Thursday, May 5, 2011

Announcing . . .


The Summer of Color! A blog party celebrating art in all it's hues . . .

What was that you said?
We're gonna have a party. Think of it as a blog block party centered around the beautiful, bold and luscious colors of the rainbow. It's the stuff we arty people dream of. 

Well, what is it?
It is a free 10-week blog event that begins here on Monday, June 6th. 

What will we do?
We will create. Here's the deal: beginning June 6th, you can log on here to see 8 weeks of color prompts sandwiched between an opening and closing week. The opening week will focus on all the ways you can choose to participate. The closing week will feature all the ways you can showcase the art you have created.  

Tell me more.
We all love color. And we all create differently. The Summer of Color will allow us to work in our preferred medium, based upon a specific weekly color. In other words, the sky's the limit. It is all about creating, connection and fun during the lazy days of Summer.

What do you mean by our "preferred medium"?
What you do with the week's color prompt is up to you. Create anything you want - including but not limited to - inchies, moo cards, ATC's, postcards, jewelry, greeting cards, scrapbook layouts, canvas work, altered books, journal pages, assemblage art, digital art and even poetry and photography. As long as it features the color we are working on that week. 

What then?
Every Monday from June 6th on, I will provide a color prompt on this blog. You will then have a week to create whatever you want based upon that week's color and link it to a widget that will be below the post. There will also be a Flicker group created specifically for the event.

Who can participate?
Anyone who has a blog or a Flicker account can participate. You may even choose to include the kiddies. And there is no cost. Just a lotta fun.

Anything else?
Glad you asked. I want this event to be successful. The only way to really meet and connect with new people is to have a lot of us participate. With that in mind, there will be a weekly giveaway for all who join in. There may even be a few bonus challenges in which you can be entered twice. The winners will be selected at random, via a Random Number Generator.

Did you say weekly giveaways?
Yep.

I can't wait! Bring on June 6th!
I feel the same way! Thank you for your excitement. Please feel free to pass it on - there's a fabulous button (I can say that 'cause I didn't make it - thanks, Michelle ;) on my sidebar if you decide that you can't live without it . . . And see you soon . . . 

Kristin xo

43 comments:

eMiLy ChAnG said...

sounds COOL! :D

missy k said...

Sounds C O L O U R F U L and lots of fun!

Just right for summer, yes please and FREE too - even better :)

We are moving house next week and so I haven't really been able to have much creating time, by June I am sure I will have 'found' all my arty stuff!!!!

Karenx

I'll think about it this morning when I am in the dentist chair to cheer me up :(

Louise said...

Kristin, you are so generous in what you organise for us. My life has been very hectic of late so I hope by June I will be able to take part. I'm putting the button on my blog regardless. x

Diane said...

Wonderful idea Kristen!! I will definitely pass it on in my next blog post and put the button up on my blog--I think is a great weekly challenge prompt that anyone can participate in!

Heather said...

sounds like a great idea! I look forward to it!

scrapwordsmom said...

I can't live without it!:)

Jenny said...

Sounds like lots of fun Kristin :))) I would LOVE to play...

Hugs
Jenny x

Mandy said...

Woohoo...xxx

Joyce said...

I love this idea! Count me in.

Amy said...

Hey Kristin, I am looking forward to your blog event..looks and sounds like super fun!!
Thanks for hosting and organizing!

JessiVille said...

Kristin, I'm so excited! I've already captured the blog button for my blog and will be doing a post on this blog party soon! We will have great fun! Thank you for organizing this wonderful party for us. Our summer will be so full of color! Jessi xox

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Kristin, this is a fun event. Thanks for offering up this creative treasure trove for us all. I look forward to playing and meeting up with other like minds. *smiles* Norma

Kristin Langlais said...

Ohhh I am very excited for this!! I would love to participate :)

Kristin (lovnlife8907@hotmail.com)

Lesley said...

This sounds like fun! will spread the word. Thank you so much for organising our colourful summer.
Lesley x

PaperPumpkin said...

Sounds wonderful! Nice to meet you! ~kathy

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Hi Kristin! What a super fun idea...I am a new follower & look forward to the color fun in June. :)

Lorraine said...

looks like fun Kristin

missy k said...

Hi Kristin

Thanks for your sweet comment

I just posted about your colourful, upcoming fun on my blog..... and I 'borrowed' the blinky button.

The dentist wasn't much fun.... but am hoping I am sorted out now.... I just thought happy colourful thoughts in the chair - it helped :)

Kristy said...

AWESOME !! Adding the button and looking forward to Summer of color!! Wahooo.. and it's free !! (Does the happy dance !! )

Emakesart said...

Hey!!! This sounds like so much fun!! What a great idea! Can't wait to play!! woo hoo!! Oh , and I keep forgetting to tell you how much I love the photo of Kendra! She cracks me up!!!

xoE

WrightStuff said...

I'm in :)

WrightStuff said...

even though we spell it differently in these parts....!!

GEOCACHING WITH GRAMMY AND THE PAPILLON PRINCESS said...

Hi just found your blog this sounds like fun
would love to join in. My art blog is
http://redapplejunction.blogspot.com/

Thanks Donna

JessiVille said...

Hey you, me again. Wishing you a happy mother's day. And oh yes, Mermaids ARE real! ;)

Missy said...

This sounds fun and I've been wanting to break out my arcylics this summer, I'm going to play along!

joanna said...

Can't wait Kristin! this is going to be sooo much fun :)

Gloria said...

Sounds like a lot of fu, I'm in too. I'll post the widget on my side bar and on my next post, I'll link it to this post. Fun time!

Millie said...

WoooHooo Let's get started!!!

Juel said...

Just what I am needing!!

Sharon said...

Sounds like fun. Hope to join in!

Ella said...

Sounds like a great colorfest. The link didn't work... I'm I too late?!

TrishaTrixie said...

I can't wait! If there is an email list to let us know when it kicks off that would be great! Add me trishatrixie@gmail.com

Pam Tucker said...

I just found out about this and posted your widget on my blog. Count me in! Sounds like a lot of fun!

Liette said...

Hello...
happy to see you again..I will participate to your summer of color...see you later.xxx

Kelly said...

Can't wait to join the party!!

Janie Husband said...

sounds like a fun thing to do....i hope to join in...

Pumpkin Delight said...

I just happened upon your blog while looking at some othe arty blogs. I love color and I love this celebration! See you back here on the 6th!

aichaku-愛着 said...

:D i want to play! <3

Elizabeth GLZ said...

Love this idea! Let the fun begin!!! I will grab the button right now!!

Carolyn Phillips said...

Found this via one of the blogs I read and would love to join in...do we have to use the same medium each week?

Chris said...

Sounds like just the thing I need to kick my mojo into touch :D
hugs
Chris xx

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

So nice to meet you...what a wonderful way to celebrate summer fun filled with colors!!

georgiehorn said...

Excited to get this summer started!