Monday, June 27, 2011

The Summer of Color - PINK

"Seek Joy"
8 x 10 Watercolor Journal page
This page was inspired by the following quote:
"If we were talking to you on your first day here we would say, 'Welcome to planet Earth. There is nothing that you cannot be or do or have. And your work here - your lifetime career - is to seek joy'."
- Abraham


You continue to amaze me . . .
Just two weeks into color prompts and The Summer of Color has already proven to be an incredible journey. Your Green work was beautiful, diverse and so obviously created from the heart. Thank you for your comments to one another, your dedication to the project and the enthusiasm and passion you bring to your work. I love the community we're building here and am honored that so many of us are sharing it together. 

Have you checked out our Flickr?
I must say, it is really impressive! At last count, there were 100 pictures in our gallery and it continues to grow daily. If you haven't added your work to the Flickr pool yet, I highly encourage you to do so. I love seeing our work in one place and I'd be thrilled if we were all represented. If you have any questions about Flickr, please feel free to go here. For more Summer of Color community and connection, check our our Facebook page. It's quickly becoming my favorite new hangout . . .

Drumroll please . . .
The winner of last week's Green Giveaway (pictured in the post below) is . . .


Please email me your address and I'll get your Green goodies right out!

Now, on to PINK week!
I'm thrilled to hear that many of us are already excited about this one. If you haven't joined The Summer of Color and have been wanting to, now's a perfect time to start. Judging from your reactions, I can already tell that it's gonna be a great week. . . As of Monday the 27th through Sunday July 3rd, you may link your artwork inspired by the color Pink in the widget below. This week's Bonus! challenge is to in some way incorporate wax into your work. In summary, (A) please link your work in the widget below so that others can find you, (B) leave one comment if you created a Pink piece and (C) leave two comments if you completed the Bonus! challenge. Good Luck! 

And what is this week's pretty in Pink giveaway?

Bazzill basics 8 page scrapbook in pink, several pink bingo papers, two vintage (written on and stamped) postcards from the 1920's, one vintage nursery-rhyme playing card, several pink "keep this coupon" tickets, Liquitex soft body acrylic paint, Hubba Bubba bubblegum ;) and a sprinkling of clear, iridescent and pink Swarovski crystals and beads.


And what is next week's color?

YELLOW
(Monday July 4th to Sunday July 10th)

"How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun."
-Vincent Van Gogh

"What a horrible thing yellow is."
- Edgar Degas

Is there a Bonus! challenge for Yellow week?
But of course! Next week - should you choose to accept it - your Bonus! challenge is to incorporate metallics into your work. Metallic ink, paints, leafing, embellishments or otherwise, the choice is yours.

Have Fun . . .

Kristin xo

106 comments:

craftattack said...

So, I had fun with seeing, thiking and painting pink last week. Now onto gelb, a lovely sunny colour. Valerie

Jenny said...

I'm having such fun here Kristin... really getting into the swing of things now... must say that this week's giveaway is soooo pretty... you are a sweetie with all these special extras...
Your journal page is gorgeous... I love your faces... so cute...

Can't wait to see all the entries...
Jenny x

WrightStuff said...

I seem to be developing a girl theme with my work. Looking forward to trying yellow this week :)

Thank you for hosting this challenge, I'm so enjoying all this amazing artwork - yours included naturally!!

WrightStuff said...

And.... I used beeswax this week too :)

linda said...

Hi Kristin, Such a beautiful quotation and so true. Am loving your face with those wonderful large eyes.

Congrats to the winner this week.

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

Kristin I am having a delightful time with your Summer of Colors!! Pink is one of my favorites...
Blessings Karla

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Mandy said...

ps...weird I know but I highlighted some of my paint and crayon with a purple birthday candle...man it was messy and wish I knew another way to put on wax....drip it, but black burnt part>>>>mmmm tricky...also painted round the edge of the canvas to outline the textured appearance...xxx

Mandy said...

der...tried to delete it coz i forgot to say something...and the number is still there...may have to get you to delete it...sorry...i love your piece...i feel so happy to have watched you grow and get your style to be the wonderful artist that you are ...had a ball doing this...though pink is not my colour of choice for art I am very happy how my pink snow piece worked out...was wondering Kristin...which is your FAVOURITE colour?????
xxx

joanna said...

