Monday, June 24, 2013

The Summer of Color: Week Three . . .


"Color helps to express light, not the physical phenomenon, but the only light that really exists, that in the artist's brain."
- Henri Matisse, 1945


Welcome to Week Three of The Summer of Color . . .

How crazy-beautiful are we?! The creativity, love and overwhelming support of one another in this colorful journey is as exciting as it is inspiring. Our numbers continue to grow and the energy exuding from our Facebook page and Flickr pool is nothing less than extraordinary. I'm so proud of the community we're fostering and continually impressed by the amount and variety of work we're producing. Thank you for sharing your heart and talents with us all. . . .

Speaking of Sharing:
Wow, we had over 140 links in Week Two alone! I know it can be a challenge to keep up with it all, but please know that we have all the time in the world to visit each other as the event goes on. Although there has to be a deadline to qualify for the random weekly drawing, you can certainly continue to add your work at any time. I promise, it will be seen. In addition, there are those who've asked about a special hash tag for social media. (What a great idea). Should you desire, you can now use #Summerofcolor3 to share your work on Instagram and other such sites. This is not necessary of course, just another way to see and be seen throughout our colorful Summer together.

Wait! What if I've Just Joined?
Well, welcome! We're happy to have you. Each week stands on it's own, so please feel free to pop in at any time. I know you'll be glad that you did. 

On to Week Three:
We'll be working with our third two-color combination that over 170 of us voted on in last week's poll. The winner - by an impressive 17% - was . . . 

Lime Green & Purple

To see examples of the color Lime Green, click here
To see examples of the color Purple, click here
To see examples of the combination of the two, click here

Okay, Let's Go!
Feel free to create anything you'd like, as long as it's based upon the colors of the week. You have until Sunday of this week (June 30th, 10:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time) to link to the widget below and qualify for the random Lime Green & Purple drawing. Only one link per person please.


What's up for Grabs This Week?
This lovely collection of both vintage and new materials:

{2 pieces of gorgeous decorative paper in the colors of the week, over a dozen pages of vintage sheet music, 2 bottles of (how cool is this!) Martha Stewart glass paint, 2 packages of brightly colored copper wire, 3 chipboard houses, 2 bottles of glitter glue, 2 medium point Sharpie paint pens, one darling vintage postcard stamped and dated 1926, 2 100% cotton fabric quarters, 2 Fimo (soft and effect) pieces of modeling clay and lastly, several beads and, naturally, Swarovski crystals in the colors of the week}

Remember, you have until this Sunday morning (10:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time) to link your work and be considered for the drawing. 


Oh! And Who Won Last Week's Prize?
Congratulations are in order for  . . .

Natasha White of Natasha White Designs

Yay Natasha! Please email me your address and I'll get your prize right out to you! 


And Now On To Our Next Poll:
Please vote (by Thursday of this week as I'll be going on vacation and will need the extra day to shop before leaving town ;) in the poll below to have your voice heard.

Week 4: Artist's Choice . . .
pollcode.com free polls 

Ready, Set, Go!
I can't wait to see what you do with this one. . . .

Kristin xo

68 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Hi there dear Kristin,

It's way past my bedtime, especially since I have to be up in less than 4 hours. But I wanted to thank you once again for leaving the poll in place.

I'm not sure who wanted those colors, but to me, they spelled mud. Of course, you have much prettier colors in the giveaway than I had to work with, so I made more mud.

Have a great week.

Valerie-Jael said...

This looks like it's going to be another colourful week of fun! Valerie

dawn said...

I'm so excited for this week's colors, they are my favorite!!

OMG OMG!! I want the prize this week so bad, these are all perfect for me. Houses are my favorite thing so crossing my fingers to win this one!!

Thanks so much Kristin for doing this for us!! So much fun and happiness here each week!!

I just want to give a BIG SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE AMAZING AND TALENTED ARTISTS HERE EACH WEEK, ALL OF YOU ROCK!! I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW MANY THINGS CAN BE DONE WITH TWO SIMPLE COLORS EACH WEEK, ALL OF THEM ARE SPECIAL AND UNIQUE!!

Taking the time to share the blog love is the highlight of my week. I try to visit as much as I can and leave a comment. Kristin is right about this friendly community, thank you for all the visits and support on my blog. I've enjoyed meeting new people and reading new inspirational blogs!

Keep up the good work everyone!!
Have fun this week playing!

dawn said...

Forgot to mention...

CONGRATS Natasha, enjoy your yummy prize!!

Becs said...

Love these colours combinations. Wouldn't have chosen this colour combo but actually I LOVE it. Loved all the art I saw last week - still quite a few to get round, such great participation and all so inspiring. Thank you for hosting and happy week to you. :)

Carmen said...

Purple & GREEN? Now I really have to have a think :P

CONGRATULATIONS Natasha :D

Halle said...

