE those inspiration photos!

Natasha said...

mkcphotography - isn't that quote fabulous?? I fell in love with that - please use it for your store...it's so beautiful you have to pass it on because ultimately someone else will fall in love with it and take it and on and on...the beauty of words and feeling ...true feeling!

Ceridwen - love the color kick you are on and can't wait to see what the whirling creates...have fun! And the quotes all move me...I love them so glad you do too!

fishprincessdesigns - you have no idea how excited I am to see what those beads become!!

jodi - I'm right with you Thursday always seems like the one day I'm buried...I'm not at the homework level yet but I have this little one that wants to play a ton...but Thursday...it feels like that's my play day now...I LOVE it...and 30 Rock...well it just rocks!!! I think Rowena who participates here too loves 30 Rock...we could starta club hehehe...can't wait to see what you create

SalvagedExpression - I couldn't wait to see what you thought...I thought you'd dig the photos ..can't wait to see the latest Salvaged creation

Mackin-Art said...

My mind is just awhirl with ideas, but I suspect I may take a bit of an unusual take on this theme!

lisianblue said...

Well, I totally spaced out submitting my pictures for "Where the wild things bloom" - I'd like to try for this one! Love both quotes -
Georgia O'Keefe is my favorite artist.
Natasha - you are awesome!

Natasha said...

Mackin-Art - an unusual take? That's awesome follow that...nothing unusual about that...follow whatever that is...it can only be good because it's within and calling out to you...how amazing!!!

lisianblue - well thank you! Georgia rocks...and that quote is just ...inspiring in a major way...can't wait to see what you create for this ...

I love all of this ...I sooo do!

alwaysadorable said...

I am squealing with delight! I love this theme! And how did you guess that Georgia O'Keefe is one of my favorites...;-).

Natasha said...

alwaysadorable - it came to me...a voice like the one in the film Field of Dreams and it said, "Include a Georgia O'Keefe quote and AlwaysAdorable will play". Hahahhaa...you are awesome...I will be waiting to see what you submit...I'm so excited...what fun

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Don't think I'm going to have a chance to participate in this one - but I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with!

Natasha said...

Rose Works Jewelry - your work will be deeply missed BUT I'm so happy that you will still be around to cheer...hopefully we will see your work next week!