Your journal page is adorable Kristin!! those eyes...!
you are doing such a great job with this summer of colour! can't wait to submit my piece every week :)
xoxo

haikulovesongs said...

pink was more difficult to write a poem around, but still fun.

Alis Clair said...

I love your piece Kristin. It brings back wonderful memories of the Circus. It means summer to me as the Circus arrived in our town every July. Thank you for the memories ;0)
xxx

Diane said...

Another wonderful piece Kristin--thank you for starting this very fun group--I love exploring color. Love yours--your art always reflects you!!--and that's a good thing!

Sarah said...

What a fun page.

I've linked to my pink pieces (#13)

Sarah said...

and all 3 pieces have wax incorporated into them

Netty said...

Loving your artwork, such fun. Yellow? OOOh now that will tax me as am not a huge fan of yellow....sob sob...lol Annette x

Beverley Baird said...

I'm really enjoying the challenge Kristen! Thanks so much.

Liette alias Pixelle said...

oh woawwww...that face is so cute and I adore those eyes looking at me now...I always have had a preference for big eyes in creation, they can see every thing ;-) and the pink gift is famous...I would like so much to win that one...we'll see if the destin will be for me hey hey hey!!!...Yellow will be a sunny week and warm too..thanks a lot Kristin for all the work you do...it is fantastic!!!

Liette alias Pixelle said...

and I have use some wax metallic FX crayons (Crayola)for my page...on each flower...;-)

Sandi said...

I "almost" made it to every entry this week, the inspiration is just incredible. Had fun with pink ... but now yellow, well that is just a fav of mine.

Again love the piece you have done to start us off! How fun!

Sandi said...

And yes I did use wax - lots!

Kathy said...

Morning Kristen.. gorgeous piece for pink.. love the eyes.. I just posted my canvas.. I did make it to a lot of the other blogs last week.. this is so much fun...
Thank you...

aichaku-愛着 said...

posted a link! thanks for doing this!

aichaku-愛着 said...

used wax too :D

Melisa said...

My pink entry is up. Love your journal page. What a great quote!

Melisa said...

I completed the bonus by using a wax crayon in my entry this week.

Joyce said...

Yellow how perfect. The sun has finally returned after many days of gray and rain.

Janie Husband said...

this has been a fun thing to do for me....i am looking forward to doing a yellow portrait.... ;-)

Christine said...

Beautiful pink piece!

scrapwordsmom said...

I have another song in mind for Pink week. I sat down at least twice last week to start but then got sidetracked with my Life Journal from SR2!!

I can see it in my mind though and I am anxious to get started and post late in the week.

Thanks for such a FUN and CREATIVE challenge!!!

JessiVille said...

What a great party this is Kristin! The response has been amazing and wonderful. I am enjoying all the diverse work and linking up to new blogs - fun! No wax for me one this one, ha!

aquariann said...

Wonderful journal page and quote! And hubba bubba, what fun pink prizes for the week. ;D

NatashaMay said...

Great piece, Kristin! :I And thanks for all these gorgeous giveaways. :)

missy k said...

Hi Kristin

I love your sample for pink!!!!

The eyes are stunning and I love the other details like the seal and the rear end of the zebra!!!!!

Such loveliness too for the pink giveaway.....

I left a link to the right piece today! I used wax but not especially apparent!

I love yellow.... such a cheerful colour and it is sunny and hot here today so just right:)

Have a good week

Love Karenx

missy k said...

I did use wax honest.... just not that easy to see!

Kx

sugar Creek said...

I love your piece! Those eyes!
I added mine!

sugar Creek said...

Oh and I did add wax. a little pink crayon!

NaNa said...

Pink was fun fun fun! My art journaling page is here : http://nathalienayer.blogspot.com/2011/06/pink_27.html

The Altered Paper said...

I was waiting for the Pink Challenge! Because I Love Pink! Thanks Kristin for the Summer of Color Challenges, I am having a blast with them.
And I am looking forward to a sunny yellow! Hugs,Tee

Trece said...

My page is up, and even includes 2 musical treats!

Trece said...

