Monday, July 22, 2013

The Summer of Color: Until We Meet Again . . . .


"In every end, there is also a beginning."
-Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty


Boo. It's over. So sad to bid adieu to The Summer of Color, 2013

Yet, as the quote above states, with every end, there is also. . . um . . . but I digress. . . . First let me say, You. Are. Awesome. Your artwork, the connections that you made and the support you gave one another throughout our colorful Summer is nothing less than spectacular. As a whole, we had an average of nearly 140 weekly participants, a large and fabulously supportive Facebook group and a drool-worthy stream of photos in our Flickr pool. And the artwork! From handmade books, to journal pages, scrapbook layouts, altered art, tags, photographs, greeting cards and jewelry, oh my! It's amazing to see what a little color prompt can lead to. Thank you for sharing your time, heart and art with us: I so appreciate you.

And More About Sharing:
Please know that if you missed a prompt and would still like to give it a go, you can certainly continue to add your links to the widget below each week's post. I promise they do get viewed throughout the year. On that note, if you haven't uploaded your photos to our Flickr pool yet, it's not too late. I'd love to see your work there as well. Also, many have asked about our Facebook group and wether or not it will remain open. The answer is a big "Yes!" Although our event has come to a close, the Facebook page will not. You can continue your color conversations whenever the mood strikes, we'll be here. 

Now, What About Last Week's Winner?
Oh, yes, that! The lucky winner of our last random drawing is:

Virginia from Celtic House

Congratulations Virginia! Please email me your address and I'll get your Sage & Sepia goodies right out.

And My Artist's Badge?
I have it right here. Isn't it pretty? As a thank you for your support and SOC spirit, this is for you. Please feel free to add it to any of the social media sites you wish. (I hope you love it as much as I do). 



Okay Now, Spill It!
Alright, you know I wouldn't let you down. As you may have already noticed, there is another SOC on the horizon! I. Am. Thrilled. to announce that the party will kick off again next Summer: 


More color prompts, creativity and connections. All less than a year away. Get ready for The SOC 4: Smudge, Splash & Pop. Want to know more? Not to worry. You only have to wait 'til June for all the dirty details (oh come on, that was funny ;) . . . . 

Until we meet again,
Kristin xo

51 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Thank you Kristin. I'm grabbing both my SOC3 badge and the SOC4 announcement. I hope your have an awesome remainder of the summer.

Virginia said...

Oh my and it's all over and I won the final prize - that's fabulous thank you thank you thank you Kristen, I have thought outside the box on the colours, used combinations that I just wouldn't normally use, it's been amazing, can't wait until next summer!

Carmen said...

WHOOOOO congratulations Virginia :)

Kristin, I've had so much fun this year - thank you for hosting. I am also nabbing both badges. Can't wait for next year :)

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

thanks so much Kristin for wonderful time here!
nagaonkarshilpa.blogspot.in

Anneliese said...

Thank you Kristen, for this lovely event which I enjoyed much. Sorry to say, I had to miss the last one - because of family coming over to me from all corners of the world and all at once. So no quiet moment. But I will put my last thing on Flickr - thank you again, it was fun. Greetings from - not Germany where I am normally, but from France the place of family gathering in holidays.

Natasha said...

Congratulations Virginia!!!!! Yay!!

A huge thank you to you Kristin for hosting and facilitating this. I have loved the challenge of using colours I wouldn't normally use and connecting with so many talented people. It has gone so fast and sparked of so many creative ideas.

Thank you so much. I will be back next year!! ")

Sarah said...

woohoo!! well done Virginia!

missy k said...

Congratulations Virginia!!!!

Thanks so much Kristin for such a wonderful and colourful event.

I am SO happy you are doing SOC again next year... you are lovely :)

Karen x

Sarah said...

PS and a big thanks to you Kristin!!!(how rude of me, I was just so excited to see my pal had won the prize lol)

this was my first SoC and I have enjoyed it immensely

Sharon Fritchman said...

