Monday, July 25, 2011

The Summer of Color - PURPLE

"The Dreamers of Dreams"
8 x 10 Journal Page
{This page was inspired by my Dad (a huge Summer of Color fan ;) who suggested that the color Purple reminded him of the moon. Serendipitously, I found a poem by Arthur William O'Shaughnessy that went perfectly with the theme. The portion I used here reads, "We are the music-makers / And we are the dreamers of dreams / Wandering by lone sea-breakers / And sitting by desolate streams; / World-losers and world-forsakers / On whom the pale moon gleams: / Yet we are the movers and shakers / Of the world forever it seems."}

Oh, Red . . . 
What amazing pieces you've inspired! Your work was bright, bold and full of beauty. I loved watching our Flickr pool pop with color as your art was added throughout the week, and so appreciate the love and dedication that you put into it. Thank you for your kind comments to one another, for the supportive community you've created on Facebook and for sharing your links with us here as we head into our final Summer of Color weeks together . . . 

Believe it or Not . . .
This week marks our second-to-last color prompt. We will be working with Purple this week and our final color (announced at the bottom of this post) next. If you haven't yet joined us and would like to, please know that you are more than welcome anytime. We would be honored to have you. 

So how many weeks are left in The Summer of Color?
A total of three. After we complete our final two weeks of color prompts, we will have a wrap-up week in which we share what we have done during our time together. For those who are thinking ahead, this means that you can either create something to house or showcase the body of work you've made over the Summer, or you can simply share pictures of your work as a whole. More on that later, but know that there will be linking opportunities and another giveaway in our last week as well . . .

And now . . . The Red Week Winner is . . .


Please Email me your address and I'll get those Red hot goodies right out.


Ready for the Color Purple?
Our color prompt this week (Monday July 25th to Sunday July 31st) is the mystical, magical, regal color of Purple. Should you choose to accept it, your Bonus! challenge is to in some way incorporate a little shimmer and shine in your work. This includes but is not limited to the use of fine glitter, glass glitter, sparkly embellishments, crystals, metallic objects or anything else that would stop a deer in it's tracks . . . As before, please (A) link your blog or Flickr feed to the widget below so that others can find you (B) leave one comment if you created a Purple piece and (C) leave two comments if you completed the Bonus! challenge. 

Oooh, show us the Purple Giveaway. . .

(A vintage child's dictionary page featuring the color Purple, two vintage postcards (both written on and one stamped on the back), 8 yards of Darlee 20 Gauge copper wire, Liquitex Soft Body acrylic paint in Brilliant Purple, Stickles glitter in Lavender, a set of ten Loew Cornell white nylon brushes and a sprinkling of iridescent purple and clear Swarovski crystals)




And what is next week's color prompt?

ORANGE
(Monday August 1st to Sunday August 7th)

"Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow"
-Kandinsky

I hope there's a Bonus! challenge. . .
Well, you're in luck. Should you decide to take it on, the Bonus! challenge for the color Orange is to in some way incorporate your favorite quote or poem. You can either include the text directly into your work or you can let it serve as your inspiration.  

Thank you and Have Fun! 

Kristin xo

113 comments:

craftattack said...

Love your purple piece with the sparkly moon, sooooooooo pretty! Valerie

Bernice said...

Have attached the link to my purple piece. Really looking forward to orange

Bernice said...

I used glimmer mist, Dylusions mica spray paints and some red stickles for the bonus bit

Nan said...

Hi Kristin..I love your sparkle moon. I think it's so neat that your dad loves your blog! I just realized I'm still up at 3 am if I can post a link!!!! Off to sleep! :) Nan

JessiVille said...

Kristin, What a gorgeous purple moon piece you have done for your challenge! And that poem! Where do you find all that goodness? Can't wait for orange week now - NOT lol!
Hugs, Jessi xox (forgot the glitter)

linda said...

What a gorgeous sparkly purple moon, such a lovely piece. The poem just makes it perfect. Well done your dad for the suggestion.

Lesley said...

Your journal page and that poem are just lovely Kristin.They fit together so well. Love all the purple and sparkles.

Done my purple one now must think about ORANGE!!!

Have a good week.

Lesley x

Lesley said...

...And I used lots of sparkles too x

Sesenarts said...

Loving the purples! x Julie

Sesenarts said...

And Ive added jewels!

Bernice said...