I also used the bonus. It shows up as a heart in the center of my page. I also tried a wax resist on the border, which didn't work too well.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Wow, what a wonderful pink 'piece' fab content- Oh, your eyes are adorable has ever!
Loving pink week!! (one of my fave colours) so managed 2 pink pieces for this challenge :)!
Jan x

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Oh, and I managed to complete this weeks Bonus Challenge...
I have used assorted `Water-soluble wax pastels' to colour my Journal pages :)

Jan x

Joanna said...

What a beautiful sentiment to go with your stunning 'pink' artwork, Kristin! Gorgeous eyes, and I like the circus themed background.

I really enjoyed 'pink' - and created something out of the ordinary for me, which felt good to do!

x

Joanna said...

And I used water soluble wax crayons, a lot......!

xx

Micael "Rabbit" Chadwick said...

Thoroughly enjoyed the pink, but I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to yellow. A hundred and seven ideas already churning!

TrishaTrixie said...

http://art-a-day-keeps-the-crazies-away.blogspot.com/2011/06/summer-of-color-pink-fashion.html

I had SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much fun this week. Giving me Pink inspired me to do something I have been wanting to do for some time now. I love Fashion, Love Pink and Love doing what I love...so I did a Pink Fashion Show!

Not only did this inspire me here, but allowed me to do something from my Brave Girl Soul Restoration class in Living the Life I want Series to create some fashions and start going in that direction of my life!

Thank Kristin! You are the BOMB DIGGITY!!

Georgie Horn said...

I still have more pink to do. Thank you for making this summer color challenge. It has been so inspiring!

Janet said...

I love your pink piece....and the quote by Abraham is great.

Nan said...

Hi Kristin...I do love this piece. It fits the quote so well and the colors are wonderful!

Pippa (pjbear) said...

Loved this week!

Pippa (pjbear) said...

Loved using wax on the hearts!

BLISS angels said...

Love pink..... thanks for another cool color challenge.

hugs wendy

BLISS angels said...

and I had fun melting wax... and i'm very please with the effect I got

Amy said...

Hello Kristin..your challenge's have really taken off..so many art followers!!! I love it. Glad it's hopping along and so cool.

I made a pink layout this week.
Thanks sweets...

Congrats to the winner..you are lucky.

Amy said...

I also did the Bonus challenge of WAX..on my page..Thanks again!!

Ella said...

I love the tie in with your work; it is stunning! So vibrant and has such a fun vibe! Your eyes again are gorgeous!!!

Heather Henry said...

I am really excited for the week of pink. I surprised myself with a picture that is a bit different.
Thank you so much for hosting this, it's been really awesome to get out there and meet other amazing artists. I am definitely enjoying the journey. Your artwork is wonderfully lovely, as always! Have a peachy week!
Heather

creatingme said...

oh my goodness. I love this piece so much. And it has your eyes. It is incredible!

Melinda said...

Love your journal page and looking forward to yellow. This challenge has been so inspiring and motivating for me.

Sesenarts said...

having lots of fun here! I'm looking forward to checking out all the other pinks! x Julie

Sesenarts said...

My bonus was using shiva wax art sticks to make a rubbing on some of my altered fabric. Julie

Sharon said...

Hi Kristin - I'm joining in this week with a PINK creation - my favourite colour!! What a wonderful "summer of colour" you have going!

Terrie said...

Thanks for the kind words Kristin - I've been working on my photography the last couple years and am enjoying the improvement. Your pink project continues your whimsical lovely ladies - I always enjoy seeing what style you'll come up with. This one is such a fun journal page....

Netty said...

Can't believe I forgot to enter my name on the chart.....what a dumbo.........lol Annette x

Terry said...

I came here via Nan and am so happy to have found you! I added my Pink and can't wait for Yellow!

Kindred Spirit said...

Love the circus theme incorporated! So whimsical :D (sorry for the duplicate link up..again did the wrong one at first, feel free to delete the first one.)

Janelle said...

Hey Kristin,
I really love your art page for this week. I like all the animals and the circus theme. It is a joyful piece.

Janelle said...

I have had fun looking at all the pink art this week. I'm still trying to get to everyone's blog to take a look. I will work on that over the week. Thank you Kristin for starting the challenge.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I am loving those big, dreamy eyes! It is so fun to see all the different styles of work. This is the first challenge I have done & I am really enjoying it. THANK YOU Kristin!!