These colors were not easy for me but I made it work. Fingers crossed for next weeks color combo. :)

Sharon Fritchman said...

This has been such an amazing experience for me so far! I am in awe of the wonderful talent I have seen! And in even more awe of the outpouring of encouragement I have seen here, too! It is extraordinary!! Thank you so much for hosting these awesome and colorful challenges, Kristen!!

Sharon Fritchman said...

P.S. Congrats, Natasha!

Anneliese said...

I had something readymade - so I am rather early. Lime-green! The camera has a different opinion, ha!

Paula Jennings said...

Congrats Natasha!

I was hoping we'd get these colors. I love this combo!

Netty said...

congratulations Natasha, but the colors this week......heeeeeelp, obviously my color choices are not at all popular.......sob sob, Annette x

Natasha said...

Oh my gosh!!!! Thank you Kristin. I can't even tell you how much this means to me! I am emailing now.

I will leave aside the blank mind I have for these colours at the moment. I can't believe I won!

Thank you.

artdemosdotcom said...

Another week of fun with my gelli plate. After week one I realized I had to actually teach some of these techniques so it was a 'lock' on the next class being about using the Gelli Arts plate on my blog. Just LOVE all of the wonderful interpretations of this color combination, which, is NOT my favorite but majority rulz.... :)

Nic McLean said...

every week I vote for the same colour combo but it's yet to come up - it has got the top number of votes so far for next week though! Still this week's gave me an idea and it turned out to be the perfect colour combo after all! I love this challenge!

Carolyn Dube said...

Congrats to Natasha! Loving the colors (well, I have loved them every year!)!

Tammie Lee said...

hello
and thank you for being out lovely host!!

are you sharing your art for this event? If so i have not been able to find it and i don't want to miss your art if you are sharing.

fun color combo!

Erin K said...

Oh what a colour combo! I've seen a lot of these now already and I'm always amazed my all the wonderful eye catching art people come up with. Congrats to the winner of the draw too! Woo to the hoo!!

Oh, I'd love to join in on one of these...I wonder how fast I can draw? Am I able to post a link back at any time? Can't wait to see what the next colour combo will be.

Have a cheerful week and a wonderful vacation. =)

scrapwordsmom said...

Awesome combo for summer!! I am still working on last week. Hope to have both weeks done by Sunday:)

Debbie said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog today and for hosting soc. have fun on your vacation this week!

Gloria in CA said...

Congrats to Natasha. Yay! Great color combo. I'm waiting till Friday this week to post or maybe Thursday night. This is a lot of fun. Thanks for hosting Kristin.

sharon said...

Congrats to Natasha. Love these colours, thanks for hosting Kirstin, a wonderful event.

Shahrul Niza said...

Congrats!! Natasha :). Thank you Kristin, I'm so excited to start work for the next week already, LOL. SOC keeps me sane, I can't go out because of the haze so I got to do more art!. Hugs.

peggy gatto said...

I am having the best time!!!

Altered Crafts said...

This is such a fun event, and I am Loving the color combos!
Congrats to Natasha! Tee

Prairie Jill said...

Once again,not a colour combination I would have chosen! Which is fine by me: I'm loving being pushed to play with all these bright colours.

I am so impressed with all the wonderful artwork I'm seeing in the gallery. Wow!

Thank you so much for hosting this challenge, Kristin, and for taking the time to visit our entries.

Carin said...

Yay, not scraping in at the last minute this week (feeling pretty smug with myself here!). Loved working with these colours even though they are not my favourites.

Sweetie, when you get a chance, would you mind visiting my blog link that's in the flickr description of the page I linked to above? I didn't want to steer people away from SOC, so linked to flickr rather than the blog post, but do think you'd be great for the FB group I've created. xoxoxox

JansArtyJunk said...

Now.... I love a bit of lime...not too sure of purple...but saying that...I enjoyed stitching with this weeks colour combo Kristin.... :) Jan x

Denise said...

Pretty!Looking forward to a new colorful page to My journal

Maria said...

:D hello! I was sick for two weeks and missed the fun!! i'm here now and I think i might of entered my link two times. yikes! :D I look forward to checking out other lovely artists!! :D Have a lovely rest of the week!

Kristin said...

I've had to make an executive decision . . . .

Due to the overwhelming (fabulous, incredible!) response to the SOC this year, I'm going to have to change the way I comment on your beautiful work. In order to keep up with the link list (and therefore catch anything that may need my attention) in a more timely fashion, unfortunately, I will no longer be able to leave personal notes on your blogs and/or Flickr feeds.

Please know that this was a hard decision for me to make and that I WILL ABSOLUTELY see every piece that is linked to the blog either way. From now forward, you'll know I stopped by when you see my "xo" in your comments.

It is my sincere goal to show my support and love to each and every participant, so please know that I adore you even though I'll be "quieter" as the remaining weeks go by. Believe me, I'm here!