Please accept this as Carolyn's comment. SHe asked me to post her link while she is on holiday

Mandy said...

kristin kristin kristin...this is my favourite most favourite thing you have ever done...i LOVE evvery itty bit on it from the quote from the poem to the sparkly...purple!!!!....moon...girl...AWESOME!!!!now as always thanks so much for this wonderful thing you are doing and again the girls that come come and visit, well its one of the loveliest community of girls...i actually got this done after over a week of mega flu...so over it, so i made myself do this today, and i think you for bringig a purply ray of sunshine into my life today:D...♥....

Mandy said...

and...yes...she has bling...my hippie child has bling!!!pretty purple flowers in her hair and pretty bedazzled butterfly...ha ha ha...i did it!!!lol...♥

Alis Clair said...

I love, love this piece. I love the layers the words (great poem) and the little boy is just adorable.
I love purple and had so many ideas. Can't believe we are so close to the end of this challenge.
xxx

Alis Clair said...

Oh and my topless beauty is wearing a belt of rhinestones for sparkle of course ;0)

NaNa said...

For this week's challenge, I've chosen an art journaling page I didn't post on my blog before. I made it last january. Now that I look closer, I'm not sure it is really purple... fuschia maybe...

Netty said...

Love your sparkly moon and the wonderful background.
Will be away later this week so will be late with my orange piece but am determined to join in......
Annette x

Netty said...

My Bottletop Girls: Mopsy is the one with the sparkle, nestling in her hair is a shiny butterfly. Hope you like them. Annette x

Pippa (pjbear) said...

My heart is done http://pjbear-determinedscrapper.blogspot.com/2011/07/summer-of-colour-purple.html

Pippa (pjbear) said...

and there was bling on the pencil line and around the edge

Diane said...

Another wonderful piece Kristin--love how you put this great text around the moon. I had fun with mine this week.

Diane said...

...and I added some purple rhinestones--I'm not sure if that counts, but I love how they added just the right touch to the piece.

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

The poetry that you put with the beautiful image you created fits so well together. What an inspiring piece! Your work continues to inspire and amaze me each week!

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

I made a trio of origami window stars as well as completed two more squares on my quilt. The squares include two fabrics that have sparkles/glittery type images right in the material itself.

Sarah said...

I've linked to my 3 pieces of work xx

Sarah said...

Your purple art work is lush. Love the glittery moon.

I have added glitter/sparkles to all of my pieces too xx

Teri C said...

Your purple piece is awesome!!!
Thank you for doing this fun project for all.

aichaku-愛着 said...

i linked up to my purple piece ooh i'm going to have such a hard time for orange!

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Here's my purple digital collage, based on my original art.

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Here's my second comment. I put some digital sparklies into my purple collage. Hope that counts!

joanna said...

Ohh love your sparkly moon Kristin!! and the background is magical! really beautiful! xooxox

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Terrie said...

Fun sparkly moon and I love how you were able to fit the words around the edge of the moon - that must have taken some planning!

Kindred Spirit said...

Another lovely piece! I espeically LOVE the hot air balloons! So fun :D Have a great week!

Christine said...

I really love your purple piece! My piece is very simple this week. Hope your summer is going well.

Christine said...

I did use glitter

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bluepurpleandscarlett said...

The depth of your piece is so awesome..I looooove the hot air balloon in the background. I think the moon was the perfect theme for this week's color! Thanks so much for this fun weekly challenge!
~Scarlett

Sharon said...

I love your sparkling moon and the sweet child. As a child I would always go to the window and say "Goodnight Mr. Moon". LOL

NatashaMay said...

Great piece Kristin as always. :)Congrats to the winner!

Trece said...

Oh, your page is so pretty - I'm a big moon and stars fan! And the poem - I came across that back in 1968 when an Irish political candidate used it in his literature!!

Trece said...

And now for the bonus, due to diamonds and shimmer spray - I remember how the verse was also used in the original Willy Wonka, with Gene Wilder!
Looking forward to next week; I've been stashing orange for a couple of weeks!!

sugar Creek said...

OOh I love yours! It's so soft and I love the moon and the balloons in the background! I used a balloon too!!;)

sugar Creek said...

And I used glitter in mine!!

WrightStuff said...

I can't believe we're nearly done... having so much fun :)

I love that poem and your piece - it really is something to treasure. Just adorable.

laurie said...

what a beautiful purple creation,, just lovely,,thankyou for this wonderful event!

peggy gatto said...