Noemi said...

I made my pink piece ages ago, but I didn't managed to get the pictures taken until today!!
About the wax thing...let's just say that I didn't even try :(

PaperPumpkin said...

Wonderful PINK, Kristin! Thank you for the fun! I am really enjoying working more with your color choices. Love the pink and looking forward to yellows next week! Thank you again for doing this, and congrats to the winner!! ~K

ThinkInk Creative said...

I don't do much with pink. My first attempt was more purple so had to go back to the drawing board. In the end, I decided to combine challenges. I'm worried now for yellow!

cheers,
Malyn

Chris said...

oooh love your piece Kristin..those eyes are wonderful :D
My pink is up now...wasn't my intended piece but was fun just the same... may have to do another piece cos I just love Pink :D

Chris said...

My 2nd comment cos I used encaustic wax in my jewellery :D

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Pam Tucker said...

Love your piece Kristin! Those eyes pop! Great quote, too. I'm a little late to the party, but I made it. ;)

Pam Tucker said...

My piece was encaustic so I definitely used wax this week! :)

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Lesley said...

Hi Kristin and fellow artist sistahs, this challenge is really sparking up ideas. Although my first attempt at pin this week failed I moved to something a bit different and it turned out better than I had planned. I used many medias but I did NOT use beeswax.
Already have yellow in the works.
Loving visiting everyone's blogs, it takes up a lot of evening time. LOL

Becky F (Art Parfait) said...

It's really fun seeing what everybody's been creating this week.:)

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a precious pink week you are having here.....gorgeous piece with those BIG eyes....you are in the pink!!!

Julie said...

Such a beautiful pink piece and love the quote too.

Crafty Mom said...

I'm a little late in linking this week! Love your piece!

Crafty Moira said...

Love this challenge! I had fun with Pink.

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Fiona said...

Struggled a bit with pink, but eventually came up with a page.

Elis. ;o) said...

I made it... this week too! And pink is NOT my favorite color I must say! But a challenge is a challenge! And my daughter has a lot of it, so..! This was lots fun too! :-)

Elis. ;o) said...

And, I used wax crayons for the green!
Yellow - here I come...! :-)

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Georgie Horn said...

I have got to win this week's prize! I need that bubble gum...hahaha

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Kristin,
Love your pink artwork!
I am fashionably late again this week, haha. Thanks again.
enJOY a lovely weekend,
Kimberly

Carolyn Phillips said...

I almost forgot to come and link! Having a great time with this whole Summer of Colour thing and already think about yellow.

Afraid I didn't have time to experiment with adding wax to my felt though!

kluckingbear said...

Just linked up my pinkety pink art journal spread. Yellow's going to be challenging for me, but I'm exicted to try. Fun, fun!

Lullaby said...

This week inspired me in more than one way. Thanks Kristin xo

worqshop said...

hey! It was fun to play with pink! Thank you very much :) I'm looking forward to searching for yellow now!

Christine said...

I used wax paper this week again - loving the stuff!

Veronica Kosowski said...

I had a lot of fun working in pink this week, thanks Kristin for getting me to work in a color I haven't really focused on in a while! I love the Bonus Challenge for yellow, can't wait to see what everyone makes!

Georgie Horn said...

Thank you for making this summer of color so much fun. I am so inspired by the postings!

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Yellow! My favorite color! Well, mustard yellow to be exact! Hip hip hooray. This Summer of Color is so much fun Kristin! I have been enjoying everyone's work a lot!! *smiles* Norma

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Kristin said...

everyone has done such awesome stuff! Mine isn't as exciting this week but I still think they are pretty :) Can't wait to see everyone's yellow!

Ella said...

Having one small moment to check in, I leave for camp tomorrow and hoped to post my yellow art. Hope you n' yours have a Happy 4th! :D

krisatlarge said...

I created a yellow piece - you guys are amazingly fast, I thought I had all week but so many folks posted today - so I worked to get it done, and now, really like it! I did not do a bonus - no metal - but I'm just getting started! Thanks - this was fun - a hard color to use I thought - but everything came together! I've posted on Flickr.

Fiona said...

Have created and posted my yellow page.