The themes chosen and the talent shared this week are phenomenal. All of the work is filled with vibrant color. This TST feels like a celebration of the life. I invite you to bask in the rich beauty of these words, colors, and ideas. They will inspire, delight, and fill you up with all that's good in life.
Thank you to these fabulous, talented, professionals who once again challenged themselves to dream big and create magic for everyone....you are amazing!
Marcie Abney, creator of La Bella Joya, created this amazing hair barrette titled, Indian Summer.
"I chose the theme Bones of the Earth or You're My Rock. The name of this piece is Indian Summer," said Marcie. "It's a hair barrette made with seed beads and a large turquoise stone as the centerpiece. The stone had been sitting in my drawer for some time and I was stumped as how to use it because it is actually a bead and not a cabochon. The "Indian Summer" theme challenge has been floating around the web for a while so I decided to put the two themes together to create the barrette. It definitely lives up to its name because every time I look at it I think about the hot summer months!"
Amanda, creator of Persistent Green created these gorgeous Untitled mini watercolor paintings, based on the themes Explosive Celebration, Landscape of the Soul, and Whirling Colors in Mid Flight.
"Life lately has been topsy turvy, full of vibrant happiness and equally wild frustration," said Amanda. "I enjoyed painting out these feelings through my favorite watercolor techniques. These little paintings will become collaged covers for handmade journals."
Landscape of the Soul
Whirling Colors in Mid Flight
Janie, creator of Lifeartdesigns and MyPolymerClayCanes, created these truly unforgettable pieces.
On the Wings of a Butterfly
"This is the first butterfly cane I have ever made," said Janie.
Set Sail Upon an Ocean of Freedom
Where the Wild Things Bloom
Then Suddenly It Came to Life
Althea, creator of Salvaged Expression, created these awesome "Free to be me, by the sea" magnets.
"When this theme came out I started crafting immediately and it's a good thing too!" said Althea. "I managed to finish only these magnets "Free to be me, by the Sea" for the Set Sail Upon an Ocean of Freedom theme before I was innundated by 3 custom orders which have consumed my life since! These magnets really show my favorite things about the shore, both the serenity and the violent beauty and the fact that you can look at a sailboat on the ocean and still wonder if you're the only person left on earth."
Maureen, a stellar artist, created these sensational pieces.
Theme 6: Dreaming in Color: 6x18 watercolor. "I dreamed underwater," said Maureen.
Theme 15: Landscape of the Soul: 5x7 watercolor. "Mountains and suns and infinite possibilities," said Maureen.
Theme 10: Vibrant Chaotic Rainbow: 9x9 watercolor. "I have always loved hands and all they can do," said Maureen.
Theme 21. Then Suddenly It Came to Life: 5x7 watercolor. "The painting is covered in pollen from sunflowers that grew in my yard," said Maureen.
Theme 5: Where the Wild Things Bloom: 9x9 watercolor. "My flowers are lush this year and have lifted my soul every day," said Maureen.
Natasha, creator of Doodlestar, created these two journal covers.
"I'm going to make the surfer bigger and more colorful on the second one but I'd love some feedback," said Natasha.
Theme: The Strike of Love
Theme: Purple Passion
Marja, creator of Glass Elements, these two absolutely fabulous pieces, Bursting with Love - Fused Glass Pendant and True Blood Red - Fused Glass Ring.
Theme: The Strike of Love Name of Piece: Bursting with Love - Fused Glass Pendant Link: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30322444
"One of the largest and boldest pieces I’ve ever created, this gorgeous fused glass heart pendant embodies what it feels like to be bursting with love," said Marja.
Theme: Then I Saw Red … Name of Piece: True Blood Red - Fused Glass Ring
"I think my fascination with vampires is showing, since when I see a red this deep and swirling, I think True Blood... A few too many books and shows right now I think! :)" said Marja.
After viewing this out of this world beautiful TST are you feeling creative? Are you ready to just dive in and start creating for the next theme??
Well, the next theme is theme is.........."A Little Flavor".
What flavor are you? What does your inner strength look like?
Tune in tomorrow for a little more about this theme and song..one of my all time favs...listen to those words...ahh