A very sweet inspiration piece!!
I always think of pansies and viola's!

The Altered Paper said...

Love your purple piece creation! Hugs,Tee

Ella said...

I love your dreamy purple art; well done~ I love the poem, too~

Ella said...

I love your purple creation; it is so inspiring! Great poem, too~ Well Done!

Jo Murray said...

Everyone is so fast... I feel like I'm dragging the chain a little. .

Jo Murray said...

.... I did it.... and I guess my 'bling' is my jewellery.

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JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Kristin! this is gorgeous..love how you have placed the words around your sparkly moon...wonderful images :)
...and Wahooo, I've just found out that I won last weeks challenge :) Thank you so much x
Now, Orange is going to be another hard one for me ;)
Jan x

Jenny said...

Well, this week pushed me Kristin... I'm not a purple gal :)) but it's always good to get pushed out of your comfort zone, sometimes, isn't it...
LOVE your purple page... the glittery moon is fabulous...

Jenny x

Cori Lynn Berg said...

Looking forward to playing with orange. Thoroughly enjoyed purple!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Hi Kristin. I love your purple piece! That sparkling purple moon is divine. I love hot air balloons too, so I love seeing them pop up in the background. Fabulous!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I used some sparkling bling on my piece this week. I love all the swirly gem stickers I find in the scrapbook section in Michaels. I used a couple from my stash this week. :)

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PaperPumpkin said...

Purple with some glitter was pure pleasure this week! I love it! Yours is so wonderful. Now I will explore more...Thank you, Kristin!

PaperPumpkin said...

I have used gold glittery shimmery stamping ink! This one was really fun for me. ~kathy

Donna said...

Love all your color... I just joined this great challenge today, but I am trying to play catch up with my color.
Thanks donna

Joanna said...

Congrats to Jan!

Hi Kristin, I'm lovin' your Purple Moon! That is such a cool background, and the little girl is so sweet on the wonderfully sparkly moon. Well done Dad for helping with the idea, but that artwork is all yours, girl! Great poem too.

I enjoyed Purple this week. I went with 'blackberries' (the fruit not the mobile phone!).

xx

Joanna said...

And there's sparkle all over that blackberry - I used purple, black and white glitter glue.

xx

Sharon said...

Love your purple creation!!!!! Purple is one of my favourite colours to create with and I've added my link!!

Mary said...

Hello, this is my first time to participate...great fun ! ! Wish I found you earlier in the summer.
Hope to be back for "Orange"...

Joyce said...

Time is flying by. I can't believe that our Summer of Color is almost over. So glad that I came along for the ride.I managed to get so much done. Thanks Kristin for the inspiration!

Mary said...

AND..I did have "bling" ! !

Liette alias Pixelle said...

oh wouawwwwwwww...it is FABULOUS that moon is shinning like a star...I ADORE that concept of your page...really, i can't stop to look at that nice creation...you rock my dear!!!!

krisatlarge.wordpress.com said...

I did a two fer this week - combined my fabric project and my summer of color project for side B, Amy Butler Honey Bun pouf in purples! no glitter - but maybe when it gets finished!

Denise said...

Kristin,I've really enjoyed this.My all time fave color is purple or really lavender.I love your moon and the quote and the fact that it came from your Dad.Wonderful.I sure hope my widget works.

Denise said...

Yep,it's glittering!

aquariann said...

Gorgeous purple page - wish I could see the moon glitter in person. Wonderful poem choice, too. :D

mariasangel said...

wow--i got a challenge in the same week it was posted! yey!

Donna P said...

My purple is done, my first doodle!!

Donna P said...

The sparkle in my piece is hard to see in the pic, but I did use glitter pens and gems for the bonus challenge!

Janelle said...

I love the poem and your purple moon. The background adds a lot to the composition also. Great job.

Janelle said...

I added shimmer and shine to my pieces this week.

scrapwordsmom said...

What I love the most here is that your DAD is a fan of your Challenge!! I know if my Dad were still living...he would be my number one fan. Awww...how I miss him.

As usual, Kristin your page is so very inspiring!!:)

Carolyn said...

I got my purple art done in time! Yeah! Hope you like it.

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Kristin!!! the Summer of Color is a huge success....and I love seeing what everyone is creating!!! I better have some time to participate in the last three weeks!!!! love your Summer of Color....