Congratulations, Virginia!!! WOOHOO!!! And Kristen! I cannot thank you enough for hosting these amazing challenges! I have met the nicest and most talented people here through your SOC challenges! I am so honored and blessed to be among all of these wonderful people, including YOU! Thank you again, so much!

dawn said...

CONGRATS VIRGINIA!! Enjoy your prize!!

Kristin, thanks so much for all you've done this summer. I can't wait for next years, the theme has be curious and excited already!! Enjoy the last of your summer and hopefully you can get some painting time in now. HUGS dear friend!!

Thank you to the readers who visited and even if you didn't visit, all of you are amazing and inspired me so much. This community has been so supportive and friendly, so awesome to know you.

Kristin, thanks also for leaving the links of EVERYTHING open and do plan on using them and checking back on them to see others.

Take care and THANKS SO MUCH!!

linda said...

Thanks so much Kristin, for this wonderful and challenging event. So glad I found this last summer and I'll Certainly be back next June. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

joy said...

Thanks, Kristin, for hosting this wonderful challenge! This was my first year and I was blown away by all of the talented gals that took part. So many of them came to my little blog and left sweet and encouraging comments. Even though I am not a "fine" artist, it was very therapeutic to just play along. Looking forward to next year!

Victoria said...

Thanks so much Kristin for hosting this Fab event..I only wish I joined sooner..it was such fun! So wonderful to see so many talented and creative souls out there!
Massive Sparkles to you , Much Appreciation for creating this event..
Hugs kindred
victoria

Christine said...

Congrats to the winner and thanks so much Kristin!

Maryanne said...

Thank you so much, Kristin! I've had a fabulous time this year and can't wait for next year.

Mary Ann Potter said...

Oh, what fun this was! I'm already anticipating next summer's prompts and am intrigued by your description!

Marianne said...

Thanks Kristin. I had so much fun with the color challenges. It was my first summer of color, but I enjoyed it!!
xxx Marianne MW

Kim said...

Thank you kristin!! xo

Joanna said...

Thank you Kristin for hosting this wonderful event - I have LOVED it so much!

Many congratulations to Virginia, enjoy the goodies :)

xxx

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Well, aren't you a summertime bundle of fun and funny wonderfulness?!!! You are so sweet, Kristin! Already planned next summer's Summer of Color! It sounds fantastic and intriguing...can't wait! But at least it's only 315 days away....!! Thank you, Kristin! Hugs, kath

MeOfCourse said...

Thanks Kristin for hosting this event. I will be here next year. I'm grabbing both badges too.:) I enjoyed this event very much and will look forward to it for next year. In the meantime, Happy Summer of Color to you.
Gloria
http://shininglife1.blogspot.com/

Kelly_Deal said...

Thanks Kristin! SOC was so much fun! Can't wait until next year!

Kim Caine said...

Thank you, Kristen! This has been really fun and equally amazing to see the breadth of work. Fun times! I have yet to complete the sage/sepia, but it will happen soon. Only then will i feel qualified for the badges. Have a wonderful summer and see you next year!

2amscrapper said...

Thanks Kristin! I'm going to post both those badges. Until next summer.....thanks to all the participants who "liked" my work on FB or posted comments on my blog! Helene

B.Prim said...

A big thanks to you Kristin for hostiing the SOC this year. I really appreciate what you have done and how it has inspired a lot of folks and myself. So glad it will continue next year. Thanks again. Sherie

Nic McLean said...

hank you so much for hosting this brilliant challenge again this year and I'm already excited about 2014's! I can't imagine what smudge, splash and pop will be but I can't wait to find out!

scrapwordsmom said...

You always do an AMAZING job!!! Love your color prompts and all your give aways!! Looking forward to Number 4!!! Amazing...that is what you are:)

Les

peggy gatto said...

thank you!
summer is going tooooo fast and this challenge went way to fast.
Loved creating and SEEING!!!