Thank you for your understanding!
Kristin xo

Anne said...

Ok - did some mail art with my gelli plate and lime green & purple (and some white...) Hope you enjoy.

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Xo to you, Kristin, for the love and work you put into this all year and especially these six weeks!! This is SO MUCH FUN! I can't tell you how much I've looked forward to this. Every year gets even better! Thank you for your kind words and thoughts... Kath

stefanie stark said...

Oh Kristin, this is such a wonderful, colorful and exciting summer spectacle. Many thanks again for hosting this party!

Paper rainbow said...

Lime green is not usually a colour I would be friends with, but it is not so bad after all! :)

Clare said...

This is the first time I've taken part in the Summer of Colours! I really like that it made me paint something I wouldn't normally, thank you!

Tammy N said...

This is a fun idea. Thanks for letting me be a part of it. My painting is one of many on my post. Scroll down and you'll find it. Its Lavender painted on a lime background.

Patricia/NYC said...

A surprising combo for me this week, Kristin! Lots of fun!! Oh & I'm linked up too!

truecolorblog.com said...

Read about this series twice today - so glad the universe pointed me in your direction. So fun! I'm off to my art journal, and off to do some lime and purple (LOVE that combo, btw).

Ariel said...

Great colors this week. I have just posted my entry.

dawn said...

Thanks so much Kristin for letting us know about the comments from you. I can imagine how hard it is for you to see all these amazing projects from everyone! I am doing my best to go thru as many as possible too. No worries about it and we know you love this just as much as we do.
I've just linked up and WOW, these colors were so fun. I will play with them more when the week is over and think even for Halloween they will be fun too.
Thanks so much for making my days full of color again!!
HUGS
Dawn

Janelle said...

I posted about my color work for this week.

sugar Creek said...

Ok I'm on here now !!

Gloria in CA said...

Okey dokey, I'm good to go. I'm looking at what is going to be next weeks colors and those may be hard to work with. Happy SOC day.

Kristin said...

Woo I was able to get week 3 in!! I thought I would really like working with these colors but seeing as I am still bad with layering and I just don't see how these colors can layer well. I kept getting a muddy look to it so I painted over it and started over. It's definitely a learning experience!

cathy said...

Well, I missed last week, but I'm back this week with a birthday card.

Denise Price said...

Thanks for another fun week! I've posted a new scrapbook layout for this week.

Pia Rom said...

Love those two colors together! I have tried to stay by the lime green, but in the end the seagreen has take over the whole scene ;) ♥ Conny
http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

marshaleith said...

just found this site and it looks like fun. I posted a photo I took yesterday...it is almost lime green(a bit more grass green) but definitely purple. It is of a wild iris.
A close-up...mostly because of an errant grass stem

aimee said...

woo hoo! just caught up with last week and this week two. love the color combos!!

Kathy Anderson said...

Can't wait to see next weeks colors!

Rita said...

Thanks for hosting!

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

Such a wonderful color combination! Enjoyed making the origami window stars again this week.

Thanks for hosting the SOC!

bellefrogworks said...

Managing to keep up - this was a busy week - glad to be here though

OurJaipur.Com said...

Very Nice. . .

Aranthe said...

Due to time constraints, I've been enjoying most of the submissions through Facebook, but I do hope to catch up on everyone, even if it takes me the rest of the summer. What I've seen on FB alone is terrific!

krisatlarge said...

So here it is, a whole day early! Mainly just wanted it out of my life....love these colors, and usually like them together, but this is NOT my best effort! But I feel bold sharing the good and the ugly with all of your here!!!Kristin (the other one)

truecolorblog.com said...

I love Martha Stewart glass paint! I only have silver, but it is so much fun.

Deborah Weber said...

Thanks for hosting Kristin and inviting all this color into my summer. I love what I'm seeing and can't wait to do a bit more exploring of all the delicious creations posted.

Paula Jennings said...

Just posted my final creation for the week!

Sharon said...

Great colour combo for this week! What amazing creations everyone has been making!

Phoenix Peacock said...

Finally Joining in!!!

Rhonda H said...

Luckily my garden helped me out this week as I have had NO time to be arty for the last few days... I do love this week's colors though and will no doubt play with them more this summer.

linda said...

And so she was a week late and so last minute...

Sharon Fritchman said...

I know that I am too late for this week's drawing, but I wanted to show you all my entry anyway!
thanks so much, Kristen, for having this wonderful challenge!!!!

Sabrina said...

OK, I've completed a project 3 weeks in a row (OK maybe an hour or so past deadline but "hey, who's counting?" I'm so enjoying these!

AnnieC said...

Ok I'm late to the party as well, but better late than never hey? I'm gonna link up anyway and then have a wander around blogland seeing what everyone else has been up too - loved playing with lime and purple! Thanks Kristin and I hoope you're enjoying your hols. :o)

Melanie said...

Awesome fun!