Did you ever think of having a Summer of Color Book Published? I think it would be amazing!!!!

Melodie said...

Great piece Kristen...I love the art journal layouts...and thanks SOOO very much for doing this color challenge...it HAS been a challenge...pushing us all to go a little farther in creating.!!

Juel said...

Linked to my purple

Juel said...

Stayed pretty simple for glittery stuff. Added a little rindstone on one page and iridescent confetti on the other. Just didn't want to take away from my photos.

Julie said...

I love your magical purple piece! I had fun this week playing around with an altered book.

Lesley said...

This was fun but I wish I had done a couple of things differently. Your purple piece is wonderful and that sparkly moon makes me smile.

Lesley said...

I used Stickles on my flowers for bling.

Georgie Horn said...

I had to enter the purple challenge, it's my favorite!

Georgie Horn said...

I added stickles to my card and some bling on top of the cupcakes.

Elisabeth R said...

Your purple are so beautiful, Kristin! And I love the words around the moon, both the idea and the meaning! :-))
I had a very hard time with purple this week. So I ended up doing something totally different - but sort of nice I think! :-)

Elisabeth R said...

And, yes, I did get some "bling" and glitter on it too! Loving glitter! *lol*

lindezines said...

Adore your purple piece!!! Mine's a zentangle, doodled in my arty journal.

Amy said...

Hello Kristin,
I'm so late on this challenge. It's been a long week with work etc..I love your large moon girl..she's super adorable. The stars are too cute!

I added my layout to my blog
http://heartnsoul-amy.blogspot.com/2011/07/twinkle-twinkle-summer-of-color-purple.html

Amy said...

PS..I added some blingie to my page..Thanks for looking.

Sandi said...

Kristen - your purple pieces is fabulous! Adore it!

I hate coming in this late but that is what the week was like. I did finally have fun creating this one!

Sandi said...

And yes there is shimmer - I used a shimmery mauve cardstock for the base.

Kathy said...

Adore your purple with the moon... gorgeous.. finally can load pics onto my computer.. yay! so here's my purple entry..
xx

Kathy said...

oh and the pages are covered with a clear sparkly paint.. doesn't show up in the pic though.. hope that's ok..
xx

Valerie said...

Just discovered summer of color.
As you said everyone was still welcome to join, I did :D
Through my link you can see the page I made.

Valerie said...

Really like your page and especially the moon!
I used a picture of an amethyst (which is purple and sparkles) and some purple glitter glue (although you can't see that well on the scan).

Kristin said...

I love your purple piece! I love any artwork that involves the moon or stars. My purple isn't recent but I hope it still counts :) I love seeing everyone's work, I am constantly being inspired by all the different pieces!

Kristin said...

There is also glitter in the tree and wings. If you click the picture so it is bigger you can see it better :)

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TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Kristin I love the background sky in your 'purple' painting. That moon really is over the moon in my part of the universe, as well. I really enjoy the style of painting that you do and have been inspired by everyone over this summer of color so far. I am learning how to work with acrylic which was my goal. It is a fun way to force myself to actually do something. In the doing comes the learning. Thank you for your inspiration and the thought you have given in creating this fun adventure for us all. *smiles* Norma

Veronica Kosowski said...

Kristin, your purple work for this week is one of my favorites! Just so lovely and dreamy, I love the balloons floating in the background!

okienurse said...

Love the color purple! You piece is just awesome this week. Very peaceful where sometimes purple can be so aggressive. Vickie

Cre8tively Yours in My Comfort Zone said...

I'm loving the color purple! Everyone has done such a great job!

Cre8tively Yours in My Comfort Zone said...

Dressed up my pen with some purple bling. Wish it looked a little "bling-e-er" in the picture.

Emakesart said...

Hi...late again, lol!! I accidentally added my old brown post to the linky thingy first and don't know how to erase it... could you do that for me? Thanks!! The second one is the correct link for my purple post.

I love your purply, glittery moon! Way to go Dad!! And don't you just love serendipity?

xoEsther

Donna Peter said...

Here a few pics of Orange. Had fun!!

Donna Peter said...

I included a reference to a Bible verse about the Rainbow for the bonus challenge, a celebration of COLOR!!!
Thankyou Kristin!!

Anita Van Hal said...

Here's my purple challenge...better late than never!

http://www.anitavanhal.com/2011/08/the-summer-of-color-2011-purple-color-challenge.html