Aranthe said...

This was such great fun, Kristin. It pushed me, delighted me, blew me out of the creative doldrums on a fresh wind of color. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the work and organization you've done to pull this together!

I'm already looking forward to SOC4 and that intriguing (and delightful-sounding) opportunity to smudge, splash and POP!

Denise Price said...

Thank you! I've had a ball, and I'll certainly be back next summer.

okienurse said...

Thanks again Kristin for hostessing this awesome summer fun art soire! I am looking forward to summer again next year and grabbing both of the badges to post on my sidebar on my blog!

Miriam said...

That was such a fun challenge Kristen, thank you so much for organising SOC3, Looking forward to SOC4. Loving my Bunting flying in the garden. It is a wonderful reminder of the talented people I've met and the fun I had.

Boo said...

Thanks again for the wonderful challenges. It was so fun. I enjoyed it every so much. I'm looking forward to 2014.

Carolyn Dube said...

Thanks for hosting such a fun challenge! Looking forward to 2014!

Prairie Jill said...

I've really enjoyed this challenge! Thank you so much for hosting. Can't wait for next year!

Carin said...

Ooooh, you've gone all pink lol. Thank you so much for hosting another year of SOC! I'm glad I could perticipate a little this year, even if I haven't done all the colour combos yet. They'll come, in due time though, cos I have been challenged by the limited colours each week and using colour combos I wouldn't normally think to use. Thanks again hun!

denthe said...

Thanks Kristin, it was so much fun. I'm planning on continuing this with the colours that weren't chosen....

Giggles said...

Thanks Kirstin you are such a doll...I appreciate all the work you put into it! I will hopefully add my soc if I can get my darn flickr working again...some how it's split up...

Thanks again! I am still trying to get around to all the blogs...

Hugs Giggles

Linda said...

I had a blast participating in this challenge for the first time-thank you!!! You can bet I'm going to continue challenging myself to some of the color combos that weren't chosen.And I'll def. be participating again in 2014!!

stefanie stark said...

Thank you Kristin for this amazing color-party! I am looking forward to SOC 2014 and sending my best wishes to you and your daughter and your little family!

Joanna said...

Thank you for dropping by my blog, Kristin :) I have just published a SOC 2013 round up post on my blog,

http://fiddlesnips.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/summer-of-color-2013-round-up.html

Counting down the days to SOC4!

xxxx

JansArtyJunk said...

Thank you for yet another fabulous colour challenge, it sure has been FUN! Just to let you know, my pink and grey prize package has arrived...THANK YOU soooo much, will look forward to playing with my new goodies :) Like Jo, I've also posted a Summer of Colour 2013 round up on my blog here...
http://jansartyjunk.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/summer-of-colour-2013-and-some-generous.html
Will look forward to SOC 2014 :)
Jan x

Pia Rom said...

Thank you Dear! I was thrilled to be part of the yummy fun this year ♥ Conny
http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

Michellem said...

Kristin! It was my first SOC and what a treat it was to be part of such a fun and vibrant group of creative people! Thanks so much for all your hard work!! Can't wait until next June - you will probably need until then to rest up again!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi again, Kristin! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I can't tell you how much your comments mean to me! I am so very happy that Dawn lead me to your wonderful challenge. I have met so many beautiful and talented people along the way, and so many wonderful new friends, too, including YOU! Thanks again!!!!!

Cameron said...

Looks like you all had a blast!
So sorry to have missed the fun...

...but we're home now! Hooray!
Are you guys available perchance August 2nd or 5th?

Anneliese said...

Don't be astonished. Here is my last entry -- ha ha. I had some time now.
Let's meet again in 2014.

Molly Freibott said...

Thanks so much for all you do! Loved Summer of Color!

AnnieC said...

Thanks again Kristin for all your hard work and inspiration this summer, I had a great time - and thanks to all the SOC artists for sharing your wonderful creations. See you next year :o)xxx

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