Or the one that unites races?
Which would you rather create?
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, March 31st if you would like it to be posted on Thursday, April 1st. 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, shop name or both.
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. Please limit this to 2-3 sentences
4. The shop and/or blog links you'd like to include
5. 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, celebrate the way flowers and friendships blossom!
Felicia, creator of Another Bright Idea, created this phenomenal piece titled, “Celebrate children”.
"While working on an assignment for Natasha’s writing course, I spent some time at a new children’s park in the city today," said Felicia. "I loved the park, but one thing that struck me was that on the list of donors plaque some families had included quotes or short phrases. So I pulled the phrases out and turned them into an imaginary signpost for the park, set against a blue sky, of course! (I wrote about the park in more detail on my blog: http://feliciakramer.blogspot.com/2010/03/wednesday-in-park.html)"
Maureen, a talented artist, created this wonderful piece.
"This week, my 'peaceful, bluesky, relaxed' piece started out because I was either really really mad or really really sad--can't remember which!! Wise daughter, aka Amanda/Persistent Green, told me to PAINT!" said Maureen. "I had only 5 minutes before I had to head out the door, so I scribbled with the wax resist crayon and literally slapped on paint. Later that night and the next day, I layered more paint. As soon as I scribbled the wax resist, I KNEW the final design would be pleasing. Something in my gut was saying that the mad/sad was NOT in charge, but my native love and joy WAS. Then, the last touch was adding the words. I wish these colors copied better, because the original has luscious islandly turquoises . . oh well."
Trina, creator of Woven Chains Jewelry, created this unforgettable piece.
"Natasha, here's to your Spring!" said Trina. "I hope it comes soon, too. My contribution to the wish is a sterling silver flower that I hand formed from wire. I added blue and white dangles for color."
Natasha, creator of Doodlestar, created a new journal.
This journal is all about playing and daydreaming. It is not finished. I'm laying down the fabric later today but the inside is done and I wanted you to see the cover. Blue sky dreams :)
Has viewing all these blue sky wonders made you want to challenge yourself to create something new??
Well, the next theme is.........."Happiness is a ...". The only requirement within this theme is that you need to use an assortment of colors...think rainbows and happiness :)
Amanda, creator of Persistent Green, created this unforgettable mixed media art journal page, "Soul Traveler."
"Trina, thanks so much for this theme!" said Amanda. "Honestly, I was really stumped at first, until I decided to start playing with colors and shapes...then the phrase just popped into my head. I love the idea of traveling the roads of the soul, so thanks for helping me reach this destination!"
Trina, creator of Woven Chains Jewelry, created this exceptional piece.
"First, thanks so much for letting me be the one to choose this weeks theme," said Trina. "What a pleasure! I am so totally excited to see what you all have come up with. I decided to "go" somewhere I've never gone with wire work...instead of manipulating rings, I bent wire into a spiral, and then textured it with a hammer (I never realized how satisfying all that pounding would be). Then I embellished the spiral with words that are meaningful to me -- Teach, Live, and Wish -- as well as a Dragonfly. There's just a bit of chainmaille hiding in there, too."
Maureen, a talented artist, created this sensational 11x14 watercolor.
“AnnieMae is excited about the places she might go: toward radiant sunshine? an urban landscape? toward a brick wall which might be obstacle, or opportunity?" said Maureen. "This 11x14 watercolor is a page in the journal Maureen is using for the splendiferous on-line art course she is taking, taught by none other than the magnificent Miss TST herself, aka Natasha."
After viewing this incredible, unique TST are you ready to challenge yourself to create something new??
Well, the next theme is.........."Blue Sky". In celebratin of blue skies that will be coming to us soon (please Spring!) this theme requires that you use some blue and maybe a few wisps of white. Imagine you are laying back looking up at the sky...relax, breathe and celebrate warmth and peace within :)
Amanda,creator of Persistent Green, created this gorgeous mixed media collage titled, "Turn Back".
"I'm still working on this one--lots going on these days, so it was nice to take time out just to play with color and my favorite gel medium," said Amanda. "There are circles here, honest! Take a peek at the abstract flowers--they're built on circles."
Felicia Kramer, created by Another Bright Idea, created this colorful, unforgettable Framed Collage titled, “Hello, Let’s Play.”
"I consider this a work in progress; I’m still not satisfied with it, but I haven’t put my finger on why, except that it seems just “too busy” – or maybe it’s all that orange!" said Felicia. "What do you think? I’m sending some detail pix because I’m not sure the dimensional pieces show up that well in the full piece."
Teri, creator of Giraffelabel, created this stunning piece which has no name yet (not sure if it will make it into the shop), but it would have to be a girl name.
"So I went with the circle part, and the orange part ended up smaller that I expected. But, there is some orange in there...including the button that I couldn't resist. This shape is totally new for me, and I'm not totally sure how i feel about it...what do you think of the circular bag?"
Bird, creator of CrowTarotTours, created this fabulous piece.
"Orange ball of furr declaring a powerful point-of-blossoming - what could be better than this?" said Bird.
http://www.crowtarottours.com/ - In Progress
Talismans by CrowTarot - http://www.crowtarot.etsy.com/
Trina, creator of Woven Chains Jewelry, created this sensational piece.
"When I hear "orange blossoms" I think of weddings, so I designed a wedding pendant for a bride," said Trina.
Natasha, creator of DoodleStar, created this piece.
"I started to create this awhile ago and then abandoned it. I came back to play with the flowers - the circles that were originally bubbles turned into a flower and orange played a smaller role than I anticipated. I'm still not satisfied with it. All I know is that it has something to do with pleasant surprises."
After viewing this inspiring, challenging TST are you ready to challenge yourself to create something new??
Well, the next theme was submitted by Trina. The theme is.........."Happy Birthday Dr. Suess". In honor of Dr. Suess and his March 2nd Birthday, this weeks theme is "Oh, the places you'll go."
"One of the reasons I have always loved Dr. Suess is his irrepressible belief in what is possible for each and every person (or Sneetch)," said Trina. "In his very famous words..."And will you succeed, yes you will indeed, 98 and 3/4% guaranteed". So, this week, find a way to visit some place in yourself that you've always wanted to go, then play and create and come back here to share with all of us."
Thank you for this theme, Trina! I'm looking forward to playing :)
If you have an idea for a theme that you'd love to share, please email me at Natasha@creativenachos.com.